Giving Day (2019 copy)

JMU broke records during its 2019 Giving Day by raising over $1 million. In 2017, during the university's second annual Giving Day that's pictured above, JMU raised just over $600,000. 

JMU wrapped up its fourth annual Giving Day on Thursday after receiving a record 5,229 gifts that totaled $1,143,055, according to JMU’s Giving Day webpage.  

Both numbers topped the previous records set last year of 5,198 gifts and over $700,000 raised. The Duke Club received the highest number of gifts and more money than any other department. The College of Business, College of Arts and Letters, Madison Forever Scholarship Fund and College of Education were also among the top recipients.

Money was donated by supporters of the university from around the world, with gifts coming in from as far as Australia, Thailand and France. The day marked a significant step for the university’s Unleashed campaign, which has a goal of raising $200,000,000 by 2022. So far, the campaign has raised over $130,000,000 with help from over 46,000 investors and 203,000 gifts.

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