Support Ole Miss
For more than four decades, the University of Mississippi Foundation has been attracting and investing private support to strengthen the academic programs of Ole Miss. Although UM is a public institution, less than 17 percent of its support comes from state appropriations. Your private gifts have been and will continue to be a driving force behind continued expansion and progress on our Oxford and Medical Center campuses, and on Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada and Booneville regional campuses.
The extraordinary dedication and tremendous generosity of alumni and friends have built an endowment of more than $493 million, which is enabling UM to provide educational opportunities on par with the best in the nation. Gifts of all sizes combine to impact students, faculty, academic programs, libraries, facilities and much more.
The University Foundation’s management fee (1/2 of 1 percent) is the lowest in the Southeastern Conference; this means that 99.5 percent of your endowment gifts and 100 percent of your non-endowment gifts are directed to the students, faculty and programs you designate. Ole Miss alumni and friends have always strongly embraced a philosophy of "giving back." By establishing a personal tradition of giving, you assure Ole Miss continues to be recognized among the nation’s preeminent institutions of higher learning as well as pave the way for future generations that will follow in our footsteps.