Nancye Starnes, a longtime supporter of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts and many arts initiatives at the University of Mississippi, has contributed $50,000 towards the Giving Day total.
Ms. Starnes’ gift will go directly to efforts to bring world-class musicians to the university and north Mississippi, including Renee Fleming, one of the world’s foremost sopranos. Fleming’s performance will also feature a panel discussion on Music and the Mind, a program that studies the positive effects music has on overall health. Additionally, Fleming will conduct a master’s class with Ole Miss students, serving the university’s mission well beyond a first-class musical performance.
Ms. Starnes of Charleston, South Carolina, was inspired to make this Giving Day gift by her lifelong love for the arts. She has nurtured the arts – especially the performing arts – for many years at the University of Mississippi. Thank you, Ms. Starnes, for this extraordinary support!
Please join Ms. Starnes in contributing to the many arts programs at Ole Miss during Giving Day!