Honor Club


The USM Foundation Honor Club celebrates the philanthropy of The University of Southern Mississippi’s most generous benefactors. Established in 1985, the Honor Club is the major gift recognition society that honors those donors whose vision and passion for Southern Miss inspired them to support the University with a significant financial gift. Honor Club members have created countless opportunities for students, faculty and staff through their generosity. Whether creating a lasting legacy through an endowed scholarship or supporting faculty excellence, these patrons have helped make Southern Miss a premier research university of the Gulf South.

 

USM Foundation Increases Minimum for Admittance into the Honor Club

Since 1985, membership has been achieved when a donor reaches $10,000 or more in charitable contributions. Donors are acknowledged for giving at eight various levels ranging from Associates for Excellence to the Gallery of Benefactors. Beginning July 1, 2016, the minimum for admitting new members into the Honor Club will increase from $10,000 to $25,000 for individual members and from $50,000 to $125,000 for corporate members. Admittance will be at the Patrons of 1910 level. Existing individual members at the Associates for Excellence level (donors with cumulative gifts ranging from $10,000 to $24,999) will remain members of the Honor Club, as will corporate members (donors with cumulative gifts ranging from $50,000 to $124,999).

Honor Club members enjoy a variety of benefits, including the exclusive Honor Club Black Tie Gala, discounted memberships to the Payne Center and free campus parking.


Current Honor Club Members Only:

The USM Department of Parking Management will implement a license plate recognition system this fall to regulate parking on campus in the most cost-effective way. This new system will not affect your Honor Club benefit of two free parking passes; however, decals will no longer be distributed. In order to register your vehicle(s), please complete the application form below.


If you would like to request an Honor Club vehicle registration form, click here

If you would like to update your biographical information for our records, click here.  

 

View photos from the 2016 Honor Club Black Tie Gala

View photos from the 2014 Honor Club Black Tie Gala

View photos from the 2013 Honor Club Black Tie Gala

View photos from the 2012 Honor Club Black Tie Gala



Gallery of Benefactors 

The Gallery of Benefactors is the highest giving level of the USM Foundation’s Honor Club, celebrating cumulative lifetime gifts in excess of $1 million. 
Gold (Individuals $10 million and above, Organizations $50 million and above)
Silver (Individuals $5 million – $9.99 million, Organizations $25 million – $49.99 million)
Bronze (Individuals $1 million – $4.99 million, Organizations $5 million – $24.99 million)

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Southern Miss Society 

The Southern Miss Society commemorates our treasured past by celebrating individuals who have given cumulative gifts ranging from $500,000 to $999,999 and organizations who have given cumulative gifts ranging from $2.5 million to $4.99 million.

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Black and Gold Society

The Black and Gold Society honors the traditional colors of the University by recognizing individuals whose cumulative gifts range from $250,000 to $499,999 and organizations whose cumulative gifts range from $1.25 million to $2.49 million.  

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President's Circle 

The President’s Circle honors the benefactors of the University who have continued to take Southern Miss to new heights through cumulative gifts from individuals ranging from $100,000 to $249,999 and cumulative gifts from organizations ranging from $500,000 to $1.24 million.

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Joseph Cook Fellowship

The Joseph Cook Fellowship remembers the University’s first president by honoring individuals who have given cumulative gifts ranging from $50,000 to $99,999 and organizations who have given cumulative gifts ranging from $250,000 to $499,999.

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Patrons of 1910

The Patrons of 1910 memorialize the institution’s founding in 1910 by celebrating individuals whose cumulative giving ranges from $25,000 to $49,999 and organizations whose cumulative giving ranges from $125,000 to $249,999.

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Associates for Excellence

The Associates for Excellence recognizes the generosity of individuals with cumulative gifts ranging from $10,000 to $24,999 and organizations with cumulative gifts ranging from $50,000 to $124,999.

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Circle of Champions

The Circle of Champions recognizes those who have contributed $100,000 and above to Southern Miss Athletics. 

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