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.





Put Your IRA to Work for The W

An IRA charitable rollover allows donors aged 70-and-a-half and up to transfer up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to the MUW Foundation offering savings on taxes that otherwise would be paid on IRA distributions.

Donors have enjoyed this giving option to support The W with gifts designated to fund scholarships, academic programs, campus projects, extracurricular activities, The W Fund, and other areas that make The W the extraordinary place it is for learning. 

Your gift must be made before December 31, 2022, to qualify as a tax-free rollover for the 2022 calendar year. To learn more about a charitable IRA rollover, email us or call (662) 329-7148.

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

Meet Samuel Garrie, Class of 2024, who says, "As a first-generation college student, the college experience was new to me. At The W, I found something special. Whether on the tennis court, working as a residence advisor, serving as a BLUES week team leader, or conducting research with my professor, I have found my community, a community that cares."

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

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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Office of Development and Alumni

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