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MBA Christopher Holman Emergency Fund

Raised toward our $1,650 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 10, at 11:59 PM CDT
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What is the Christopher C. Holman Emergency Fund?

The Christopher C. Holman Emergency Fund is dedicated to helping students in times of need and achieving their academic goals by reducing financial pressure.

Who is Christopher C. Holman?

Christopher C. Holman was the father of 5 daughters, four of which competed on the UM rifle team and are now UM Alumni. He was diagnosed with late-stage cancer while the daughters were still attending the university. With the support and help from faculty members, the daughters were able to balance academics and caring for their father. The memorial fund was created with a significant combined gift from the five daughters who want to ensure support is available to Ole Miss students who may find themselves in trying times while enrolled at the university.


The Fund:

Unexpected hardships such as tragedies, homes burning, cars breaking down, and family emergencies can put financial stress on students. The impact of these hardships can lead to difficult decisions when it comes to continuing education. 

This fund has helped numerous students during these difficult times. Contributing to this fund will ensure current and future Rebels will be given the opportunity to continue chasing their academic goals even through tragedies.

With the current issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, students who are already going through hardships on top of this need help and assistance now, more than ever. During such uncertain, trying times, any kind of donation would be greatly appreciated and would go towards the effort of aiding students in need of support. 

The Fund Supporting Students: 

Through the years there have been many recipients of the Christopher C. Holman fund and it is fulfilling to know that all of the money received has been used to positively impact our fellow classmates. 


One of the recent fund recipients is a student who had 4 family members contract COVID-19, which had a major impact on his family's financial struggles. He felt the pressure to help them pay the bills at home, leaving him without any financial support for rent and food in Oxford. Thankfully, our funds gave him the support he was looking for and the ability to pay for food, medicine, and help with bills.


Another recipient is a graduating senior who lost one on campus and two off campus jobs due to the impacts of COVID-19. Her parents had limited resources available and were forced to break into their retirement fund to allow her to complete her degree. Unfortunately, that still was not enough so the fund was able to step in and pay rent and utilities for the remainder of her time at the University. 

Even before COVID-19 students have undergone struggles in their lives and it is the goal of Christopher C. Holman fund to alleviate some of the pains they endure. Working to help some of our fellow Ole Miss classmates has brought a special tug of emotion for us and to see the money be used so well is the best reward we could ask for. What we hope to see, is that every student who is struggling be given a helping hand in their pursuit of higher education. This fund affects people beyond the reach of the classroom, and we hope to convey the importance of what we are trying to do and would love to help as many as we can.   


A Thank You From Us!

We want to thank you for taking action in our project to better students who make up the current generation of our Rebel nation. The Ole Miss community is strong and resilient, and we hope to continue to support students in any way possible through this challenging time. Come sing with us by choosing your Lyric Level of giving, anything helps! We encourage you to share the message about this fund and what we hope to accomplish.

 - Nic, James, Haley, Samantha, Lacius, Mac

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"Hey now you're an ALLSTAR"

You did a great thing! The Ole Miss students thank you!


"Help...I need somebody!"

Any donation amount is appreciated! The Ole Miss students thank you!


"We are FAMILY!"

During these times of crisis, our Ole Miss families have suffered. The Christopher Holman Emergency Fund helps out current Ole Miss students who need it the most! Any donation makes a difference! The Ole Miss students thank you for your donation!


"Cheeseburger in paradise"

With this donation you are feeding a student in need for a week. The Ole Miss students thank you for your donation!


"Life is a Highway"

This option could go to students who have experienced unexpected tragedies. We seek to ease their financial burdens that are more pressing than normal. The Ole Miss students thank you for your donation!


"I'm Coming Home"

Hannah Montana said it best when she sang "you'll always find your way back home." Whether you are experiencing a time of grief or change, sometimes all you need is to go back to where you came from. Buy a domestic flight home for a student in need of a trip back to their loved ones. The Ole Miss students thank you for your donation!

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