Your gift is important

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The Department of Philosophy and Religion houses one of the most vital programs in philosophy and the first major in religion at a public university in Mississippi.  Your gift enables students to continue their educations in these fine programs.

Through research faculty members and students contribute to our knowledge of the world.  Your gift provides them with the resources that they need.

Please consider supporting our endeavors through a tax-deductible gift which can change the lives of students.  All gifts are deposited with the USM Foundation, a separate non-profit organization which supports USM.


 We have two funds which benefit students:

- The Forrest Wood Philosophy Endowment for philosophy students

- The Clayton and Mae Sullivan Religion Annual Scholarship for religion students


Please make your check payable to the USM Foundation and specify that it is intended for the Wood or Sullivan funds.

You can send your check to:
The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Philosophy and Religion
118 College Drive #5015
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

To make a gift with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, please visit the USM Foundation or call 601-266-5602 and ask to have your contribution awarded to the Wood or Sullivan funds.