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

$992,895
99%
Raised toward our $1,000,000 Goal
253 Alumni Members
Project has ended
Project ended on June 19, at 11:59 PM CDT
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88% toward our $1 million goal

June 19, 2015

Are You Ready?

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, Ole Miss 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 alumni/friends campaign’s total has reached more than 88 percent of its goal in the Chancellor Jones initiative. The alumni and friend campaign has now raised $885,567 from 210 alumni and friends toward the overall $1 million goal. Your gifts will have a tremendous positive impact in the lives of Ole Miss students, as they are taught and mentored by outstanding professors. As graduates, they will then make significant contributions to society.

Be a strong Ole Miss supporter and give back! Recall your wonderful Ole Miss experience, exceptional career preparation and lifelong friendships first formed during college. Let’s ensure other generations 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 Ole Miss!

 

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Trentice Imbler

Robert C. Khayat

Ross Bjork

8% toward our $1 million goal

May 21, 2015

We are pleased to report that we have had 69 alumni and friends donate $89,800, which is 8% toward our $1 million goal.

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!

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Trentice Imbler

Robert C. Khayat

Ross Bjork

17% toward our $1 million goal

May 27, 2015

Dear Ole Miss Alumni and Friends,

Since our first update we have had 43 more alumni and friends donate an additional $89,310 in the campaign to honor Chancellor Jones. Our campaign has now raised $179,110 from 112 alumni and friends, which is 17% toward our $1 million goal.  

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 University of Mississippi Foundation Board of Directors has announced a commitment to provide $100,000 to match gifts from alumni and friends. When you make a gift today, your support will be multiplied by the generous support of the UM Foundation. Please join the widespread, collaborative effort to honor Chancellor Jones and undergird the teaching, research and service work of our beloved Ole Miss. The investments we make together as the Ole Miss Family will have a far-reaching impact now and far into the future.

Let’s come 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 Ole Miss! 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!

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Trentice Imbler

Robert C. Khayat

Ross Bjork

29% toward our $1 million goal

May 29, 2015

Dear Ole Miss Alumni and Friends,

Since our last update we have had 28 more University of Mississippi alumni and friends donate an additional $113,567 in the campaign to honor Chancellor Jones. Our campaign has now raised $292,677 from 140 alumni and friends, and that is 29% toward our $1 million goal.

Stop right where you are. Take a few minutes to reflect on a teacher or professor who made a powerful impact on your life. We want Ole Miss students to be taught by gifted faculty members who prepare students for rewarding careers and lives. Chancellor Jones, a former professor himself, has promoted investments in faculty as a meaningful way to help transform students’ lives. Faculty members have daily interactions with students and devote time to mentor and guide them. In the next couple of years, more than 200 professors must be added to our faculty to meet the needs of a rapidly growing student body.

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, which will enrich and expand educational opportunities for our students. Your gift will “pay it forward” in tribute to all those teachers who made a tremendous difference in your life. Your gift to support faculty will help undergird our 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.  

Thank you for making a gift today!

Hotty Toddy!

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Trentice Imbler

Robert C. Khayat

Ross Bjork

60% toward our $1 million goal

June 15, 2015

Dear Ole Miss Alumni and Friends,

Kudos! Since our last update, the alumni/friends campaign’s total has reached more than 60 percent of its goal in the Chancellor Jones initiative. The campaign – which honors our outgoing chancellor for his superb contributions – has now raised $605,162 from 186 alumni and friends toward the overall $1 million goal. Your gifts not only pay tribute to Dr. Jones but they also provide crucial faculty support on the Oxford campus.

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!

Ole Miss is the flagship university in Mississippi. “Flagship” has traditionally meant the first university of its kind. We are also the largest university in the state, making history with the recent sizes of our freshman classes. However, we have earned national recognition for our strong academic programs, unique college experiences, successful athletics programs, magnificent campus, and loyal alumni and friends. To remain in this preeminent position, alumni and friends must step forward with gifts to enhance resources available to recruit and retain outstanding faculty members – gifted teachers who will mentor and prepare the next generations of Ole Miss graduates and leaders.

Be a proud Ole Miss Rebel and give back! Recall all the exceptional experiences and special relationships coming from Ole Miss through the years, and make it a point to ensure others have these amazing opportunities! We need your gift, whatever the size … we need you to participate today!

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

Gosh Almighty! Thank you for your dedication and involvement!

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Trentice Imbler

Robert C. Khayat

Ross Bjork

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.