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Foundation launches fundraiser for new health center

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is on its way to transforming the quality of health care provided to students, faculty and staff. The USM Foundation announced the Moffitt Health Center Campaign, which will aid in the relocation of the University’s Student Health Services to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The $1-million campaign has already received $750,000 in commitments toward ...

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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 course became a unified fundraising ...

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Reeves tops state leaders for most campaign cash

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves leads other Mississippi statewide elected official with campaign cash. The Clarion-Ledger reports Reeves had $853,571 in his campaign as of Jan. 31, according to records in the secretary of state’s office. Reeves was elected lieutenant governor in 2011 after two terms as state treasurer. Records show Gov. Phil Bryant ended the year with $606,058 ...

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Run domestic violence out of town — in a purple dress

JACKSON — Grab your running shoes and favorite purple “dress” and join the Domestic Violence Services Center of Catholic Charities Inc. and Jaco’s Tacos for a sunset 5K Purple Dress run/walk fundraiser through downtown Jackson. The event will be held Oct. 25 with check-in beginning at 5 p.m. The run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Jaco’s Tacos located at ...

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Thompson raises $1.2M; his three opponents combined get less than $8,000

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s campaign war chest tops $1.2 million, far more than his Republican and independent opponents, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. The FEC reports cover the period ending June 30. Thompson is running for an 11th term in Mississippi’s 2nd District. Thompson’s Republican opponent Bill Marcy of Vicksburg reported $5,853 ...

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Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the money raised would go to ...

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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 year. More than 4,620 donors ...

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USM fundraiser for new College of Business gets gift, challenge

HATTIESBURG — Thanks to a gift from The First Bancshares Inc., the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s Building Better Business Campaign has exceeded the $8 million mark on the way to reaching its $10 million goal. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna has issued a matching gift challenge to help raise the remaining $2 million needed to move forward ...

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Willis resigns as USM VP after only seven months on job

HATTIESBURG — Russ Willis has resigned as the University of Southern Mississippi’s vice president for administrative affairs after only seven months in the position. The Hattiesburg American reports Willis was responsible for the financial management of the university, its physical plant and human resources. Taking over the position will be Chad Driskell, executive assistant to USM president Martha Saunders. Willis ...

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Building for the future in a chaotic present

Not much has gone right recently for the Ole Miss athletic department. The Forward Together Campaign is an exception. The campaign to raise money for new athletic facilities and to expand and improve existing ones kicked off Aug. 9. As of Nov. 1, it had raised $43.8 million of its overall $150 million goal. >> SEE FULL STORY <<

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