Friend of the Arts

Become a Friend of the Arts! “Friends” is the gateway giving society of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Your gift of $100 will support student scholarships and student learning in the College of Visual and Performing Arts! Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our community. 

Friends of the Arts

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Your courtesies include:

  • Invitation to two master classes with guest artists
  • Invitation to a scheduled backstage tour
  • Invitation to the annual Masterpiece Season announcement event
  • Membership pin
  • Listing on "Friends" web page on

To make your gift online, visit:

You can also make your donations by mail payable to:
The JMU Foundation/Friend of the Arts Fund
James Madison University
220 University Blvd., MSC 3603
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Gifts are recorded on an annual basis in coordination with the university’s academic year: July 1-June 30.

Gifts received after April 1 will have courtesies extended through the next academic year.

Special thanks to our newest "Friends"

Mr. Ernest "Skip" and Mrs. Stacey Burzumato
Mr. Charles F. Leobold
Ms. Carol H. Way-Meyer




  • Forbes Center Gift Certificates on Sale Through December 14th!

  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall

  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!

  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).

  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award

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