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Ole Miss Family Emergency Fund

$32,295
322%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
122 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 10, at 12:00 AM CST
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Ole Miss Family Emergency Fund

You Can Still Give!

Thank you so much for your generous donations! Emergencies happen every day, so even though our online project has ended, we will still gladly accept donations to our fund. Please visit: www.umfoundation.com/family.

Goal Extended!

We have passed our $10,000 goal, but we cannot stop here. With your donation we will be able to help many more Ole Miss students that have experienced crisis situations. With each additional dollar we raise we can help even more students toward the path of graduation. We have decided to extend our goal to $30,000! Imagine how many students will be able to benefit from a fund of this size. We still have time in our campaign. Help us reach our goal of $30,000 by spreading the word on social media! #OMFamilyForever

The Fund

On Jan. 3, junior engineering student Chanler watched his family's home burn to the ground in less than 30 minutes. Like most students home for the holidays, Chanler was preparing to return to Ole Miss for the spring semester. After the loss of his home, he had no school supplies, books, backpack, or clothing. Imagine yourself in the shoes of someone like Chanler. How would you recover?

The Ole Miss Family Emergency Fund exists as a safety net for students like Chanler who may experience an unexpected tragedy or life event. It is important to everyone at the university that these events don’t derail our students from their course work. This campaign to grow the Family Emergency Fund will allow us to maximize our efforts to keep students on the path to graduation by giving the vice chancellor of student affairs the ability to award micro-grants to students during their time of need.

Created in 2012, the emergency fund has already helped a number of students who faced personal crises. By making a donation, you are giving these students the opportunity to remain enrolled so they can reach their academic goals.

Our Mission

At Ole Miss, we are family and the strength of our university lies in our commitment to each other. We are a community of Rebels who take care of our own, and those values are at the core of this campaign. This year’s Mr. and Miss Ole Miss, William Kneip and Mary Elizabeth Kakales, have joined together to raise funds and social awareness for this deserving cause. 

Join #OMFamilyForever

Today, show your commitment to your Ole Miss Family. Earning a degree is our students’ highest priority and tragic events beyond their control should not stand in the way of their goals.  With your help, we can ensure that our students have every opportunity to finish their education. Give now and help us raise $10,000 by Nov. 10, 2015.

The Impact of Your Gift Will Be Doubled

In an incredible act of generosity, Ole Miss Athletics has committed to match every contribution up to a total of $10,000. That means your contribution will be doubled and have twice the impact! 

Our ultimate goal is to ensure every Ole Miss student who faces tragic events can continue to focus on healing, on their families, and on continuing their education. Giving our students the opportunity to complete their degree means that they are able to continue on the path to personal and professional success. Join us today to ensure our goal becomes a reality.

Please Share Our Vision

In addition to your financial contribution, you can also become an ambassador for our campaign by sharing via email or social media! Sample language is provided below:

Twitter: 

Join me in supporting the Ole Miss Family Emergency Fund project. Donate: https://ignite.olemiss.edu/OMFamilyForever and Tweet #OMFamilyForever

Email or Facebook:

Join me in supporting the Ole Miss Family Emergency Fund project and provide support to Ole Miss students in crisis situations. Your donation impact will be doubled thanks to the generous offer of Ole Miss Athletics to match all gifts up to $10,000. Donate now: https://ignite.olemiss.edu/OMFamilyForever  and Tweet #OMFamilyForever.

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Contact Us

Questions? Please contact the page managers at: asmith10@go.olemiss.edu or lvphilli@go.olemiss.edu

Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Students Helping Students

Stand up for your fellow Rebel! Together we can make a big difference to a student in need!

$25

School Supplies for a Student

With your donation, students will be able to restock their book bags with needed supplies such as pencils, pens, and notebooks. These items are essential to a student's success!

$50

Gas to Drive Home

With your donation, students living locally will be able to drive home to be with their family during an emergency.

$100

Groceries for Two Weeks

Students who are able to focus on their education are more likely to graduate. With your donation of $100, students can remain focused on their education and graduate on time.

$250

Books for a Semester

Students affected by fire often need all of their belongings replaced in order to continue in school. With your donation, a student can purchase books to continue enrollment. Individuals making a $250 donation will receive a signed poster from athletics as a thank you!

$500

Round Trip Flight Home

Unfortunately, some Ole Miss students are affected by the loss of a parent each year. With your donation, a student can cover travel expenses incurred in returning home to be surrounded by loved ones during the time of the crisis. Donors at this level will receive a signed football as a token of appreciation.

$1,000

Total Expenses Paid!

With your generous contribution, a student can have living expenses paid after a personal tragedy. Donors at this level will receive a signed football and a lunch reception with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc and Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork.