Get involved in the amazing work of MSMS by making a gift to the Excellence Fund.  This general gift fund allows the MSMS Foundation to use donations in areas with the most immediate need. Project examples for this fund include the purchase or repair of laboratory equipment, sponsoring students on summer research projects, renovating computer labs, purchase of textbooks, as well as program support.


A donation today of any size helps MSMS! Donations are tax-deductible.

Join the MSMS Foundation at the Leadership level or above to provide maximum impact to MSMS!

Leadership Level

$1,000 can pay the Room and Board Fee for one needy student for the year.

Excellence Level

$5,000 can pay for textbooks for a course or new microscopes for a lab

Legacy Level

$20,000 can pay for an additional student to be added to the enrollment or laboratory renovations

Through annual gifts of $1,000 or more, you can provide significant benefit to MSMS students and faculty in their pursuit of excellence and help the MSMS Foundation respond to the most critical needs of MSMS. At the Leadership Level and above, donors receive special recognition by the MSMS Foundation and MSMS as well as invitations to events.

Other ways to give

Planned Giving

Planned giving gifts can have a huge impact by ensuring that MSMS will thrive for generations to come. These gifts may include adding the MSMS Foundation as a beneficiary to a stock, real estate, or a life insurance policy or as a bequest in a will. Due to the diversity and complexity of options, we recommend you email us at so we can ensure your goals are honored.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable gifts. You may be able to double your donation by participating in these programs. On our online donation form, you can check to see if your employer participates in one of these programs. Additionally, contact us at for assistance in completing any associated paperwork.

Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Giving a gift in memory or honor of alumnus, faculty, or a friend can be a meaningful way of recognizing them. Additionally, you have the option of setting up a donation page in memory or honor of someone that can be shared with friends or family who also might be interested in honoring them in this way. To set up a donation page, please email us at

By Mail

The MSMS Foundation can also accept gifts by mail. For end of year gifts, make sure the check is dated December 31 or prior and the envelop is post-marked by December 31 to receive tax credit in that calendar year. Please mail checks to: MSMS Foundation, 1100 College St., MUW-190, Columbus, MS 39701