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

EVENT OF THE YEAR: CRYSTAL BALL

Community Foundation’s 19th Annual Crystal Ball Super Heroes:  Use Your Powers For Good Hernando, Miss., Tickets are selling fast for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 19th annual Crystal Ball on January 19. This black-tie event is often called the “adult prom” for DeSoto County and is certainly the party of the year. This year’s … 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

CFNM ACCEPTING COMMUNITY STAR NOMINATIONS

Community Foundation Accepting Community Star Nominations  Hernando, Miss. – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Stars.  The purpose of the award is to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated philanthropic leadership, volunteerism, and activation/impact in their community or in Northwest Mississippi. The categories include: 1) The Dan … Continued

CEFEX Case Study: Certified Foundation

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Founded: 2002 Serves: 11 counties in Northwest Mississippi Assets: $17.75 million Grants: $18.3 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the Foundation. CEFEX Certification Date: August 7, 2018 When the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM), hired a … Continued

CFNM Certified for Fiduciary Excellence

Pittsburgh, September 13, 2018 – The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), a Fi360® company,  announced today that it has certified the investment fiduciary practices of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in Hernando, MS.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is one of the first Community Foundations to successfully complete the independent CEFEX certification process. … Continued

CFNM Awards $24,250 in Scholarships!

Hernando, Miss. (August 1, 2018):  Thanks to the generosity of donors in Northwest Mississippi, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi recently awarded $24,250 to twenty-four deserving students.  Since inception the Community Foundation, through its generous donors, has awarded $274,360 in scholarships. “The Community Foundation has 22 scholarships funds all set up by donors who want … Continued

Charles Barkley Donates $250,000 to CFNM for African-American History Initiative

Hernando, Miss. March 23, 2018 – Charles Barkley, retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Emmy Award winning studio analyst, and author, recently donated $250,000 to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to power a new African-American history initiative for high school students throughout Mississippi and Alabama. The Community Foundation partners with EVERFI, a leading education … Continued

Hernando box project saves lives

Everyone wishes to have a brightly-colored box underneath the Christmas tree this Yuletide season, and at least one Mid-South nonprofit makes sure that boxes destined to brighten someone’s day come throughout the year. The Box Project, a Hernando-based organization with roots that reach back more than five decades, is seeking a Winter Holiday sponsor for … Continued