Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

MSU sets new annual fundraising record of $106M-plus

STARKVILLE — Having topped the $106 million mark in private support, Mississippi State leaders announced the university’s most successful fundraising year ever. For the just-ended fiscal year, the 136 year-old land-grant institution attracted the record in private gifts and pledges of future support — $25 million more than the prior year’s $81.3 million total. Previously, […] [...]

Belhaven given $4M gift for new University Village

JACKSON — Belhaven University has received a $4 million gift for construction of new on-campus apartments for students. President Roger Parrott made the announcement Saturday during annual graduation ceremonies. Parrott said Robbie Hughes, a longtime supporter of the university, committed $4 million to help start the project, slated to begin this summer. The complex will […] [...]

Alumni-couple donate $12.3M to Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — Texas oilman Tommy Nusz and his wife, Terri, have donated $12.3 million to the Mississippi State University Campaign. Nusz is the CEO and chairman of the board of Oasis Petroleum in Houston, Texas. He and his wife are graduates of Mississippi State. School officials say in a news release that the donation brings […] [...]

Favre’s charitable foundation awards grants

HATTIESBURG — Brett and Deanna Favre’s foundation, Favre 4 Hope, has supported charities in Mississippi and Wisconsin with $180,000 in grants for 2013. The foundation said that Mississippi charities receiving grants are Special Olympics of Mississippi, Hope Haven, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities, Make a Wish of Mississippi, Memorial Hospital Deanna Favre […] [...]

Campaign to finance hospice construction gets $1.5M gift

HATTIESBURG — A $1.5-million donation from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg will move Forrest General Healthcare Foundation closer to reaching its $5-million campaign to build Hospice House of South Mississippi. Hospice House will provide physical and medical care for people with a limited life expectancy. The Hattiesburg American reports the Asbury Foundation’s contribution puts FGHF […] [...]

Automaker makes half-million-dollar donation to schools

CANTON — Canton school officials say a gift from Nissan North America will be used to help at-risk students. Superintendent Dwight Luckett tells The Clarion-Ledger the district will hire specialists to work one-on-one or in small groups with students to help them catch up to grade level in reading, language arts and math. The $500,000 […] [...]

MSU fundraiser ‘StatePride’ nets $118.3M in private gifts

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has officially concluded the university’s four-year initiative known as “StatePride” with more than $118.3 million in private gifts. “StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support” officially began in 2009 with a $100-million goal. “StatePride” was launched with the investiture of Mark Keenum as MSU’s 19th president and over its […] [...]

Late alumnus makes largest real estate gift in MSU history

LEFLORE COUNTY — Willis Durden “Dan” McGeary left Mississippi to follow his dream of becoming a pilot, but he never forgot his connection to his home state or his alma mater, Mississippi State University. The last surviving member of a prominent Delta family, McGeary willed Sidon Plantation in Leflore County to Mississippi State University. The […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BankPlus presents six-digit gift to MSU-Meridian

MERIDIAN — A $150,000 gift from BankPlus is assisting Mississippi State University-Meridian in advancing education for business majors by helping ensure facilities and technology updates for the downtown location. The gift establishes an endowment to maintain, in perpetuity, the Newberry Building and its instructional technology. A historical landmark adjacent to the MSU Riley Center, the […] [...]

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