About the Duke Club

Meet the JMU Duke Club Staff

JMU Athletics Mission Statement
We guide and support the James Madison University student-athletes in their quest for excellence - academically, athletically, and socially. Above all else, we exist to prepare our student-athletes for productive and meaningful lives.

Duke Club Mission Statement
The Duke Club is the fundraising arm for James Madison University Athletics. Through its annual fund drive, the Duke Club raises unrestricted contributions in support of student-athlete scholarships and the athletic budget. Additionally, the Duke Club aids athletic facility enhancements and other needs through capital campaigns.


About the JMU Duke Club
As a Duke Club member, you contribute to the educational opportunities of the student-athletes representing James Madison University.  Each and every season, Duke Club members witness their impact first hand as JMU student-athletes routinely compete as champions both on the playing field and in the classroom.
  • DC25
    DC25 is the official program to foster a spirit of philanthropy among current students, fans, and friends of JMU. Specifically created for fans 25 and younger, DC25 will give you countless ways to support and be a part of JMU Athletics!  By joining the DC25 you receive benefits at the $125 donor level and more! Check out the DC25 page for more information.

  • Letterwinner Chapter
    It is important that our former student-athletes stay engaged with JMU by joining the Letterwinner Chapter, which helps keep JMU competitive and supports student-athletes who are following in their footsteps.  The Letterwinner Chapter falls under the guidelines and benefits of the Duke Club but features a unique and innovative means of revenue sharing.  Ten percent of a member's gift can be directed to a sport's general operating budget while still having full Duke Club benefits for their gift.


Duke Club Goals
The Duke Club has achieved phenomenal growth in recent years with a 95% increase in fundraising over the last five years.  Increases in membership and overall funds raised have allowed JMU Athletics to privately fund more student-athlete scholarships and provide more resources for critical areas such as equipment, travel, and recruiting.  This growth is a reflection of JMU alumni and fans' immense passion for the Dukes, and their willingness to support our mission.  We will continue to move forward through the generosity of our current donors and the addition of new Duke Club members to achieve our 2014 goals:

  • $2.2 Million Annual Fund Gifts
  • 3,500 Duke Club Members
  • Close The Scholarship Gap Each Year
Accomplishing these goals will provide significantly more funding for student-athletes.  Also, by reaching 3,500 members, we will continue to grow our foundation of donors, which last year surpassed most of our CAA competitors and peer institutions across the nation.
2006-2011 Duke Club Membership
206-2011 Duke Club Annual Giving
2006-2011 Duke Club Membership 2006-2011 Duke Club Annual Giving
(Annual Drive Gifts)

Impact Campaign
Help make an Impact for our student-athletes in one of the following ways.  Become a new Duke Club member with a minimum Impact gift of $100 or renew your Duke Club gift at the Impact amount noted in your renewal. Participants of the 2014 Impact Campaign receive a chrome JMU car emblem as a token of our appreciation. If you have any questions about the Impact Campaign, please contact Liz Menne at 540-568-3906 or at menneer@jmu.edu.

Contact the Duke Club: 540.568.6461  |  dukeclub@jmu.edu