Ways to Give

Support for the College of Veterinary Medicine can be unrestricted within the college or specific, for current operations (available for immediate use in full), or for endowment (perpetual, using only a part of the interest annually. The balance of the interest is returned to principal to offset inflation).

Current operations gifts can be of any size. All support is meaningful and appreciated.

Endowment gifts start at $10,000 for our general-use pooled endowment, and $25,000 for a named endowment. Many bequests are simply made to the college and are unrestricted as to purpose, recognizing that needs change over time. Alternatively endowments can support students, faculty, the hospital or specific programs. For information regarding these gifts for personal assistance, please contact Jimmy Kight at 662-325-5893 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All gifts should be made to the MSU Foundation, Inc. Gifts can be made with cash, check or credit card, or can be made with real estate, tangible items or insurance proceeds (including IRAs). Planned gifts are also welcome, and we have attorneys on staff at the university to assist your counselors at no charge.

Bequests are very simply accomplished. Your will should state: "I give ____ to the Mississippi State University Foundation, Inc., Mississippi State, Mississippi, on behalf of Mississippi State University. This bequest shall be used to support the _________ Fund Agreement in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine". This then refers administrators back to your one page Fund Agreement that we put together for you. An advantage of this approach is simplicity and that it allows you the opportunity to change the Fund Agreement later if you wish without having to go back and change your estate documents.

If you have further inquiries or need assistance in creating a custom gift to accomplish your wishes, please contact Jimmy Kight at 662-325-5893 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With gifts of $10,000 or more we will prepare a one page Fund Agreement to guide future administrators in regard to your wishes.