The MUW Foundation's Mission

Enrich the Academic Quality and Reputation of MUW

Foster, Encourage, Promote.


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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 MUW 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 MUW 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 MUW 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 board committees that offer board members an opportunity to become more involved with the MUW 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 MUW 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 MUW Foundation Board has adopted and is committed to operating under the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by leading professional fundraising organizations.