About Eagle Fever

Eagle Fever is the online fundraising tool used to generate support for Southern Miss by connecting the power of social media, peer-to-peer relationships and collective giving. 

This platform allows donors the opportunity to support a variety of different projects created by those within the Golden Eagle community.

Student groups, faculty and staff create projects through Eagle Fever and have the power to turn their dreams into realities with resources for initiatives that otherwise, could go without funding.

Supporters can make gifts of any size and track the overall progress of campaigns, which typically run for 30 days. All gifts made to Eagle Fever projects are tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations.

Eagle Fever makes it easy to connect, share and show your love and support for Southern Miss!

If you are a member of the Southern Miss community and interested in learning more about applying for Eagle Fever please click here for details.

Eagle Fever - Southern Miss FAQ

How are projects approved?

All projects must be applied for and will be reviewed and approved by the Eagle Fever Project Selection Committee. This committee will review submitted applications for relevance of the project to the University’s mission, use of funding for the project’s goals and objectives, the project's degree of student impact and readiness to launch. The committee will compile strategic feedback for applicants and provide a recommendation for project approval based on the criteria for selection.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Gifts are tax deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations. For how much you can deduct, consult your tax advisor and the IRS web site.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Donors will receive an electronic receipt via e-mail once a gift has been made.

When will my credit card be charged?

Credit cards are charged immediately upon finalizing gifts made on the site.

What if my place of employment will match my gift?

Many companies match charitable gifts, which can double or triple your contribution. To find out if your employer (or your spouse's employer) has a matching gift program, please click here.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

The USM Foundation can be reached by calling 601.266.5210 or toll-free at 1.888.448.3876 or by emailing eaglefever@usm.edu.

How do I make a planned gift to Southern Miss?

Please call 601.266.5210 or email eaglefever@usm.edu if you are interested in making a planned gift to Southern Miss.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes, if you chose this option the person who you make the gift in honor or memory of will be listed on the donor wall. 

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, international gifts made using USD are accepted.