Friends of the conference may choose to support either by making a gift to the conference’s general fund, or directing their contribution to the conference’s endowment fund.
Make a Gift
We are proud that the conference is free and open to the public. This does, however, require fundraising in support of author travel, stipends, venue rental, and the many other things necessary for planning a three-day-long event. Any amount helps in our mission to bring celebrated writers to Oxford.
If you do wish to support the conference, please click here to make a secure online donation. If you prefer to send a check, you may mail it to the following address: The University of Mississippi Foundation – OCB General Support, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677-1848.
The Abadie Endowment
An endowment, started in the summer of 2011, honors retired Associate Director Ann Abadie. Past and present members of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s Advisory Committee started the fund, and with encouragement from the Center’s partners at Square Books, many past participants in the Conference made contributions as well.
Contributions to the endowment are very much welcome. Anyone interested in making a contribution can click here or mail it to The University of Mississippi Foundation – Abadie Endowment, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677-1848. Checks should specify that they are in support of the OCB Endowment.