The Emerging Philanthropist Award was founded to illustrate to Ole Miss Women’s Council scholars and others examples of philanthropic efforts accomplished by a person early in his or her life or career. It complements the OMWC’s Legacy Award, which honors individuals with lifetime resumes of philanthropy and accomplishments.

Launched in 2018, two UM alums have been honored with this award – Markeeva Morgan and Jane-Claire Williams.

“The Emerging Philanthropist Award gives us the opportunity to spotlight someone who, by their philanthropic spirit, is modeling what it means to give back to our community, alma mater and the next generation of leaders — someone well on his or her way to building a legacy that matters,” said Mary Haskell, a former chair of the OMWC.

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