The philanthropy of The University of Southern Mississippi’s most generous benefactors is recorded through the names of individuals and organizations enrolled in its Honor Club. Established in 1985, the USM Foundation Honor Club was created as the major gift recognition society to honor those donors whose vision and passion for Southern Miss inspired them to support the University with a significant financial gift. Honor Club members have long been celebrated for their loyalty to Southern Miss. They 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 to make Southern Miss the premier research university of the Gulf South.
Honor Club membership is achieved when a donor reaches $10,000 or more in charitable contributions to the USM Foundation. The Honor Club consists of eight giving levels ranging from Associates for Excellence, recognizing those who have contributed at least $10,000, up to the Gallery of Benefactors, honoring those whose cumulative gifts have topped the $1 million mark. As of December 31, 2011, the Foundation boasted more than 1,750 active members of its Honor Club.
View the Honor Club levels and members
View photos from the 2013 Honor Club Black Tie Gala
View photos from the 2012 Honor Club Black Tie Gala
Request an Honor Club Parking Decal (current members only)
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Fill out the Biographical Data Update Form (current members only)
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