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Ole Miss Class of 2016 Legacy Gift

$10,752
107%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
851 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 14, at 12:00 AM CST
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Fully Funded!

February 23, 2016

We are so grateful for all the generous donations that helped us surpass our goal of $10,000! The Pavilion has been open for a little over a month and it has already shaped our campus culture in amazing ways. The construction is almost 100% complete, and with that being said, the flag pole for the American flag will be raised in the coming weeks! Soon after it is raised for the first time, a plaque will be put into place for the Class of 2016 recognizing us for our donation. 

The Class of 2016 will be remembered for generations to come due to the lasting legacy we have chosen to leave at The Pavilion in its inaugural season. We have 7 lucky senior class donors we would like to announce as the winners of the 2016 Senior Class Mega Prize Giveaway!

Flagship Senior #634 Lauren Hughes - Hugh Freeze signed football 

Flagship Senior #521 Ellis Rustom - Andy Kennedy signed basketball 

Flagship Senior #378 Emma Liston - Ticket to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game tonight

Flagship Senior #257 Joella Vaughnn - Ticket to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game tonight

Flagship Senior #211 Wilson Sharp - Ticket to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game tonight

Flagship Senior #164 Laura Meyers - Ticket to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game tonight

Flagship Senior #57 Katie Adams - Ticket to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game tonight

Thank you to all of those who donated and congratulations to our winners! Winners may claim their basketball tickets at Will Call and must show their student ID. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the flag pole will be announced shortly. We hope you can all attend. 

Hotty Toddy and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

Last Day - 12 Hours Left!

December 13, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Today is the last day for our Senior Class Legacy Gift – just 12 hours left to join! With your help, in the past two days we have raised an additional $956 and recruited 40 more seniors. We are now just $979 away from reaching our goal of $10,000! We have raised 90% of our dollar goal and have recruited 685 participating #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Thanks so much to the Gentlemen of Phi Delta Theta for donating to the Senior Class Gift in honor of your seniors! What a meaningful and impactful way to honor and say "thank you" to your graduating seniors. We are so grateful for all the support we have received from Ole Miss Organizations for our class project:

      • Trent Lott Leadership Institute

      • Alpha Omicron Pi

      • Chi Omega

      • Delta Delta Delta

      • Delta Gamma

      • Kappa Kappa Gamma

      • Alpha Tau Omega

      • Phi Delta Theta

      • Pi Kappa Alpha

We are encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation. And remember if you join our #FlagshipSeniors2016 campaign you are automatically eligible for our Senior MEGA Prize Giveaway! Only seniors are eligible to win these awesome prizes:

      • A Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball

      • A Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football

      • One of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

      • If we reach our 50% class participation goal, we will also be giving away a Swagway hover board!

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you are a winner!

Please encourage your classmates, your friends and your parents to give in your honor so that we can reach our goal. We need everyone’s help to reach our goal by tonight at 11:59pm (CT).

Hotty Toddy and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

 

Final Stretch - 2 Days Left!

December 11, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Today is the last day of final exams, and we have two days left for our Senior Class Legacy Gift! With your help, in the past two days we have raised an additional $626 and recruited 16 more seniors. We are now just $1,935 away from reaching our goal of $10,000! We have raised 80% of our dollar goal and have recruited 645 participating #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Thanks so much to Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College for encouraging the senior members of the Honors College to participate in the Senior Class Legacy Gift. We are so grateful for all the support we have received from Ole Miss Organizations for our class project:

      • Trent Lott Leadership Institute

      • Alpha Omicron Pi

      • Chi Omega

      • Delta Delta Delta

      • Delta Gamma

      • Kappa Kappa Gamma

      • Alpha Tau Omega

      • Pi Kappa Alpha

We are encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation. And remember if you join our #FlagshipSeniors2016 campaign you are automatically eligible for our Senior MEGA Prize Giveaway! Only seniors are eligible to win these awesome prizes:

      • A Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball

      • A Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football

      • One of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

      • If we reach our 50% class participation goal, we will also be giving away a Swagway hover board!

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you are a winner!

Please encourage your classmates, your friends and your parents to give in your honor so that we can reach our goal. We need everyone’s help to reach our goal by Sunday night at 11:59pm (CT).

Hotty Toddy and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

Happy Finals Week - 4 Campaign Days Left!

December 09, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

The Senior Class Officers wish everyone best of luck on their final exams! Our fall semester is quickly drawing to a close and we are in the final stretch of our Senior Class Legacy Gift. We are just $2,561 away from reaching our goal and we have 4 days left!

With your help, in two days we were able to raise over $450 and recruited 37 more seniors! We now have raised 74% of our dollar goal and have recruited 629 participating #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Thanks so much to the gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha for donating yesterday to the Senior Class Gift in honor of your seniors! What a meaningful and impactful way to honor and say "thank you" to your graduating seniors. We hope that more Greek Chapters will decide to honor their seniors, too.

We are so grateful for all the Ole Miss Greek Organization support we have received for our class project:

      • Alpha Omicron Pi

      • Chi Omega

      • Delta Delta Delta

      • Delta Gamma

      • Kappa Kappa Gamma

      • Alpha Tau Omega

      • Pi Kappa Alpha

Since it is final exam week, we know that caffeine is a priority. However, if you were to skip just one cup of coffee this week and donate the $5 instead it would help our class project tremendously! Our $5 giving level is affectionately named the “Coffee Club” and encourages seniors to donate “5 bucks not Starbucks!” We are trying to set an Ole Miss record for senior participation and we need all of the Class of 2016 seniors’ help to accomplish it.

And remember if you join our #FlagshipSeniors2016 campaign you are automatically eligible for our Senior MEGA Prize Giveaway! Only seniors are eligible to win these awesome prizes:

      • A Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball

      • A Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football

      • One of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

      • If we reach our 50% class participation goal, we will also be giving away a Swagway hover board!

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you are a winner!

Your help is critical for us to reach our class goal! Encourage your friends and classmates to join with their fellow #FlagshipSeniors2016 today!

Good luck with finals and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

What a Week!

December 07, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Thanks to all the seniors who came to our Selfies for Seniors Day on Friday! We had so much fun giving away cookies for National Cookie Day in front of the union and also meeting so many members of the senior class. Check out all the senior selfies we posted on our Twitter feed @UMSeniors2016.

Last week with your help, we were able to raise over $1,000 towards our $10,000 goal. We now have raised 70% of our dollar goal and have recruited 592 participating #FlagshipSeniors2016.

On this first day of final exams, we have 6 days left to reach our goal of $10,000 and 2,016 participating seniors! We are encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation.

And remember if you join our #FlagshipSeniors2016 campaign you are automatically eligible for our Class of 2016 Mega Giveaway Contest! Only seniors are eligible to win these awesome prizes:

  • A Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball     

  • A Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football     

  • One of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

  • If we reach our 50% class participation goal, we will also be giving away a Swagway hover board!

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you are a winner.

Please help us by sharing our project with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss SENIORS to help reach our goal of the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history.

Be a Flagship Senior today!

Good luck with finals and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

Selfies for Seniors Day Tomorrow! (National Cookie Day, too!)

December 03, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Wow! What an incredible #GivingTuesday we had! With your help we raised over $450 from 24 donors. We are now up to 570 participating seniors. Our Legacy Gift campaign has 10 days left, and we are gaining tremendous momentum.

To celebrate the last day of our fall classes tomorrow, we will be at the Student Union from 11:00 to 1:00 promoting Selfies for Seniors Day! Join us and take a selfie with our "I Am a Flagship Senior" sign and post it online using the #FlagshipSeniors2016. This will help us celebrate your participation and spread our message to the rest of our senior class. And since tomorrow is National Cookie Day, we will be handing out chocolate chunk cookies from Insomnia Cookies to the first 50 seniors who come and join our campaign!

All participating seniors will be eligible for the Class of 2016 Mega Giveaway Contest! Seniors – participate today and WIN BIG! (We’re talking a hover board and much more!)

Thanks to the generosity of Ole Miss Athletics, all #FlagshipSENIORS will have a chance to win a Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball, a Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football, and one of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

Thanks to The Ole Miss Fund for the awesome Grand Prize if we meet our participation goal of 50% of our class – a Swagway hover board! Only members of the senior class are eligible to win – and only if they make a contribution to the 2016 Senior Class Legacy Gift and include their name on the donor wall. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you’re a winner!

Our last fall semester is drawing to a close! We have 10 days left to reach our goal of $10,000 and 2,016 participating seniors! We’re encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation. Your help is critical in helping us reach our goal!

Be a Flagship Senior today!

Hotty Toddy and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

P.S. Help us by sharing our update with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss SENIORS to help reach our ultimate goal of having the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

#RebelsGive on #GivingTuesday

December 01, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

We are so incredibly grateful for all the senior class support we have received. Since our Thanksgiving update, we have received 14 more donations and our senior class participation number is up to 554 seniors!

As you may know, today is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Ole Miss is officially celebrating today as #RebelsGive on #GivingTuesday. As members of the Ole Miss Family, we are so fortunate to experience all that the University of Mississippi has to offer. Now it is our turn to give back to the place that has given us so much. Every senior class member donation brings us closer to our primary goal of raising the trio of flag poles in front of The Pavilion and our secondary goal of achieving the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history. These significant goals will forever solidify the Class of 2016’s legacy at Ole Miss.

In honor of it being #GivingTuesday, we want to give back to a few lucky seniors. All participating seniors will be eligible for the Class of 2016 Mega Giveaway Contest! Seniors – participate today and WIN BIG! (We’re talking a Hover Board and much more!).

Thanks to the generosity of Ole Miss Athletics, all #FlagshipSENIORS will have a chance to win a Coach Andy Kennedy-autographed basketball, a Coach Hugh Freeze-autographed football, and one of 5 VIP tickets to the Ole Miss vs. Mizzou basketball game on February 3, 2016 in The Pavilion!

Thanks to The Ole Miss Fund for the awesome Grand Prize if we meet our participation goal of 50% of our class – a hover board! Only members of the senior class are eligible to win – and only if they make a contribution to the 2016 Senior Class Legacy Gift and include their name on the donor wall. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our campaign. Follow us on Twitter: @UMSeniors2016 to see if you’re a winner!

The clock is ticking! We have 12 days left to reach our goal of $10,000 and 2,016 participating seniors! We’re encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation Your help is critical in helping us reach our goal!

Be a Flagship Senior today!

Happy #GivingTuesday and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

P.S. Help us by sharing our update with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss SENIORS to help reach our ultimate goal of having the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Today we are thankful to have awesome classmates like YOU! We now have 547 participating Flagship Seniors included on our donor wall.  

We are also grateful to receive generous gifts from the Ladies of Chi Omega, Tau Chapter; the Ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Rho Chapter; and the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. What a meaningful way to pay tribute and honor the seniors in your organization. We look forward to receiving more Greek and organization support in the final days of our campaign!

We’ve raised 55% toward our campaign dollar goal, and we need everyone’s help to reach $10,000. Even more important is our unofficial goal of seeing at least 50% of our class "give back" to the University of Mississippi. We aim to achieve the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history. We currently have 13% participation rate and hope to recruit at least 2,016 seniors to give to our Class of 2016 campaign.  

Did you know that when seniors participate in the Class Legacy Gift it helps Ole Miss in national rankings? Alumni giving participation factors into the U.S. News & World Report rankings. When seniors give, we add to the value of our Ole Miss degrees as well as those of others.  

Your help is critical! Reach out to your friends and encourage them to donate, as we fund our legacy gift to our alma mater. We're encouraging seniors to give $20.16 in honor of our graduation year, but a gift as small as $5 will count toward student participation. Only 10 days remain - and we need 1,469 more seniors to join with us to make this goal a reality!

Be a Flagship Senior today!

Happy Thanksgiving and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

P.S. Help us by sharing our update with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss SENIORS to help reach our ultimate goal of having the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

The Pavilion - A New Tradition

November 06, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Construction on The Pavilion at Ole Miss will be completed in just two months, and each day it becomes easier to see the future through this stunning building. The Senior Class of 2016 officers had the opportunity to check out construction last week, and we were WOWED! The new, unofficial "front door" of Ole Miss Athletics will soon welcome students, alumni and other visitors, and all will see the Class of 2016’s gift – three  flagpoles with flags flying in an attractive, landscaped area. With our Senior Class gift connected to The Pavilion, we each have an opportunity to be a part of a new tradition at Ole Miss. Many exciting events will take place in this arena.

Thank you, Ashley Hendrichovsky, Flagship Senior 2016 #12, for making a gift! Ashley won the drawing for a personal tour of The Pavilion! We also are excited to receive generous gifts from the Ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi, Nu Beta Chapter; the Gentleman of Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Psi Chapter; the Ladies of Delta Delta Delta, Chi Chapter; and the Ladies of Delta Gamma, Alpha Psi Chapter. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. We look forward to receiving more Greek support in the next couple of weeks!

We’ve raised 25% toward our campaign goal, and we need everyone’s hands on deck to help us reach $10,000 in the next few weeks. Your help is critical! Reach out to your friends and encourage them to donate, as we fund our legacy gift to our alma mater. If each senior donates at least $5, we will more than double our goal. Step up today, as we need 2,000 more seniors to join us.

Be a Flagship Senior today!

Hotty Toddy and #FlagshipSeniors2016!

Mary Kate Berger, 2016 Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

P.S. Help us by sharing our update with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss SENIORS to help reach our ultimate goal of having the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

 

 

 

Hotty Toddy and Hello to The Pavilion!

October 23, 2015

Dear Class of 2016 Seniors,

Thank you for your support over the past two weeks for the Class of 2016’s gift to the University of Mississippi. We are raising funds to install three flag poles and an enclave between The Pavilion at Ole Miss and the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. This area is sure to become a popular spot for students, alumni and friends to meet when visiting campus. We are 12% toward our goal, and here’s the exciting part: Out of the 54 gifts received thus far, 50 are from SENIORS! We are thrilled that seniors are taking on the responsibility for this gift.

In a short 72 days, the Tad C. Smith Coliseum will host its last Ole Miss Basketball game. The doors will close, but the memories will never be forgotten. Just four days after that, the entrances to the new Pavilion at Ole Miss will swing open, ushering in an exciting era! The Ole Miss Basketball team will play the first game in this stunning facility January 7.

We will always treasure the times we cheered for our Rebels from the Tad Pad’s “Club Red,” but this campaign represents our opportunity to be the Flagship Seniors at The Pavilion! We will be a part of new traditions being created as well as the continuation of cherished ones. We need your support in making this project a reality; we can accomplish this goal only when at least 2,100 seniors get behind this initiative! Show your support for your school: We are the Class of 2016!

Hotty Toddy!

Mary Kate Berger, Senior Class President

Vivian Paris, Senior Class Vice President

Heather Neilson, Senior Class Treasurer

P.S. Help us by sharing our update with your friends, family and, most importantly, Ole Miss seniors to help reach our goal of the highest senior class participation rate in Ole Miss history!

Sample Tweet: Please join me in supporting #FlagshipSeniors2016 @UMSeniors2016 @IgniteOleMiss campaign! Give Now: ignite.olemiss.edu/FlagshipSeniors2016

Sample Facebook Post: Please join me in supporting the Ole Miss Class of 2016 Legacy Gift Flagship Seniors 2016 @IgniteOleMiss campaign. The Class of 2016 will be the first senior class to experience The Pavilion at Ole Miss! Support the Class of 2016 today! Give Now: ignite.olemiss.edu/FlagshipSeniors2016

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$5

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

$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

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.

$100

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.

$250

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!

$500

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!

$1,000

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.