The University of Mississippi has set a new fundraising record for its annual Giving Day event.
Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff members came together this year to contribute 2,399 gifts totaling more than $6.83 million – the most ever for Giving Day – bolstering vital resources to strengthen the student experience, academic programs, and community offerings.
“Coming together in the spirit of giving really boosted the energy and excitement of this annual event. We are thrilled to receive two seven-figure gifts,” Ole Miss Chancellor Glenn Boyce said. “Christie and George R. Walker III, of Jackson, gave $5 million to establish two chairs in finance and real estate in the School of Business Administration. A $1 million gift from Lacie and Joe Gorder, of San Antonio, Texas, establishes scholarships in the School of Journalism and New Media.”
The social media-driven Giving Day 2023 launched Tuesday, April 4, and continued for one day, eight hours and 48 minutes in honor of the university’s founding year of 1848.
All funds raised are part of the Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, which has a goal of securing $1.5 billion to enhance the university for future generations.
To view a full list of notable contributions made during Ole Miss Giving Day 2023, click here.