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A Night to Remember

Women’s Council Hosts Evening Event for Rose Society Members

Among hundreds of attendees were (top row, from left) Tommy and Suzan Thames of Ridgeland, Mississippi, with Renvy Pittman of Los Angeles, California; Connie and Danny Griffin of Atlanta, Georgia, with Vice Chancellor for Development Charlotte Parks and Lib and Neal Quirk of Atlanta, Georgia; and (bottom row, left to right) Val and Beth Cuthbert of Oxford, Mississippi, with Henry and Martha Tate Dodge of Tupelo, Mississippi; and OMWC scholars Leah Potate of Meridian, Mississippi, Ally Avant of Water Valley, Mississippi, Max Hancock of Myrtle, Mississippi, Matt Isonhood of Liberty, Mississippi, and Millie Eubanks of Water Valley.

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The Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) recently hosted “Jazz Under the Stars,” a signature event for Rose Society members and guests on the patio of Memory House, home to the University of Mississippi Foundation. 

Guests, including OMWC scholars, enjoyed music by the Ole Miss Jazz Ensemble and food prepared by Vishwesh Bhatt, head chef at Oxford’s fine-dining establishment Snackbar. 

The Women’s Council is an innovative, groundbreaking program that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders. Helmed by an accomplished cadre of female leaders and philanthropists, the council provides scholarships for tuition and books for young men and women, as well as guidance and training in leadership skills, career development and personal growth throughout the students’ tenure at the university.

Scholars are guided by career mentors and sitting members of the OMWC and participate in leadership training, mentoring, community service projects, cultural enrichment activities and alumni networking.

During the event, OMWC senior scholar Parker Maloney of Clinton, Mississippi, thanked the Rose Society for its generous support and expressed her gratitude for the opportunities and mentorship she has experienced in college.

Donors who make an annual $1,000 gift to the OMWC are designated as Rose Society members and are invited to all OMWC events as well as to an exclusive event in their honor. One-hundred percent of contributions directly impact student programming. Members are recognized publicly in OMWC communications and at the annual OMWC Legacy Award event.

To join the Rose Society, click here.

For more information, contact Suzanne Helveston, OMWC development director, at 662-915-7273 or [email protected].

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