Generosity, Faith and Service

Capertons support UM with Ole Miss Women's Council scholarship

UM Chancellor Dan Jones (left) and Debbie Vaughn (right), senior executive director of development for UM, thank Winston “Cape” and Barbara Caperton of Warrenton, Va., for establishing the Barbara Caperton Scholarship Endowment.

OXFORD, Miss. – Winston “Cape” and Barbara Caperton of Warrenton, Va., attended a recent Ole Miss football game as guests of Chancellor Dan Jones, in gratitude for their longtime support and for the establishment of the Barbara Caperton Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Endowment.

A native of Noxapater, Cape Caperton is a University of Mississippi alumnus and supporter, both financially and spiritually.

“I’ve said many prayers for you, Chancellor, because you have had trying times in the past during your leadership and I’ve admired how you’ve handled them,” he told Jones.

“I appreciate that,” Jones said. “I knew when I took this job we would have some trying moments, but they are also teachable moments. That’s part of life for a university. Thank you for your prayers – and please don’t stop.”

The Capertons, accompanied by their son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rebecca Caperton, also of Warrenton, assured Jones that their thoughts would continue for his administration.

The Capertons’ visit came as they were dedicating additional funds to the scholarship endowment they first pledged back in 2007. As part of the Ole Miss Women’s Council, the Caperton scholarship helps provide tuition and books for young men and women, as well as guidance and training in leadership skills, career development and personal growth throughout the student’s tenure at the university.Read the story …

New OMWC Scholarship Pays Tribute to Life of Susan Barksdale Howorth

OXFORD, Miss. – Susan Barksdale Howorth of Oxford had decided to pursue a master’s degree in art when her life was cut short. Her great interests and passions in both creating art and providing educational opportunities for others will live on through University of Mississippi students who receive scholarships in her name.

The Susan Barksdale Howorth Council Scholarship Endowment has been established under the umbrella of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, or OMWC. The $100,000 fund was created by a gift from her husband, Circuit Court Judge Andrew K. Howorth for the Third Judicial District of Mississippi, as well as memorials from family and friends. First preference for the scholarship awards will be given to art majors.

A public ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Oct 5 will dedicate the scholarship at the Rose Garden, on University Avenue near the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

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Women’s Council to Honor Winters with Legacy Award

Gov. and Mrs. William Winter

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi’s 58th governor and first lady, community builders William and Elise Winter, will receive the third annual Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy April 21 at the University of Mississippi.

The Legacy Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who epitomize the council’s goals of philanthropy, leadership and mentorship. The Winters will appear at a 10 a.m. public ceremony in the Overby Center Auditorium. Admission is free, but registration is required.

A $100-per-person brunch will follow at 11:30 a.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss, with proceeds benefiting OMWC scholarships, leadership training and mentoring programs. Both events are presented by C Spire Wireless. Providing additional support are gold sponsor Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre LLP; and silver sponsors FedEx Corp., Entergy and Regions.Read the story …