History of the Vaught Society

The Vaught Society was started in 2005 as an exclusive group of donors that had contributed over $350,000 in their lifetime to Ole Miss Athletics. These generous individuals have most certainly built the foundation that we are so proud to stand on today and we are eternally grateful for their support.

Since then, the Vaught Society has been restructured in an effort to be much more inclusive and allow for more donors to invest in the future of Ole Miss Athletics. Since its reintroduction to the public in December 2009, the Vaught Society has increased its membership from 27 to over 422 members and has generated philanthropic support for Ole Miss Athletics. Proceeds were initially directed toward a number of facility initiatives. Currently, all pledges to the Vaught Society are being directed towards capital projects supporting Ole Miss Athletics and student-athletes.

Coach John Vaught

Coach John Vaught is one of the most recognizable names in the history of college football due to the extraordinary level of success he enjoyed while at Ole Miss. During his tenure, the Rebels experienced heights never before seen in the history of the program. As such, the Vaught Society carries his namesake.


Our Members

Vaught Society members provide leadership and tremendous philanthropic support that allows us to truly elevate the student-athlete experience at Ole Miss. We are thankful for all of our Vaught Society members, near and far, for their loyalty and generosity.
*We give thanks to those donors who have given to the Vaught Society in previous years!



Charter Members:
Dot and Bert Allen
Lucia and Louis Brandt
Steve Davenport
Cyd and Bobby Dunlap
Jan and Lawrence Farrington
Becki and Don Felts
Margot and Rick Fountain
Linda and Eddie Gatlin
Nancy and Carl Herrin
Jerry Hollingsworth
Linda and Eddie Hutton
Martha and Doug Jumper
Margaret and John Keeton
Dorothy and Lee Lampton
Rebecca and Shane Langston
Deuce McAllister
Susan and David McCormick
Lynne and Sam Millette
Tricia and Charley Myers
Hon. Johnny Palmer
Ruby Kathryn and Aubrey Patterson
Scarlotte and Crymes Pittman
The Tom Rhoden Family
Diane and Dick Scruggs
Shorty Sneed
Laura and Mike Starnes
Martha and Bill Watt
Linda and Tom Windham
Nancy and Bill Yates
Estate Gifts:

Estate of JL Bonner
Estate of M.C. Herrington
Estate of Kenneth Henry
In Memoriam:
Dr. James Oliver Manning
The Mattingly Family in Honor of Thomas J. Mattingly
In Honor of Ralph & Shirley Hines from their Children and Grandchildren
Mac, Sunny, and Braxie Haik in Memory of Frances Haik
Natalie and Tommy Abernethy
Ginny and Bobby Abraham*
Elisabeth and Thomas Adams
Adventus Foundation
Jan and Olen Akers
Lynn and John Albriton
AllCare Pharmacy
Deborah and Sidney Allen
Dot Allen
Emily Ann Allen
Margaret and Meredith Allen
Rosaland and Nash Allen
Deborah and Steven Ammann
Melissa and Ron Applewhite
Mena and Vic Applewhite
Staci and Richard Arriola
Steven Asplundh Family
Richard Atkins*
Lesley and Clark Atkinson
Mary Beth and Matt Austin
B & B Concrete Co. Inc.
Natalie and Bobby Bailess
Diane and Leon Bailey
Jackie P. Bailey
Julie and David Bailey
Susie and Lee Baker
Margaret and John Barker
Carol Jo Barnes
Nancy and Ed Barnett
Nancy and Don Barrett
Leigh and Buddy Bass
Amy and Cliff Bates*
Jennifer and Andrew Baur
BBB Foundation
Elizabeth and Mike Belenchia
Belk Ford
Brooks Anne and Johnson Berry
Deborah and Robert Berry
Rhonda and Todd Bertolet
Camie and Mike Bianco
Melissa and Gary Bielat
Mark Billings*
Sonya and Ross Bjork*
Kathryn Brewer Black*
Sandra and John L. Black Jr.
Karen and David Blackburn
Connie and John Blair*
Gail and Malcolm Blane
Kimberly and Steve Boatwright
Chris Bonner
Scottye and Pete Boone*
Ashley and Michael Borne*
Alisa and John Mark Bourne
Audra and Phillip Bowman
Nancy and Jeff Boyd
Michele Braddock-Beagle and Paul Mefferd
Lucia and Louis Brandt
John Rodgers Brashier
Betty and Ward Brister
Susan and Jimmy Brooks
Kate and Tee Brown
Amie and Jeff Bruce
Ingrid and Gwynne Brunt
Larry Bryan
Wesley Bryan
John Bunten Jr.
JoAnn and Bob Burke
Selena and Ben Burns
Sheryl and Roland Burns
Christina and Billy Busch
Susie and Lampkin Butts
Kristi and Alan Byrd
C Spire
Meredith and Kevin Camper
Cannon Motor Company
Tricia and Tim Cantrell
Nora and Ross Capwell
Lisa and Bryan Scott Caradine
Angel Carney
Lacy and Preston Carpenter*
Leigh Anne and Joc Carpenter
Amanda and Jimmy Carr
Julie and Tim Carter
Rita and Benny Carter
Melody Crunk Cates
Jane Thomas Chapman
Diana and Robert Chandler
Karen and Jimmy Chandler
Susan and Kyle Chandler
Chaney Family Dental
Marketta and Gary Childers
Kim and Matthew Chow
Dinah and Harold Clark
Ginger and Charles Clark
Larry Clark
Donna and Neal Clement
Nicole Duncan Cleveland
Kelley and Drew Clinton
Bradford Cobb
Ann and Jimmy Cole
Katie and Douglas Coleman
Lou Collie
Leigh Ann and David Collins*
Melissa and Robert S. Collins III
Bess and Russell Cook
Kara and Bill Cook
W. Robert Cook
Karen and Marc Corkern
Elizabeth and Bones Cossar*
Grezzer Cossar*
John W. Cowart
Alyana and Graham Cox
Kitty Cox*
Ben and David Craddock Families
Cindy and Mark Crain
Cindy and Terry Crawford
Ygondine S. Creasy
Mark Crick*
Lynn and Steve Crider
Jane and John Cromeans
Laura and Greg Cronin
Leah and Allen Crosswell
Gina and Chip Crunk
Martha and Mac Curlee
Pat and David Curtis
Beth and Val Cuthbert*
Elizabeth and Ben Daniel
Carol and William Darby
Don Davis Family
Mark Davis
Shae and Clint Davis
Susan and Justin Davis
Ray Dearman
Dean Dedmon
Jessica and Jeffrey Dennis
Lora and Vance Derryberry
Mollie and Billy Van Devender
S. Cordell Dombrowski
Dean Douglas
Anne Clark and Steve Downing
Courtney and Brad Downs
Natalie and Brian Drennan
Cheryl and Mike Ducker
Justice and Jonathan Duhon
Charles M. Dunagin Jr.
Alicia and Richard Dunlap
Clint and Travis Dunn
Janine and Ronnie Dunn
Sonya and Ford Dye
Lynn and Woods Eastland
Lori and Dan Edney
Jennifer and Paul Edwards
Yvonne and Clyde Edwards
Elliott IV LLC
David K. Ellis
Judy and Steve Ellis
Vicki and Tim Ellis
Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club
Carol and Vick Etheridge
Celeste and Curtis Eustis
Patti and Robert S. Fabris
Anne and Dave Fair
The Farese Group
Davey Lee Farris Jr.
Norris Faust
FedEx Corporation
Avery and Neil Forbes
Susie and Roger Friou
Lee Anne and Bill Fry
Sonja and Gene Gaddy
Julia and Tony Gaines
Mary Helen and Tony Gaines
C.D. Galey*
Elizabeth and Will Galtney
Sam M. Gardiner
Mary Tana and Justin Garner
Jeff Gatlin
Linda and Eddie Gatlin
Susan and Win Gault*
Bill Geissler
Craig Geno
Web Gholson
Terry and Charles Gibson
Heidi and Kevin Gillen
Jim Gleason
Debbie and Ken Glenn
Donna and Mike Glenn
Globe Corporation
GO Orthodontics
Ann and Chauncey Godwin
David Goforth*
Deborah and Philip Gould
Hardy P. Graham
Hardy P. Graham Jr.
James Granberry
Roane and Robert Grantham
Charlie Beck and Fred Graves
John M. Green
Kristen and Chad Greer
Laura and Walton Gresham
Louise and Tom Gresham
Kim and Lockwood Griffin
Susan and Lanny Griffith
Claire and Stephen Griner
W.R. Gully*
Judy and Ed Gurney
Dianne and Barney Guyton
Donna and Ken Halford
Wally Hall
Kerry Hamilton and Lucius Lamar*
Beverly and J.D. Hankins
Patsy and Harold Wayne Hankins
Rita and David Hankins
Stacey Hannon
Shannon and Kelly Hardwick
Brian Daniel Hargis
Kimberly and Doug Harkins
Ron Harper
Dan D. Harris Jr.
Whitney and Russell Harris
Cathy and Joe Havens
Alice Jean and Lee Hawkins
Ken Hayes
Elizabeth and Clay Hays
Janice and Lew Hazlewood
Chris and Cliff Heaton
Susie and Zach Hederman*
Michael Heidelberg
Beth and Charlie Heinsz
Bettye Hendrix
Debbie and Ron Hendrix
Jane and Robert Hendrix
Patricia and James Herndon*
William E. Hester III Family
Pansy and Jim Higginbotham
Rebecca and Reese Hillard
Pace Hindsley
Becky and Ron Hipp
Bryant Hirsberg
Alison and Jamie Holder
Donna Holdiness*
Dean, Hollis and Tim Holleman
Jerry Hollingsworth
Lisa and Huston Hollister
Diane and J.L. Holloway
Margaret and Ed Hooker
Stephanie and Nat Hooker*
Trey Horne
Xavier Hoskins
Heather and William B. Howard Jr.
Lynne and Norris Howell
Sherry and Jim Hudson
Helen and Al Hughes
Paul Hust
Dinah and Will Huthnance
Mary Paige and Cameron Huxford*
David Hyde
Trentice Imbler
Tracie and Robert Ingraham
Melissa and Braxter Irby
Stuart M. Irby Jr.
Pamela and Bob Jackson
Shannon and Andrew Jackson
Bob Jacobs
Lucy and Paul Janoush
Caroline and Brandon Jenkins
Elaine and William Jennings*
Andrew Johnson
Evelyn and Jeff Johnson
Kathy and Craig Johnson*
Larry and Michael Johnson Family Foundation*
Larry K. Johnson
Larry L. Johnson*
Larry Leo Johnson
Lisa and Michael Johnson
Sara and Jeffrey Johnson
Amanda and Christopher Johnston
Nina and Carey Johnston
Hallie and Cooper Jones
Janice and Gary Jones
Melissa Jones
Shannon and Bill Jordan
Bryan M. Kane
Angela and Norman P. Katool
Debbie and David Kaufman
Faith and Leonard Kaye
Wayne Kelly Jr.
Kathy and Larry Kerr
Virgi and Francois Khonsari
Kirk L. Kinard
Faye and Denny King
Robert King Family
Steven King
Bob Kirk III*
Amy and Alex Knight
Kobs and Philley
Cherry and Fred Krutz
Marion and Byrnes Kuehnle
Janice and Allen Lackey
Kayla and Craig Laderoute
Tara and Lance LaFont
Lammel and Associates LLC
Landshark Transport
Mary Lucy and David Lane
Connie and Bryan Lantrip
Christy and Brent Larson
Karen and Bill Lawhorn
Gayle and John Lee
Spencer Lee
Mitzi and Bill Linginfelter
Beth and Bob Lloyd
Chloe Lloyd
Sara and Ben Lloyd
Ted Lloyd
Angie and Gene Logan
Rebecca and Billy W. Long
Dalton Lott
George T. Lotterhos
Janet and Matt Lusco*
Lance Lynn
Joel Lyons
Nathan Lyons
Marcy and Jarrett Magee
Magnolia Rental and Sales
Rhoda and Eddie Maloney
Sharon and Johnny Maloney
Lulu and Steve Maness
Abby and Eli Manning
Ellen and Cooper Manning
Olivia and Archie Manning
Sudie Manning
Cathy and Don Martin
Lizzie and Christopher Martin*
Jerome Massey
Brenda and David May
Marty and Bill May
Caroline and Cal Mayo
Virginia and Johnny McCaleb
Sydney and Jimmy McClure
Donna and John McCommon
Susan and David McCormick
Jan and Jimmy McElroy
Emily and Robert C. McEwan III
Ashley and Rory McKean
John McKinney
Brenda and Eugene McLaurin
Lori and Carroll McLeod*
Lyn and David McMillin
Whitney and Clay McNutt
Leigh McPherson
Renee and Johnny McRight
Cory and John McWhorter
Cindy and Curtis Meade
Marie Melichar
Susan and Tom Meredith
Gail and Teddy Millette
Lynne and Sam Millette
Martin Millette
Shanna and Doug Minor
Susan and Guy Mitchell
Veronica and Steve Molpus
Pat and Jody Monsour
Bill Moore
Dennis Moore
Karen and Bruce Moore
Laura and Dan Moore
Lucy and Guy Moore
Melanie and Hal Moore*
Elizabeth Mills More and Friends Honoring Mike S. Mills*
Betty and Terry Morgan
Chris Morgan
Diane and G. Morgan
Leigh Ann and Dennis Morgan
Rene and Ed Morgan
Margaret and Sam Morse
Lesley and Rush Mosby
Belinda and Fred Mothershed
Rachelle and Christopher N. Mouron
Allison and Jack Muirhead
Melissa and Robert Murphree*
Heather and Mike Nabors
Jane Kerr and Bob Nance*
Nancy and Randy Nance
Beverley and Skip Neale*
Nancy and Ray Neilsen
Jan and John Nelson
Helen and John Newman
Andrew Neyland
Melissa and Nash Neyland
Bonnie and Steve Nichols
Ron M. Nichols
Doug C. Noble
Laurie and Richard Noble
Holley and Don Noblitt
Becky and Billy Nowell
Andy Null Family
Kristie and David Nutt
Gayle and Eddy Odom
John F. and John Reed Odom
Cheryl and Wayne C. Oglesby
Julia and Rush O’Keefe
Andrea and Steve Oliver
Origin Bank
Nancy and Ronald Ormand*
Jake and John Ott
Helen Overstreet
Oxford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Leslie and Lew Palumbo
Angela and Mike Park
Roger Parkes
Jacque Passino
Adam Patrick
Cindy and Chris Patton*
Abb Payne III
Edward P. Peacock III and Robbie P. Carmichael
Tread Pearson
Wanda and Kenny Peavey
Ann and Brett Person
Liz and Tommy Peters
Donna and Wayne Pierce
Tamra and Bradley Pierce
Ashley and Crymes Pittman
Scarlotte and Crymes Pittman
Jennifer and Ray Poole
Trey Poppenheimer
Lynn and Pepper Pounds
Hilda and Kirkham Povall
Kelly and Jonathan Powers
Debbie and Andy Prefontaine
Cindy and Nat Prestage
Stephanie and Robin Punches
Rick Quinn*
Crystal and Neil Quinton
Wanda and Daniel Quon
Rick Raanes
Ashley and Jeff Raborn
Laurie and John Raines
John Raulston
Shelly and Tommy Rayburn
Mary Sharp and Jim Rayner
Regions Bank*
Lindsay Reid
Lindsey and Will Renovich
Tom Rhoden Family
Shelley and Scott Ririe
Jenny and Karl Ritter
Jodi and Claude Rives
Michael Robbins
Ann Chancellor and Rowland Roberson
Roberts Company Inc.
Donna Roberts
Forrest Roberts
Joanna and Joe Roberts*
Kelly and Brad Roberts*
Trinity and Brad Roberts
Wilson Roberts
Patti and Jeffrey Rodriguez
Jeff Rogers
Rolling Meadows LP
Alison and Andrew Ross, Darcy and Peter Ross
Steve Rowell
Shannon and Tim Rutledge
Joseph M. Salerno Family
Lisa and Brother Sandifer
Craig Sartin
Suzie and Robert Sawyer
Courtney and Frederick C. Schaeffer Jr.
Ashley and Dustin Schultz
Stephanie and C. Christopher Scott
Jody and Pick Scruggs*
Jennifer and David Segrest*
Cindy and Bob Seibels
Faith and Emmet Seibels
Heather and Ryan Senter
Lori and Keith Shelly
Michael Shemper
Lisa and Steve Sherrill*
Anne and Steve Shirley*
Carolyn and Bill Simmons
Doug Simmons
Rene and Michael Simon
Ann and Glynne “Sprout” Simpson*
Bree and Brent Skinner
Katherine and Adam Slater
Amira and Tony Smith
Deborah Smith
Laura and Brent Smith
Merrill and Lem O. Smith IV
Shepard Smith*
Terre and Orma Smith
Tracey and Tim Smith
Shorty Sneed
Patricia and Ronald A. Solberg
Southern Architectural Sales
Buddy Spencer
Monty Spencer
Ivan Spinner Family
Kelly and Clayton Sporich
Sprout Seasoning
Lisa and Court Stalcup
Carol and Robert Stearns
J. Stern*
Deborah and James Stewart
Stribling Equipment
Will Stroud
Cheryl and Billy Sudduth
John David Sullivan
Barbara and Jeff Summers
Christy and Milton Sundbeck*
Lynn and Carl Swafford
Molissa and Walker Swaney
Walker J. Swaney Jr.
Mike Sweet Family
Robyn and Rhea Tannehill*
Molly and Griffin Tanner
Thomas W. Tardy III*
Blake Tart III*
Robert Tatum Family
Charlotte and Jeremy Taylor
Liz and Glenn Taylor*
Amy and Denny Terrell
Lee Ann and Calvin Thigpen
Charlie Thomas
Linda and J. Dewayne Thomas
R. Lon Thomas
Susan and Sanford Thomas*
Debbie and Gary Thrash*
Becky and John Tolan
Beth and Dennis Tosh
Mandi and Denny Tosh
Jan and Andrew Townes
Amanda and Todd  Tracy
Dana and David Traxler
Trehern Charitable Foundation
Sally and Wettlin Treppendahl*
Susan and Chip Triplett
Janie and Dan Tucker
Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
Janet and Thomas L. Turpin Jr.
Jeff Ullrich Family
University Florist
Barrie and W. Clifton Van Cleave
Vicky and Buddy Vance
Robert Vasilyev Family
Stan Viner
Jason Voyles Family
Raybun Waddell Family
Wade Incorporated
Donna Dukes Wade
Virginia and Winn Walcott
Lee and Mike McGartland
Mark D. Wall
Mary and John Wall*
Carol and Richard Waller
Christy and Wesley Walls
Deborah and Mark Walton
JoAnn and Robert Ward
Mary Ellen and Bob Warner Jr.
Gayle and Glen Warren
James Warrington
Elizabeth and Joseph Washburne
Polly and W.G. Watkins
Richard Watkins*
Sue and Wendell Weakley
Faye and Bobby Weatherly
Amy and Bob Weaver
Loraine and Scott Wegmann
Ann and Joe Weller
Tommy Wells
Debbie and Garnett West
Tal West
Allison and Guy White
Elsie and Dick White
Judith Current and Jackson White
Lara and George White
Lori and Butch White
Mary and Charles White
Pam and Neel White*
Robert Ellis White Jr.*
Marjorie and Beau Whittington
Mitzi and Lynn Whittington
Blake Wiedman
Jane and Jim Wilbourn
Linda and Cal Wilkins
Gabrielle and Robert Wilkinson
Amy and Allen Williams
Kathryn and Richard Williams
Lacy Williams*
Nancy and Kit Williams
Sandra and Roy Williams
Amy and C. Donovan Williamson
Linda and Buddy Williamson
Pam Wilson
Carol and William Windham
Jacob Winscott
Sharon and Bobby Wofford
Marsha and Brent Wood
Jeff Wright
Tanya and Archie Wright
Ben Yarbrough*
Karen and Max Yates
William G. Yates III
Charlotte and John York
Nan and Bennett V. York
Sharon and Charles “Smokey” Young
William “Billy” Young
This list includes nine anonymous donors.