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Empower Mississippi names director of development

Anja Scheib has been named Director of Development for Empower Mississippi in Ridgeland. Scheib recently completed a development internship with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Scheib, who grew up in Madison, received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University ...

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Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for ...

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Restoration Hope accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has announced the accreditation of Restoration Hope of City, ST. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.  Restoration Hope joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model ...

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Habitat names new staff

Merrill McKewen, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area, has announced the following new staff members: Brad “Kaz” Franklin is the new Director of Community and Homeowner Advocacy. He previously was the Marketing Specialist and Assistant Manager of Thalia Mara Hall for the City of Jackson’s Department of Human & Cultural Services. Franklin will be the direct liaison ...

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Special Olympics names executive director

Special Olympics Mississippi has named Monica Daniels as its new executive director. Daniels has more than two decades of experience in fundraising and management of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Daniels will advance Special Olympics Mississippi’s strategic plan and guide the organization’s programs and mission. Under her leadership, Special Olympics Mississippi will continue to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities ...

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MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — Canopy Children’s Services: New name, same vital mission

Recently, I talked with Dr. John Damon, CEO for Canopy Children’s Solutions, about their decision to change the name of the organization from Mississippi Children’s Home Services to Canopy. MCHS was founded in 1912 and has helped countless thousands of Mississippi children in need for more than 100 years now. “Well, it seemed that many people had the impression through ...

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Goodwill Industries honors volunteers with awards

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi recently held its annual awards dinner to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts. Goodwill provides employment opportunities and rehabilitation services through a community enterprise of retail stores which sell recycled clothing, furniture, soft goods and other donated items. The honorees are: Robin Sharp Browning, a graduate of Mississippi State University, has worked in advertising, fund development and for ...

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Forster on state board

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Mississippi Public Health Institute. MSPHI is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and improving the health and well-being of Mississippians. It promotes public health by facilitating collaboration among programs and organizations, as well as ...

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McKewen to lead Habitat

Merrill Tenney McKewen has been named new executive director by the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. She succeeds Cindy Griffin, who retired May 31 after 15 years of service to the non-profit organization. McKewen is a native of Grenada and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She has more than 30 years of experience ...

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Swartzfager to lead walk

The Mississippi / Louisiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced Trace Swartzfager, vice president of business development at St. Dominic Hospital, as corporate chair of its 2016 Light The Night Walk event, set for Oct. 6 at Trustmark Park. Light The Night is LLS’s annual fundraising event held each fall to find cures and provide access to ...

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