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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Ole Miss Giving Day.

What is Ole Miss Giving Day?

Giving Day is an online fundraising event that brings together alumni, parents, friends and Rebel fans from all over the world to make a difference at 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. 

What makes my contribution on Giving Day special? 

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. Today, gifts of all sizes come together to make a powerful impact on Ole Miss.


Want to make a gift that keeps on giving? Consider making your gift monthly! Not only will you have a lasting impact on the areas of campus that mean the most to you, but we will also send you a lapel pin to show off your Ole Miss spirit.

What are Matching and Challenge Gifts?

Matching and challenge gifts are special types of donations that amplify your support! A matching gift is when a donor offers to match your support dollar-for-dollar up to a certain amount. A challenge gift is similar, but this type of donation is made only if a specific number of people step up to support a certain fund. If you would like to issue a match or challenge to your fellow Rebels on Giving Day, contact theolemissfund@olemiss.edu.

 What are Giving Day Influencers?

Giving Day Influencers are individuals who have signed up to be a part of this celebration of philanthropy and help promote it to their networks. Influencers play a huge role in driving awareness, enthusiasm and support for Giving Day.


The “You + 2” program is a special initiative for Giving Day influencers that encourages them to invite two of their friends and family members to make a gift. By participating in “You + 2,” influencers help amplify their impact and bring about an even bigger difference on Giving Day!


Click here to sign up as a Giving Day Influencer!


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 areas you are passionate about within Ole Miss (such as undergraduate scholarships, Athletics, the Pride of the South Band, academic or student programs – you name it). And the hourly challenge funds? Colleges, schools and units winning the challenges will receive bonus gifts to help 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 $1.5 billion initiative to enhance the University of Mississippi of today and enable us to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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?

On April 4 and 5, you can make your gift from anywhere in the world by clicking “Give Now” at https://givingday.olemiss.edu. If you need more information or assistance with making your gift, call 662-915-5944 (between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Giving Day) or email us at theolemissfund@olemiss.edu.

Still have questions?

Contact us at ignite@olemiss.edu