Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

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 […] [...]

SMCC planning to launch fundraising campaign

by Published: November 12,2010

Tags: education, fundraising, higher education

SUMMIT — Southwest Mississippi Community College officials hope a capital fundraising campaign will provide the college with money to help fund new dormitories, programs and equipment for the school. SMCC President Dr. Oliver Young said plans are ongoing for the fundraising effort, which is expected to begin in early 2011. A target amount has not […] [...]

University alumni ramping up fundraising

by Published: September 14,2010

Tags: education, fundraising, higher education

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Alumni groups at some of Mississippi’s public universities are ramping up their private fundraising in hopes of decreasing the impact of state budget cuts. New initiatives have been planned at Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State, and others such as Mississippi State and the University of Southern Mississippi have set records for […] [...]

ADP kicks off ‘Competitive Edge’ campaign

HATTIESBURG — The Area Development Partnership (ADP) has launched Competitive Edge, the new fundraising initiative to underwrite an economic and community development program in the Greater Hattiesburg Area over the next five years. Competitive Edge, which is the third program of its kind for the ADP, will provide funding for economic development services, marketing for […] [...]

USM reacts to investigation of Foundation

by Published: April 19,2010

Tags: education, fundraising, higher education

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi (USM) officials are working with the newly appointed University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation board of directors and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) on a review of some actions approved by the previous Research Foundation Board. In a statement, USM president Martha Saunders […] [...]

Nunnelee releases contributions report

TUPELO — State Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo filed his first quarter fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission showing that he raised over $150,000 for the first quarter with 89 percent of his contributions coming from Mississippi citizens. Nunnelee, a Republican, is running for the First Congressional District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. […] [...]

United Way goal ‘huge challenge’

by Published: September 8,2009

Tags: charity, fundraising

HATTIESBURG — United Way of Southeast Mississippi kicked off its 2009-2010 fund-raising campaign Sept. 3 with a lunch event at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. Campaign chair Dr. Annie Wimbish, superintendent of Hattiesburg Public Schools, announced United Way’s overall campaign goal to be $1.75 million. Wimbish said, “We recognize that times are tough with the […] [...]

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