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Your gift goes further on Giving Day! Maximize your support by helping unlock challenge funds or have your gift doubled by participating in a matching gift initiative. Look for opportunities throughout the event where you can help earn extra money for your favorite area of campus. Today, gifts of all sizes combine to make a powerful impact on Ole Miss.

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Help us spread the word about Giving Day and encourage your fellow Rebels to join in the fun. 

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Trailblazer Remembers Alma Mater: Beckmann Commits $5M Estate Gift to Ole Miss Engineering
Apr 10, 2024

The first female graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering committed a $5 million estate gift to her alma mater for Giving Day 2024, and plans call for the Department of Chemical Engineering to bear her name in honor of the legacy gift.

Barbara Kerr Beckmann of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who serves as a senior economic adviser for ExxonMobil focusing on planning and optimization, has always been a trailblazer. The career of the company’s first female engineer has spanned 63 years – longer than any other company employee.

“Engineering is about problem-solving, which is one of my major interests,” said Beckmann, a native of Arkansas. “I considered going into medicine, but after an assessment, my high school guidance counselor said I did not have the personality for it. My fascination with math and science led to my decision to study engineering.

“My Ole Miss degree is the foundation that provided for my successful career. I committed this gift because I felt Ole Miss had a huge part in where I am today, and the school does a much better job than other universities in preparing engineering students for their careers.” 

UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce expressed gratitude for Beckmann’s support, which was announced on the second day of the April 9-10 online, social media-driven annual Giving Day campaign.

“Barbara Beckmann’s courage and contributions in the field of engineering are inspiring. We are proud of the pivotal role that the university played in shaping her career and life, and we are grateful that she has chosen to make this tremendous gift that will impact future generations of engineering students,” he said.

The purpose of the Barbara Kerr Beckmann Department of Chemical Engineering Endowment is to provide income to ensure that quality teaching, research and service will be available for future generations of Ole Miss students.

“I hope this gift helps the School of Engineering continue to offer extremely high-quality training in chemical engineering and provide financial assistance to the students who need it,” Beckmann said.

Viola L. Acoff, dean of UM’s School of Engineering, said she is extremely grateful for Beckmann’s support over the years, including her service on the Engineering Alumni Chapter Board and the Engineering School Advisory Board.  Recently, the Barbara K. Beckman Fund for the school’s Society of Women Engineers funded 21 students to the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Los Angeles, California.

“We are honored that she has established the Barbara Kerr Beckmann Department of Chemical Engineering Endowment with a testamentary gift. Her passion and desire to do whatever she can to support engineering students and mentor young engineers is unmatched and will certainly inspire others to follow her example,” Acoff said.

“It is quite fitting that our first endowed department in the School of Engineering was established by the first woman engineering graduate at Ole Miss,” the dean said. “She is truly a living legend.”

The Barbara Kerr Beckmann Department of Chemical Engineering Endowment is open to gifts from businesses or individuals by sending a check to the University of Mississippi Foundation, with the fund’s name written in the memo line, to 406 University Ave., Oxford, MS 38655 or online here.

For information on supporting the School of Engineering, contact Greg Carter, director of development, at gjcarter@olemiss.edu or 662-915-1849. To learn more about including the university in estate plans, contact Marc Littlecott, advancement director for estate and planned giving, at marcplan@olemiss.edu or 662-915-6625.

By Tina H. Hahn/UM Development

From Chancellor Glenn Boyce: Our Ole Miss Family is Making a Big Impact Today!
Apr 10, 2024

Because you care about the future of our beloved University of Mississippi and our students and communities, you've made this the most impactful Giving Day ever. And we’re not finished yet!

If you can’t decide between your degree program, an important scholarship fund, the arts, student services or more, then you can do what many of us choose to do on Giving Day: make gifts to multiple causes! Every gift matters to the future of Ole Miss.

Let’s finish strong, Rebels! Giving Day ends in a few hours at 5:48 p.m. I'm always proud of what we accomplish for Ole Miss when we work together.  

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Banahan Match for Graduate Students in Pharmacy Administration
Director Emeritus of the Center for Pharmacy Marketing and Management Dr. Ben Banahan (MS 1977, PHD 1980) knows firsthand the importance of funding research for graduate students and faculty. That’s why today he is matching the first $2,500 given to support the Mickey and Mary Smith Pharmacy Administration Endowment! Take advantage and double your impact! Make your gift now!
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Sigma Chi Challenge for the Michael Aulds Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Eta Chapter of Sigma Chi is honoring the memory of their late brother, Michael Aulds of Archer City, Texas, who passed away in 2020. The chapter recently established a scholarship in his name. They will match up to $1,855 in gifts to the scholarship fund to commemorate the fraternity's founding year, 1855.
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Fleitas Matching Challenge for Latin Law Students Association
Victor Fleitas (JD 1995) of Tupelo, Mississippi, invites you to join him in support of the Latin Law Students Association. He is matching all gifts to the association dollar for dollar, up to $500. Make your gift go twice as far thanks to his generosity!
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Phillips Challenge for the School of Law Housing Clinic
Landon Phillips (JD 2011) of Cleveland, Mississippi, has generously offered to match up to $1,200 in gifts to the School of Law's Housing Clinic. Students in the Housing Clinic work pro bono for Mississippi's most vulnerable, representing people facing eviction, foreclosure or predatory lenders or landlords. Support their important work and make your gift go further today!
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Amy and Brian Lee Challenge for the SMBHC
Amy and Brian Lee (BA 1994) of Birmingham, Alabama are challenging you to support the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College on Giving Day. For every 25 gifts made to any area within the Honors College, they will give $5,000, up to $25,000!
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Sullivan Foundation Challenge for the Center for Community Engagement
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has supported college students, faculty and staff to ignite change in their communities since 1930. On Giving Day, the Sullivan Foundation has pledged $5,000 to UM's Center for Community Engagement once 25 gifts are made to the Center. Help fulfill UM's mission to transform lives, communities and the world and make your gift today!
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Magee Center Challenge
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting the William Magee Center for AOD and Wellness Education! When 15 people make a gift to this important resource for students, the Family Leadership Council will provide an additional $1,000!
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Lyceum Locker Challenge
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting Lyceum Locker, the school supply closet for students in need! When 15 people make a gift to this important resource for students, the Family Leadership Council will provide an additional $1,000!
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Thomas Mayo Lab 20 for 20 Challenge
The Kappa Alpha Order at Ole Miss is challenging you to join them in a huge show of support for the work of the Thomas Mayo Lab at the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing. The Mayo Lab helps students fight substance misuse and promotes overall mental health. Support this life-changing work with a gift today! Once 20 gifts are made to the Thomas Mayo lab, Kappa Alpha will give $20,000!
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Sigma Nu Challenge for the Magee Center
The Epsilon Xi Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity challenges you to support the William Magee Center on Giving Day! The Magee Center helps students navigate through college by making healthy choices mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. When 25 gifts are made to the Magee Center, the men of Sigma Nu will give $25,000!
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FNB Oxford Bank Challenge for Pre-College Summer Programs
FNB Oxford, a neighborhood bank serving north Mississippi, is committed to preparing local students to succeed in college. FNB has committed $2,000 to Pre-College Programs at Ole Miss. These programs engage and inspire K-12 students to pursue higher education and a brighter future. Once 20 gifts are made to Pre-College Programs, FNB's $2,000 gift will be unlocked!
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Lloyd Challenge for MBA Assistantships
Erin Lloyd (MBA 2007) of Arlington, Virginia, is challenging 10 people to support the Zach McClendon Memorial Assistantship Endowment in the School of Business Administration. When 10 people make a gift, Erin has graciously offered to give $1,000 to this important student resource. Give today!
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Cole Eftink Fellowship Challenge
The Cole Eftink Fellows Program supports underrepresented minority doctoral students. Dr. Annette Kluck, dean of the Graduate School, is challenging 15 people to join her in supporting this fund. In response, she will contribute $500! Gifts of all sizes help to unlock these funds and contribute to an increased sense of belonging across our campus.
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Dean Kluck's Challenge for the LSMAMP IMAGE Fund
Graduate School Dean Annette Kluck wants you to support the LSMAMP IMAGE Fund. Her $100 gift to the program will be unlocked after 10 people make a gift. The Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (IMAGE) fund supports graduate students from underrepresented populations in STEM fields who pursue excellence at Ole Miss.
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Amne Young Richardson Challenge for the Ole Miss Women's Council
When 25 people give to the Ole Miss Women's Council, a gift of $50,000 in honor of the late Amne Young Richardson (BSFCS 2005, BS 2008) will be unlocked, thanks to the generosity of her mother, Mariamne Young of Oxford. Generations of Ole Miss students will benefit from this challenge.
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Kappa Alpha Challenge in Honor of Col. Bobby Towery
The members of Kappa Alpha Order are celebrating the memory of alumnus Col. Bobby Towery today. When 38 people make a gift to the Bobby Towery Final Mile Scholarship, which benefits Army ROTC cadets, Kappa Alpha will give $5,000 to the scholarship fund! Honor a hero and join this challenge now!
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Best Challenge for the Bridge Program
Camp Best (MURP 1976, MA 2009, MEd 2012) of Oxford, is challenging you to support UM students with autism. The Bridge Program through the School of Education provides academic and social support for all UM students on the autism spectrum. When 10 gifts are made to this important program, Camp will give $500. Join him today and commit to help all students succeed!
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Mississippi Teacher Corps Challenge
An anonymous donor who is a Teacher Corps alum is challenging you to support the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC). MTC is a two-year teaching program that recruits college graduates to teach in critical-need areas of Mississippi while they earn their master's degree from the University of Mississippi. Once 10 gifts are made to this vital program, she will give $500.
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Waltman Challenge for the Honors College
Jess Waltman (BACCY 2013, JD2016) of New Orleans wants all SMBHC alumni and friends to join him in making a gift to the Honors College today. Jess has pledged to give $2,500 once 15 gifts are made to any area of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale College. Your gift will go even further thanks to this challenge!
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Scotsman for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence
As seen on TV, Scotsman Manufacturing Company of Laurel, Mississippi, is committed to excellence! They have pledged to give $5,000 to the Center for Manufacturing Excellence once 25 gifts are made. Support your "Home Town" team: give to the CME!
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Moss Challenge for the Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund
Dr. Phelton Cortez Moss (BA 2012, PhD 2020) of Washington, D.C., is challenging you to support the Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund with a recurring gift! Dr. Moss has pledged $106 per month (in honor of Alpha Phi Alpha’s founding in 1906), or $1,272 for the year when 12 gifts are made. When you make a recurring gift like Dr. Moss, you give sustainable support to the Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund, advancing academic endeavors like conferences, professional entrance exams and other opportunities for Ole Miss students.
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Tuohy Family Challenge for University Counseling Center
Leigh Anne (BS 1982) and Sean Tuohy (BBA 1985) of Memphis, Tennessee support the efforts of the University Counseling Center to serve the mental health needs of our students at no cost. The Tuohy family will give $2,000 to the UCC once 20 gifts are made to this incredibly important resource.
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Fry Challenge for Business Faculty Support
Bill Fry (BPA 1980) and Lee Anne Fry of New York are longtime supporters of the School of Business Administration. They encourage you to help support the School's excellent professors with a gift to the Faculty Support Fund. When 20 gifts are made to the fund, Bill and Lee Anne's gift of $10,000 will be unlocked!
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MBA Board President Challenge
Joey Mack of San Francisco has supported the MBA program at Ole Miss for the last decade and currently serves as the MBA Advisory Board president. On Giving Day, he'd like to challenge you to join him! He will give $500 to the MBA Fund once 15 gifts are made to the MBA program.
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100 for $1,000: Dean Cyree's Challenge for Faculty Support
Dean Ken Cyree wants to show the School of Business Administration faculty how much we appreciate their service. Once 100 people make a gift to any area in the Business School, he will give $1,000 to the School's Faculty Support Fund.
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Rosen Challenge for CSSC Graduate Students
Marc Rosen of Atlanta, an enthusiastic supporter of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, has pledged to give $7,000 to his Graduate Student Support Fund once the CSSC receives 25 gifts. Southern Studies graduate students are core to the success of the Center. Support them with your gift today!
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Center for Mathematics and Science Education Challenge
Dr. John O’Haver, the past Director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, supports STEM education at every age! Dr. O'Haver has pledged $500 to the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, which helps implement research-based methods in K-12 classrooms and promotes interest in STEM. Dr. O'Haver's gift will be unlocked when 10 gifts are made to CMSE.
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Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Chair's Challenge
Dr. Thomas Oommen, chair of Geology & Geological Engineering, will contribute a $500 gift once his department receives an additional 10 gifts!
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Department of General Engineering Director's Challenge
Darin Van Pelt, the new director of General Engineering, will contribute a $500 gift once the Department of General Engineering receives an additional 10 gifts!
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Challenge for the Richard Raspet Memorial Scholarship
Wendy Garrison (PhD 1997), a former faculty member of the Biology Department, is honoring her late husband Richard Raspet (MS 1973, PhD 1975) by establishing a scholarship that gives students from the Mississippi Delta graduating from public schools an opportunity to obtain a transformative higher education at Ole Miss. Raspet, who had been a professor at UM's National Center for Physical Acoustics, believed in encouraging students from economically challenged regions to follow their academic dreams. For every 10 gifts that are made to this scholarship, $10,000 is unlocked to add to the endowment's total, up to $50,000. Make a difference for Mississippi students!
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Wilson Challenge for the Grisham-McLean Institute
Dr. Edward Wilson (BA 1966, MS 1968, PhD 1970, MD 1973) of Birmingham, Alabama, is a longtime supporter of the Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. Dr. Wilson will give $10,000 to the institute if 20 gifts are made on Giving Day. Let's further the good work practiced in communities across Mississippi and the South by Ole Miss faculty, staff and students and support the Grisham-McLean Institute with our gifts!
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Business School Advisory Board Challenge for the Dean's Fund
Johnny Maloney (BBA 1978) and Sharon Maloney of Madison, Mississippi are challenging all members of the School of Business Administration Advisory Board -- and everyone else -- to contribute to the Dean's fund, which is used to address the School's top priorities. Once 10 gifts are made to the Dean's fund, the Maloneys will give $500.
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Henry Challenge for Engineering Students
Gayle Henry (BA 1973) and Mike Henry of Oxford want you to join them in supporting students at the School of Engineering. When 10 gifts are made to Engineering, their gift of $1,000 will be unlocked!
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10 for $1,000 for the Rebel Retention Fund
The Rebel Retention Fund helps Ole Miss students overcome small financial hardships to remain in school. A generous anonymous donor has pledged to give $1,000 to this important resource once 10 gifts are made. Join the effort to keep all our students on track to graduate. Give today!
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Simply Clean Oxford Challenge for Wellness Education
Transform students' lives by providing education, intervention and support services to enhance student well-being and foster student success at Ole Miss! Simply Clean Oxford has generously pledged $1,000 once 25 gifts are made to the William Magee Center for AOD and Wellness Education. Help us sustain healthy Rebels for life by making a gift today!
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Trotter Challenge for Risk Management and Insurance
Ike Trotter (BA 1974) of Greenville, Mississippi, supports the Risk Management and Insurance degree program in the School of Business Administration. He's pledged to give $1,500 once 15 gifts are made to the program. Make a gift and unlock his donation!
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Ford Center Illuminate the Stage Challenge
After more than 20 years of performances, the spotlights at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts need to be replaced. The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation and the Friends of the Ford Center will give $5,000 towards the purchase of these lights for every 10 gifts. Unlock these funds by making a gift today!
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Bianco Family Challenge for the School of Journalism and New Media
Camie and Mike Bianco of Oxford, Mississippi, are proud parents of an Integrated Marketing Communications student within the School of Journalism and New Media! To support all journalism students, they have pledged $2,500 once 45 gifts are made to the SJNM. Make your gift and unlock these funds today!
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Donosky Real Estate Advisory Board Challenge
Members of the UM Real Estate Advisory Board are challenging you to support the School of Business Administration's Real Estate program. Steve Donosky (BBA 1982) of Dallas, president of Henry S. Miller Company and chair of the UM Real Estate Advisory board, has pledged to give $500 once 10 people make a gift to the Real Estate Fund!
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Morris Challenge for the Tommy Dexter Cadle Law Scholarship
Sharon and Brad Morris (MACCY 2003, JD 2008) of Oxford have generously agreed to give $50,000 to the Tommy Dexter Cadle Law Scholarship once 20 gifts are made to the scholarship fund. The scholarship encourages non-traditional students to pursue a degree in law. Please join the effort and make gift!
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Statom Challenge for the Arts
Gabriel Statom (BM 1999) of Memphis, Tennessee, will give $1,000 to the new Arts Research Creative Activity Fund when 10 gifts are made to the Institute of the Arts.
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Department of Psychology Chair's Challenge
Rebekah Smith, chair of the UM psychology department, and Reed Hunt, research psychology professor, are challenging you to support the department's new clinic and research labs in the South Oxford Center, set to open in 2025. When 32 gifts are made to the department, Dr. Smith and Dr. Hunt will give $1,932 in honor of the department's founding year.
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Clint and Ellen Johnson Foundation Challenge for the Pharmacy Student Lounge
Support School of Pharmacy students on Giving Day! When 20 gifts are made to the School of Pharmacy, the Clint and Ellen Johnson Foundation of Leland, Mississippi, will give $5,000 to help renovate the student lounge, an important area for students to connect, study and recharge.
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LoCicero Family Challenge for Ole Miss Real Estate Scholarships!
Ann Elizabeth (BBA 2019) and Andrew LoCicero(BBA 2018) of Jackson, Mississippi, are champions for the success for our Real Estate students. Today, they are challenging 25 people to make a gift of any size to Ole Miss Business Scholarships, and in response they will make a gift of $25,000. Step up to be one of the 25 who make a difference!
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Arrington Challenge in Memory of Colby Kullman
Linda Arrington (BA 1996) wishes to honor the memory of the late UM English professor Colby Kullman with a challenge gift to support University Libraries. When 10 gifts are made to University Libraries, Linda will make a gift of $300. Unlock these funds and honor Dr. Kullman's memory with a gift today.
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Vote for Willie Price's New 2K Class Name!
Willie Price alumni and parents remember well the pride of being a Bunny, Duck, Lamb, Monkey, Zebra or Giraffe in the lab school's 3K, 4K and 5K classrooms. Now, as the School of Education expands Willie Price access to 2-year-old children, Giving Day 2024 donors have the chance to vote for our 2K class names! With your gift to this challenge, you can vote for Dragonflies, Butterflies, Fireflies or all of the above! The best part is, your gift goes to support the happiest place on campus, the Willie Price Lab School, and helps fund our playground improvements.
Rank Willie Price Lab School Donors
1 Willie Price - Vote for Butterflies 77
2 Willie Price - Vote for Fireflies 35
3 Willie Price - Vote for Everyone! 24
4 Willie Price - Vote for Dragonflies 14
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Cohort Competition for the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program
Current and alumni Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program cohorts are competing during Giving Day to see who can bring in the most donors. Select the cohort you'd like to see win when making your gift! METP attracts the best and brightest students with an honors college-style scholarship program that benefits both the SOE student and the Mississippi schools where they work after graduation. All gifts support the METP Endowment Fund.
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 METP Cohort 9, Class of 2025 53
2 METP Cohort 10, Class of 2026 52
3 METP Cohort 11, Class of 2027 39
4 METP Cohort 7, Class of 2023 6
5 METP Cohort 6, Class of 2022 4
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Come and Get It: Davis Breakfast Special Leaderboard Challenge
Nikki Neely Davis (BA 2004, MA 2007) and Stuart Davis (JD 2009) of Oxford have a gift to share on the second morning of Giving Day! The group that secures the most gifts between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday will receive a bonus -- their gift of $500! Get up and get moving to make your gift go even further!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 School of Education 42
2 College of Liberal Arts 31
3 School of Journalism and New Media 23
4 School of Business Administration 18
5 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 13
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Funkys Happy Hour Special!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. CST on April 9 will earn an additional $500 thanks to Funkys! Make your gift during this time to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these resources!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 Patterson School of Accountancy 38
2 School of Education 31
3 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 19
4 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 18
5 College of Liberal Arts 16
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College of Liberal Arts Dean's Leaderboard Challenge
College of Liberal Arts Dean Lee Cohen wants your gifts to go even further on Giving Day! Dean Cohen is sponsoring the College of Liberal Arts Leaderboard Challenge, which will award his $2,500 donation to the Liberal Arts department that attracts the most gifts during the two days of Giving Day. You can track your department's progress on the Giving Day site and make sure your favorites win! Make an even bigger impact and give now!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $2,500 University Marching Band 63
2 Psychology Department 45
3 Institute for the Arts Fund 22
4 College of Liberal Arts 14
5 Classics Department 9
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Bentley Match for the Department of Pharmacy Administration
Dr. Sandra (PHMD 2005) and Dr. John Bentley (MS 1996, PHD 1998) believe in the importance of supporting the research activities of faculty and graduate students. That’s why they are matching $5,000 raised toward the Department of Pharmacy Administration’s Mickey and Mary Smith Pharmacy Administration Endowment! Double your donation by taking advantage of this generous matching opportunity!
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School of Engineering Dean's Challenge
Dean Viola Acoff asks you to step up and help today. When $1,900 is given to the School of Engineering, she will respond with a matching gift of $1,900 to commemorate the founding of the school in 1900. Let’s go, Engineering alumni and friends!
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Gresham Matching Challenge for the Bessie Young Council
Julie Gresham (JD 2001) of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, has pledged a dollar for dollar match up to $1,200 for gifts to the Bessie Young Council in the Law School. The Bessie Young Council, named in honor of the first woman to graduate from the UM School of Law, offers financial support to nontraditional students pursuing a law degree. Make your contribution go twice as far! Give today!
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Dean Slabach's Dollar for Dollar Match for Friends of Diversity
Melany Neilson (BA 1979, MA 1986) and Law School Dean Frederick G. Slabach (JD 1982) will match up to $1,000 raised for the Friends of Diversity fund at the School of Law. Make your gift to unlock their generous gift today!
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Weissinger Challenge for the Future of the PSOA
Tom Weissinger (BACCY 1998, MACCY 1999) of Atlanta is committed to the new vision for the Patterson School of Accountancy at Ole Miss. For every 10 gifts made to accountancy, a $5,000 gift from Tom will be unlocked for the new PSOA building fund, up to $50,000! Join in and give now!
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Student Disability Services Challenge
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting Student Disability Services! When 15 separate gifts are made, an additional $1,000 will be unlocked to enhance these essential campus services!
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Grove Grocery Challenge
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting Grove Grocery, the UM Food Pantry! When 15 people make a gift to this important resource for fighting food insecurity on campus, the Family Leadership Council will provide an additional $1,000!
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Career Closet Challenge
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting Career Closet, a resource that helps students dress professionally for interviews, career fairs, networking events and more thanks to generous donations. When 15 people make a gift to the Career Closet, the Family Leadership Council will provide an additional $1,000!
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Seigle Family Challenge for Hospitality Management
The Seigle family of Oxford is calling on the Ole Miss family to support the Hospitality Management program, a rapidly growing and nationally accredited degree path. When 20 people make a gift to Hospitality Management, the Seigle family's gift of $2,500 will be unlocked!
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Chancellor's GROVE Wellbeing Initiative
The Family Leadership Council is challenging you to join them in supporting the Chancellor's GROVE Wellbeing Initiative, a campus-wide effort to elevate the practice of meaningful wellness services, resources, and programming across all components of wellness! When 15 gifts are made, an additional $1,000 will be unlocked to enhance these essential campus services!
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Williams Challenge for Ronald McNair Scholars
Ashleen Williams (PhD 23), an Instructional Assistant Professor, is pledging to give $250 to the Ronald McNair Scholars fund in the Graduate School once 10 gifts are made to this important initiative. The national scholarship program named for Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair brings the best and brightest graduate students from underrepresented communities to Ole Miss. Your additional support helps these students achieve greatness!
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Advancing STEM Challenge
The Scholarship for Advancements in STEM awards students pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math who have demonstrated support for women in the field. Dr. Annette Kluck, dean of the Graduate School, is challenging 20 people to support this important fund on Giving Day. When 20 people make a gift, Dean Kluck will contribute $1,500 to Advancements in STEM! Your support of this fund goes even further today!
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Dean Kluck's Challenge for the Ronald McNair Program Fund
Graduate School Dean Annette Kluck wants you to support the Ronald McNair Scholars program at UM. Her $100 gift to the program will be unlocked after 10 people make a gift to the fund. The national scholarship program named for Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair brings the best and brightest graduate students from underrepresented communities to Ole Miss. Your addtional support helps these students achieve greatness!
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$37 for 37 Scholars
Each year, the Ole Miss Women's Council Scholars take an educational trip to network with alumni, make professional connections and learn about the world. This year, our scholars will go to New York City. Please make a gift of at least $37 in honor of our 37 Women's Council Scholars who need your financial support to take this important trip.
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Scruggs Pay it Forward CLA Scholarship Challenge
Dr. Pick Scruggs (BA 1966) and Jody Scruggs (BA 1966) of Oxford were inspired to give to the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Fund due to Dr. Scruggs' own experiences with financial hardship as a student. The CLA Scholarship Fund is used as an emergency fund for students in financial need. The Scruggs family will give $5,000 to the fund once 15 gifts are made. Let's pay it forward to the next generation of Ole Miss students!
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Make an Impact on the SOE!
Two anonymous supporters of educators everywhere are challenging you to make a gift to the School of Education in honor or memory of a special educator. When 50 gifts are made to the SOE in honor or memory of someone, they will give $2,000 to the School of Education Annual Impact Fund. This fund provides resources to upgrade technology in classrooms, host trainings and events to bring together students and faculty, and be able to say “YES!” to creative student, staff and faculty-led initiatives. Spread the love and thank an educator!
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Excellence in Education Challenge
An anonymous donor who earned her master's degree at the University of Mississippi School of Education supports UM's Excellence in Education Fund. This fund sponsors special projects and initiatives led by SOE faculty, staff, and students. She will give $500 once 10 gifts are made to the SOE's Excellence in Education Fund.
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$5,000
Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Challenge
Two anonymous friends of the School of Education want to support the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) on Giving Day. METP attracts the best and brightest students with an honors college-style scholarship program that benefits both the SOE student and Mississippi’s public schools, where they work for five years after graduation. If 75 gifts are made to METP, this anonymous gift of $5,000 will be unlocked.
75 / 75 Gifts
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$2,000
Langmesser Library Challenge
Traute and Jim Langmesser (BA 1969) of Woodbridge, Virginia, have agreed to contribute $2,000 once 15 gifts have been made to the University Libraries. Your gift gets us one step closer to unlocking this challenge!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$600
Challenge for the LGBTQIA+ Alumni Leadership Scholarship
Cheryl Conlee (BSCS 1988) and Michaelene Johnson (MBA 2017) of Oxford are challenging you to support the LGBTQIA+ campus community. When 10 gifts are made to the LGBTQIA+ Alumni Leadership Scholarship, Cheryl and Michaelene will give $600.
10 / 10 Gifts
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$5,000
Tuohy Family Challenge for the Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon Leadership Fund
The Tuohy family of Memphis want your support for the Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon Leadership Fund in the Ole Miss Women's Council. Leigh Anne (BS 1982) and Sean (BBA 1985) Tuohy and Collins Tuohy Smith (BA 2009) have pledged $5,000 to honor the memory of a brilliant young woman who lost her life too soon. Jennifer Lawrence Bordelon, a 2009 graduate who was also an Ole Miss Women's Council scholar, will be remembered at her beloved university by future generations of OMWC scholars thanks to this fund. Once 20 gifts have been made, the Tuohys' $5,000 gift will be unlocked!
20 / 20 Gifts
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$25,000
500! The Hanel Challenge for the Immediate Need Endowment
When 500 donors give to the School of Education, $25,000 will be unlocked to establish the SOE Immediate Need Endowment. This fund meets emergent and unexpected needs of students that might prevent them from remaining at UM, graduating, or successfully completing their student teaching requirements. Ashley Hanel (MA 2016) and Joel Hanel (MA 2015, PhD 2017) of Richmond, Virginia, are challenging you to join them in making these funds permanently available to students in need!
500 / 500 Donors
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$2,000
Coach Yo Challenge for the Band!
For Coach Yo and Kelly McCuin, the Pride of the South has provided the soundtrack for some of their biggest wins! That's why they are proud to support the band, especially on Giving Day. When 30 people make a gift of any size to the Ole Miss Band, the McCuins have generously offered to give $2,000. We need YOUR help to meet this challenge. Give today!
30 / 30 Gifts
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$1,000
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board President Challenge
Benton Turnage (BBA 2008) of New Orleans serves as president of the advisory board for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the most dynamic academic centers at Ole Miss. When 20 people join him by making a gift to the CIE, he will give $1,000!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Global Teaching Project Challenge for the Immediate Need Fund
Matt Dolan, CEO of the Global Teaching Project, is committed to helping future teachers at Ole Miss. When 25 gifts are made to the School of Education, he will make a $5,000 gift to the SOE's Immediate Need Fund. This fund meets emergent and unexpected needs of students that might prevent them from remaining at UM, graduating, or successfully completing their student teaching requirements. Join him today!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$500
SOE Faculty and Staff Stand Up for Students!
Faculty and staff of the School of Education have joined together to challenge the entire SOE community to make a gift in support of the SOE Immediate Need Fund. When 25 gifts are made to the fund, the faculty and staff gift of $500 is unlocked.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$500
Department of Chemical Engineering Chair's Challenge
Dr. John O’Haver, the interim chair of Chemical Engineering, in the School of Engineering, will contribute a $500 gift once the Department of Chemical Engineering receives an additional 10 gifts!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair's Challenge
Dr. Raj Rajendran, chair of Mechanical Engineering, will contribute a $1,000 gift once the Department of Mechanical Engineering receives an additional 10 gifts!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$500
Department of Computer and Information Science Chair's Challenge
Dr. Yixin Chen, chair of Computer and Information Science, is challenging 10 people to hop online and make a gift to the Department of Computer and Information Science in the School of Engineering. Ten gifts will unlock his challenge gift of $500! Hotty Toddy!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$2,500
Ratchford and Tucker Challenge for Applied Sciences
When 15 gifts are made to the School of Applied Sciences, Martha Ratchford (BSHPE 1974, MED 1976) and William Tucker of Fernandina Beach, Florida, will make a $2,500 gift to the Martha ‘Ratch’ Ratchford Scholarship Fund, which they created to support students from Mississippi majoring in Health, Exercise Science, or Recreation Management. Get involved in Giving Day and help Ole Miss students succeed!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Crunk Challenge for Business Students Advising Services
Chip Crunk (BBA 1987) and Gina Crunk of Brentwood, Tennessee want you to support students at the School of Business Administration! They're pledging $10,000 to the School's Advising Services office, which helps students chart their course through the School and prepare for successful careers! When 20 gifts are made to the Advising Services office, the Crunk's $10,000 gift will be unlocked!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Hereford Family Foundation Challenge for Student Career Preparation
The Hereford Family Foundation supports the future for Ole Miss students! The Career Preparation Fund helps students plan their lives after graduation and is key to future success! The Hereford Family Foundation has pledged $15,000 to this important resource once 25 gifts are made to the fund. Support the future and make a gift today!
Completed
$1,000
10 for $1,000 Feeds Students
Fight food insecurity at Ole Miss! A generous anonymous donor will give $1,000 once 10 gifts are made to Grove Grocery, the UM Food Pantry. Help us end campus hunger by making a gift today!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$2,000
Winstead Honors College Challenge
Sue and Charlie Winstead of Oxford are challenging you to support the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College! If 25 gifts are made to the Honors College, the Winsteads will give $2,000.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,000
Showalter Challenge for Grove Grocery
Serve students and the Ole Miss community by making a gift to Grove Grocery! Once 10 gifts are made, Leslie (BA 1976, MED 1992) and Marc Showalter (PHD 1994) of Oxford will make a $1,000 donation to this student-led and student-run operation that strives to end hunger on campus. The Showalters hope their gift encourages others to give to this worthy student service. Give today!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$1,023
23 Gifts for 23 Years
Celebrate 23 years of the Banking and Finance Symposium with Stan Viner (BBA 1979) of Birmingham, Alabama. Stan will give $1,023 once 23 gifts are made to support this important event that brings top finance executives to campus to speak and network with our students and alumni. Help our students succeed in this competitive industry -- make a gift now!
Completed
$1,000
Coach Yo Challenge for University Counseling Center
Coach Yo and Kelly McCuin want you to join them in supporting one of the most important resources on campus. The University Counseling Center provides licensed professional counselors and social workers to students in crisis. UCC improves the lives of our students, but they need your help to meet growing demand. When 20 gifts are made to the UCC, the McCuins will give $1,000. Don't wait, make your gift now!
20 / 20 Gifts
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$1,000
Challenge for the Mississippi Geographic Alliance
The Mississippi Geographic Alliance in the School of Education improves geographic literacy and education. An anonymous donor is challenging you to support this mission. They have pledged to give $1,000 to the MGA once 10 gifts are made to the center.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Hedges Challenge for the School of Business
Mary Hedges (BAED 1976) and Van Hedges (BBA 1975) of Nashville, Tennessee, are committed to supporting Ole Miss faculty! When 10 gifts are made to the School of Business Administration, the Hedges will give $1,000 to attract, support and retain excellent faculty members to the School.
10 / 10 Gifts
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$10,000
Challenge for Law Students
An anonymous member of the class of 1986 invites you to join him in supporting today's law students. When 50 gifts are made to the Law School, he will give $10,000! Unlock his generous gift by contributing today!
50 / 50 Gifts
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$1,500
Vice Chancellor Prieto's Challenge for Enrollment Management
As UM’s enrollment continues to rise year over year, your support helps ensure that new students have the scholarships, aid and services they need to succeed. Vice Chancellor Eduardo Prieto and his wife Traci are committed to Ole Miss students and want to encourage you to step up on Giving Day. When 15 gifts are made to support Admissions, Financial Aid, Veteran & Military Services, and Campus Visit & Orientation Programs, the Prietos will give $1,500 to Enrollment Management. Make a gift today to unlock these funds!
15 / 15 Gifts
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$5,000
Wilbanks Challenge for the Pharmacy Student Lounge
Wilma Wilbanks (BSPH 1981) and Bob Wilbanks (BSPH 1982) of Cleveland, Mississippi, encourage you to support School of Pharmacy students on Giving Day! When 60 gifts are made to the School of Pharmacy, they will give $50,000 to help renovate the student lounge, an important area for students to connect, study and recharge.
60 / 60 Gifts
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$2,500
Support Student Teachers!
Thanks to a generous gift from David Martineau (BSGE 1992) and Ali Martineau, when 50 donors make a gift to the Student Teaching Fund, $2,500 will be unlocked to support student teachers as they launch their careers!
50 / 50 Gifts
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$300
Arrington Challenge for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Linda Arrington (BA 1996) of Oxford, wants to honor Southern Studies emeritus faculty Ann Abadie, Charles Reagan Wilson and Ted Ownby with her gift to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. When 10 gifts are made to the Center, she will give $300. Make a gift and unlock these funds today!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$2,000
Niemeyer Challenge for the Dr. M. Lynne Murchison Scholarship Fund
Dr. Ryan Niemeyer (PHD 2008) of Oxford, a professor in the School of Education, has challenged you to support the Dr. M. Lynne Murchison Scholarship Fund. The scholarship honors Dr. Murchison's distinguished service to the University of and helps students pursuing an education at Ole Miss. Ryan has pledged a gift of $2,000 once 10 gifts are made to the scholarship fund. Please make a gift and unlock these funds for students!
10 / 10 Gifts
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Leigh Anne and Sean's Buzzer Beater Challenge!
It’s the final countdown! Now & Ever Campaign Co-chairs Leigh Anne (BS 1982) and Sean Tuohy (BBA 1985) of Memphis, Tennessee, are challenging Rebel Nation to finish Giving Day strong. The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 4 p.m. and 5:48 p.m. on April 10 will earn an additional $3,000, thanks to the generosity of the Tuohy family. Act now by making a gift and helping your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $3,000 School of Law 96
2 School of Education 46
3 College of Liberal Arts 34
4 School of Business Administration 27
5 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 24
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Realtree Early Bird Special!
The academic unit or school that secures the most gifts between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 9 will earn an additional $1,000, thanks to the generosity of Bill ( BBA 1973) and Shannon Jordan, and their son Tyler Jordan (BS 2016), founders of Realtree in Columbus, Georgia. Make a gift now and help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 School of Law 93
2 School of Education 86
3 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 41
4 School of Pharmacy 30
5 The Ole Miss Fund 19
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Vice Chancellor for Development Parks Leaderboard Challenge!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 9 will earn an additional $2,000, thanks to the generosity of Vice Chancellor for Development Charlotte Parks. Make a gift now and help your favorite area of campus claim these funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Education 47
2 College of Liberal Arts 33
3 School of Journalism and New Media 23
4 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 20
5 School of Pharmacy 14
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Chancellor Boyce's Lunch Time Special!
From noon to 2 p.m. (CST) on April 10, schools, academic units and groups compete to attract the most gifts, vying for a special prize of an additional $2,500 from Chancellor Glenn F. Boyce and Emily Boyce. Chancellor Boyce thanks everyone who makes a gift during Giving Day, because every gift matters to the future of Ole Miss. Contributions made during these two hours can have an even bigger impact!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 School of Law 149
2 School of Education 135
3 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 46
4 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 21
5 College of Liberal Arts 20
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Top Cause by Donors!
See which cause has earned the most donors on Giving Day 2024.
Rank Department Donors
1 School of Education 669
2 School of Law 345
3 College of Liberal Arts 318
4 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 245
5 Student Affairs 234
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