The 2020 CARES Act Charitable Giving Opportunity

It goes without saying that this has been a year of change. Our students and faculty are learning and teaching in new ways, but our commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities is unwavering. Make a difference at The W with your gift today.

For year-end giving to The W, a special CARES Act provision can be a valuable planning tool allowing deductions up to 100% of your adjusted gross income when contributing cash in 2020. You potentially may reap a much higher tax benefit than in a normal year.

To take advantage of this higher deduction threshold, consider bunching several years' worth of contributions to one or more charitable organizations. While bunching donations can be a good strategy in any year, doing so in 2020 offers a greater deduction possibility.

If you are considering a Roth conversion, you may wish to consider increasing your charitable gifts to a level at which the charitable deduction would offset all or most of the additional taxes created by the Roth conversion.

This special opportunity applies only to cash gifts made directly to a qualified non-profit such as the MUW Foundation by December 31, 2020. For additional information, please contact us or your qualified tax adviser.

First Fully Virtual Long Blue Line Auction Secures $26,000

After moving to a fully virtual auction, the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association announced the 2020 Long Blue Line Auction raised $26,000 for faculty enhancement grants.

The grants are designed to enrich the educational and professional activities of faculty members. Also included in funding is the New Faculty Award, which is given to a newer faculty member to recognize their work supporting the academic mission of The W.

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Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship Awarded to Beard

Brandon native Megan Beard has been awarded the 2020 Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship, an endowed fund presented by the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association. Beard’s love of culinary arts began in elementary school when she was introduced to a variety of pastries during a trip to Europe. She returned home with inspiration for her international tea shop and bakery. Her passion grew in high school and helped broaden her love of baking into a love for cooking. “I know ultimately, I would like to teach and share my love of food and cooking with others,” she said.

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MUW's Office of Development and Alumni Mission Statement

The Office of Alumni and Development works to build relationships with alumni and friends of the university and encourages participation in the life of The W. Each alumnus is important in helping promote, strengthen, and grow The W as it moves into the future. We encourage you to become involved in a variety of ways:  join the Alumni Association; attend an alumni event; become part of or help establish an alumni chapter; invest in your university with a charitable donation; volunteer; mentor; keep up with the The W through our alumni magazine, Visions. There are many ways for you to stay connected to other members of the Long Blue Line and your university. Your participation helps ensure that The W continues to provide an outstanding academic experience, as well as a welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff. Involvement of our alumni and friends is vital to the future of The W.  We want to hear from you!

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Upcoming Events

Mid-South Alumni Chapter Holiday Movie Trivia
Sun, 06 Dec 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Southwest Mississippi Virtual Meeting and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Holiday Decoration Demonstration
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mississippi University for Women
Office of Development and Alumni

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