Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

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 […] [...]

Study: ‘Religious’ states give more to charity

by 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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 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 […] [...]

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