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Ole Miss Class of 2016 Legacy Gift

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Project ended on December 14, at 12:00 AM CST
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Ole Miss Class of 2016 Legacy Gift


Drum roll, please! The University of Mississippi Class of 2016 is revealing exciting plans for its Legacy Gift: the sponsorship of three flagpoles and enclave between newly constructed The Pavilion at Ole Miss and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. When completed, this area will welcome countless students, alumni, friends and campus visitors, serving as a "front door" to Ole Miss Athletics and much more. Like all other University graduating classes before us, we want to enjoy our glorious graduation day with the knowledge we have established a legacy at the University -- in our performances in classrooms and labs, through service projects and cultural offerings, and on playing fields. We believe that as a group we constantly pursued excellence and have truly became a quintessential part of the Ole Miss Family. During our four years on this campus, Ole Miss Athletics, Academics and Admissions have all thrived. This exciting project touches on all those areas, testifying of our class contributions for many years to come.

A Grand Tradition 

College classes traditionally come together during their final year to reflect on the shared desire to leave the University better than when they first chose their new college home. A class gift reflects members’ recognition of what the University of Mississippi has meant and will continue to mean the rest of their lives. Members of the Class of 2016 have announced their Legacy Gift initiative, with a goal of having a minimum 50% participation among seniors to raise $10,000. This will enable the purchase and installation of three flagpoles for a unique presentation area between The Pavilion at Ole Miss and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. These two facilities will stand as icons on the Oxford for campus for years and years; ultimately, millions will be able to see our lasting legacy while visiting the University for football and basketball games, concerts, convocations, and commencement exercises. 

Ambitious Goal

Class of 2016 members have experienced incredible achievements during their tenure at Ole Miss, including three post-season bowl appearances by the Ole Miss Football Team, defeating a rival Alabama team in back to back seasons; an SEC Men's Basketball Champion; and skyrocketing enrollment, rising average ACT scores and stellar student achievements -- just to name a few of the University's momentous gains. The Class of 2016 has enjoyed being a part of this golden era, and it is our duty to give back to the University that has provided us with so many incredible opportunities and memories. The Class of 2016 has a goal of having a minimum 2,100 seniors participate which is approximately 50% of our graduating class. We know that this can be done, but it cannot be accomplished without your help! By giving to the Legacy Gift, you will be able to return to Ole Miss one day and tell your future spouse, children and grandchildren that you were apart of the three flagpoles that will still be standing between the new arena and the expanded stadium. We will be the first class to experience The Pavilion at Ole Miss, and this is a unique opportunity for you to leave your mark as a Flagship Senior at Ole Miss.

Defining Excellence

"People around the state, nation and world are noticing the great things that are happening here at the University of Mississippi,” said UM Interim Provost Wilkin, a longtime University leader. “It is clear that students want to be a part of a vibrant and successful community of scholars, who provide them with incredible opportunities. The work that we do is filled with incredible purpose.” Fueling the growth and progress at the University is deeply committed faculty, alumni and friends, administrators, staff -- and AWESOME STUDENTS!! Establishing this notable area outside The Pavilion at Ole Miss gives the members of the Class of 2016 the opportunity to leave a gift the will encourage and inspire future classes and generations of Rebels. 

Please Give, Please Share!

Please make a gift today and help us achieve our goal of a minimum of 2,100 participating seniors and others! After choosing a giving level in the column on the right side of this page, be sure to include your Twitter handle. We would enjoy giving you a Twitter shoutout after you are featured on our donor wall. 

In addition to supporting our project financially, please help us even further by sharing our project with your family and friends via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Sample language:

Join me in supporting the Ole Miss Class of 2016 Legacy Gift #FlagshipSeniors2016 . Donate now @UMSeniors2016 @IgniteOleMiss 

Thank you & Hotty Toddy!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer 

Choose a giving level


Coffee Club

Seniors, skip one cup of Starbucks today and give 5 bucks to our Legacy Gift Fund instead. Your participation matters, 5 bucks not Starbucks (well, until next week)!


$20.16 for the Class of 2016

Seniors, help our class set a record for participation with this year's Legacy Gift and be a part of a new Ole Miss tradition: gathering outside The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Give $20.16 for the Class of 2016!


50 Stars

Donate one dollar for every star on the American flag! The good 'ole Red, White and Blue will be the most special flag in this new area.


Team Red, White & Blue

Show your pride in being an American and help build the funds to raise the flag. Wave a $100 donation at this project, and then later enjoy the flags waving outside the stadium and arena.


Hotty Toddy Hero

Are you ready?! To leave a lasting mark at the University of Mississippi? Generations to come will enjoy basketball games, concerts, convocations and commencement exercises at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Be a part of history by donating to this attractive exterior project!


Columns Club

Help us ensure that the Ole Miss Class of 2016 will be able to raise the American flag outside The Pavilion's columns when 2016 dawns! The majestic arena calls for majestic flags!


The Flagship

The University of Mississippi is the flagship institution in the state of Mississippi. Help the Class of 2016 reach its goal by being a Flagship donor today; your generous gift will allow us to leave such a significant and visible legacy.

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