December 19, 2014  

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USM Foundation Announces Successful Campus Beautification Day of Giving

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In just 24 hours, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10.

During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the University’s social media platforms to encourage alumni, family and friends to make a gift to the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Campaign.  The total amount raised represents 374 gifts from donors in 37 US states and the country of Barbados.

“We are so grateful for the widespread support we received on the Day of Giving to help restore the beauty of our campus,” said Megan Burkes, manager of annual giving and special projects for the USM Foundation. “It shows the strength of our University family and is truly something to be proud of.”

The Foundation will continue to raise money for the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Campaign to assist in funding the $3 million landscape restoration plan. For more information on the campaign or to make a gift, visit www.usmfoundation.com/restore.