Dunns Express Commitment to Ole Miss With Planned Gift to University Libraries

OXFORD, Miss. – As University of Mississippi students firmly committed to paying their own way through graduate school in the late 1970s, Jacque and Michael Dunn managed to make ends meet each month, thanks in part to his job at the J.D. Williams Library.

OMWC Scholars Meet Tom Brokaw

Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholars had front-row seats when former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw delivered a recent lecture at the University of Mississippi. The students (from left) included Caitlin Adams of Columbia, Mo., John James of Corinth, Brittany Simpson of New Albany, Brokaw, Whitney White of Hattiesburg, Ryan Speights (from left, back row)Read the story …

Barrett Commits $100,000 to Civil War Library Endowment Honoring Retired History Professor

OXFORD, Miss. – John W. “Don” Barrett graduated from the University of Mississippi with a great appreciation of history and the ability to write well – both of which have figured prominently into his successful legal career. Now he’s saluting a professor who influenced him with a $100,000 gift. Attorney Don Barrett of Lexington (right)Read the story …

Retired Physician, ‘Patron of Archaeology’ Provides $100,000 Gift for Three UM Programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired family physician Dr. Van Robinson Burnham of Clarksdale has invested many hours passing on his love of archaeology and history to his own grandchildren, as well as ensuring that others have the resources to explore and learn from these fields. Dr. Van Robinson Burnham of Clarksdale accepts an 1848 Society certificateRead the story …

Scholarship Honoring Patricia Lott to Nurture Leaders

Patricia Lott and her husband, former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, visit the University of Mississippi campus for an Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy Rose Garden ceremony honoring Mrs. Lott. The program recognized a council scholarship created in her name by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Established in 2005, the Patricia Thompson Lott Council ScholarshipRead the story …

Scholarship Pays Tribute to Contributions of Women’s Council Chair Mary Sharp Rayner

OXFORD, Miss. – Mary Sharp Rayner and her family have made their home in Oxford for 39 years, enjoying all the events and opportunities afforded by a college community. Instead of being simply a spectator, however, Rayner has rolled up her sleeves and become deeply involved in helping strengthen the University of Mississippi in manyRead the story …

Deloitte Foundation Strengthens Faculty Support in UM School of Accountancy with $250,000 Gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Accountancy professionals from Deloitte LLP have joined with the Deloitte Foundation to commit $250,000 to enhance faculty support at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy. Deloitte partner Guy Moore

Real-life ‘Blind Side’ Mom to be Honored by Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

OXFORD, Miss. – Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life mom who inspired the Oscar-winning performance by Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side,” will be at the University of Mississippi April 17 to accept the inaugural Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy.

Banquet to Benefit Minority Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – A charismatic speaker, advocate of humanitarian needs and devoted spiritual leader, Theopolis P. Vinson worked to help everyone develop spiritually and intellectually.

Anonymous $150,000 Gift Helping Build Stronger Communities

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous $150,000 gift to the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi is helping raise the quality of life for people throughout the country. The gift is part of a three-year, $600,000 fundraising effort to further the work of the institute, which has projects in 30 states.