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