our Gift…
Helping to Advance the Arts at JMU,
the Community and Beyond

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is keeping the arts relevant. Through elements of imagination, creativity and innovation, our students are preparing to face societal challenges with fresh perspectives. To this end, the College has three primary funding initiatives:



Dr. George E. Sparks Scholarship Endowment

Visual and Performing Arts programs are highly competitive. A strong scholarship endowment allows JMU to recruit the best and brightest students. Increasing endowment funds for the College will provide long-term security for scholarship awards into the future, and help JMU to establish a recruiting advantage and attract the most talented artists.

Give to the Arts
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Name a Seat

Demonstrate your passion for the arts at Madison or honor someone who has made a difference in your life. Your donation will directly support student scholarships in the performing arts. Name one seat for $1,000 or two seats for $1,500. A plate on the back of the seat will recognize your gift. Choose between the Concert Hall for large ensemble music performances or the Mainstage Theatre for theatrical and dance performances.

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Friend of the Arts

Thank you for your interest in our Friends of the Arts program. We are currently reconfiguring our “Friends” program. Please check back for updates, and email any questions to Regan Byrne at byrne2rm@jmu.edu.

For more information, contact:
Paula Polglase, Director of Development
College of Visual and Performing Arts
(540) 568-4118
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