Dear Friends:

On behalf of the MUW Foundation Board of Directors, I thank you for your support of Mississippi University for Women.

Your University Foundation made significant progress in several areas during Fiscal Year 2011. Topping our good news for the year is a 12 percent increase in the number of donors and growth in the Foundation’s endowment of approximately 20 percent. Growth in both of these areas is imperative if we are to continue to provide opportunities for students, who will become our future leaders, and support for our outstanding faculty.

Since our 2007 Annual Report, the Foundation has continued to evolve in order to meet its goals of increasing the Foundation’s endowment; enhancing public relations while supporting faculty with resources for research and continuing education; and working with the University to identify our role in the attainment of institutional goals. The Foundation’s top priorities continue to be providing effective investment management and fund stewardship.

The MUW Foundation has many individuals to thank – alums as well as friends of our beloved University. We also express heartfelt appreciation to the organizations and businesses who give generously to the Foundation, demonstrating their belief in MUW and the importance of its role in higher education. All gifts are important; all gifts make a difference.

With sincere gratitude for all that you do and for the opportunity to work together for the benefit of Mississippi University for Women and its’ students and faculty, again we say “Thank you” for helping create a brighter future for The W.

Jo Ann Arnold Reid, Chairman

W-Box 1618 Columbus, MS 39701                  662.329.7148or 877.462.8439 ext.7148