What is UMMC Catalyst?
UMMC Catalyst is an electronic community fundraising platform for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Catalyst provides an opportunity for UMMC supporters, like you, to make a difference in the causes you’re most passionate about.
Who can donate to or fundraise for UMMC Catalyst?
ANYONE! Alumni, volunteers, patients, friends, faculty, staff and students – who give and encourage others to do the same – are key to the future of UMMC and creating a healthier Mississippi. Sharing our causes and encouraging your network to get involved can make a huge difference!
How do I contribute to a project on the UMMC Catalyst site?
Find the project page that you would like to contribute to and click “view this project.” From there, you can make a donation of any amount OR create your own fundraising page to share with your network.
How do I create a fundraising page to share with my network?
Once you have found the project of your choice, click the orange button on the right-hand side that says “Start fundraising.” You will then be prompted to create (or sign in to) your JustGiving account. Once you have logged in, you will chose what or whom you are fundraising for, whether that be for a birthday, or in anticipation of an upcoming event, or as a tribute to someone special. If you don’t have a particular occasion to associate with your fundraiser, please first choose “Doing your own thing” and then when you are prompted to pick an event type, select an “appeal for a charity” or “something else.” The event name will be whatever you would like to name your fundraising page.
My fundraising page has been created, what now?
It’s time to personalize and share! Add your own photos or videos, share why you’re fundraising, and create a target goal. From there you can share on Facebook, spread the word on Twitter, or email your contacts directly from your JustGiving page. Check out our Catalyst Toolkit for sample social media ideas!
Why does it say that I am raising money to support The University of Mississippi Foundation?
UMMC is a part of the University of Mississippi, and gifts made to the University of Mississippi Foundation for the benefit of UMMC are transferred to the appropriate UMMC areas. The University of Mississippi Foundation does not charge any fee or receive any portion of the funds directed for UMMC.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your contribution is a donation gift made to support UMMC and is tax deductible as prescribed by law. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the entire amount of your donation.
Can I make my donation anonymous?
When making a donation to your preferred project, you will be able to decide how your name will appear on the project page as a supporter; you have the option to remain anonymous.
Who manages the UMMC Catalyst platform?
University of Mississippi Medical Center | Office of Development
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
How can I host a traditional community fundraiser?
Answer: Our Community Partnerships program provides tools and resources to successfully host your own fundraising project or event such as a 5k run, school-based fundraiser, or point of sale partnership.