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Museum Free Family Days

Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
68 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 09, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Your Gifts in Action!

September 14, 2015

Dear UM Museum Supporters



Thank you so much for supporting the Museum's #FREEFAMILYDAYS Campaign. It often takes years to see the results of a charitable gift, but your contribution is being put to use to change the lives of Oxford and Lafayette families right now! Your gift will support a record four family days this fall, starting with our Let's Move! Family Day on the Bailey's Woods Trail this Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10-noon. Families will get outside and active as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign as they explore art and nature with activities all along the trail. 

More information about the event can be found at

As children and families arrive this Saturday and new discoveries and connections with art and our community are made, I will be thinking of your generosity and motivated by the bright future you have created for families and our museum. 


Emily Dean McCauley

Curator of Education, University of Mississippi Museum



Even $5 can make a difference!

April 06, 2015

In this campaign, $5 can really make a difference! We are so thrilled that we have raised over $1000 in the first week of the campaign. If every person that currently "likes" the Museum Facebook page gave just $5, we would exceed our goal instantly. If every person who attended family days in the past year gave $5, we would exceed our goal instantly.


Even $5 can support one family attending a future Museum family day, so let's work together to bring free family days to Oxford for the next three years! With your help we can truly make a difference. 



One Week Left! Help us reach our goal!

April 27, 2015

 Good Morning!

Thank you to those who have so generously donated to help make our museum programs available to more children; we could not have made it this far without you.  A very special shout-out also goes to Shepard Smith for his incredible support of our vision! We still have a long way to go to reach our goal of funding Free Family Days for three years.

As you know, it takes a village to raise children… and to raise money for children! We have one more favor to ask: please help us spread the word to your family and friends! Share your support of our campaign on Facebook and Twitter using #FreeFamilyDays.  Here’s a sample message to copy, paste and personalize:


Please join me in supporting @UMmuseum #FreeFamilyDays @IgniteOleMiss campaign! One week left to give: #WAOM


Please join me in supporting @UMmuseum #FreeFamilyDays @IgniteOleMiss campaign and make our museum programs available to more children! One week left to give:

Matching Gifts:

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations like Ole Miss. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! A matching gift is a great way for you to increase the impact of your donation to Ole Miss.

To find out if your employer will match, double, or even triple your gift, go to our Employer Matching Gift Search Page. If your company is listed here, please contact your human resources department or supervisor to determine if the University of Mississippi is eligible to receive matching gift funds and for guidance in processing the matching gift form. Please contact us at if we may be of any assistance.

Thanks again!

UM Museum Staff

3 days left to meet our goal! Only $597 left to go!

May 06, 2015

Thank you to Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi for supporting our Free Family Days campaign with a Corporate Sponsorship! BMH-NM has generously provided funding that will cover an entire year of Free Family Days at the UM Museum and boosted us so close to our goal of 3 years of Free Family Days. The children of our community thank you and so does our entire UM Museum staff.


We’ve raised $5,403 so far and we’ve reached 90% of our goal of funding Free Family Days programs for 3 years here at the UM Museum.  Won’t you help us with the last $597?

With your donation you would be insuring the UM Museum continues to offer FREE unique and educational programming to our community children for the next 3 years. Our programs in the past included these fun and engaging topics:

Santa's Workshop Family Day: Families created winter scenes inspired by Theora Hamblett, played with "snow," listened to a story, and rode the "elf mobile" to the Gingerbread Village at the Ford Center

Travel Back Through Time Family Day: Families traveled in the Travelometer 6000 as they made headdresses of pharaohs from Ancient Egypt, bean mosaics inspired by the Greek city of Olynthos, participated in a prehistoric dig, and even created printed cities of the future.

Let's Move! Family Day: Families find hidden art, paint giant outdoor canvases, and eat healthy trail mix as they explore the Baileys Woods Trail together

The Museum's Family Days have been providing unique and memory making opportunities for children, parents, and grandparents for 4 years. Please help us continue to provide these wonderful opportunities for the next three years and beyond.


Thanks again!

UM Museum Staff


Our way
of Thanking You


Digital Thank You

Receive a digital thank you E-mail from our education team at the UM Museum.

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Educator Thank You!

Receive a hand written thank you from a member of our Museum Education Team!

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Director Thank You and Tweet!

You will receive a personal thank you from our Museum Director and a shout out on the Museum's twitter page.

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Hand-Crafted Thank You

Receive a personal, hand-crafted thank you from a Family Day or Art Zone participant!

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Museum Stationary

Receive a set of notecards from the Museum's gift shop.

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Discount + Thank You Card

Donors will receive a $20 gift certificate towards the Museum gift shop or a future educational program.

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Membership + Thank You Card

In addition to the satisfaction of making the difference in museum family days, you will receive a family level membership for one year ($100 value).

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Corporate or Name Recognition

Your logo or family name will be included on all publicity for Museum Family Days for three years. (Flyers, E-mail, Posters, and Web)

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