URGENT: Crystal Ball Cancellation

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi regrets to announce the cancellation of the CRYSTAL BALL 2022 gala that was scheduled for January 15, 2022. “The surge in the Omicron variant of COVID resulted in the postponement of our charitable fundraising gala,” said Keith Fulcher, President of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. “The last three weeks have been spent strategizing on the best course of action in rescheduling or cancelling. All options were explored and regrettably the decision was made to not reschedule the gala, but to cancel it.”

The annual charitable event held for the past 22 years has resulted in a total of $2.6 million in net profit in support of the Community Foundation’s mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter. “The Foundation is grateful to the volunteers, sponsors, and vendors who have faithfully supported the Community Foundation’s CRYSTAL BALL for 22 years. Our goal is to continue our tradition of honoring our Star of Hope and Community Stars, as well as our volunteer leadership at an event later in the year already scheduled as part of our Strategic Plan,” said Fulcher.

Stacye Trout, Development Director of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi added, “Sponsorships have been a huge driving force behind our success. They have laid the groundwork for the Community Foundation to provide support to causes such as health and education in youth and children around our 11-county region. We will do everything possible to fulfill benefits, including recognition on
our PBS segment that will air as planned at a date to be announced.”

The charitable grants to nonprofits who received a 2019 grant from the Community Foundation thanks in part to revenue from Crystal Ball can be found on pages 12 and 13 of the 2020 Annual Report. Please follow the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi on Facebook for updates and visit YouTube or Flickr to see grants in action.

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This 22nd annual gala event will benefit more than 800 nonprofits through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

Contact the Community Foundation at (662) 449-5002 or crystalball@cfnm.org for more information!