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Kellogg Foundation commits $2.3 million to Civil Rights Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tuesday received a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $2.3 million endowment. The endowment will go toward the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s development of educational programs for the Civil Rights Museum. The $2.3 million will fund a partnership between Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the William Winter Institute for Racial ...

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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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Court of Appeals rules Rep. Aldridge must repay aunt

TUPELO — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has let stand its ruling that state Rep. Brian Aldridge pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. The Appeals Court yesterday denied Aldridge’s motion to look again at the case. In March, the Appeals Court upheld a 2012 ruling by Lee County judge who ordered Aldridge ...

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Manning family establishes health care initiative at UMMC

JACKSON — Archie and Olivia Manning have launched a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. With the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state’s “First Family of Football” has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. ...

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Officials asking volunteers to register for more effective relief efforts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As Mississippi digs out from Monday’s tornadoes, officials are trying to manage a blessing — volunteers. The state is encouraging people who want to help with recovery to register so they can match skills with needs and make sure volunteers arrive at the right time. Already in Winston County, volunteers are manning a collection point for donations ...

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Goodwill’s new Crossgates store has been a hit with shoppers, donors

Goodwill Industries is one of the largest retail thrift store chains in the U.S. and beyond, operating a network of about 165 independent, community-based organizations in 15 countries. In 2011, the non profit 501(c)3 organization earned more than $4 billion, with 82 percent going to provide employment, training and support services to more than 4.2 million people. One of the ...

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Jackson-area Habitat awarded $20,000 for its work in bringing back neighborhoods

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and local law enforcement leaders were recently recognized with a national award for improving the safety and vitality of neighborhoods in the Metro Jackson area. Habitat and its partners were selected from more than 540 applicants for a $20,000 MetLife Foundation Award. They were honored for demonstrating that blighted neighborhoods such as MidCity/Georgetown and ...

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Charity enters consent agreement with SoS

OCEAN SPRINGS — The chairwoman of the nonprofit Asian Americans for Change has agreed to repay $10,000 in personal compensation from AAC she was unable to document and the organization agreed to a $2,000 fine in a consent agreement with the secretary of state’s office. The Sun Herald reports that the secretary of state’s charity division found Gai Kaitlin Truong ...

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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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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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