Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

Sen. McConnell hosts Cochran fundraiser that takes in $825,000

WASHINGTON — Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is getting a campaign finance boost from the top Senate Republican, while tea party challenger Chris McDaniel continues telling voters that Cochran is failing to fight President Barack Obama’s policies. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hosted a fundraiser that collected $825,000 for Cochran on Tuesday at the National Republican […] [...]

Fundraiser underway for film on brothel owner ‘Miss Nellie’

NATCHEZ — Three filmmakers in Natchez are launching a fundraising campaign to make a documentary about “Miss Nellie” Jackson, who ran a bordello in the Mississippi River town for decades. The Natchez Democrat reports that Mark Brockway, Lauren Jones and Tim Givens launched the campaign yesterday on the website indiegogo.com. Brockway said the goal is […] [...]

Main Street group kicks off new fundraising campaign

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Main Street organization is campaigning to raise money for economic development activities in the downtown area. The Commercial Dispatch reports the campaign — called Main Street in Motion — will take place through September. Money raised will go toward the planning of growth, diversification and preservation of the downtown historic district. […] [...]

Party official wants Dems disciplined for attending GOP event

STARKVILLE — A member of the Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee wants party members disciplined for attending a Republican fundraiser. Committee member Patti Drapala wants county Chairman Chris Taylor to convene a meeting to discuss the issue, reports The Commercial Dispatch. (http://bit.ly/13tNMiT) Pictures show Roy A. Perkins, Henry Vaughn and Lisa Wynn, all Democrats who […] [...]

Hospital unveils plan for new hospice facility; fundraiser underway

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital plans to open a 12-patient hospice facility for the terminally ill by mid-2015. The Hattiesburg American reports the Hospice House of South Mississippi will be built on five acres of donated land. Officials with the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced a capital campaign to raise $5 million to build the […] [...]

Foundation launches fundraiser for new health center

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is on its way to transforming the quality of health care provided to students, faculty and staff. The USM Foundation announced the Moffitt Health Center Campaign, which will aid in the relocation of the University’s Student Health Services to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The $1-million campaign has already […] [...]

Thompson raises $1.2M; his three opponents combined get less than $8,000

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s campaign war chest tops $1.2 million, far more than his Republican and independent opponents, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. The FEC reports cover the period ending June 30. Thompson is running for an 11th term in Mississippi’s 2nd District. Thompson’s Republican opponent Bill […] [...]

Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the […] [...]

USM fundraiser for new College of Business gets gift, challenge

HATTIESBURG — Thanks to a gift from The First Bancshares Inc., the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s Building Better Business Campaign has exceeded the $8 million mark on the way to reaching its $10 million goal. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna has issued a matching gift challenge to help raise the remaining $2 […] [...]

Friends’ fundraiser nets $600,000+

Jackson — Friends of Children’s Hospital announced that over $600,000 was raised at the 2009 fundraiser, “An Evening with the Mannings, Presented by BankPlus.” The proceeds from this event will benefit Friends and the recently-opened Eli Manning Children’s Clinics at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. “During my last trip to Jackson, I was […] [...]

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