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Keith Carter

Keith  Carter

Hometown:
Perryville, Ark.

Position:
Associate Athletics Director for Development

Alma Mater:
Ole Miss 1999

06/22/2012

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Former Ole Miss Basketball All-American Keith Carter rejoined Rebel Athletics in September 2009 with the UMAA Foundation as a Major Gifts Officer. Since then, his role has been elevated to Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Major Gifts. With his new title he now oversees all aspects of philanthropic giving to Ole Miss Athletics.

Carter's role encompasses a multitude of tasks. Primarily, his responsibilities include overseeing the Major Gifts Staff in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors who have the potential to make a philanthropic gift commitment of $25,000 or greater. Also, Carter was an integral part in the planning, restructuring and implementation of the Vaught Society, the UMAA Foundation's major gifts fundraising arm. The focus of the Vaught Society has now shifted to the most aggressive and comprehensive initiative in the history of Ole Miss Athletics, the Forward Together campaign. The UMAA hopes to raise $50 million in individual and corporate gifts through this campaign. Carter played a vital role in developing the concept of the campaign and is now charged with seeing this extraordinary vision come to fruition.

While focusing on Major Gifts, Carter also oversees the 5 Star Fund, the newly created philanthropic annual fund designed to engage loyal alumni, students, family and friends of Ole Miss to take ownership in Rebel Athletics with an annual gift of $1-$4,999. Carter also works closely with the Priority Seating and Ticket Office staff to ensure quality service to the members of the UMAA Foundation. Additionally, face-to-face visits, speaking engagements, and donor relations/events are all components of Carter's daily activities. Carter joined the UMAA Foundation after spending the previous year with the UM Foundation, where he worked in donor relations and meeting the financial needs of the School of Business.

Carter continues to serve with the Ole Miss Radio Network as the color analyst for Rebel hoops games alongside play-by-play announcer David Kellum. Carter joined the Ole Miss Radio network prior to the 2008-09 season.

A four-year starter at Ole Miss, Carter helped the Rebels to a pair of SEC Western Division titles in 1997 and 1998 and earned All-America honors after his 1999 senior season. The four-year starter received All-SEC first and second team honors in 1998 and 1999. He also won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. national team at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Carter played professional basketball in Italy from 2001 until 2008.

A native of Perryville, Ark., Carter lives in Oxford with his wife, Jill, and two children - son, Drew and daughter, Callie.

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      Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Harris Advances to Semis in Georgia Match Play Championship

      Friday, June 2, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Ole Miss Wins Oxford Regional

      Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Softball

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    • Oxford Regional: Ole Miss 2, Arizona State 0

      Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Softball

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    • Oxford Regional: Ole Miss 8, Southern Illinois 0

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    • Game 3: Ole Miss 6, Texas A&M 3

      Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Baseball

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    • Game 2: Ole Miss 6, Texas A&M 4

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Baseball

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    • We Meet Again

      Thursday, May 11, 2017 -

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    • From the Tennis Court to Dr. Rangel

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Women's Tennis

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    • Carter Breaks Course Record at Texas Shootout

      Friday, April 28, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Final Thoughts From The Tee Box

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Women's Golf

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    • Mock Draft Roundup

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    • Game 3: Ole Miss 9, Missouri 6

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    • From The Tee Box - 2017 SEC Championships - Day 2

      Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Women's Golf

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