Submit a Project Idea!


Eagle Fever offers students, faculty and staff a resource for sharing fundraising initiatives with their peers to generate support for Southern Miss.

Projects for Eagle Fever include new programs and initiatives directly impacting students, emergent needs of the University, or other Southern Miss ventures.

Southern Miss faculty, staff and registered student groups representing University-sponsored activities or initiatives may apply.


When considering your fundraising goal, note that most projects are able to raise $5,000 or less. The majority of donors will come from your family, friends and other personal networks. Do you know enough people willing to donate to your project to reach your goal? Remember, it is important to set a realistic goal so that your project is successful. Every email sent is valued at approximately $4, therefore if you sent 1,000 emails, a return of approximately $4,000 can be estimated. Goals should be set according to this best practice.

Tell us about yourself


Tell us about your project

What is your affiliation with Southern Miss?*

Fundraising Goal Amount:*

Please list all members of the project team along with each member’s contact information.*

What date would you like your 30-day project to launch?*

What social media platforms will you use to promote this project and how many friends/followers do you have for each? Please include the names of these pages.*

List any additional fundraising activities and dates (if applicable). Optional

Department/Organization Leadership Contact Information*

Does your group/organization currently have a development fund through the USM Foundation where gifts made to this project will be deposited?*

If yes, please list the development fund name, number and the signature authority's contact information.*

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