“I consider education to be one of the most important things I can provide my children and grandchildren. The primary focus of my philanthropic efforts is directed to the university and education.”
—Crymes Pittman (BA English, JD)
Crymes and Scarlotte Pittman of Jackson elevated their lifetime of giving to UM to $6.6 million with a recent gift of $1 million, with half to faculty support in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a partner in Pittman, Germany, Roberts & Welsh law firm.
“Ole Miss provided a tremendous educational opportunity, and I left campus prepared to compete at the next level. I owe a debt to this university for a wonderful foundation upon which to build a legal career.”
—Gail Russell, B.A. political science
A partner with the Louisville, Kentucky law firm of Goldberg Simpson, Ms. Russell has committed a generous planned gift to the Department of Political Science to help recruit, retain, and support faculty.
“I contribute to the Ventress Society to give College of Liberal Arts students extra opportunities to follow their passions and go on to excel in their chosen professions. This contribution assists in attracting outstanding, accomplished professors. Our students deserve the very best.”
—Susan Sadler Hayman, B.A. history and English
Read The New York Times feature about Susan Sadler Hayman’s return to her alma mater.
“There have always been exciting things happening on the Ole Miss campus, and I have been lucky to be a part of some of them. It has always been important to me to be able to contribute to education in whatever way I can and to keep learning things myself. Being involved with the University of Mississippi has enabled me to do both those things. I encourage everyone who has enjoyed the benefits of an Ole Miss education, or just a visit to any of the exciting things going on there, to support the College of Liberal Arts.”
—Elaine Hoffman Scott, M.A. English
Elaine Scott and her family established the Mark and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Music Scholarship for piano and voice students honoring her parents—Mark, a pianist, professor, and chair of the University of Mississippi Department of Music from 1947 until 1969, and Elaine, an opera singer on the Chataqua circuit and with the New York City Opera. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, is a panel moderator for the Oxford Conference for the Book, and has attended the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference every year since it began.