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Sending the JMU Class of 2024 our best wishes!

Did you know there are creative ways to support James Madison University? Ways in which James Madison University, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts", because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and James Madison University.

Some examples are naming James Madison Foundation, Inc. in your will, make JMU beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance and/or retirement plan

JMU Alumni, Friends and Family – Draft You Will Here, for Free!

Our new will creation platform is a powerful opportunity to build your legacy and shape the future of JMU-for free! Don't miss this opportunity to protect your loved ones and support the causes you care about the most. Click the link to get started today.

Will Planning Wizard

Not ready to draft your will? Use this Wizard to organize your assets and your goals.

Note: Information entered in the LegacyPlanner is not held by JMU - it's for personal use.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution

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IRA Charitable Rollover (QCD) Tool

70½ or older? Make a "Tax-Free" Gift Through Your IRA. The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an excellent way to show your support for James Madison University and receive tax benefits in return.

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Make James Madison University part of your family.

Will you consider including James Madison University, along with your family and loved ones, when you designate who will benefit from your IRA or life insurance policy? When you do, there are significant benefits for you as well.

  • Will not affect your cash flow
  • Saves you on taxes (up to 60% tax on your retirement assets)
  • Allows you to pass on tax-favored assets to your heirs
  • Supports our mission for years to come

Read more, email us, or contact us at 540-568-8938.

The Madison Founders Society

Members of the Madison Founders Society have expressed their commitment to James Madison University through a very special and important form of financial support.

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Plan-a-Gift ™

Interactive Plan-a-Gift™ will recommend the best gift plan to meet your individual needs based on your age, goals and assets, and will help James Madison University at the same time.

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