Ole Miss Women’s Council Welcomes Freshman Scholars

Fourteen incoming students provided with scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy has welcomed an outstanding group of young students to campus as its 2019-20 freshman class scholars at the University of Mississippi. This year’s incoming scholars are: Bradley Brantley, Mary Patton Murphy and Casiah Watson, all of Jackson; Ansley Brown, of Johns Creek, Georgia; Gray Duperier,Read the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Surpasses $1 Million in Private Support

2018-19 fiscal year marked the fifth time since 1982 that school hit seven figures in committed gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy accomplished an ambitious goal during the 2018-19 fiscal year as it surpassed $1 million in private support. Supporters contributed $1.1 million in gifts and commitments, marking the fifth time since 1982 the school moved past the seven-figure benchmark. “This milestone is a testament to theRead the story …

Giving Students a Place to Thrive

Pittman gift sparks George Hall renovation

OXFORD, Miss. – Every time Renvy Pittman travels to the University of Mississippi, she makes a point to visit her favorite students: entering freshmen selected to participate in the Grove Scholars program. In 2014, support from Pittman, a Los Angeles resident and UM alumna, provided scholarships and programming to 12 students interested in pursuing degreesRead the story …

Outstanding Outreach to Invest in Young Talent

Mississippi Scholastic Press Association establishes endowment to ensure programming

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 500 aspiring teenage writers, publishers and journalists from all corners of the state shared their work and learned from high-profile communicators last spring at the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association‘s 72nd Statewide Spring Convention at the University of Mississippi. MSPA Director R.J. Morgan hopes that the association’s recent $60,000 gift establishingRead the story …

Gospel Choir to ‘Send Up the Praise’ at Free Concert

Fundraising campaign seeks help with costs of the Nov. 2 event

OXFORD, Miss. – Every fall, the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir invites area community members to enjoy a night of fellowship and song performed by some of the most talented students on the Ole Miss campus. The concert, set for 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building, is free and open toRead the story …

Cofield Remembered with Scholarship

Ole Miss family creates fund to remember generous friend, fraternity brother

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Glenn Cofield, of Memphis, Tennessee, was known for waiting by cash registers at the grocery store, paying bills for large families and then leaving before anyone could thank him. He was a community servant who wanted no accolades. “Everyone should know how giving Glenn Cofield was and how much heRead the story …

Gift Helps Provide a Welcome Table

Fellowship fund furthers foodways research for UM graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The work of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi sets a welcome table where all may gather to consider the history and future of the South with respect and reconciliation. The work pursued by the SFA, a member-supported organization housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture,Read the story …

Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates UM alumna's 'spirit of giving'

OXFORD, Miss. – One Christmas Eve afternoon when Dr. Jane-Claire Williams was 9 years old, her family piled into their car and drove from their home in Jackson to a neighborhood in another part of town where homes were smaller and the lawns weren’t as manicured. They stopped at one of those homes and deliveredRead the story …

FedEx Gift Honors Ducker

Donation for UM alumnus benefits university's academic and athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi, FedEx Corp. honored Ole Miss alumnus Mike Ducker upon his retirement as a longtime leader of the global transportation company. “Whether in Europe, Asia or the Americas, Mike Ducker always answered the call when FedEx asked him to lead in a variety ofRead the story …

New Women’s Council Scholarship Honors Longtime Leader

Guest retires after helping build the University of Mississippi Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Almost every morning of her tenure as vice president of the University of Mississippi Foundation, Sandra Guest walked the grounds of the Brandt Memory House, picking up a stick here, tending a plant there, watering a fern or envisioning a new way to add beauty to her surroundings. Her dedication to theRead the story …