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Cultivating Hope: Gardener's Estate Gift Will Help Countless Children
Mary Burkett Centenarian Mary Burkett has a passion for daylilies. It began in the 1950s and over the past 60 years, she has cultivated nearly 500 varieties. People drive long distances to see her garden, and she counts gardening as her favorite hobby. More

Philanthropy: Goudelock: 'Miracle' surgery motivates bequest
Dr. John GoudelockOn any given day, you are likely to find Dr. John Goudelock out in his cow pasture, driving his tractor and feeding his herd. More

Nursing alum's real estate gift secures endowment, seals legacy
Julia and Duncan MccormacThe donation of Duncan and Julia McCormac's historic seven-bedroom, three-bathroom home will serve as a continuous benefit to graduate students in the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. More

Philanthropy: Lynch: Scholarship venerates son's memory
Lynch BrothersLynch’s grandchildren – William F. Lynch IV, Ryan Walker Lynch and Grady Wilson Lynch – were part of the planning and presentation of The William F. Lynch III Memorial Scholarship. More

Art donation is one for the books
Ada SelterAda Selter's mission was to ensure that the library remained relevant and welcoming; and now, six years after retiring, she’s still at it. More

Jackson couple donates $2 million to UMMC
Robbie and Dudley HughesRobbie and Dudley Hughes of Jackson have made a $2 million gift to endow a chair in The Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  More

Couple gives back to UMMC
Drs. Ed and Margie Lancaster SmithDr. Margie Lancaster Smith and Dr. Ed Smith created a scholarship endowment that will continue their dedication to the field of medicine for generations of medical students at UMMC. More

Philanthropy: Creative Giving: The art of donating boosts Medical Center
Dr. Ed DraperNatalie Hutto, the Office of Development’s new director of gift planning, is answering a growing number of questions current and potential donors have about how an unusual asset can benefit UMMC. More

Manning family partners with Medical Center on campaign
Archie and Olivia ManningWith the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state's First Family of Football has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. More

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