Below you will find answers to many common questions about Ole Miss Giving Day.
What is Ole Miss Giving Day?
Giving Day is a time when alumni, parents, friends and Rebel fans from all over the world come together with great enthusiasm to make a difference in the life of the University of Mississippi. Giving Day is a celebration of philanthropy that lasts 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutes in honor of our founding year, 1848. All gifts made between April 5 at 9 a.m. CST and April 6 at 5:48 p.m. CST count toward the Giving Day total!
What makes my contribution on Giving Day special?
On April 5 and 6, your gift may have an even larger impact than usual, thanks to generous supporters who provide challenge funds. By making your gift, you can help your favorite areas of Ole Miss win these challenge funds. Throughout the day, leaderboards will show progress in real time, and hourly challenges and games will enhance the fun and suspense.
Where does my gift go and where do the challenge funds go?
One hundred percent of your gift goes directly where you designate it: your college, school or any area you are passionate about within Ole Miss (such as undergraduate scholarships, Pride of the South Band, programs – you name it). And the hourly challenge funds? Colleges, schools and units winning the hourly challenges will receive bonus gifts that can address their greatest needs.
Does my gift count toward Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss?
YES! Your gifts during Giving Day count toward Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, a historic $1.5B initiative to enhance the University of Mississippi of today and enable us to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Besides giving, how can I help Ole Miss Giving Day be a huge success?
There are so many ways to show your Rebel spirit on Giving Day. You can spread the word about Giving Day as an Ole Miss Giving Day Influencer. By posting across your social media channels using the #OleMissGivingDay hashtag, you can make an even bigger impact. Sign up as an influencer by clicking here.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Gifts to academic schools, colleges and units are 100% tax deductible.
How can I make my gift securely on Ole Miss Giving Day?
If you need more information or assistance with making your gift, call us at (662) 915-2760 (between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Giving Day) or e-mail us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we encourage giving online or by phone on April 5 and 6, gifts by mail intended for Ole Miss Giving Day must be postmarked by April 6 to be included in the day’s total. Please mail your check, along with a note directing the funds, to: