Community Foundation Awards The Hope Center from Taste of DeSoto Event

Hernando, Miss. June 13, 2016 – Community Foundation President Tom Pittman awarded a $5,000 check to the Hope Center from the Annual Taste of Desoto event held April 24, 2016 at the Landers Center. The Hope Center is a community center with the mission of improving the community of Horn Lake, Mississippi, by providing safe … Continued

Community Foundation taps new board members

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has elected four new Directors to serve three-year terms on its Board. They join 15 other Board members to govern the 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which serves 11 counties with the mission of “connecting people who care with causes that matter”. The foundation’s priorities are education, health and children and … Continued

Coahoma County Diaper Bank opens

On Friday, the Coahoma County Diaper Bank opened its doors at a ribbon ­cutting ceremony at its new facility at 651 Evelyn St. The diaper bank is a collaboration of several health organizations, including Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services, Tougaloo College Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative and Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. The Community Foundation of … Continued

Crystal Ball shines light on ‘Stars’

As a sell-out crowd looked on, the 16th annual Crystal Ball, DeSoto County’s largest fundraiser, netted a near-record amount for charitable activities through auction items and showcased individuals and nonprofit groups helping to improve the quality of life in an 11-county region. The event’s “Star of Hope,” Hollywood manager and Tunica resident Bradford Cobb, was … Continued

Community Foundation spotlighted on Southaven Chamber Radio Show

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi provides management of Endowments, donor-advised funds, and other funds assisting more than 400 charitable organizations throughout its 11-county service area. Tom Pittman, Community Foundation President, sat down with the Southaven Chamber Radio Show to share programs of the Foundation, the need for education and health while focusing on youth, and … Continued

RiverKings create legacy

The Mississippi RiverKings have created a legacy of giving back to the greater Mid-South community in the decade and a half since moving across the state line from Memphis into Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. Wagon Cash Loans The RiverKings, the longest continually operating sports franchise in the greater Memphis area, has reached a major milestone, eclipsing … Continued

Shoot for the Heart raises money for NWCC Nursing Division

Seventy Northwest Mississippi Community College nursing students and faculty volunteered for the annual sporting clays “Shoot for the Heart” as a way to show their gratitude for the scholarships and equipment they’ve received over the past five years, thanks to the proceeds from the event. The event, which was held on April 16 in Tunica, … Continued

Crystal Ball to create “Wonderland”

The 15th annual Crystal Ball’s “Wonderland” is taking shape quickly for a fun evening of charitable fundraising for Northwest Mississippi. The gala assists the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the 400 local charitable programs that it helps. emergency loan fm14 Ticket sales for the Jan. 17 Crystal Ball have topped 800, heading toward another … Continued

First Tennessee Foundation grants $15,000 to Community Foundation

Ten DeSoto County non-profits received a grant from the First Tennessee Foundation Current Giving Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The non-profits included House of Grace, Palmer Home for Children, Olive Branch Family YMCA, YCAP of DeSoto County, Community Foundation of Northwest MS and five food pantries. From Left to Right: Chris … Continued

Delta Business Journal praises Community Foundation for building basics for economic development

Commentary by Scott Coopwood best georgia cash advance Photo by Cherry Mathis Every other day it seems as though some new entity pops up and is “helping the Delta.” As I have written several times in this column, some organizations are truly trying to help the Delta move in a positive direction while some are … Continued