Henderson’s Estate Expands Legacy at Ole Miss


by University of Mississippi, Our Mississippi Home

OXFORD, Miss. – For 37 years, the late Alice Henderson, of Jackson, supported the University of Mississippi with funds for scholarships. Now her $3.1 million estate gift further illustrates her devotion to strengthening her alma mater.

The gift is directed to the John P. and Wanda Alice McKee Henderson Endowment, an unrestricted endowed fund for general use by the University of Mississippi Foundation. Combined with previous gifts from Henderson and her late husband, John, the couple’s impact on totals more than $3.9 million.

Wendell Weakley, president and CEO of the UM Foundation, expressed appreciation for the gift of permanently endowed funds. While the university thrives as a higher education environment, the UM Foundation operates as a supporting business attracting,…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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