How to Donate

Online
Our Duke Club online giving site makes supporting JMU Athletics easier than ever.  Our "one stop shop" gives donors the opportunity to make a new Duke Club gift or renewal, purchase or renew tickets, and view updated Priority Point ranking all in one place.

Phone
Please call the Duke Club at (540) 568-6461 or Athletic Ticket Office at (540) 568-3853 to make your donation.  We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express.

Mail
Send in the printable pledge card with your cash, checks, or credit card payment to the JMU Duke Club at MSC 0402, 380 University Blvd, Harrisonburg,  VA 22807.  Checks should be made payable to the JMU Foundation.


Options for Support

Annual Memberships
JMU fans have the option to join the Duke Club, Graduate Duke Club, Letterwinners Chapter, or Student Duke Club.

Capital Giving

Endowed Scholarship
Endowed Scholarships help secure the future of JMU Athletics by perpetuating the gift of an athlete scholarship. You may endow a scholarship by donating $25,000 or more within a 5-year period.

Sport-Specific Giving
Gifts maybe designated to a specific sport or program.  These restricted gifts do not earn the donor credit towards annual benefits or Duke Club ranking. 

Volunteer
The Duke Club rep system is comprised of individuals who recruit new members, steward current Duke Club donors, and host fundraising events in their area.  To find out how to be more involved in your area, vist our rep page.


Methods of Payment
Cash Gifts / Checks
Gifts of cash are recorded and acknowledged through the Duke Club and the JMU Foundation. Checks should be made payable to the JMU Foundation with "Duke Club" on the memo line.
 
Credit Cards
One of the easiest and most convenient ways to make a donation is to use a credit card. The Duke Club accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
 
JMU Payroll Deduction
Employees of James Madison University have the opportunity to set up a direct deduction from their paychecks to be transferred to the Duke Club.  For more information on JMU payroll deduction, please contact Liz Menne, Director of Donor Administration, for more information at (540) 568-3906 or menneer@jmu.edu 
 
Non-Cash Gifts
Non-Cash Gifts to the Duke Club, including appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, real estate, products and services, and gifts-in-kind, may be donated for use by the JMU Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.  For further information about stock transfers you can call our office at 540-568-6461 or visit the JMU Foundation's website.
 
Bequests
Bequests, or gifts from your estate through your will, are an effective means of supporting JMU. You may add a codicil to your will at any time to include a gift for JMU Athletics.
 
Matching Gifts
When a donor is eligible and wants to apply for matching funds through a company, the donor typically submits a company match form to the Duke Club with each payment he/she wants matched.  Restrictions and rules specific to each matching company apply.  If a donor wants his/her giving level to be determined on the donor's personal pledge and the donor's company match combined, then the donor must agree in writing to pay any and all balances expected/pledged by the end of the calendar year.  See the university's matching gift site to begin the matching gifts process.  Please contact the Duke Club at (540) 568-6461 if you have any questions.

Tax Implications
James Madison University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Therefore, all or part of your Duke Club donation - the amount that exceeds the value of any benefits you receive may be tax deductible.  Click here for more information.

 

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