Faculty/Staff Gifts


Support The Campaign for Southern Miss

As Southern Miss employees, you commit yourselves every day to making Southern Miss a more vital institution. At the same time, your financial contributions allow the University to continue its mission. Whatever your position may be, you play an important role in educating the brightest young minds and strengthening the cultural and intellectual fabric of our community.

Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, faculty and staff gifts to the University speak volumes about Southern Miss as a place for philanthropic investment and show your pride in our institution.

Making a gift provides an opportunity for University employees to help enhance the quality of the University's programs through their financial contributions. Employees can direct their gifts to the college, school or program of their choice through a payment option that works best for them, including payroll deduction.

Examples of programs that have benefitted from faculty and staff giving include the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • University Libraries
  • Faculty support for research
  • Arts programs
  • The Southern Miss Fund
  • The Joe Paul Student Leaders Scholarship Endowment

Remember, participation in The Campaign for Southern Miss is far more important than the amount of your gift. Higher participation rates are essential to our overall fundraising efforts as they impact foundations, corporations, the legislature and our alumni. 

There are hundreds of funds to choose from and 100 percent of your contribution goes to support the area of your choice. 


Ways to Give 

Payroll Deduction

Set up your payroll deduction online at www.usmfoundation.com/payrolldeduct.


Visit www.usmfoundation.com/giving to make a one-time gift with your VISA, MasterCard or American Express. 


Call the USM Foundation at 601.266.5210 to make a gift with your VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Make sure to specify the designation of your gift and indicate that your donation is for The Campaign for Southern Miss. 


Complete your giving form and send it along with cash or a check payable to the USM Foundation to: 
The University of Southern Miss Foundation
118 College Drive #5210
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001


For more information, contact Kelly Ellis, manager of annual giving, at 601.266.4878 or kelly.ellis@usm.edu.