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{ Alumni Association News } Join the vision JM U Alumni A ssociation makes $10 0 ,0 0 0 matching gif t to the Madison Forever V ision Fund I AlumniNews BY J A M E S I R W I N (’ 0 6) magine a new model for higher education: A n “Engaged Universit y” that leverages JMU’s commitment to lifelong learning with a steadfast conviction that all humans are interconnected. Imagine a university that creates public intellectuals who ask the right questions and uncover the right answers. During the “Why Madison?” Presidential Listen-ing Tour, JMU President Jonathan R. Alger spent many hours touring the country, engaging in a dia-logue with those who have done so much to shape James Madison University. Out of those “Why Madison?” conversations has come a collective vision for Madison’s future. And the JMU Alumni Association is ready to help President Alger chart a course for JMU to become that new model for higher education — an Engaged University built on citizenship. “The members of the JMU A lumni Asso-ciation believe JMU is uniquely posi-tioned to be such a model as President Alger has envisioned,” says Jamie Jones Miller (’99), president of the alumni association. “Involvement, af ter a ll, is in our DN A ,” s he a dd s . “It’s a c on s t a nt thread woven throughout the fabric of our 105-year history — The Normal School, The State Teachers College, Madison College, James Madison Uni-versity. Our name has changed; our character has not. We believe in com-munity. We believe in service. And we believe in solving problems.” That’s why the JMU Alumni Asso-ciation has made a matching gift com-mitment to JMU. On March 10, the beginning of Madison Week 2013, Miller told the JMU community that t he JM U A lu mni A ssociat ion w i l l invest up to $100,000 into the Madi-V I SI ON F U N D son Forever Vision Fund. “This gif t will a llow the a lumni association to match every two dollars given to the fund with one dollar from the alumni association — up to a max-imum of $100,000,” she explained. “The alumni association Engaged University, and build a brighter future for us all.” M challenges each and every alum to join us in this commitment, ✱ Watch a video about the JMU Vision Fund and donate today at as we chart a course for JMU to become the model for the www.jmu.edu/alumni/about/visionfund.shtml. FOREVER MADISON MAKE YOUR JUNE 1, 2013 GIFT BEFORE Give online at www.jmu.edu/give 46 MA D I S O N MA G AZ I N E PHO T O G R APH S B Y M I K E M I R I E L L O ( ’ 0 9 M )

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JMU Alumni A ssociation makes $100,000 matching gift to the Madison Forever Vision Fund<br /> <br /> Imagine a new model for higher education: An “Engaged University” that leverages JMU’s commitment to lifelong learning with a steadfast conviction that all humans are interconnected. Imagine a university that creates public intellectuals who ask the right questions and uncover the right answers.<br /> <br /> During the “Why Madison?” Presidential Listening Tour, JMU President Jonathan R. Alger spent many hours touring the country, engaging in a dialogue with those who have done so much to shape James Madison University.<br /> <br /> Out of those “Why Madison?” conversations has come a collective vision for Madison’s future. And the JMU Alumni Association is ready to help President Alger chart a course for JMU to become that new model for higher education — an Engaged University built on citizenship. “The members of the JMU Alumni Association believe JMU is uniquely positioned to be such a model as President Alger has envisioned,” says Jamie Jones Miller (’99), president of the alumni association.<br /> <br /> “Involvement, after all, is in our DNA,” she adds. “It’s a constant thread woven throughout the fabric of our 105-year history — The Normal School, The State Teachers College, Madison College, James Madison University.Our name has changed; our character has not. We believe in community.We believe in service. And we believe in solving problems.”<br /> <br /> That’s why the JMU Alumni Association has made a matching gift commitment to JMU. On March 10, the beginning of Madison Week 2013, Miller told the JMU community that the JMU Alumni Association will invest up to $100,000 into the Madison Forever Vision Fund.<br /> <br /> “This gift will a l low the alumni association to match every two dollars given to the fund with one dollar from the alumni association — up to a maximum of $100,000,” she explained. “The alumni association challenges each and every alum to join us in this commitment, as we chart a course for JMU to become the model for the Engaged University, and build a brighter future for us all.”<br /> <br /> ✱ Watch a video about the JMU Vision Fund and donate today at www.jmu.edu/alumni/about/visionfund.shtm

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