Stacye Trout steps back into the Community Foundation as Development Director

The Community Foundation welcomed Stacye Trout in February as the new Development Director. Trout previously worked at the Community Foundation from 2012-2016 as the Regional Health Director to fight childhood obesity throughout the 11-county region, partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Stacye demonstrated her leadership abilities with the Community … Continued

Community Foundation Announces Successor as President

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president emeritus. Fulcher who joined the Foundation last year previously served at Delta … Continued

2019 Community Stars Announced!

Community Stars To Be Honored at 2020 Crystal Ball   Hernando- The 20th annual Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  These regional Community Stars will be honored along with the gala’s Stars of Hope, C Spire founders, brothers Wade and Jimmy Creekmore.  The Crystal Ball helps … Continued

C-Spire Founders to be Honored at 20th Annual Crystal Ball

C Spire founders to be honored at the 20th Annual Community Foundation Crystal Ball   Hernando, Miss., Brothers Wade and Jimmy Creekmore will be honored as the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Star of Hope at their 20th annual Crystal Ball.  This black-tie gala has been voted as the #1 charitable event in Mississippi and … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Grants $300,000!

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Grants $300,000 Hernando, Miss. – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded 77 grants in the first quarter of 2019. Grants totaling $236,903 were from individual or family funds set up at the Foundation by charitable donors or from funds set up for nonprofit organizations.  In addition, the Grants Committee … Continued

Community Foundation’s 2019 Crystal Ball Great Success!

Hernando, MS —The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 19th annual black-tie Crystal Ball event on Jan. 19 had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of 1,100 attendees, 73 sponsors, and a fabulous live and silent auction.  The “Superheroes:  Use Your Powers For Good” theme created much excitement as costumed superheroes Batman, the Joker, Wonder … Continued

JESSE J. HOLLAND HONORED AT 2019 CRYSTAL BALL

Award-Winning Journalist and Novelist will be honored at 2019 Community Foundation Crystal Ball Hernando, Miss., The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 19th annual Crystal Ball will present its Star of Hope honor to award-winning journalist and novelist Jesse J. Holland.  Jesse J. Holland is a native of Holly Springs and was editor of the Daily … Continued

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