Posts Tagged ‘charitable giving’

Toyota keeps commitment to local schools

by Wally Northway Published: August 17,2010

Tags: automobile industry, charitable giving, education, manufacturing

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Corporation is keeping its commitment to supporting local schools, according to the Mississippi Development Authority. When Toyota announced it would build a plant at Blue Springs in 2007, it made a commitment of $50 million to the eight school districts within Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties. 

Even though due to […] [...]

BancorpSouth donates land to Habitat for Humanity

by Wally Northway Published: July 27,2010

Tags: banking and finance, Banks, charitable giving, charities, housing, real estate

TUPELO — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis recently received a land donation of 29 acres from BancorpSouth for the Lake Las Cruces neighborhood in Raleigh. Memphis Habitat purchased 44 developed lots in the area from BancorpSouth earlier this year with federal monies awarded through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and BancorpSouth donated the adjoining undeveloped […] [...]

Foundation awards funds to graduate programs

by Wally Northway Published: July 27,2010

Tags: charitable giving, education, higher education

CLEVELAND — Dr. Albert Nylander, Delta State University’s dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies, announced that the Graduate Office has been awarded $100,000 by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation to support ten graduate students. These funds will be used to provide Hearin Scholars fellowships (tuition and stipends) for outstanding graduate students in financial need who […] [...]

Charity to appeal Hosemann’s order

by Associated Press Published: July 26,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, state government

WAVELAND — The Secretary of State’s Office has cited a Waveland charity for a list of violations of the state’s charitable solicitations laws. The state also said the charity allowed Kathleen Johnson, who had previously been convicted of felony financial crimes, to have virtual control over the charity’s financial and day-to-day operations. Secretary of State […] [...]

Baker Donelson expands pro bono program

by Wally Northway Published: July 26,2010

Tags: attorneys, charitable giving, law, pro bono

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has revised its pro bono policy in a move that could significantly increase the number of hours that its nearly 550 attorneys spend providing free legal services to people of limited means. The firm has implemented a new pro bono policy that […] [...]

Mannings give $1M to Ole Miss

by Associated Press Published: July 26,2010

Tags: charitable giving, education, sports

OXFORD — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife, Abby, have given $1 million to a needs-based academic scholarship program at their alma mater. Ole Miss Opportunity was created after a 6.5 percent tuition increase was approved this year at the University of Mississippi, to cover the gap between all of a student’s […] [...]

Hosemann alleges Coast charity violating law

by Wally Northway Published: July 23,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities

WAVELAND — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has issued a summary cease and desist order on Waveland Citizens Fund for violating the Mississippi Charitable Solicitations Act. The Secretary of State’s Office has alleged the Waveland Citizens Fund: • Provided false or misleading statements on documents filed with the Secretary of State’s Office by representing Kathleen […] [...]

Chevron gives $1.25M to nonprofit organizations

by Wally Northway Published: July 21,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, education, energy, Nature, nonprofits, oil and gas, wildlife

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Products Company announced “Energy for Learning” donations totaling $1.25 million to be distributed between two non-profit organizations active in Mississippi: EXCEL BY 5, an early childhood community certification program; and, the National Audubon Society in its efforts to develop the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. “Today, Chevron is continuing the journey in its […] [...]

Irby makes hefty donation to storm victims

by Wally Northway Published: July 13,2010

Tags: charitable giving, construction, disaster recovery, Weather

JACKSON — Stuart C. Irby, Co. Electrical Distributor has pledged considerable donations to the American Red Cross following the recent national disasters that hit multiple states where the company operates. Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma and the Dakotas fell in the path of the latest floods and tornadoes affecting many homes and businesses. Individual contributions from employees […] [...]

Donations to MSU again exceed $60M

by Wally Northway Published: July 12,2010

Tags: charitable giving, education, higher education

STARKVILLE — For a second consecutive year, Mississippi State University (MSU) has topped the $60-million mark in the area of private gifts, with more than $65 million contributed during the just ended fiscal year. Much of the FY 10 giving was through the specialized initiative StatePride, said John P. Rush, vice president for development and […] [...]

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