How to Support Your Favorite Physics and Astronomy Department

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at JMU relies on your support to maintain and grow our department. This happens through gifts to support our students through scholarships and students and faculty through other accounts. A list of the existing accounts is given here.
Foundation Accounts
Foundation Account No.Account NamePurpose
Dr. Don Chodrow Memorial Scholarship This scholarship honors the Dr. Chodrow and the
tradition of excellence he fostered in our department
by supporting outstanding junior and senior physics majors.
To ensure this scholarship is available to all our students in the future, the endowment
needs to raise at least $25,000 by 2017. If Dr. Chodrow made a difference in your
life, please consider a contribution in his honor.
Raymond A. and Elizabeth A. Serway Physics Scholarship Merit scholarships for sophomore and juniors
Physics Alumni/Faculty Scholarship Merit scholarships for sophomore and juniors
Henry W. Leap Scholarship Merit scholarships for sophomore and juniors
J. Robert Gordon Scholarship Merit scholarships for incoming Freshmen
More information about all the scholarships awarded by the Physics Department and
lists of the students who have recieved them are found on our scholarship page.
Physics Electronics Supplies Helps provide electronics equipment and supplies
Physics General Fund Supports all student and faculty activities:
banquets, travel, lab supplies, etc.
John C. Wells Planetarium Supports all planetarium activities:
students, programming, maintenance, etc.
It is easy to make a donation to any of these accounts to support our program. Simply point your browser to the university on-line giving page. Here you will find information on making nearly any kind of gift you choose.

If you decide to make a donation, you can do this now using the university's secure website.

Being sure that your on-line donation goes to the account of your choice is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply:

  1. Choose "Other" in the pull-down list at "My gift will support" and enter the foundation account number and name from the above table into the "Other or Additional Gift Information" box.
  2. Enter the desired amount
  3. Enter your payment information.

That's all there is to supporting you favorite Physics and Astronomy Department!

No matter how you decide to make your donation, be sure to include the foundation account number and name. This will ensure that your contribution does what you want it to do.

If you prefer to make a donation by check, make out your check to

JMU Foundation
MSC 3603
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

and put the desired foundation account number and name on the memo line to be sure it goes where you want it to.

Thanks for your generosity. Your gifts are making a tremendous difference to our students.
Working together, it can be even better.

If you need further assistance, contact:

Mr. Bill McAnulty
Director of Development for STEM/HHS

This web site is maintained by the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Last Revised: June 27, 2012