Posts Tagged ‘charity’

New nursing endowment fund established to promote profession

by MBJ Staff Published: November 6,2012

Tags: charity, endow, endowment, fund, health, health care, nonprofit, nurse, nursing

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (CFGJ) has just established the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) Endowment Fund. The board and staff of MNF will use this fund to provide long-range support for this nonprofit foundation’s ongoing programs and services. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation’s mission is to raise, accept and disperse charitable donations to […] [...]

Math and science school looking for private donors

COLUMBUS — As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it’s also facing a common problem among schools — escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support. In recent years, they’ve come to rely more heavily upon the financial backing of the MSMS Foundation and private […] [...]

Study: ‘Religious’ states give more to charity

by MBJ Staff Published: August 21,2012

Tags: charitable giving, charity, donation, donor, faith, giving, philanthropy, religion

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity. The study released by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the […] [...]

Friends pledge to raise millions for pediatric heart facility

by MBJ Staff Published: August 21,2012

Tags: cardiac, charity, children, construction, health, health care, hearty, hospital, medicine, nonprofit, pediatric

JACKSON — Friends of Children’s Hospital, a group of volunteers dedicated to Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has pledged $2 million toward the creation of a new Children’s Heart Center at UMMC. The pledge was announced during a gala Friends event held at the Mississippi Museum of Art, “An Enchanted […] [...]

Volunteers to be honored

by MBJ Staff Published: July 22,2012

Tags: charity, Country Club of Jackson, Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi will hold its annual awards dinner Aug. 16 at the Country Club of Jackson to recognize outstanding volunteers. The honorees are Anna Jolly Burnett, Mary Preston Hays Dubberly, Donna Bailey Dye, Sister Mary Trinita Eddington, Stephanie Strickland Garriga, Cathy Griffin Joyner, Susie Puckett, June Crumbley Stone, Elise Williams, Louis P. Wright […] [...]

MSU Foundation sets new annual fundraising record

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Foundation is marking the largest private giving year in the land-grant institution’s history. Campus officials announced more than $86 million was raised during the just-ended 2012 fiscal year, an increase of more than $6 million from the previously held record of FY 11′s over $80.3 million total. A major […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

by MBJ Staff Published: November 10,2011

Tags: agriculture, charity, chickens, donation, eggs, food, food banks, poultry, trade association

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network […] [...]

Red Cross chooses Tabereaux

by MBJ Staff Published: October 2,2011

Tags: charity, Red Cross, Tom Tabereaux

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region has selected Tom Tabereaux has been selected for the new position of chief development officer, with statewide responsibilities in Mississippi. Tabereaux joins the humanitarian organization after 30 years’ leadership experience with Junior Achievement Inc. He has been an officer and board member with the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and […] [...]

Commission orders shut-down of FAIM

by Associated Press Published: March 25,2010

Tags: bingo, charity, gaming

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Gaming Commission accepted today an examiner’s decision that a Ridgeland-based organization misused charitable gaming funds and ordered its DeSoto County bingo operation to shut down immediately. In October, the commission denied a new license to the Fine Arts Institute of Mississippi, or FAIM. While that decision was under appeal, the charity […] [...]

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