Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy

The University of Mississippi

Ole Miss Women’s Council to Host Songwriter Soiree Oct. 13

The Ole Miss Women’s Council (OMWC) is set to host its annual Songwriter Soiree for Rose Society members on Oct. 13, with talented singer-songwriter Rivers Rutherford of Nashville performing crowd-pleasing songs with fellow artists.

This members-only event begins at 6 p.m. at The Lyric on Oxford’s historic Square. Participants will enjoy a reception before the show begins.

Rutherford is a University of Mississippi alumnus and Grammy Award-winning country music artist. A soulful storyteller, he has written hit songs for Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Brooks & Dunn. With a decades-long career, Rutherford continues to thrill music lovers with his songs, composing for some of the biggest names in country music.

“We are excited to have Rivers Rutherford and his friends in the music industry back in Oxford for this wonderful event,” said Karen Bell Moore, a past chair and active member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council. “Rivers’ songs and his commentary often evoke laughter and tears from audience members. This memorable evening of entertainment is planned as our special way of thanking Rose Society members for undergirding programs for deserving OMWC scholars.”

The Rose Society was established to provide additional funds for enriching programming and travel experiences for students that are crucial to a well-rounded education and success in their future lives and careers. To join the Rose Society, members make an annual gift of $1,000 that directly impacts the program’s goal of providing exceptional training and life-changing opportunities for OMWC scholarship recipients.

The Songwriter Soiree is an exclusive event for Rose Society members, recognizing and thanking them for their membership gifts to the OMWC. For more information on joining the Rose Society and supporting the Council, please visit http://omwc.olemiss.edu or contact Nora Capwell at ncapwell@olemiss.edu.

About the Ole Miss Women’s Council

The Ole Miss Women’s Council provides scholarships to assist selected young women and men with college expenses. Moreover, Council members mentor these scholars from their freshman year thorough graduation, giving them the opportunity to develop life skills by participating in leadership training, community service projects, cultural enrichment activities and alumni networking.