Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

The University of Mississippi

Save the Date for the 2018 Legacy Award on Saturday, April 14th

Dr. Gerald M. “Doc” Hollingsworth, a Mississippi native and Ole Miss alumnus, has devoted a lifetime to taking care of his patients, monitoring the health of high school athletes, championing competition for intellectually challenged youth and providing major resources for his alma mater’s athletic programs. For these reasons and more, he will receive the 2018 Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC).

The prestigious award recognizes those who have a lifework of mentoring, leadership, scholarship, and/or philanthropy — characteristics promoted and encouraged by the OMWC. All of these are descriptive of Hollingsworth, a resident of Niceville, Florida. The physician and businessman has mentored many young people and attributes his own successful medical career to mentors in his life.

Roane Grantham of Oxford, the OMWC member chairing the Legacy Award event, said: “This year we are so excited to award the OMWC Legacy Award to Dr. Hollingsworth, who has been a deeply committed philanthropic supporter of Ole Miss as well as a huge advocate of high school athletes on the Florida Panhandle. Because Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium bears his name, we will host this celebratory event in the South End Zone Club with an exclusive sponsor event just prior in the Field Club.

“This annual signature event of the Women’s Council and in the life of Ole Miss would certainly not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, and we encourage others to become part of this rewarding program,” Grantham said. “We will honor all sponsors and our Rose Society members on April 13, on the eve of the Legacy Award event.”

Sponsorships, preferred tables and individual tickets are available for this traditionally sold-out Legacy Award event. For information concerning sponsorships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, award dinner tickets or Rose Society membership, contact Nora Capwell with the OMWC at 662-915-2384 or ncapwell@olemiss.edu. Information on the Women’s Council can be found at omwc.olemiss.edu.