UM United Way

2016 Campaign

United Way of Oxford, Lafayette County & You

Do you want to help your neighbors when they need it most? To help youths learn and become successful members of your community? Sure you do! How? By supporting your United Way! Last year, the United Way used your contributions to touch the lives of more than 20,000 people in the Lafayette-Oxford-University  region. We believe that 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 of Oxford-Lafayette County works to:

Promote Financial Stability by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Interfaith Compassion Ministry
  • North MS Kidney Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • American Red Cross
  • Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
  • LOU Home
  • Horizon Program
  • a collaboration of UM Pro Bono Initiative, MetroCast, & Oxford/Lafayette Library

Help Children Achieve Their Potential by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Exchange Club Family Center
  • Leap Frog
  • Lafayette County Literacy Council
  • Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi
  • Lafayette County 4-H
  • Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Boy Scouts, Yocona Area Council
  • a coalition of over 30 community partners for Excel by 5

Improve People’s Health by Helping Support Programs Through:

  • Family Crisis Services of NW MS
  • Meals on Wheels
  • North Mississippi Kidney Foundation
  • Special Olympics
  • Leap Frog
  • Exchange Club Family Center
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • UM Community Nutrition Class
  • FamilyWise Drug Cards

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.