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MSU sets new annual fundraising record of $106M-plus

STARKVILLE — Having topped the $106 million mark in private support, Mississippi State leaders announced the university’s most successful fundraising year ever. For the just-ended fiscal year, the 136 year-old land-grant institution attracted the record in private gifts and pledges of future support — $25 million more than the prior year’s $81.3 million total. Previously, MSU’s largest giving year on ...

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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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Campaign to finance hospice construction gets $1.5M gift

HATTIESBURG — A $1.5-million donation from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg will move Forrest General Healthcare Foundation closer to reaching its $5-million campaign to build Hospice House of South Mississippi. Hospice House will provide physical and medical care for people with a limited life expectancy. The Hattiesburg American reports the Asbury Foundation’s contribution puts FGHF at $3.6 million toward building ...

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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 grant will be awarded in ...

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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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Contractor offers dirt; supervisors love gift

DESOTO COUNTY — Officials say a dirty gift will save DeSoto County tens of thousands of dollars. A contractor working near the new jail just south of Hernando offered 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 400 truckloads, the Commercial Appeal reported. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the plan unanimously last week after Sheriff Bill Rasco said the dirt can ...

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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 bequest includes 2,069 acres of ...

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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 facility houses Division of Business ...

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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 infusion from “StatePride: An Initiative ...

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