Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on legacies of fraternity brothers

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $468,000, and three new recipients of the scholarship say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the CharlesRead the story …

Giving Day at Ole Miss

Campaign has goal of strengthening programs, unifying community

OXFORD, Miss. – Giving Day 2021 at the University of Mississippi, April 13-14, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and athletics programs through an online, social media-driven campaign. “We are better together – and together with our generous donors and friends, we can make a positive and powerful impact forRead the story …

Training Racially Diverse Business Leaders

Gift funds tuition for two Ole Miss MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A $60,000 gift to the University of Mississippi for the Robert C. Pozen Scholarship MBA Diversity Fund will assist two students pursuing master’s degrees in business administration. The award covers $30,000 in tuition for two full-time students from Mississippi who are entering the on-campus MBA program this summer or fall. Bob Pozen,Read the story …

UM Endowment Builds to Record $775 Million

Long-term private giving supports scholarships, faculty, facilities and programming

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s endowment has grown to more than $775 million – the largest for any Mississippi public university – reflecting both generous private support and a rising investment market. For comparison, the endowment total was $415 million on June 30, 2010. The university’s endowment – permanently held funds invested andRead the story …

Establishing a Firm Relationship

Young alumnus creates scholarship, excellence fund in Ole Miss business school

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Matthew Murphy, of Nashville, Tennessee, hopes a recent gift to his alma mater will encourage more students to study banking and ultimately bridge a generational gap he has noticed in the mortgage industry. The 2015 graduate’s $100,000 gift will establish the Matthew C. Murphy Scholarship Fund and theRead the story …

Strengthening Science Education in Mississippi

Gift creates new School of Education position

OXFORD, Miss. – A support fund aimed at helping improve science education statewide has been established at the University of Mississippi by the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access, represented by the Scott County School District. With a gift of $85,000, the consortium created the Advanced STEM Access Program Support Fund. With these resources,Read the story …

A Tribute to Dewey Knight

Campaign seeks gifts to build scholarship in late leader's name

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Ignite Ole Miss online campaign has been established to build a scholarship endowment honoring the late Dewey Knight, who helped countless students benefit from expanded academic tools and opportunities while pursuing University of Mississippi degrees. Knight retired in 2018 as associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-YearRead the story …

Honoring the Life of Margaret Khayat

Members of UM family recall her 'pivotal impact' on Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Margaret Mason Denton Khayat’s generous life and many years of support for the University of Mississippi are being celebrated by the Ole Miss family. Khayat, the former first lady of Ole Miss, died Feb. 22. Her husband, Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat, and other family members were by her side. “Margaret KhayatRead the story …

Helping Students Learn to Lead

Greens' gift supports UM public policy leadership majors in Lott Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kate and John Green, who’ve worked in some of the nation’s highest political offices, hope a scholarship they established will give Mississippi students a similar experience. The Kate and John Green Scholarship Endowment will support students majoring in public policy leadership through the Trent Lott Leadership Institute atRead the story …