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Special Olympics Mississippi to hold first-ever 'Unified Egg Bowl'

STARKVILLE — The Egg Bowl football game is the most divisive annual event in Mississippi households, and that sentiment will be stronger than ever as both Mississippi State and Ole Miss teams experience historically successful seasons in 2014. This year, Special Olympics Mississippi will unify the schools and the state with the first Special Olympics Unified Egg Bowl on Nov. ...

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Report: Mississippi ranks second in U.S. in charitable giving

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle, a leading source of news coverage of the nonprofit world, said in ...

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Palmer donates $1M to UMMC's MIND Center for Alzheimer's research

JACKSON — Businessman John N. Palmer has donated $1 million to the MIND Center, a University of Mississippi Medical Center institution dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Palmer, the chairman and founder of GulfSouth Capital Inc., a Jackson-based private investment firm, presented the gift to the Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research Center, which is committed to finding treatments and a ...

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Foundation, Deaconess donate $200K for inpatient hospice facility

HATTIESBURG — The South Mississippi Home Health Foundation and Deaconess HomeCare and Hospice employees have given $200,000 to help build an inpatient hospice in Hattiesburg. The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced the gift Monday to its Asbury Hospice House. Bill Oliver, president of the Forrest General Foundation, says $4.8 million of the $5 million goal for the hospice has now ...

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UM sets new fundraising record with $118M-plus in private support

OXFORD — With more than $118 million in private support, the University of Mississippi again experienced a record fundraising year. “The commitment of our alumni and friends is truly inspiring,” UM Chancellor Dan Jones said. “On the Oxford campus alone, our generous donors committed more than $6 million for new named faculty positions. We are fortunate to have alumni and ...

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USM Foundation sees second-highest fundraising total in history

HATTIESBURG — Generating $15,560,117 during fiscal year 2013-14, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its second-highest fundraising total in gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year. This represents an 82 percent increase over the amount raised last year. During the recently concluded fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, gifts to the ...

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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 be named University Village and ...

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Entergy Mississippi gives $1M to two Jackson museums

A Mississippi-based utility has presented a hefty check to organizers of two museums earmarked for downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi Inc. has presented a $1-million gift to the 2 Mississippi Museums project currently under construction in Jackson, which includes the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO, said, “The museums will ...

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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 the fundraising efforts for the ...

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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 Fund, University of Southern Mississippi ...

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