Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

USM Foundation sets new fundraising record

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports it has set a new record for gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year at $20,336,110. The record eclipses the previous mark of $13.9 million from fiscal 2006 by 43 percent and also represents an increase of 300 percent over the amount raised last […] [...]

Bryant taps Barksdale as interim MDA director

JACKSON — Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi’s economic development agency. “One of the world’s best entrepreneurs will be the next director of the Mississippi Development Authority and that man is Jim Barksdale,” Bryant said. Bryant said he wants Barksdale to […] [...]

SoS: Be careful with charitable donations

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2011

Tags: charitable giving, charities, nonprofits, philanthropy

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is reminding Mississippians to be smart with their donated dollars this Christmas by checking their charity with the Secretary of State’s Office. “The holidays bring out the best in most people,” says Hosemann. “Unfortunately, it can bring out the worst in some, as well.” Each year, the Secretary […] [...]

Dedication ceremony held for renovated Giles Hall

by Wally Northway Published: February 1,2011

Tags: architecture, construction, education, higher education, philanthropy

STARKVILLE — During a Jan. 28 ceremony, Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Design dedicated the newly renovated Giles Hall auditorium in honor of longtime supporters Robert and Freda Harrison. The Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium is named for the Madison couple, who have shared a 30-year relationship with Mississippi State and the […] [...]

Deloitte donates to UM accounting program

by Wally Northway Published: April 21,2010

Tags: accounting, education, philanthropy

OXFORD — Accountancy professionals from Deloitte, LLP, have joined with the Deloitte Foundation to commit $250,000 to enhance faculty support at the University of Mississippi’s (UM’s) Patterson School of Accountancy. The gift to UM’s accountancy school creates the Deloitte Foundation Lectureship in Accountancy, which will provide resources for research and creative support for faculty members […] [...]

Entergy gives $300K to education program

by Wally Northway Published: September 4,2009

Tags: education, philanthropy, public utility

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. has awarded a $300,000 grant to Mississippi Building Blocks. The early childhood education program aims to improve the quality of pre-kindergarten and build a stronger future work force. A $100,000 gift, given Sept. 3, is the first of three installments to be invested in the program over three years. Mississippi […] [...]

ExxonMobil gives more to MSU

by Wally Northway Published: August 20,2009

Tags: education, oil and gas industry, philanthropy

STARKVILLE — Alumni and friends of Mississippi State University (MSU) employed by ExxonMobil continue to support the university in a big way. The Irving, Texas-based corporation recently donated $167,937, which represents matching funds for contributions during 2008 made by its MSU-educated employees and retirees or their surviving spouses. The funds are among some $36 million […] [...]

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