One of the many reasons behind the success of the Ole Miss Women’s Council scholarship program is the annual fundraising component, the Rose Society. The OMWC established the Rose Society in 2010 to play a crucial role in the scholarship program. Each year, Rose Society members commit to contribute $1,000 which helps to provide the much-needed programmatic support for the student mentorship-leadership programs which make it unique.
“We established the Rose Society as not only a ‘fundraiser’ but a ‘friend-raiser,’” current OMWC Chair, Karen Moore said. The Rose Society provides the means for the OMWC to offer the mentoring program and leadership training, as well as monthly dinner meetings and other opportunities for the scholars to excel in school and beyond.
Like Moore, the Rose Society members and the OMWC members are all incredibly passionate about the program, and are continuously seeking new ways of improvement.
“Joining the Rose Society means becoming a part of an amazing group of people who love Ole Miss and who empower the scholars,” Moore said. “These programs are a unique and powerful way to produce caring and ethical leaders of the future.”
“When you accept the OMWC scholarship, you become a part of something bigger than yourself,” states OMWC senior scholar, Debra Whitley. “Had it not been for this program, I might have missed out on a lot of important opportunities during my college career.”
As the holidays approach, an annual membership to the Rose Society is an incredible gift to honor a special woman in your life, to join an organization promoting friendship, leadership and philanthropy. Members are invited to all OMWC events, including an annual signature event exclusively for Rose Society members. This year’s event, the Songwriters’ Soiree’, will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Lyric.
Courtesy Ole Miss Women’s Council