Posts Tagged ‘charitable giving’

Irby makes hefty donation to storm victims

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 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 […] [...]

Report: Oil spill to have huge impact on charitable giving

DALLAS — The current gulf coast oil spill will have a profound impact on charitable giving until at least 2012, according to data from PhilanthroDEX, an online U.S. charitable giving index and forecasting product. The loss of charitable gifts is forecast to be $200 to $300 million in 2010 and as much as $600 million […] [...]

Ramey Foundation endowing scholarships

JACKSON — The Tommy Ramey Foundation will endow scholarships at three Mississippi universities totaling $1 million, with the goal of educating and inspiring the state’s next generation of marketing and culinary professionals. The gifts to the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and Jackson State University will be formally announced this week. The Jackson-based foundation […] [...]

Foundation’s assets hit historic milestone

by Published: April 27,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, nonprofits

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson ended its 2009-2010 fiscal year with cause to celebrate. Thanks in large part to a bequest from a donor who established a permanent endowment fund through her will, the foundation closed its year with assets in excess of $25 million and awarded grants in excess of $2.3 […] [...]

Entergy gives more to organizations

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Entergy Charitable Foundation has awarded final round grants for this year. The awards boost Entergy’s total grants year-to-date to more than $1.4 million in Mississippi. The latest grant recipients are the Mississippi Delta TeachUp! pilot program, Voice of Calvary Ministries’ Pathway to Prosperity and Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Entergy Charitable […] [...]

Eaton makes donation to Habitat

JACKSON — Eaton’s Aerospace facility in Jackson has made a donation of $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson. Eaton’s Jackson plant manager Brian Edwards said, “On behalf of the 500 employees of Eaton’s facility in Jackson, we are pleased to support Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson because of the outstanding work this organization is doing to […] [...]

‘Charities Report’ now available

by Published: November 17,2009

Tags: charitable giving, nonprofits, state government

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, along with Mark McCrary, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, have kicked off the Secretary of State’s “Check your Charities” campaign by releasing the “2009 Charities Report.” “With the holiday season right around the corner, Mississippians will begin to remember those who are less fortunate,” said […] [...]

Strahan gives largest-ever gift to DSU

by Published: October 12,2009

Tags: charitable giving, education, mathematics

CLEVELAND — Chair and professor emeritus of mathematics at Delta State University (DSU) Dr. Rose Strahan has made the largest planned gift of any employee of the university. Strahan’s gift covers the annual premium of a $750,000 life insurance policy. Alumni Foundation executive director Keith Fulcher, said, “Her gift to the math department will one […] [...]

Stein Mart supporting Komen for the Cure

by Published: October 12,2009

Tags: cancer research, charitable giving, retail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stein Mart is supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by donating one percent of total store sales nationwide from October 16-18, 2009 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a guaranteed minimum donation […] [...]

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