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Learn more about how your gifts make an lasting impact in students and patients lives.

Global Leaders in Healthcare

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy's graduates are leaders in biomedical research companies, community and retail pharmacies, hospitals, government agencies, universities, trade organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and every imaginable pharmacy practice setting.

As one of the country's most productive and highest-ranked pharmacy schools, the School of Pharmacy knows it is crucial to graduate diverse professionals ready to deliver superior patient care and generate and disseminate new biomedical knowledge and technologies.

How Your Gifts Make an Impact

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Student Success

A degree in pharmacy can launch a student's success in life, lift an entire family, and impact the quality of life for whole communities. Yet, many first-generation students and students from underserved areas need encouragement and support to pursue a pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences degree. Other students worry that financial debt will make pursuing careers serving public health needs in medically under-resourced communities impossible. Your generous gifts to our school help impact students' lives daily.

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Excellence in Research

The School of Pharmacy is globally recognized for its multidisciplinary research in discovering, developing, and translating innovative solutions to healthcare problems. Your generous gift helps to create groundbreaking discoveries for the future of medicine. 

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Dynamic and Diverse Faculty

The School of Pharmacy faculty is the dynamic force through which our graduates, residents, and fellows gain superior technical knowledge and abilities, and learn power skills – teamwork, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. Our faculty connect students and graduates with industries around the state, throughout the country, and abroad. And, they have contributed to exponential growth of external research funding to the School of Pharmacy. With your generous gifts we can continue to higher the best faculty in the nation for our school.

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Inclusive and Collaborative Learning and Research Spaces

Labs and classrooms must evolve to spur collaborations that enrich learning and ignite innovative research. The swift introduction of new technology demands that spaces evolve just as rapidly. With your generous gift we can continue to make daily improvements to our facilities and to grow our technology and efficiency in our school.

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Transformative Programs

Now and Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss is a catalyst for programs which will transform the way teaching and learning take place by funding new experiences which promote entrepreneurship, new product development and student success through hands on learning, experiential education, and connections to industry.


A Philanthropic Vision for Major Gifts to the School of Pharmacy

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What is the 1908 Society?

The 1908 Society serves as the leadership fundraising catalyst for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Named after the year that the School of Pharmacy was founded, the 1908 Society administers substantial gifts in conjunction with the University of Mississippi Foundation. Formerly aimed at annual giving, it now represents the university’s philanthropic vision for major gifts to the School of Pharmacy. Its members are invested in empowering the students, educators, scientists, and practitioners of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Private giving, among other indicators, has contributed to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy being one of the most productive and highest-ranked pharmacy schools in the country.

Gifts can be designated to diverse interests that support the School of Pharmacy. Gifts may be given to empower success through creating endowments for student scholarships, lectureships, and professorships; supporting academic excellence through providing resources for student activities and professional development; and naming opportunities through maintaining, improving, and expanding our facilities.

Members of the 1908 Society make a minimum commitment of $25,000 that may be fulfilled over five years through a pledge agreement. Gifts can be made at any time and in any amount to meet these requirements.

Where to leave a legacy within the School of Pharmacy:

  • Endowments – for professorships, post-doctoral fellowships, lectureships, or student scholarships.
    • Distinguished professorship chair - $2,000,000 minimum
    • Professorship - $1,000,000 minimum
    • Director, lecturer, or scholar - $500,000 minimum
    • Post-doctoral fellowship - $250,000 minimum
    • Lectureship - $50,000 minimum
    • Student scholarship- $50,000 minimum
    • Fund for excellence in research, teaching, patient care, or service - $50,000 minimum
  • The Dean’s Fund – our general fund that supports the dean’s highest priorities.
  • Strategic Investment Opportunities – a future-building fund, entrepreneurship, research, and innovation.
  • Event sponsorships – events dedicated towards recruiting alums or student affairs. Tailgates, picnics, Pharmacy Camp, Seminar Day, and Research Day are great opportunities to give back.

How to join in the mission and vision:

You may give online by clicking herebank draft, or check mailed to 406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655, made out to the UM Foundation with the School of Pharmacy indicated in the memo line.

Ways to give:

  • A monthly gift
  • A one-time gift
  • An annual gift
  • A disbursement from your IRA
  • A gift that your company matches to double your impact
  • An estate or planned gift

Membership benefits:

The 1908 Society provides members with various benefits based on five-year pledge commitments. 1908 members will be recognized annually in the “Ole Miss Pharmacy Matters” electronic newsletter. Members who join before July 1, 2025, will be considered founding members.

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Need Help With Your Gift?

Hi, I'm here to help! If you have any questions or need to talk more about the giving process, please feel free to reach out to me!

Laura Gullett

Associate Director of Development, School of Pharmacy