Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the […] [...]

USM Foundation sets new fundraising record

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports it has set a new record for gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year at $20,336,110. The record eclipses the previous mark of $13.9 million from fiscal 2006 by 43 percent and also represents an increase of 300 percent over the amount raised last […] [...]

USM fundraiser for new College of Business gets gift, challenge

HATTIESBURG — Thanks to a gift from The First Bancshares Inc., the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s Building Better Business Campaign has exceeded the $8 million mark on the way to reaching its $10 million goal. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna has issued a matching gift challenge to help raise the remaining $2 […] [...]

Willis resigns as USM VP after only seven months on job

HATTIESBURG — Russ Willis has resigned as the University of Southern Mississippi’s vice president for administrative affairs after only seven months in the position. The Hattiesburg American reports Willis was responsible for the financial management of the university, its physical plant and human resources. Taking over the position will be Chad Driskell, executive assistant to […] [...]

Building for the future in a chaotic present

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: athletics, fundraising, Ole Miss, sports

Not much has gone right recently for the Ole Miss athletic department. The Forward Together Campaign is an exception. The campaign to raise money for new athletic facilities and to expand and improve existing ones kicked off Aug. 9. As of Nov. 1, it had raised $43.8 million of its overall $150 million goal. >> […] [...]

Local firm helps promote world-record chocolate bar

Since founding Broadcast Media Group Inc. in Starkville in 1996, Robbie Coblentz has worked numerous marketing/PR campaigns all over the state and nation. The production company has won numerous awards for its work, including an international Telly Award just this past summer. But he and his team recently completed work on the promotion of a […] [...]

Start of prep football season culmination of year-long efforts from booster clubs, parents

by Published: August 21,2011

Tags: booster, booster clubs, fundraising, high school, prep football

Mississippi’s high school football season started last week. The financial planning for it never stopped. Before toe met leather last Thursday and Friday nights, the booster clubs that pay for everything from Gatorade to field houses had spent months raising money to carry out their missions of providing private financial support to their respective programs. […] [...]

UM launches fundraiser for athletic programs

by Published: August 11,2011

Tags: education, fundraising, higher education, sports

OXFORD — Ole Miss officials have announced a $150-million fund raising campaign, along with plans to replace the university’s basketball facility and improve Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone announced the “Forward Together” program Tuesday. The university said $100 million come form premium seating charges in both venues and $50 million from philanthropic […] [...]

Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical […] [...]

MSU sees new record in private gifts, pledges

by Published: July 21,2011

Tags: donations, education, fundraising, gifts, higher education

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is announcing a new milestone of $80.3 million in outright private gifts and pledges of future support during the just-ended fiscal year. A 23 percent increase from FY 10, the record number represents the highest single-year giving total in the university’s 133-year history. John P. Rush, vice president for development […] [...]

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