MUW Foundation Mission
Enrich the Academic Quality & Reputation of MUW
Foster. Encourage. Promote.
The W has come to depend upon the Foundation as a strengthening force beneath her wings. 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. The Board elects a chair, a vice chair, a secretary, and a treasurer. In addition, there are several important 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, yet unrestricted gifts provide flexible means for the University to respond to the 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 the general program support funds. Gifts also may be designated to support the general operating needs of the University and supporting programs.
The Foundation Board has adopted and is committed to operating under the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by leading professional fundraising organizations.