Posts Tagged ‘charitable giving’

USM Foundation sets new fundraising record

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports it has set a new record for gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year at $20,336,110. The record eclipses the previous mark of $13.9 million from fiscal 2006 by 43 percent and also represents an increase of 300 percent over the amount raised last […] [...]

HORNE celebrates 50th anniversary with community service

RIDGELAND — HORNE LLP will close the firm’s 12 office locations Oct. 1 and celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary with a firm-wide day of service. More than 400 team members across the Southeast will serve in their communities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the firm on Oct. 1. The announcement comes […] [...]

SoS: Be careful with charitable donations

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2011

Tags: charitable giving, charities, nonprofits, philanthropy

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is reminding Mississippians to be smart with their donated dollars this Christmas by checking their charity with the Secretary of State’s Office. “The holidays bring out the best in most people,” says Hosemann. “Unfortunately, it can bring out the worst in some, as well.” Each year, the Secretary […] [...]

Foundation gives $4M to USM for new dormitory

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2011

Tags: charitable giving, charities, construction, dormitories, education, higher education, nonprofits

HATTIESBURG — A private foundation is giving $4 million to the University of Southern Mississippi for a new dormitory. The university announced that it is receiving the gift from the Luckyday Foundation, a group established by Jackson banker Frank Day before he died in 1999. The $4 million will be used to build Luckyday Citizenship […] [...]

Senators mulling tax-exempt donations for ag research

by MBJ Staff Published: September 19,2011

Tags: agriculture, agriculture research, charitable giving, farmers, farms, federal government, ranchers, ranches, taxes

WASHINGTON — Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to allow tax-exempt donations to support agricultural research as a means to help keep American agriculture on the forefront of food production breakthroughs. The Charitable Agriculture Research Act (S.1561) is a bipartisan measure authored by Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. John […] [...]

Toyota, workers donate to tornado relief efforts

Toyota and its Japanese employees have donated $330,000 to the tornado relief efforts to be evenly distributed between the disaster relief programs in Alabama and Mississippi. Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., said, “We are grateful to our colleagues in Japan for their generosity to the […] [...]

Cellular South aiding recovery in Smithville

SMITHVILLE — Cellular South has deployed a temporary mobile broadband cell site to Smithville after a devastating tornado killed 13 people, injured more than 40 others and destroyed most of the buildings in the small, rural town in Monroe County. The temporary cell site will expand capacity and support the voice and high-speed data communication […] [...]

BankPlus, Society establish Japan Relief Fund

by For the MBJ Published: April 26,2011

Tags: banking and finance, Banks, charitable giving, disaster, disaster recovery, earthquake, tsunami

RIDGELAND and JACKSON — BankPlus, in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Mississippi (JASMIS), has established the JASMIS Japan Relief Fund to coordinate charitable donations to aid those in Japan affected by the March earthquakes and tsunami. Dr. Paul Tashiro, JASMIS president, said, “The Japan-America Society has been receiving inquiries and donations from all over […] [...]

Charitable Giving & Public Utilities

by Stephen McDill Published: March 4,2011

Tags: Brandon Presley, charitable giving, Entergy, Mississippi Power, Public Utilities Staff

JACKSON- Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley on the Miss. Public Service Commission’s ruling this week against public utilities using a “consumer tax” to finance corporate charitable giving. [...]

Tyson makes generous donation to Food Network

by Associated Press Published: September 20,2010

Tags: charitable giving, food, food bank, poverty

JACKSON — Tyson Foods has delivered more than 23,000 pounds of food to Mississippi Food Network, a member of Feeding America. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has been a leader in the fight against hunger. The company is actively engaged in food-donation events and fund-raising activities year-round to benefit those in need. This most recent donation […] [...]

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