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Charity to appeal Hosemann's order

WAVELAND — The Secretary of State’s Office has cited a Waveland charity for a list of violations of the state’s charitable solicitations laws. The state also said the charity allowed Kathleen Johnson, who had previously been convicted of felony financial crimes, to have virtual control over the charity’s financial and day-to-day operations. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the state ...

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Baker Donelson expands pro bono program

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has revised its pro bono policy in a move that could significantly increase the number of hours that its nearly 550 attorneys spend providing free legal services to people of limited means. The firm has implemented a new pro bono policy that provides billable hour credit to ...

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Mannings give $1M to Ole Miss

OXFORD — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife, Abby, have given $1 million to a needs-based academic scholarship program at their alma mater. Ole Miss Opportunity was created after a 6.5 percent tuition increase was approved this year at the University of Mississippi, to cover the gap between all of a student’s other scholarships and grants and ...

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Hosemann alleges Coast charity violating law

WAVELAND — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has issued a summary cease and desist order on Waveland Citizens Fund for violating the Mississippi Charitable Solicitations Act. The Secretary of State’s Office has alleged the Waveland Citizens Fund: • Provided false or misleading statements on documents filed with the Secretary of State’s Office by representing Kathleen Johnson as a “volunteer,” even ...

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Chevron gives $1.25M to nonprofit organizations

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Products Company announced “Energy for Learning” donations totaling $1.25 million to be distributed between two non-profit organizations active in Mississippi: EXCEL BY 5, an early childhood community certification program; and, the National Audubon Society in its efforts to develop the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. “Today, Chevron is continuing the journey in its support of education-based initiatives,” said ...

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Irby makes hefty donation to storm victims

JACKSON — Stuart C. Irby, Co. Electrical Distributor has pledged considerable donations to the American Red Cross following the recent national disasters that hit multiple states where the company operates. Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma and the Dakotas fell in the path of the latest floods and tornadoes affecting many homes and businesses. Individual contributions from employees were matched by Irby, resulting ...

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Donations to MSU again exceed $60M

STARKVILLE — For a second consecutive year, Mississippi State University (MSU) has topped the $60-million mark in the area of private gifts, with more than $65 million contributed during the just ended fiscal year. Much of the FY 10 giving was through the specialized initiative StatePride, said John P. Rush, vice president for development and alumni and CEO of the ...

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Report: Oil spill to have huge impact on charitable giving

DALLAS — The current gulf coast oil spill will have a profound impact on charitable giving until at least 2012, according to data from PhilanthroDEX, an online U.S. charitable giving index and forecasting product. The loss of charitable gifts is forecast to be $200 to $300 million in 2010 and as much as $600 million in 2011. However, the total ...

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Ramey Foundation endowing scholarships

JACKSON — The Tommy Ramey Foundation will endow scholarships at three Mississippi universities totaling $1 million, with the goal of educating and inspiring the state’s next generation of marketing and culinary professionals. The gifts to the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and Jackson State University will be formally announced this week. The Jackson-based foundation was established to honor Tommy ...

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Foundation's assets hit historic milestone

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson ended its 2009-2010 fiscal year with cause to celebrate. Thanks in large part to a bequest from a donor who established a permanent endowment fund through her will, the foundation closed its year with assets in excess of $25 million and awarded grants in excess of $2.3 million. Foundation president and CEO ...

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