UM United Way

2017 Campaign

United Way of Oxford, Lafayette County & You

Do you want to help your neighbors when they need it most? Would you like to help children and youth learn as well as become successful members of your community? Sure you do! How? By supporting your United Way! Last year, the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County (UWOLC) used your contributions to touch the lives of more than 20,000 people in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community. We believe everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That is why our United Way works to:

Promote Financial Stability by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • North MS Kidney Foundation
  • Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
  • LOU Saves
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic: A collaboration of UWOLC and the UM Pro Bono Initiative, MaxxSouth, & the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library

Help Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Exchange Club Family Center
  • Leap Frog
  • Lafayette County Literacy Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
  • Horizons at the University of Mississippi
  • LOU Excel By 5 Coalition
  • LOU Reads Coalition

Improve People’s Health by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Family Crisis Services of NW MS
  • Special Olympics Mississippi – Area IV
  • Exchange Club Family Center
  • Good Food for Oxford Schools
  • Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Oxford Community Market
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • FamilyWize Drug Cards

Meet Our Community’s Basic Needs by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Interfaith Compassion Ministry
  • Meals on Wheels
  • American Red Cross of North MS
  • Dignity Period Oxford

What can you do to help?

You can volunteer for one of the many United Way partner agencies and projects, you can advocate for lasting change in Lafayette County, and you can give in several different ways.  Every tax-deductible donation, no matter how small, helps our community improve the lives of our residents.

Payroll deduction is a convenient way to make donations and spread your payments throughout the year. A small deduction from each pay period adds up to make a large impact.  Consider a “Fair Share” donation — that is, one hour’s pay per month. Click on Fair Share for instructions on how to calculate your Fair Share.

If you can, consider joining the 100+ Leadership Givers from the university. If you are 35 years old or younger, your donation of $250 allows you to be an Emerging Leadership Giver. Your payroll deduction card tells you how!

Thelma Curry and Lucile McCook (662) 915-5488 and

University of Mississippi United Way Campaign Co-Chairs

No donation is too small or too large! Your contribution is tax-deductible.