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


Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation is to build relationships with alumni and friends in order to secure private funds and other resources for the benefit of The University of Southern Mississippi. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation receives, invests and distributes private gifts in support of the University’s mission. The Foundation provides service to our donors, our University and our community by encouraging commitment and investment in the future of the University.