Posts Tagged ‘nonprofit’

Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in […] [...]

Group to fight urban blight through land trust

JACKSON — Working Together Jackson, a network of local community groups, has been quietly developing a new strategy for fighting blight, a problem that has at times seemed too daunting to solve. The latest idea is to take control of abandoned properties through a land trust, a nonprofit set up for the sole purpose of […] [...]

New nursing endowment fund established to promote profession

by 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 […] [...]

Vandals wreck foundation’s office — take nothing

NATCHEZ — Would-be thieves burglarized and vandalized the Historic Natchez Foundation’s office over the weekend. Executive Director Mimi Miller said she received a call at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. When she arrived, Miller told The Natchez Democrat she found where the vandals had thrown a potted plant from the HNF’s front porch through a window, scattering […] [...]

MDES, SBA offer assistance to more Isaac-impacted counties

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has added more counties to those eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, and the U.S. Small Business Administration has added another county to those eligible for low-interest loans. The MDES has begun accepting applications for DUA from people living or […] [...]

Disaster loans available to PNPs affected by Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reports certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages […] [...]

State lawmaker appeals pay-out ruling to Supreme Court

TUPELO — State Rep. Brian Aldridge has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a ruling that he pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Aldridge filed an appeal after a Lee County judge denied his motion for a new trial. […] [...]

Friends pledge to raise millions for pediatric heart facility

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 […] [...]

Nonprofit forms to get federal funds, tax credits for new hospital

PHILADELPHIA — A nonprofit organization has been formed to obtain federal funding and tax credits for about a third of the cost of the new $19 million Neshoba County Hospital now under construction. Officials tell the Neshoba Democrat the governments and for-profit entities do not qualify for the federal funding being sought by the Neshoba […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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