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‘NIL’ for Academics

A recent gift to the University of Mississippi from Pat and Ralph Doering will help attract top talent to teach and research within the School of Business Administration. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, couple’s $50,000 gift will establish the Doering Family…

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Child Care

Century Club Charities, host organization of the Sanderson Farms Championship, set a record by donating $1 million from tournament proceeds to benefit Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. It is the 10th consecutive year the tournament’s donation to Children’s of Mississippi has…

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A Greener Community

What began as a University of Mississippi class project has evolved into a campus-wide initiative to keep discarded clothing out of landfills and into the hands of people who need it. Through an Ignite Ole Miss crowdfunding campaign, UM senior…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your Ole Miss family at the University of Mississippi Foundation. For the first time ever, your UM Foundation staff participated in the annual Ford Center Holiday Village for which members of the City of Oxford, Lafayette County…

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A Vision for the Future of Law

A gift to the University of Mississippi that the late James Nathaniel Stearns included in his estate plans will benefit Ole Miss students seeking law degrees. Half of the 1969 UM law graduate’s $100,000 gift establishes the James Nathaniel Stearns,…

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Pitching It Forward

Former pro baseball player Jamey Price was in peak physical condition while pitching for the Ole Miss Rebels — a testament he credits to the health, strength and wellness coaching he received at the University of Mississippi. Now, he hopes…

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Alumni, Friends Respond to Giving Tuesday

University of Mississippi alumni and friends took the occasion of Giving Tuesday, the worldwide annual day of giving on Nov. 28, to respond with 190 gifts totaling more than $13,140 for project-based crowdfunding initiatives on Ignite Ole Miss. The Ignite…

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Supporting Health Care

The New Orleans nonprofit Hogs for the Cause will fund an updated hospital space for children with cancer through a $1.5 million gift to Children’s of Mississippi. The donation, raised through the signature Hogs for the Cause barbecue and music…

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Encouraging Advanced Education

With a $100,000 gift, University of Mississippi alumnus Ken Lackey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his wife, Carol, hope to enhance UM’s R1 mission by supporting doctoral stipends for students in the Department of Mathematics. The couple’s gift establishes the Lackey…

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Nine Ways to Give to Students on ‘Giving Tuesday’

On Giving Tuesday, a worldwide annual day of giving set for Nov. 28, University of Mississippi alumni and friends have opportunities to support student-led projects, scholarships and research opportunities. These crowdfunding campaigns, hosted on the university’s Ignite Ole Miss page,…

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Online gifts for the 2024 calendar year should be made no later than noon on December 31, 2024.  Checks by mail will need to be postmarked by December 31 to be counted in the 2024 calendar year.