It’s time

Alumni, donors and friends have long known that we share something remarkable at Madison. Now, after a breathtaking rise in recent decades, James Madison University is ready to take the national stage as a leading voice in a new era. Achieving this will require everyone in the JMU comunity to step forward and say, “I’m in!”

Your commitment means everything.

Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University will propel us forward as we go big and break through, providing significant funding for five campuswide, nationally relevant goals. 

5 goals: Find your passion

In FY19, record giving from donors like you pushed the campaign past $143 million and set the university on course to hit its targets by 2022. Please join fellow Dukes and keep unleashing the momentum!

Campaign-Related News
  • default image Pres. Alger: All In Award

    The All IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Jonathan Alger as a Standout President for his leadership in cultivating a culture of democracy.

  • MVS-Grisham-Meacham Hoping for a reason

    Jon Meacham and John Grisham talk about the state of America and books in the Madison Vision Series: Contemporary Issues in an Engaged Society.

  • International flags on campus Engaging the world

    Semester in London was born when 28 “pioneers” took the purple and gold across the Atlantic.

  • Valley Scholars at Oakview Realizing the dream

    Twenty-six members of the first graduating class of Valley Scholars are set to enter JMU as freshmen in the fall.

  • foundation 1969 Wilson road A firm foundation

    The JMU Foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has left a lasting legacy and looks toward a promising future.

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It's time to come together in the Madison spirit of possibility. Success will take all of us, so please invest today to unleash JMU’s promise.


Total investors so far:





 Target: 65,000 people


Amount given to date:



Target: $200 million

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