About the Foundation


The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to serving the University community by overseeing fundraising efforts to raise private support for scholarship and other academic needs at Southern Miss. The Foundation manages donor dollars to provide the most advanced educational opportunities available to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Southern Miss. 

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose members serve as advocates for the University, its colleges and programs. Foundation board members are committed to building successful partnerships with Southern Miss and its many generous supporters.

The Foundation was formed in October 1959 as The Mississippi Southern Foundation. The name was changed to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation in December 1962.

The Foundation is located on the third floor of the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss.

We invite you to learn more about the USM Foundation, its leaders and the individuals who help support Southern Miss. Please feel free to contact the USM Foundation for additional information or visit us the next time you are in Hattiesburg.