Alexander Support Fund Benefits Communication Sciences and Disorders

Family makes gift to honor of late loved one, enhance dementia services

OXFORD, Miss. – When Doug Alexander was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2018, he was determined to do all that he could to stay healthy and help others who had similar diseases. Now, a generous gift established by his family – wife, Kristina Carlson; daughter, Elisabeth Alexander; son, Captain Alexander; and grandson, Tanner Johnson,Read the story …

Valuing Higher Education

UM alumna continues legacy of giving to Grove Scholars program

OXFORD, Miss. – Renvy Pittman’s belief in the power of higher education is evident in her continued generosity to the Grove Scholars program at the University of Mississippi. The 1977 UM graduate’s recent $100,000 gift to the program is the latest in her legacy of support, which totals more than $900,000, including a 2019 giftRead the story …

Honors College Alumni Take on Fundraising Challenge

Clash of the Classes to raise money for student needs in friendly competition

OXFORD, Miss. – A new online fundraising challenge aims to help students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College by encouraging its alumni to do battle. Of course, the battle is lighthearted, good-natured, totally virtual and all for a good cause – helping Ole Miss honors students who have technological, economic andRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Lifetime Educators

Church group gift establishes fund for Ole Miss doctoral students

OXFORD, Miss. – The contributions of lifelong educators are being honored by their church group with a scholarship to assist doctoral students in the University of Mississippi School of Education. With a gift of $30,000, the Pamela P. and Jerome W. Smith Excellence in Education Leadership Scholarship Fund honors the Smiths, both of whom haveRead the story …

Donors Help Fulfill Student Pharmacists’ Dream

Additional support will provide essential medical resources for professional students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student pharmacist Zoe Thaw decided to study pharmacy after seeing the vital work performed by pharmacists in her hometown of Brandon. The first-year professional student fell in love with the profession as she interacted with the practitioners and witnessed the difference they made in patients’ lives. Pharmacists are againRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Alumna and Her Fight Against Cancer

MacEacherns establish endowment in memory of wife, mother

OXFORD, Miss. – Armed with a University of Mississippi education, School of Pharmacy alumna and cancer survivor Jane MacEachern devoted her professional career to the fight against cancer through research and drug trials. To pay tribute to their late wife and mother, Doug MacEachern and his son, Taylor MacEachern, have created the Jane B. MacEachernRead the story …

Scholarship Program Gains New Chair, Members

Randall to lead Ole Miss Women’s Council for next two years

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy marks 20 years of cultivating University of Mississippi students to become tomorrow’s leaders and philanthropists, the council welcomes a new chair and three members who will help ensure its continued success. Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson Randall, of Oxford, serves as the new OMWC chair. GoldaRead the story …

Gift Helps Ensure Success for the Southern Foodways Alliance

Estate of California couple to fund endowment honoring John T. Edge

OXFORD, Miss. – Roger and Rebecca Emerick, of Hillsborough, California, have committed a planned gift to extend the mission of the University of Mississippi‘s Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization they applaud for its compelling storytelling and inclusive takes on cultures and people. The Emericks included the SFA in their estate plans, committing $1 million toRead the story …

Honoring a Visionary

Ole Miss Women's Council creates endowment for Ellen Rolfes

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen Rolfes has always taken her crayons and colored outside the lines, so to speak. In her vision for the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, she saw a need for a University of Mississippi scholarship program that would provide students with mentors, leadership development and cultural experiences, as well as giveRead the story …

University Reaches Three-year High in Fundraising

Faculty, staff and students benefit from $127.2 million in gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – Private support to the University of Mississippi during fiscal year 2020 soared to more than $127.2 million, up 26 percent from the previous fiscal year, despite challenges brought on by a global pandemic. More than 22,000 alumni and friends supported academics, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Ole Miss athletics, withRead the story …