Ole Miss athletics receives $1 million gift | Ole Miss Sports

From media relations

OXFORD – The UMAA Foundation is pleased to announce that Ole Miss has become the beneficiary of a $1 million gift made by the Lloyd Family – Cosmo, Bob, Ben and Ted – of Jackson.

“We are so grateful to the Lloyds for their exemplary commitment to Ole Miss Athletics and the Forward Together campaign,” said Keith Carter, UMAA Foundation Executive Director. “Their leadership and commitment to the success of our athletics department is paramount to our pursuit of excellence on and off the playing field. We hope that the generosity displayed by the Lloyds will resonate with our donor base and that other members of Rebel Nation will answer the call as well.”

This $1 million gift will be in support of the Forward Together campaign and its initiatives. As a result of this gift, Ole Miss will honor the Lloyds with a new tradition in the form of a bell tower. The bell tower will be a part of the north end zone expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will serve as a call to everyone in the Grove and around campus to head into the stadium for the start of the game. It will also be sounded after Ole Miss victories.