Annual Giving

Give to the Heart of MUW - Our Students

The quality education MUW students experience doesn't happen without your help. Support The W Fund. Your gift will make the difference between an ordinary education and an excellent one. Your ongoing support turns today's dreams into tomorrow's reality.

Contact Brandy Williams, Director of Annual Giving 1.877.462.8439, ext. 7293 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Giving: Alumni & Friends

Donor Societies: Rising in Honor

With the changes and progression of our University, the MUW Foundation would like to invite you to join one of the Donor Recognition Levels.

Annual Giving Donor Levels

President's Circle ..........

$10,000 - and up

Clock Tower Society ..........

$5,000 - $9,999

Magnolia Society ..........

$2,500 - $4,999

Ginkgo Society ..........

$1,000 - $2,499

Zouave Society ..........

$500 - $999

Meh Lady Society ..........

$150 - $499

Long Blue Line* ..........

Up to $149

1884 Loyalty Giving Societies

(cumulative giving levels )

Callaway Society

$1,000,000 - and up

Whitfield Society

$500,000 - $999,999

Orr Society

$100,000 - $499,999

Shattuck Society

$50,000 - $99,999

*a minimum gift of $40.00 and 12 semester hours at the University will give you the opportunity to hold an active voting annual membership in the Alumni Association. (Effective 7/1/2012)

Matching Donations

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy by using our matching-gift search tool.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our school may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


Annual Giving: MUW Students


Welcome MUW Telefund. We look forward to talking with you!

Mississippi University for Women has opened a renovated call center featuring state-of-the-art calling stations with the intent of keeping in touch with all of our alumni throughout the nation.

The Telefund mission is to contact all alumni once a year to update their records, offer invitations to campus events, answer questions about the University, thank past donors for their on-going commitment to MUW and ask that each alumna or alumnus make a yearly gift in support of the The W Fund.

With new encryption technology, well-trained Telefund Ambassadors can now take credit card gifts using American Express, MasterCard and Visa directly over the phone effectively reducing postage and administrative costs for both donors and the University. Plus, alumni now have the opportunity to select their choice of fund designation regardless of a preference to give to the unrestricted The W Fund or a restricted fund such as a Class Scholarship, named endowment, or social club scholarship.

Students interested in working as a Telefund Ambassador, please complete this application.

Class Agents

MUW Class Agents are liaisons between their graduating class and the University. Our class agents encourage their classmates to stay connected with MUW, attend reunions, and give yearly through The W Fund contributions, planned gifts or volunteerism. If you are interested in reconnecting with friends while helping the strength of MUW, contact Brandy Williams at 662-329-7151 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Annual Giving: Faculty & Staff

Be part of of the legacy!

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in The W's 2013-2014 Faculty and Staff Campaign. Make an impact in your campus community and help make an MUW education possible for deserving students. Your support is critical to the mission of this institution. There are many projects, programs, and opportunities that cannot succeed without YOUR help!

Each gift to The W Fund is a significant step toward strengthening our University community.

What is The W Fund?

  • Provides MUW with immediate funding for items and programs that are not covered by tuition and state appropriations.
  • Scholarship aid, admissions support, and general unrestricted funding critical to the well-being of MUW.

Why Should I Give to MUW?

You give so much every day to MUW in your respective position. By making a voluntary philanthropic contribution, you are strengthening our university and ensuring educational opportunities for our current and future students. Your support also reflects the importance of MUW.

What's in it for Me?

  • Each office/department with 100% participation will receive treats for a departmental or office coffee break.
  • Every faculty and staff member making a $40 or more gift to the MUW Foundation will receive a t-shirt.
  • All Donors who increase an existing monthly payroll deduction by $1 or start a new monthly payroll deduction in the amount of $1 or more will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Harvey's.

Also, if you're an alum of MUW, a gift of $40 or more makes you an eligible voting member of the MUWAA. Now is the perfect time to make your gift to the MUW Foundation. To be eligible for prizes, gifts must be made by September 30 (bank draft and payroll deductions total yearly amount will qualify if made by deadline).

MUW Faculty & Staff Donors for 2013-2014 Campaign

Kristi Acker
Nick Adams
Sheila Adams
Angie Atkins
April Barlow
Hannah Bascomb
Mark Bean
Annette Benson
William Biddy
Anthony Bluitt
James Borsig
Cheryl Bowen
Maris Braddock
Marty Brock
Katherine Brown
Edward Bruster
Barbara Bryan
Gloria Bunnell
Todd Bunnell
Melissa Buxton
Marie Byrne
Allison Caston
Nora Corrigan
Lyndsay Cumberland
Cynthia Cunningham
Patti Davis
Sacha Dawkins
James Denney
Shawn Dickey
Lynn Dobbs
Kendall Dunkelberg
Cherry Dunn
Shirley Ellis
Angela Ferraez
K. Randell Foxworth
Melanie Freeman
Bobby Fugitt
Lorraine Gaddis
Maridith Geuder
Tammy Godfrey
Christy Green
Sharon Grissom
Gail Gunter
Dave Haffly
Jo Beth Hamlett
Teresa Hammill
Amber Handy
Lynn Hanson
Michelle Harmon
Haley Harris
Dan Heimmermann
Julie Heintz
Maxine Hinton
Richard Holden
Robin Holliman
Erin Holloway
Leslie Hughes
Joyce Hunt
Chris Jenkins
Sue Jolly-Smith
Angela Jones
Beverly Joyce
Erin Kempker
Dorothy Kerzel
Russell King
Marquita Kirk
Mary Jo Kirkpatrick
Susan Kling
Holleen Krogh
Kenny Langley
Brandy Larmon
Dee Anne Larson
Lisa Lawrence
Melinda Lowe
Carla Lowery
Andrew Luccasen
Paul Mack
Linda Mahoney
Rosemary Marecle
Tammie McCoy
Rosamund McDavis
Jennifer Miles
Nora Miller
Deborah Miranda
Cathy Mitchell
Gladys Mooneyham
Tina Morgan
Becky Morton
Jimi Mosely
Shelley Moss
Karen Nabors
Jill OBryant
Erich Ogle
Bonnie Oppenheimer
Bridget Otts
Amy Pardo
Nicole Patrick
Anika Perkins
Shonda Phelon
Renee Phillips
Bridget Pieschel
Tammy Prather
Debra Pulley
Judy Raymond
Michael Richardson
Thomas Richardson
Monica Riley
Katherine Roberts
Mary Margaret Roberts
Tina Rogers
Mary Helen Ruffin
Clara Rustin
Martin Seawright
Harry Sherman
Janie Shields
Deby Shipman
Adrian Sligh
Susan Sobley
Rich Sobolewski
Robin Spann
Maria Stephens
Andrea Stevens
Tara Sullivan
Debbie M. Swartz
Deborah K. Swartz
Pamela Thomas
James Todd
Christopher Tollison
Joy Townsend
Renee Veazey
Nancy Wheeley
Ross Whitwam
Johnnie Wijewardane
Brandy Williams
Towanda Williams
Carla Wilson
Tiffany Winter
Cheryl Wright
Cathy Young

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