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

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Announces Executive Vice President!

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 … 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

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 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