A local family has been recognized by the University of Mississippi for making a large donation towards the Ole Miss Gate Naming Initiative.
The Hankins brothers, of Hankins Sawmill in Ripley, were recognized for their $250,000 donation to the University, according to a release from Ole Miss athletics.
According to the press release, which can be viewed here:
David and Rita Hankins, J.D. and Beverly Hankins, and Harold Wayne and Patsy Hankins recently made a $250,000 gift to the Forward Together campaign for Ole Miss Athletics, which bolsters facilities and programs for student-athletes.
In a meeting on the Oxford campus, Interim Athletics Director Keith Carter expressed gratitude to the Hankins family.
“Gifts like these are inspiring to others who may be considering whether the timing is right to give back to Ole Miss. Other potential donors will see the Hankins family leading the way toward increased support and hopefully feel that they want to contribute too,” Carter said.