Celebrating the Arts Makes Progress

Campaign building endowment for performing arts at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The Celebrating the Arts campaign at the University of Mississippi is making progress toward its goal of building a $3 million operations endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Boosting both fundraising efforts and alumni and friend engagement this year was the “Boots and Bling” event, which honoredRead the story …

Gift Boosts University’s STEM Efforts

Kellum family estate supports construction of active learning facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum, of Tupelo, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics building on the Oxford campus. University leaders have a vision for the 200,000-plus-square-foot building to be an important toolRead the story …

Belief in Lifelong Learning Inspires Gift

Stewarts establish endowment for UM School of Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Mike Stewart has been an entrepreneur since age 16, when he began working in a clothing store and making sales presentations as part of a high school internship program. His wife, Cathy, has been a nurturer of other people from all walks of life from an early stage, which led her toRead the story …

Sisters Honor Father with Endowment at Ole Miss

Holman sisters' gift supports students in memory of late alumnus

OXFORD, Miss. – The late University of Mississippi alumnus Chris Holman instilled a love for his alma mater in his five daughters from the time they were children. They are sharing that affection with others by creating the Christopher C. Holman Memorial Endowment for Ole Miss Student Emergencies. The Falls Church, Virginia, resident known forRead the story …

Visionary Faculty Member Invests in Former Department

Former chair Mickey Smith's gift to benefit School of Pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi faculty member, known globally as a leading pharmaceutical marketing expert, has made a major investment in the department he once led at the School of Pharmacy, increasing educational experiences for students. With a $350,000 IRA transfer, Mickey Smith, of Oxford, established a pharmacy administration endowment named forRead the story …

One Person Can Make a Difference

UM scholarship fund memorializes life of beloved niece

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift to the University of Mississippi, Lee Anne and William N. Fry IV are honoring the memory of their “bright and energetic” niece while helping other students experience her beloved Ole Miss. Like many young people, the late Sarah Elizabeth Taylor grew up sharing her family’s love for the universityRead the story …

Scholarship Aids Graduate Students

Father's major gift memorializes son; supports MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A father’s major gift to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration provides scholarships for students pursuing master’s degrees while honoring the life of his beloved son. After contributions from friends and family, Charles Imbler Sr., of Tupelo, completed a $100,000 gift for the Charles V. Imbler Jr. Memorial Scholarship inRead the story …

Families Give Back to Boost Campus Programming

Council provides major support to enhance student experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi parents are strengthening the student experience with a gift of $150,000 directed to nine areas of the Division of Student Affairs. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs issued a call for proposals from departments in the Division of Student Affairs, and the Ole Miss Family LeadershipRead the story …

Historic Support for UM Museum

Galtneys' major gift will reveal 'hidden treasure'

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth Galtney fits right in among the painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and other artists who live in the eclectic town of Taylor, an increasingly bohemian community just 10 miles south of Oxford. She is both a creator of oil paintings and a longtime collector. Her love of art is evident with theRead the story …

Planned Gift Benefits Pride of the South

Major donation supports band practice field renovation

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Cora Mitchell was part of student-led efforts to bring the Pride of the South Marching Band back to the University of Mississippi during World War II. Now, a planned gift she established pays tribute to her involvement in the band. Mitchell’s gift of $100,000 established the Cora T. Mitchell FundRead the story …