Welcome to the UM Foundation

Thank you for visiting our web site and for your interest in supporting the University of Mississippi.

In an era when state funding comprises less than 15% of the university budget, your contributions matter - especially as the momentum of progress continues to accelerate on all our campuses. In 2016 alone, Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter took the reins and committed to shaping the university's future; academics and athletics received groundbreaking support in the form of their largest private gifts to date; the UM Medical Center announced a $100 million private giving campaign that promises increased excellence in pediatric healthcare; and more members of the Ole Miss family contributed to future successes through planned giving.

Your support, as a cornerstone of university development, unlocks unlimited potential. Your generous contributions enable Ole Miss to recognize the outstanding work of a school, department or faculty member; honor the lifetime achievements of revered administrators; or keep memories of lost students alive through scholarships awarded in their names.

While the University of Mississippi thrives as a higher education environment, the UM Foundation operates as a business environment attracting, managing and investing private resources. The two, along with committed stakeholders like you, make a transformative difference in the lives of students and faculty now and for generations to come.

Please explore the options on this site as you consider which giving vehicle will best enable you to meet your philanthropic goals. Whether through an annual gift, an endowment gift, or a planned gift, you may direct your contribution to any school or program at Ole Miss. You may also leave all or a portion of your gift unrestricted; this enables the University to direct funds where they are needed most.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at (662) 915-5944 or umf@olemiss.edu.