Noah’s Gift Announcement

What an exciting time to be involved with Noah’s Gift! Whether you are a volunteer, participant, donor, sponsor, or friend, we are excited to announce another round of grants! The Grant Selection Committee, comprised of individuals with an average age of 25, met in January to select additional winners of the Noah’s Gift Grant. “This … Continued

Crystal Ball 2017 a huge success!!!!

The 17th annual Crystal Ball attracted another sell-out crowd of 1,000 and netted about $150,000 to assist 400 charitable causes through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  The black-tie gala with a vintage French circus theme honored local Community Stars and the author of a prize-winning, best-selling book about the Delta on Jan. 21 at … Continued

Spring Initiative of Clarksdale named 2016 Non Profit of the Year

The 17th Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  The Crystal Ball helps over 420 nonprofit organizations and causes through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, with an emphasis on education and health for children and youth. Tickets for the January 21 gala are $150 per person … Continued

Dorothy Grady-Scarbrough to be honored as “Woman of the Year” at 2017 Crystal Ball

The 17th Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  The Crystal Ball helps over 420 nonprofit organizations and causes through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, with an emphasis on education and health for children and youth. Tickets for the January 21 gala are $150 per person … Continued

Bill Clay to be honored as “Man of the Year” at 2017 Crystal Ball

  The 17th Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  The Crystal Ball helps over 420 nonprofit organizations and causes through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, with an emphasis on education and health for children and youth. Tickets for the January 21 gala are $150 per … Continued

RiverKings honored as 2016 Business of the Year

The 17th Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  The Crystal Ball helps over 420 nonprofit organizations and causes through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, with an emphasis on education and health for children and youth. Tickets for the Jan. 21 gala are $150 per person … Continued

Crystal Ball to honor author about Delta life

The 17th annual Crystal Ball with a vintage French circus theme will honor local Community Stars and the author of a prize-winning, best-selling book about the Delta on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Arena in Southaven. Volunteers will transform the space into “Le Cirque Magnifique” complete with vintage 100-year-old autos, aerial silk artists, fireworks and more … Continued

Moving for healthy living

The Regional Health Council (RHC), a program of the Community Foundation, sponsored a dynamic training on August 31, 2016 at the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center in Charleston.  Michael Kuczala presented ‘Wellness and Physical Activity in Work and School Setting’ attended by representatives in the fields of academics, health, business and non-profit work.  The day-long … Continued

Volunteers in the House

  Volunteer Northwest Mississippi has been attending open house meeting at area high schools to make sure students know about the many volunteer opportunities available and how taking advantage of these can help them fulfill service hour requirements for their high school career. Students who want to find more information about opportunities can contact Anna Dickerson, Director … Continued

DeSoto County School Branching out

          Drive up to Pleasant Hill Elementary School in DeSoto County and you might think it is just another elementary school.  But, drive around the school and you discover a world of outdoor learning.   The school, with the support of the administration, offers outdoor learning which translates to ‘real world’ lessons.  … Continued