Storeys Aim to Inspire with Scholarship Gift

UM alumna honors parents in naming Women's Council fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Beth Powell Storey, along with her husband Barry Storey, both of Augusta, Georgia, hope a scholarship they established will honor her parents and inspire others to give back to Ole Miss. With a recent $250,000 gift, the Storeys established the Sarah and James Powell Ole Miss Women’s CouncilRead the story …

Jones Creates Scholarships in Wife’s Memory

Endowment will help students earn degrees from School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – On the first day of every month for 46 years, Ann McCully Jones and her husband, Frank, repeated their wedding vows. After he lost his partner in life, Frank Jones carried out what the couple had spoken of many times: funding University of Mississippi scholarships. Jones, of Richton, has established the MargaretRead the story …

University Launches Flagship Society

Campuswide giving program to benefit academics at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched the Flagship Society – its first campuswide leadership annual giving program – to recognize annual donors, share the impact of their giving and increase philanthropic support for academic programs and scholarships at a time when higher education costs are escalating. “The Flagship Society will add toRead the story …

Scholarship Recipients Display Attitudes of Gratitude

UM Kelly Gene Cook scholars enjoy opportunity to thank donors

OXFORD, Miss. – “As I look around this room, it’s hard to not get teary-eyed,” Samantha Brewer told a crowd at a recent luncheon at the University of Mississippi. “Because I know it was you. You all made this possible. “You all made me possible. You made me being a teacher possible. And I can’tRead the story …

Pittman’s Gifts Provide Equity above Access

Supplemented scholarships help Grove Scholars stay in school

OXFORD, Miss. – An afternoon spent visiting schools in the Mississippi Delta inspired a University of Mississippi alumna to make a series of gifts totaling nearly $1 million over the past six years, helping build a program that improves students’ chances of graduating. Renvy Pittman’s most recent $350,000 gift further bolsters the Grove Scholars program,Read the story …

University Launches Flagship Society

Campuswide giving program to benefit academics

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched the Flagship Society – its first campuswide leadership annual giving program – to recognize annual donors, share the impact of their giving and increase philanthropic support for academic programs and scholarships at a time when higher education costs are escalating. “The Flagship Society will add toRead the story …

Family Catching Rebel Fever

Avery and Neil Forbes make major gift to Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – Avery and Neil Forbes, of Madison, attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless. “When I came to Mississippi in 2003 to run a political campaign, I happened to work for a candidate who was a UM grad and his love for Ole Miss wasRead the story …

Former Drum Major Still Helping Lead the Band

Alumna's gift supports Ole Miss Pride of the South, seeks to help recruit top student musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – As former drum major for the University of Mississippi Band, Layne McGuire is used to having people follow her lead. In supporting the band with a recent gift, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. “I was approached about making a gift to the university beyond my usual giving,” McGuireRead the story …

Estate Gift to Fund a Vision for Engineering Education

Major donation endows scholarships to UM transfer students

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift bequeathed to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering will honor an esteemed graduate while providing financial assistance to students transferring to Ole Miss. The School of Engineering established the Vassar D. Hemphill Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $138,400 from Hemphill’s estate. Recipients will beRead the story …

Crowdfunding Effort Aims to Offer Music as Medicine

Columns Society campaign focuses on pediatric health care

OXFORD, Miss. – Organizers of an online crowdfunding campaign want to supplement medicine with music for young patients being treated at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Members of the Columns Society, a group of UM students who serve as the university’s official hosts and hostesses, haveRead the story …