Keith Fulcher will join the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi as Executive Vice President, the foundation announced Friday. Fulcher has served at Delta State University for 23 years as executive director of the Alumni Foundation, director of development and most recently as special assistant to the president.
“The foundation’s Board wanted to strengthen the depth of our leadership at the foundation, and Keith brings excellent knowledge and experience in both philanthropy and Northwest Mississippi. His work in education is a definite plus, too, since that is one of our foundation’s priorities,” said Community Foundation Chairman Pastor Bartholomew Orr.
At Delta State University, Keith helped to lead two campaigns that raised $40 million in private support for the university. He has also volunteered in fundraising for other charities such as the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Cleveland Rotary Club.
“We look forward to welcoming Keith to our work at the Community Foundation after years of collaborating with him on several projects to benefit our region,” said Community Foundation President Tom Pittman. “He will bring fresh insights and relationships to build charitable assets that assist hundreds of nonprofits throughout our region.”
Fulcher previously was a principal, coach and teacher in Vicksburg, Jackson and Biloxi. He helped to found the Principals’ Center at Millsaps College in Jackson after attending the Principals’ Center at Harvard University. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Delta State University and continued his education at Boston College and William Carey University.
“I am very excited to become part of the staff at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Tom Pittman is someone I have known for many years, and I have the greatest respect for him personally and professionally,” Fulcher said. “I look forward to helping fulfill the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter.”
A native of Vicksburg, Fulcher and his wife, Anne, have three children ages 16, 15, and 13. He has served as president of the Cleveland Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi manages 240 donor-established funds and has distributed over $22 million to support more than 700 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the foundation. Established in 2002 with a generous grant from the Maddox Foundation, the Community Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Foundation serves Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties. A board of 19 volunteer civic leaders governs the Community Foundation. Learn more about the Community Foundation at www.cfnm.org or call 662.449.5002.