The W's "Be the Light" Campaign

Mississippi University for Women has announced an historic “Be the Light” campaign, the first significant major gifts effort in the institution’s history.

The university seeks to raise $25 million for endowed scholarships; facilities and programs; endowments, including faculty endowments; and athletics.

"Be the Light" in this important initiative to advance The W.

Together, we make a difference. Together, we change lives. Together, we are The W.





Join Us for the 2022 Welty Gala Benefiting the MUW Scholarship Fund

On Friday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m., students from the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, alumni, and community members are invited to join us for an elegant evening in downtown Columbus with Emmy Award-winning actor, author, director, and producer Henry Winkler.
The Welty Gala is our annual fundraiser for the MUW Scholarship Fund. To ensure the success of this event, MUW is seeking supporters who will participate as Benefactors, Patrons, and Friends.
Join us in October and be part of the 2022 Welty Gala.



Make W Students' Dreams a Reality with Your Gift to The W Fund

Meet Olivia Eubanks, Class of 2024, who says, "I am glad to be an MUW Owl like my mother and am beyond thrilled and honored to be the MUWAA Legacy Scholarship recipient. The W feels like home, and the faculty, staff, and students immediately make you feel a part of the family. Your support of The W continues the tradition of excellence."

By supporting The W Fund, you provide scholarships, academic and extracurricular program resources, facilities enhancements, and so much more for students like Olivia.

Make a gift in support of our students and the many learning opportunities available at The W.













The MUW Foundation's Mission

The Mississippi University for Women Foundation is a nonprofit Mississippi corporation organized to foster, encourage, and promote the educational purposes of the University.  In providing important services through pursuit of endowments and other gifts, the Foundation enriches 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, the Board of Trustees, and the State of Mississippi. The Foundation Board includes alumni and business and community leaders who are committed to furthering the mission of Mississippi University for Women.


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Phone: (662) 329-7148 or
(877) 462-8439 ext.7148
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