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UM Class of 2015 Legacy Gift

$27,560
137%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
205 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 16, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

7 days left to meet our goal! 81% funded so far!

May 06, 2015

A big THANK YOU to all our donors! Thanks to your generosity we’ve raised $16,390!  We’re 81% to our goal of $20,000.  We’ve got 7 days left and only 3 days until commencement to raise the remaining $3,610.  Please help us reach our goal.

We’ve had 52 online donors so far and 26 of those have been SENIORS or were given in honor of a SENIOR.  Senior Class members – let’s get those participation numbers up!! We have 2,800 members of the Class of 2015 and we’d like to show Chancellor Jones and the Ole Miss community that we’ve learned the value of service and giving back to our community.

Our Legacy Gift Fund project is about SENIOR PARTICIPATION so we’re adding a new giving level of $5 – the “Coffee Club” to prove it’s not about the dollar amount! It’s all about SENIORS participating. Skip your morning cup of Starbucks and donate to the Class of 2015 Legacy Gift Fund instead – 5 bucks not Starbucks!

And SENIOR PARENTS – how about honoring your graduating SENIOR by giving to the Class of 2015 Legacy Gift Fund in your SENIOR’S name?  What a thoughtful gift for your grad!

Our Class of 2015 will be the final graduating class of Chancellor Jones' tenure. With your help we can announce to Chancellor Jones at Saturday’s commencement exercises that we’ve reached our goal in funding the Chancellor Dan Jones Service Before Self Scholarship.

Be sure your name or your SENIOR’S name is on the official roster of donors that will be presented to Chancellor Jones at the conclusion of our campaign.

Please share this update with your friends, family, and other Ole Miss Seniors (and their parents!) to help us reach our monetary goal and reach the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

#IStandWithDan #OleMissSeniors #OleMissClassof2015

Thanks again!

Senior Class Officers

Tomorrow is graduation and we're 93% funded!

May 08, 2015

A big THANK YOU to all our donors! Thanks to your remarkable generosity we’ve raised $18,619 towards our $20,000 goal. Tomorrow is graduation and we're 93% funded! Just $1,381 left to go! Won't you please help us reach our goal?

Our Legacy Gift Fund project is about SENIOR PARTICIPATION. So far, we’ve received gifts from or on behalf of 51 SENIORS. Senior Class – we know we can do better than this! We have 2,800 members of the Class of 2015 and we’d like to show Chancellor Jones and the Ole Miss community that we’ve learned the value of service and giving back to our community.

And SENIOR PARENTS – there's still time to honor your graduating SENIOR by giving to the Class of 2015 Legacy Gift Fund in your SENIOR’S name. Show your pride in your grad's accomplishments by including their name on our Donor Wall.

Our Class of 2015 will be the final graduating class of Chancellor Jones' tenure. With your help we can announce to Chancellor Jones at tomorrow’s commencement exercises that we’ve reached our goal in funding the Chancellor Dan Jones Service Before Self Scholarship.

Be sure your name or your SENIOR’S name is on the official roster of donors that will be presented to Chancellor Jones at the conclusion of our campaign.

Please share this update with your friends, family, and other Ole Miss Seniors (and their parents!) to help us reach our monetary goal and reach the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

#IStandWithDan #OleMissSeniors #OleMissClassof2015

Hotty Toddy!

Senior Class Officers

Flim Flam, Bim Bam, The Class of 2015, by Damn!

May 12, 2015

We are excited to announce that not only did we hit our $20,000 goal for the Class of 2015 Legacy Gift, but also we are only $3,561 away from having the Chancellor Dan Jones Service Before Self Scholarship endowed permanently! We’ve extended the campaign deadline another 3 days in hopes of hitting the $25,000 endowment level. Please won’t you help us reach this goal and assist student leaders attend Ole Miss for years to come?

Thank you to the SENIORS and their parents and family members who have already supported our cause.  So far, we’ve received gifts from or on behalf of 79 SENIORS. We have 2,800 members of the Class of 2015 and we’d like to reach at least 100 participating SENIORS.

C’mon, GRADS, $5 is all it takes to be counted among those of us who want to leave a legacy. It's not about how much you give; it's about each and every one of us participating. Will you join us?

Graduates of the Class of 2015, parents, alumni, and fellow supporters, please make your contribution today so the many accomplishments of the Class of 2015 and our beloved Chancellor Jones can be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

#IStandWithDan #OleMissSeniors #OleMissClassof2015

Hotty Toddy!

Senior Class Officers

15 hours left to raise the last $1,735!

May 15, 2015

Thanks to the amazing support of our family, friends, and alumni The Class of 2015 has raised $23,265! And we still have 15 hours today to raise the remaining $1,735 to permanently endow the Chancellor Dan Jones Service Before Self Scholarship.

A BIG shout-out to Dean Ken Cyree and the School of Business for donating $1,000 and moving us much closer to our ultimate goal of raising $25,000.  Please won’t you help us reach this goal and assist student leaders attend Ole Miss for years to come?

Our Class of 2015 Legacy Gift Fund project is about SENIOR PARTICIPATION. So far, we’ve received gifts from or on behalf of 102 SENIORS. If each one of you recruited just one fellow grad to donate $5, we could double our participation numbers! Please text your friends now and encourage them to join with us!

Graduates of the Class of 2015, parents, alumni, and fellow supporters, please make your contribution today so the many accomplishments of the Class of 2015 and our beloved Chancellor Jones will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

#IStandWithDan #OleMissSeniors #OleMissClassof2015

Hotty Toddy!

Senior Class Officers

Over Half Way to Our Goal!

April 27, 2015

Thank you so much to those who have so generously donated! The Class of 2015 will be the final graduating class of Chancellor Jones' tenure. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2015 and paying tribute to the honorable and dedicated Chancellor Jones.

Very special shout-outs go to:

  • David and Shawn Brevard
  • Shepard Smith
  • Julie Henry
  • Our dedicated Senior Class PARENTS

Of the 33 online donations, 18 of those donations were by SENIORS or in honor of SENIORS.  The Class of 2015 has 2,800 members so we still have plenty of recruiting to do to be recognized as the class with the highest participation rate for a senior class legacy gift.

Please share this update with your friends, family, and other Ole Miss Seniors (and their parents!) to help us reach our monetary goal and reach the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

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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 ignite@olemiss.edu if we may be of any assistance.

Thanks again!

Senior Class Officers

Levels
Choose a giving level

$5

Coffee Club

Seniors, skip that cup of Starbucks today and give 5 bucks to our Legacy Gift Fund instead. Your participation matters! 5 bucks not Starbucks!

$15

$15 for Class of '15

Seniors, our time at Ole Miss is almost over. Help our class reach the highest class participation rate in Ole Miss history and honor our beloved Chancellor, too! Give $15 for '15 now!!

$50

Ole Miss = Service

Ole Miss Faithful, let's show our community and Chancellor Jones that we truly learned the value of "service before self" during our time at Ole Miss.

$100

I Stand With Dan

Ole Miss Family, We Stand With Dan! Will you join us? Help show Chancellor Jones how much of an impact he has truly made as leader of our beloved Ole Miss.

$250

Rebel With a Cause

Rebel Nation, please join in our goal of leaving a lasting legacy for the Class of '15 and express our appreciation to the honorable and dedicated Chancellor Jones.

$500

Hotty Toddy Hero

Are you ready? Are you ready to leave a lasting mark and help us show our gratitude to Chancellor Jones? Hell Yeah! DAN right!

$1,000

Lyceum League

Like the Lyceum, Chancellor Jones will be remembered as a symbol of our University. Show your support for this scholarship in a way that matches the distinction of our campus' most famous building. Join the Lyceum League with a $1,000 gift.

$2,500

Chancellor's Circle

With a gift of $2,500 or greater, you can show your support for this great cause as a member of the Chancellor's Circle. What a remarkable opportunity for you to support the man and University you care so deeply about.

$5,000

Leadership Legacy

Won't you help us endow this special scholarship and allow us to award it to a student in the Fall of 2015 before Chancellor Jones departs? Giving at this leadership level helps ensure that our esteemed Chancellor's legacy will be celebrated by students for generations to come.