Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

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Ole Miss Women’s Council Announces Legacy Award Honorees Two Ole Miss sisters’ success is celebrated

gillom-sisters2The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy is proud to announce that legendary Ole Miss Women’s Basketball stars Jennifer Gillom and Peggie Gillom-Granderson will be the honorees for the Legacy Award for 2017.

An awards presentation and dinner will take place on April 22, 2017, at the Ole Miss Pavilion.  C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company and the nation’s largest privately held wireless provider, will again be the Presenting Sponsor for the event.

The Gillom sisters are easily recognized as two of the top Ole Miss Women’s Basketball players. Jennifer and Peggie, both originally of Abbeville, have gone on to lead successful basketball careers worldwide. The Gillom sisters join a prestigious, nationally recognized list of Legacy Award recipients, including most recently, Robert Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of these two outstanding ladies and to highlight their tremendous success and philanthropic involvement,” said Elizabeth Randall, 2017 Legacy Chair. “The Legacy Award will be presented at an elegant dinner on the floor of The Pavilion, the perfect venue for these basketball stars whose images decorate its walls.”

Established in 2000, by a group of female leaders and philanthropists, the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy is committed to nurturing the development of University of Mississippi students with a desire to improve the quality of their communities by serving in positions of leadership. The mission has been to promote philanthropy in order to sponsor innovative programs that attract and develop students through leadership, scholarship, and mentorship.

Sponsorships and preferred tables are now available, with limited seating for this expected sell-out event. For information concerning the April 22 Legacy Award sponsorships, tickets or for Rose Society membership questions, contact Kate Rosson with the OMWC at 662-915-2527 or krosson@olemiss.edu. Or visit omwc.olemiss.edu/legacy.