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October 2, 2013

Dr. McQueen,

Forward Together, what an appropriate name for the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of University of Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics. These two words evoke an undeniable strength of purpose; a commitment to our student-athletes’ future and our student-athletes’ pursuit of championships. The Forward Together campaign affords us an incredible opportunity to set Ole Miss Athletics on course for unprecedented success. With your help we can ensure that our studentathletes are learning, training and competing in the finest facilities in the country. We can also make certain that every recruit who visits our campus feels as though there is no other place, but Ole Miss. Ole Miss Athletics will set the standard for academic and athletic achievement and excellence. To be sure, this campaign and these new facilities will also serve to enhance your game-day experience and contribute to the vitality of our beautiful campus. Commitment, sacrifice and a healthy sense of optimism are the hallmarks of success on and off the playing field. We require this from our student-athletes and we’re now asking the same of you. Please consider being a part of a new era in Ole Miss Athletics by joining the Vaught Society. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the Rebels!

Evin Beck Director of Development Ole Miss Athletics Foundation


This campaign and the proposed facility enhancements reflect much more than a bricks and mortar investment in Ole Miss Athletics. The Forward Together campaign symbolizes our shared values, our commitment to excellence and our unwavering resolve to win championships. Are you Ready?

FACILITY INITITATIVES New Multi-Purpose Arena    

Intimate Seating Bowl with a capacity around 9,500 4 premium seating areas Adjacent Parking Garage Private Concourse area for Students

Vaught Hemingway Stadium Expansion and Enhancement    

New Club and Suites Bowled in North Endzone Improvements to Restrooms and Concourse Areas New Front Door

Manning Center Enhancements    

Other Facility Enhancements   

Gillom Center Renovation New Hall of Fame to showcase the History of Ole Miss Athletics New Rebel Shop, Athletic Ticket and Foundation Offices

New Team Meeting Room New Cafeteria Expanded Locker Room, Player Lounge & Weight Room New Entrance and Lobby Area to the Facility

FUNDING SOURCES The Forward Together campaign seeks to raise $150 million in support of a comprehensive initiative aimed at new facility construction and existing facility enhancements.


VAUGHT SOCIETY As is the case with all capital campaigns, philanthropic giving will serve as the foundation of the Forward Together fundraising efforts. Ole Miss supporters will be able to make philanthropic contribution to the campaign through the Vaught Society.

The Vaught Society serves as the leadership fundraising catalyst under the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation in support of Ole Miss and its quest for conference and national championships. This organization is philanthropic in nature, and its members are invested in the enhancement of Rebel Athletics. These funds are crucial in elevating Ole Miss Athletics to nationally competitive levels on an annual basis by providing the resources for world-class facilities, coaches, and scholarship support.

STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM The Vaught Society Stewardship Program was designed to provide members with various benefits in recognition of their investment in the Forward Together campaign. Stewardship benefits and contribution levels are based on five-year pledge commitments.

All gifts to the Vaught Society are 100% tax deductible, and are separate from priority seating donations. Gifts to the Vaught Society are being directed towards the Forward Together campaign. Pledges to the Vaught Society are paid over the course of 5 years.

GIFT PROPOSAL The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation respectfully requests your consideration of a gift of:

$25,000 to the Vaught Society in Support of the Forward Together Campaign to be paid over the course of the next 5-years

Your philanthropic support will play a huge role in the success and completion of the Forward Together campaign. Help us take Ole Miss Athletics to the next level.

VAUGHT THANK YOU The athletic facilities at Ole Miss serve as tributes not only to the outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches, but also the extraordinary commitment to excellence shown by many generous supporters. The purposed projects will be a key component in providing our student athletes and coaches with facilities that are commensurate with a championship program. We thank you for all you have done and continue to do for Ole Miss Athletics. It is with deep appreciation and respect and respect that we ask you to consider giving to the Forward Together campaign.


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