What's the difference between an adequate educational experience and an exceptional one? Generosity and commitment. Since 1965 MUW's Foundation has funded the future of our university. How? Through scholarships, faculty support, and educational tools as simple as a library book or as complex as a finely-tuned piano. A memory garden makes our beautiful campus even more so. Furniture, artwork, and book collections add a touch of class that distinguishes us from other universities.
Why should you give? Private contributions from alumni and friends of MUW make it possible for our students to thrive in an atmosphere of excellence, ensuring the Long Blue line will grow stronger with every graduating class. Take a look at how your contributions can make a difference in the lives of our students and faculty. Then give generously. You'll be amazed at what your gift can do. Click here to make a gift today.
Ruth P. Jones
Chairman MUW Foundation
*Emerita Member **Emeritus Member
***Ex-Officio Member ****Past Chair
The W has come to depend upon the Foundation as a strengthening force beneath her wings. The Mississippi University for Women Foundation is a non-profit Mississippi corporation organized to foster, encourage, and promote the educational purposes of the University. In providing its important services through the pursuit of endowments and other gifts, the Foundation enriches and embraces the academic quality and reputation of Mississippi University for Women.
Under the leadership of its independent Board of Directors, the MUW Foundation receives gifts on behalf of the university, solicits donations, manages assets, and distributes monies in accordance with prescribed procedures. The Foundation exists solely for the educational support of MUW but operates independently from the University, its Board of Trustees, and the State of Mississippi. The Foundation Board is comprised of alumni and business and community leaders who are committed to furthering the mission of Mississippi University for Women. The Board elects a chair, a vice chair, a secretary, and a treasurer. In addition, there are several vital Foundation committees that offer Board members an opportunity to become more involved with the Foundation and its mission.
The MUW Foundation receives contributions in many forms including cash, securities, bequests, real estate, and personal property. These gifts may be restricted by the donor for a specific purpose, but unrestricted gifts provide flexible means for the University to respond to its most pressing needs.
Gifts to the Foundation may be designated to establish or augment endowments, which are essential vehicles for supported professorships, chairs, scholarship funds, and general program support funds. Gifts may also be designated to support the general operating needs of the University and its programs.
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