Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

The University of Mississippi


The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) is an innovative and groundbreaking program at the University of Mississippi that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders.

Helmed by an accomplished cadre of female leaders and philanthropists, the OMWC provides scholarships for tuition and books for young men and women, as well as guidance and training in leadership skills, career development, and personal growth throughout the students’ tenure at the university.

Scholars are guided by career mentors and sitting members of the OMWC and participate in leadership training, mentoring, community service projects, cultural enrichment activities and alumni networking.

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2019 Legacy Award Winners

Ruth Weigle Guyton and Dr. Arthur Clifton Guyton


The Ole Miss Women’s Council is exceptionally proud to announce the 2019 Legacy Award recipients, the late Ruth Weigle Guyton and Dr. Arthur C. Guyton. The Guytons lived their lives dedicated to mentoring, leadership, scholarship, and philanthropy, which are the very framework values of the Ole Miss Women’s Council and its scholarship program. They impacted the lives of countless people in the medical profession, the state of Mississippi, and in the nation and world through their exemplary lives, life’s work, and their extraordinary family.

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Join the Rose Society


An annual gift of $1,000 for a Rose Society membership may be designated for yourself or as a gift to honor a special woman in your life. 100 percent of your contribution directly impacts student programming. Members will be invited to all OMWC events, as well as an annual signature event limited to Rose Society membership. Read More…