Membership in the Honor Club reflects cumulative gifts, including pledge payments, and is tiered into eight categories:
Gallery of Benefactors
Bronze (Individuals $1 Million – $4.99 Million, Organizations $5 Million – $24.99 Million)
Silver ($5 Million – $9.99 Million, Organizations $25 Million – $49.99 Million)
Gold ($10 Million and above, Organizations $50 Million and above)
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.
Southern Miss Society ($500,000 – $999,999)
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.
Black and Gold Society ($250,000 – $499,999)
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.
President’s Circle ($100,000 – $249,999)
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.
Joseph Cook Fellowship ($50,000 – $99,999)
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.
Patrons of 1910 ($25,000 – $49,999)
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.
Associates for Excellence ($10,000 – $24,999)
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.
Circle of Champions ($100,000 and above to Southern Miss Athletics)
For questions about the Honor Club, please contact Meg Jones, coordinator of donor relations and special events, via telephone at 601.266.6292 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.