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 …

Payne Donation Strengthens Ole Miss Athletics

UM graduate's gift will name Pavilion's Hill Drive entrance

OXFORD, Miss. – Abb Payne’s University of Mississippi roots go way back. In fact, his grandfather played football for Ole Miss in the late ’20s, worked with the campus grounds crew to pay tuition and even planted many of the trees in the historic Grove. And just as those mighty oaks have grown from saplingsRead the story …

Partnership Yields a Hot Take

Southern Foodways Alliance debuts virtual tour of Cajun country with help from Tabasco brand

OXFORD, Miss. – McIlhenny Co., maker of Tabasco brand sauces, has collaborated with the Southern Foodways Alliance on a first-of-its kind virtual tour of Cajun country, a destination the Tabasco folks know well and are proud to celebrate, as every bottle of Tabasco Pepper Sauce is made amidst the old oaks on Avery Island inRead the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council Set to Welcome Dolly Parton

Entertainment legend to receive Legacy Award on new date in April

OXFORD, Miss. – Dolly Parton’s highly anticipated visit to the University of Mississippi to accept the prestigious Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will take place early next year after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, the C Spire Foundation will be the presenting sponsor of the OMWC LegacyRead the story …

Gate Honors Four Generations of Commitment to UM

Lee family's gift will benefit Ole Miss student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Spencer Lee and his extended family have come and gone from the University of Mississippi over four generations, but the Lee name will be a permanent fixture on the Oxford campus. Lee, a retired dentist from Pickwick Lake, Tennessee, and his wife, Rebecca, recently made a $250,000 gift to the ForwardRead the story …

Parent Group Gives $150K to Support Ole Miss Students

Family Leadership Council provides gift to assist student mental health, campus safety and other areas

OXFORD, Miss. – Ongoing support for students’ mental health is among the many University of Mississippi services being funded this year by the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council. Private funds of more than $150,000 from the council – the largest gift in the FLC’s seven years of operations – are being directed to Division ofRead the story …