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Special Gift Matching Opportunities



1. Delta Regional Foundation $5,000 Matching Gift for Employees of Delta State University

The Delta Regional Foundation, a charitable organization founded to support Delta State University, has established a $5,000 Matching Gift that will match 1:1 up to $250 for all NEW gifts from faculty and staff. The unique opportunity for employees is that they may DESIGNATE their gift to the Annual Fund or to one of over 400 funds at the Delta State University Foundation.


A listing of all available funds can be searched by using the link



2. Delta Regional Foundation $5,000 Matching Gift for Retired Employees of Delta State University- FULLY MATCHED

The Delta Regional Foundation also established a $5,000 Matching Gift that will match 1:1 gifts from RETIRED employees. Retired employees may also DESIGNATE their gift as describe above. To date the $5,000 has been fully matched and the opportunity is CLOSED.



3. Jeff Ross Capwell $32,500 Baseball Matching Gift Fund

Jeff Ross Capwell, a 1961 graduate, established a $25,000 Matching Gift to the Baseball Program. He established the fund in honor of Coach Dave "Boo" Ferriss. His gift inspired a former baseball team member to establish an additional $7,500 Matching Grant. To date, $25,000 has been paid/pledged towards the total Matching amount of $32,500.


Gifts to help reach the goal can be made at$25000challenge


4.  S. H. and Dorothy W. Kyle Family Trust $50,000 Scholarship Matching Grant

In an effort to increase funding for deserving students, the Kyle Trust has established a $50,000 matching grant for scholarship funding to students from Coahoma, Panola, Quitman and Tallahatchie counties.


The grant from the Kyle Trust will match contributions from other donors who elect to create annual or endowed scholarships benefitting students in the four counties.  The match will be on a dollar-to-dollar basis to the scholarship created by the donor, thus promoting a spirit of philanthropy to individuals, corporations and other foundations who care about students in your four county area, and who aspire to assist students in these areas as they pursue a degree from Delta State. To take advantage of the Kyle Trust Scholarship Matching Gift call the Development Office at 662-846-4708 or to discuss your scholarship gift.


To learn about the impact the Kyle Trust is making in the lives of students from Coahoma, Panola, Quitman and Tallahatchie counties, visit and click on the photo of the Kyle Scholarship recipients.


5.   Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers (examples: State Farm, Baxter, Exxon, Monsanto, Chevron, New York Life, Entergy, Mississippi Power, Regions Bank. Planters Bank) will match gifts made to Delta State University.


To search for a company by name and to read matching gift details use the link  

Gifts of stock, cash, IRA, and checks may be used to fulfill any matching gift opportunity. For more information, please call (662)-846-4709 or contact

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