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Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair for Faculty Support - Faculty

Participation Drive
75 Faculty Members
50%
Towards goal of 150 Faculty Members
$30,476.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on June 19, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

44% toward our participation goal of 150 faculty members

June 19, 2015

Invest in the Future!

Only 14 hours left to support the Chancellor Dan Jones Chair for Faculty Support!

Expansive progress! We are nearing our goal of attracting $1 million to honor Chancellor Jones’ tenure and building faculty support. Together, University of Mississippi Family members are continuing to fuel the incredible momentum we have all come to expect, moving this great American university onward and upward. This time the Oxford campus is energized by critical faculty support pouring in to pay tribute to contributions of Chancellor Dan Jones!

Breaking news! The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation has stepped forward with an amazing $250,000 gift to join alumni and friends, faculty, and staff in honoring Chancellor Jones by building significant faculty support – a top priority he established during his administration. This Jackson, Miss.-based foundation continues to be deeply committed to our academic community as well as to our magnificent cultural hub, the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Thank you, Ford Foundation board members, for investing in our University!

Join this exciting movement! Since our last email, the faculty campaign’s total has reached more than 44 percent of its goal in the Chancellor Jones initiative. The faculty campaign has now raised $29,445 from our ranks toward the overall $1 million goal. Your gift will have a tremendous positive impact on the lives of University of Mississippi students, as they are taught and mentored by outstanding professors. As graduates, they will then make significant contributions to society.

Be a strong University of Mississippi supporter and pay it forward!  Let’s help ensure future generations of students have similar high-quality educational opportunities and transforming experiences. We need you to give, whatever the amount. Please participate today by 11:59 p.m. and let the world know that our great momentum grows stronger each day. We are redoubling our efforts to serve our students, our great state and the world! Thank you for your dedication to Ole Miss!

In these final hours, you can also help by sharing this campaign with family, friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #WAOM (We Are Ole Miss) or #IStandWithDan.  

We can do this together. We are the University of Mississippi!

 

Michael Barnett

10% toward our participation goal of 150 faculty members

May 21, 2015

I am pleased to report that we have had 16 faculty members donate $9,700, which is 10% of our goal to see a minimum of 150 faculty members participate in this important initiative.

Endowed chairs provide salary supplements that help recruit and retain top faculty members to teach Ole Miss students. In our nation’s incredibly competitive higher education community, such salary supplements are needed, particularly at state universities like ours. UM’s enrollment continues to increase, with our faculty responsible for ensuring that all students receive the instruction and mentoring they need to excel, both at Ole Miss and beyond. The Jones Chair will rotate among schools and colleges on the Oxford campus, wherever the faculty need is greatest.

By giving today to support the Jones Chair, you will honor a servant leader and help strengthen Ole Miss for generations to come.  

Hotty Toddy!

Michael Barnett

18% toward our participation goal of 150 faculty members

May 27, 2015

Since my first update we have had 11 more faculty members participate in the campaign to honor Chancellor Jones. Our campaign has now raised $10,645 from 27 faculty members. We are 18% toward our goal to see a minimum of 150 faculty members participate in this important initiative.

Each and every gift to the Daniel W. Jones, M.D. Chair for Faculty Support is greatly appreciated! Gifts of all sizes come together to make a tremendous impact. The Madison Charitable Foundation – founded by Houston, Texas, businessman and Mississippi native Wiley H. Hatcher – has announced a commitment to match gifts from faculty up to $25,000. When you make a gift today, your support will be multiplied by the generous Madison Foundation, a longtime supporter of our academic community. Please join the widespread, collaborative effort to honor Chancellor Jones and undergird the teaching, research and service work of our great University. The investments we make together will reap tremendous benefits now and in the future.

Let’s work together to see this initiative achieve great success in both honoring an exceptional servant leader and undergirding the teaching and mentoring of students. We are the University of Mississippi! Thank you for stepping forward today with a gift!

Please help, too, by sharing this campaign with family, friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #WAOM (We Are Ole Miss) or #IStandWithDan.  

Hotty Toddy!

Michael Barnett

27% toward our participation goal of 150 faculty members

May 29, 2015

Since our last update we have had 14 more University of Mississippi faculty members donate an additional $10,985 in the campaign to honor Chancellor Jones. Our campaign has now raised $21,630 from 41 faculty, and that is 27% toward our goal of having 150 faculty members participate.

It has been inspiring to have a Chancellor with such a deep commitment to building faculty support.  What a passionate advocate for faculty he has been, continuously relaying to various constituencies the far-reaching impact of having adequate faculty resources! Chancellor Jones, a former professor himself, has promoted investments in faculty as an effective way of helping transform students’ lives. Faculty members have daily, meaningful interactions with students and devote time to mentor and guide them. With our soaring enrollment, more than 200 additional professors must soon be added to our ranks.

Please act today with a gift of any size to honor Chancellor Jones and the initiative uppermost in his heart and mind: building faculty support to recruit and retain outstanding professors, who will then enrich and expand educational opportunities for UM students. As a faculty member, you know the far-reaching impact your gift will have. Your gift will honor our exceptional leader while also strengthening this University’s academic reputation. The positive end result will be seen in the lives of Ole Miss students and ultimately in the larger world.

In addition, you can help by sharing this campaign with family, friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #WAOM (We Are Ole Miss) or #IStandWithDan.

We can help build the Dan Jones Chair together! Thank you for your gift today!  

Hotty Toddy!

Michael Barnett

32% toward our participation goal of 150 faculty members

June 15, 2015

Only 4 days remain to express our thanks to Chancellor Jones! Since our last update we have had 7 more University of Mississippi faculty members donate an additional $850 in the campaign to pay tribute to Dr. Jones’ tenure at our great University. Our campaign has now raised $22,480 from 48 faculty, and that is 32% toward our goal of having 150 faculty members participate. Our work is not finished!

Please take a look at the donor wall on all three ongoing campaigns for alumni and friends, faculty, and staff. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Ole Miss Alumni Association and Archie and Olivia Manning for their new gifts to this worthy endeavor!

Be a proud UM faculty member/researcher and give back! Recall your own exceptional experiences at this University throughout the years and think about how fortunate we have been to have Chancellor Jones leading our academic community. UM has been consistently named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and now our institution has been named one of the 20 fastest growing colleges in America – a reflection of the appealing educational opportunities we offer. As a University family, we should all feel very proud of our accomplishments and, hopefully, inspired to provide gifts that keep this momentum building.

We need your gift, whatever the size … we need you to participate today in honoring Dr. Jones and increasing faculty support! Your resources will help strengthen UM for today and far into the future. In addition, you can help by sharing this campaign with family, friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #WAOM (We Are Ole Miss) or #IStandWithDan.

Be a part of something very meaningful in the life of the University of Mississippi. Give today to create the Dan Jones Chair for Faculty Support! Your dedication and generosity are greatly appreciated!  

Hotty Toddy!

Michael Barnett

Levels
Choose a giving level

$6

Six-Column Club

Like the iconic six columns that support the Lyceum, let’s stand in unison and support our esteemed Chancellor Jones. It's not about how much you give; it's about each and every one of us participating.

$10

10-Acre Association

Our legendary 10-acre plot – the Ole Miss Grove – with its ancient oak trees is a point of pride to every Rebel. Please leave your footprint by giving to faculty support in honor of Chancellor Jones, creating one more opportunity to make a difference at our University.

$25

Red and Blue Crew

Are you red and blue true? Show your school spirit by supporting future UM faculty who will mold the leaders of tomorrow in honor of Chancellor Jones.

$50

1848 Corps

Ole Miss Faithful, let's demonstrate to our community and Chancellor Jones that his message of service and leadership was heard loud and clear, and far and wide. Your $50 gift puts you in lock step with other loyal allies of the University of Mississippi.

$100

We Stand With Dan

Ole Miss Family, we will always “stand with Dan.” Will you join us? Help show Chancellor Jones how much of an impact he has truly made as the leader of our beloved University.

$250

Rebel With a Cause

There are so many who give of their time, talents and resources to this University, but none more than Chancellor Jones and our faculty. Show that you recognize the impact that both have played in your life and in the lives of our students.

$500

Hotty Toddy Hero

Are you ready? Ready to let Chancellor Jones know how much we appreciate what he has done for our alumni, faculty, staff and students? 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 his mission to cultivate eminent faculty in a way that matches the distinction of our campus' most famous building.

$2,500

Chancellor's Circle

Show your support for continuing the example that Dr. Jones established for excellence in education. Join this remarkable opportunity to champion our Chancellor's mission and express your love for the University in a way that truly makes a difference.

$5,000

Leadership Legacy

Your substantial gift at this level will leave a lasting legacy by helping UM retain and attract the preeminent professors that our students deserve. Giving at this leadership level helps ensure that our esteemed Chancellor's legacy will be celebrated for generations to come.