2021 Community Foundation Annual Report

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Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Connecting people who care with causes that matter…


Table of Contents 3

Board of Directors, Mission


Foundation Staff, Message from the Chairman


Types of Funds & Philanthropic Goals


Endowments, Tax Credits, & Current Giving Funds


Charitable Giving in Northwest Mississippi


Impact: Grants


See it to Believe it: On the Road in 2021


Scholarship Recipients


Gifts in Honor and Memory


People Who Care: Donors


Financial Highlights


on the cover:

This little girl, involved in The Village of the Reclaimed Project in Marks, MS, read a story from How Great is Our God about science. This book was included in a weekly bag delivery full of food and educational activities to do while home during Covid.

Crystal Ball Gala

Please use your camera or QR scanner throughout the annual report to learn more. Edited by Stacye Trout, Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Design and layout by Coopwood Communications Printed by Paulsen Printing 2


Board of Directors

Colie Sanford

Vice Chairman | DeSoto DeSoto President Guaranty Bank & Trust - Hernando

Mary Thompson

Secretary | Coahoma Partner Allendale Planting Company

Ann H. Lamar

Secretary | Tate Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Justice

Danny Williams Treasurer | DeSoto Managing Member Williams, Pitts & Beard, PLLC

Mickey Aldridge

John Rodgers Brashier Sunflower Managing Partner Delta Pride Catfish

Wilbert Corley

DeSoto Northern Customer Service Mgr. Entergy Mississippi

Cindy Gordon

Lillian M. Hilson

Robin Hurdle

Emily Johnson

Mat Lipscomb DeSoto Co-CEO Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance

Robert Mehrle

Quitman Owner, Mid-South Ag Data, LLC Manager, Far Distant Farms, LP

Lisa Melton

Leflore Speech Language Pathologist

Billy Myers

Becky Nowell

Michael Parker

Linda Turner

Mike Wagner

Panola Managing Partner William H. Polk & Co.

DeSoto President Maddox Foundation

DeSoto Owner & Attorney Myers Law Group, PLLC

Tunica Community Volunteer

Bolivar Community Volunteer

DeSoto North Mississippi Market President First Horizon Bank

DeSoto Community Volunteer

Marshall Executive Director Alliance Charitable Foundation

DeSoto Grant Writer Northwest Mississippi Community College

Tallahatchie Owner Two Brooks Rice

The Mission of the Community Foundation is to impact communities throughout Northwest Mississippi by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Our goal is to build permanent charitable endowments to support nonprofits, churches and schools. 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


Leadership: Foundation Staff

Keith Fulcher

Tom Pittman

President & CEO

Carol Smith

CFO & Office Manager

President Emeritus

Kara Dulaney

Maddox Volunteer Center/ Northwest HUB Director-Clarksdale The Box Project Director

Donna Goldman

Accounting Assistant & Grants Manager

Kristen Jones

Accounting Intern

Stacye Trout

Development Director

Brenda Smith

Maddox Volunteer Center/ Northwest HUB Director-Hernando

Wanda Ross

Office Volunteer

Message from the Chairman Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter is the mission of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The 2021 Annual Report is the Foundation’s opportunity to share with you how we are accomplishing our mission as we close out our second decade as a Community Foundation. The Foundation granted a total of $250 our first year of existence and by September 2021, a total of $3.1 million, impacting the counties we serve. Since 2002, we’ve granted over $33.3 million to more than 832 nonprofits and charitable causes. I invite you to read the Annual Report cover to cover, especially pages 8 and 9 that show the dollar amounts granted to each county since 2002 and the listing of nonprofits in each county and state who benefited from a grant in 2021. I also invite you to promote the work of our Community Foundation by encouraging your family members, friends, colleagues, and businesses to contact our staff or board members to discuss how we can help with their philanthropic goals. It’s an honor to serve as Chairman and I look forward to our next 20 years of supporting nonprofits in Northwest Mississippi. Colie Sanford Chairman of the Board of Directors 4


To open a fund, or understand what type of fund you need, contact Stacye Trout at strout@cfnm.org or 662.449.5002.

Types of Funds

What type of fund matches your philanthropic goal?

current giving

A CURRENT GIVING FUND allows the donor to see an immediate impact. These funds are directly expendable. Think of a current giving fund as a charitable checking account.


What type of purpose will match your fund?

An ENDOWMENT is a permanent fund that is invested and managed by the Community Foundation’s finance committee and Hardy Reed Capital Advisors. Think of an Endowment as a charitable savings account. This is the gift that gives forever with the principal never depleted and a spendable amount to use each year, you can start an Endowment with just $5,000.

donor advised

designated purpose

field of interest

You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift and, if desired, work with our grant-making staff identifying ways to use dollars from your Donor Advised Fund to address the non-profit issues and needs you care about most. Your recommendations are submitted to our local board for confirmation; we then distribute grant dollars.

You can direct your gift to a specific charity. Help provide ongoing funding for a senior center, museum, church, or any non-profit charitable organization. You identify the recipient or recipients you wish to benefit through your gift; our staff manages the annual distribution of funds.

You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. The arts. Aging. At-risk youth. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community agencies and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.



Your gift can address ever-changing community needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

You can invest your gift in our community’s future and show students you care, all with the guidance and personal services of your community foundation. You determine the criteria students must meet to receive the Scholarship you establish.



Endowments, Tax Credits, & Current Giving Funds

25% state tax credit


ENDOWMENT funds Donor Advised

AJV Communications Endowed B.B. King Museum & Interpretive Center Endowment Banks Family K-6 Education Endowment Ben Flanagan Endowment for Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation Bill & Mary Lee Brown Endowed Billy and Wendy Myers Endowed Bob & Sheryl Bowen Endowment Charles and Cindy Gordon Family Donor Advised Endowment Darren Ross Veterans Endowed Deborah Hector George Endowment Denton Charitable Endowment Dudley & Claire Barnes Family Foundation Endowment Dulaney Charitable Endowed E.T. Woolfolk Memorial Endowed Fulcher Family Endowment Genesis Foundation Endowment Gospel Giving Endowment Hollis and Edna Seymour Endowment John & Janet Osborne Family Endowment Kirk Moore Endowment KJV Baptist Missionary Endowment Lisa & Steve Beene Endowed Maddox Foundation Endowed Maddox Sports Endowed Michael E. Shaheen, Jr. Endowment Myers Law Group PLLC Endowed Noah Costa Memorial Endowed Parsons’ Pledge Endowed Sharon & Meredith Walker Memorial Endowed Sidney L. Hurdle Charitable Endowed Steve & Jessica Palmer Endowment Sturdivant Family Charitable Endowment Sweebe Family Charitable Foundation Endowment Tom Pittman Endowed

Donor Designated

Audubon Mississippi Education Endowment Base Camp Coding Academy Endowment


Box Project Endowment Boys & Girls Clubs of NW MS-Endowed DeSoto Family Theatre Endowed Fellowship of Christian Athletes North District 2 Endowed First Presbyterian Church Endowed Greenville Renaissance Scholars Endowment Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center Endowment Heartland Hands Food Pantry Endow. Historic DeSoto Museum Endowed Indianola Educational Foundation, Inc. Endowment J.Q. West Memorial Endowment for North Delta School Katherine & Robert Spears, Jr. Endowment for Hernando Head Start Margaret and Dan Maddox Green House at Wesley Meadows Endow. Mississippi Music Foundation Endowment Nell C. Randolph Memorial Endowment for North Delta School North Delta Endowment for Education and Hope-Jonestown North Delta Endowment for Education and Hope-Tutwiler Olive Branch Heroes Endowed Palmer Home for Children Reggie Reading Endowment SCMACS Transitional Shelter Endowment Teach For America - Delta Endowment Trinity Health Center Endowment in Memory of James and Valeria Robertson Warren E. Pittman Endowment for Christian Outreach

Donor’s Field of Interest

Archie Manning Endowment Clarksdale-Coahoma County Foundation for Excellence in EducationEndowed DeSoto County Disaster Relief Endowed Early Childhood Education Endowed Environmental Endowment


Grindstaff Family Cemetery Maintenance Endowment Heartland Hands Food Pantry Endowment Hernando Endowed House of Grace Endowed Jane Pennington Henderson Endowment Marks Project Endowment Mississippi Alliance for Nonprofits and Philanthropy’s Endowment Nick Linton Memorial Classic Boy’s Home Endowment Panola County Endowment Pidgeon Skate Park Endowment Place/Based Education and Civic Engagement-Endowed Tallahatchie County Endowment for Arts & Education Technology in Education II Endowed Tom Brokaw Endowment for Delta Health Tom Pittman Endowment for Delta Directions


Al Gilless Southaven Rotary Scholarship Endowed Andrew and Sandra Miller Scholarship Endowment Byron Keith Mallett Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Callie Wood/MSPH Alumni Scholarship Endowed Fund Charles M. George Memorial Scholarship Endowment Claude and Edith Kirkpatrick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Delta Center Reunion Scholarship Endowment DeSoto County Business Women Endowment DeSoto County Prayer Council-Endowed Hernando Lions Club Scholarship Endowment Hernando Rotary Vaiden Scholarship Endowed Kinloch Gill, Jr. Scholarship Endowment


(as of 9.30.21)

Mattie Brassell Memorial Scholarship Endowed Noah’s Gift Award Endowment Norran Snerling Scholarship Endowment Optimist Club of Hernando Scholarship Endowment Patrick Davis Scholarship Endowment Rosa Lee Jennings-Wesley Meadows Scholarship-Endowed Shapoor Alexander Ghane Memorial Endowment Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Scholarship Endowment Teretha Jossell Walton Scholarship Endowment Theron Long Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Bayou Academy Agency Endowment DeSoto Arts Council Endowment First Regional Library Herrington Trust Endowment Latham Trust Endowment Southaven Trust Endowment Grammy Museum MS Simmons Society Endowment Hernando-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity-Endowed Indianola Educational Foundation Agency Endowment Museum of the Mississippi Delta Endowment North Delta Endowment for Education and Hope, SNJM Palmer Home for Children


Community Foundation of NW MS Endowed Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi Delta Directions DeSoto Museum Friends of CARE

ENDOW Mississippi

Through ENDOW Mississippi, donors are eligible to receive a

25% state tax credit for donations to endowed funds at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

Take advantage of this opportunity as we only have it

available through 2023!

What do you need to know? • Individuals, businesses, and organizations paying Mississippi

How to make a

income tax are eligible • Donations must be to endowed funds or to start a new endowment at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi • Donations can be made with a minimum $1,000 ($250 tax credit) to a maximum $200,000 ($50,000 tax credit) • There are a limited number of tax credit allocations and are on a first-come, first-serve basis – deadline for application is September 30 each year!


$1,000 donation cost only


You donate $1,000* to your Community Foundation


even without itemizing

Your state taxes are reduced by a $250 tax credit

4Cords Fund Anonymous from North Carolina Fund Banahan Fund Banks Family K-6 Education Fund Bill and Mary Lee Brown Fund Corporate Care Fund DeSoto Family Dental Care Fund Edward D. Holland Memorial Fund ERV Fund First Tennessee Foundation Fund Gospel Giving Fund Hope Advised Fund J.W. McPherson Fund James H Creekmore Sr & Meredith W Creekmore Foundation Fund John and Robin Cocke Fund John Rodgers and Patricia Brashier Fund Jonestown Fund Josh Ose Fund Keith and Anne Fulcher Fund Kirby & Glenn Floyd Fund Lenhoff Family Trust Lipscomb Family Fund Maddox Foundation Fund Michael E. Shaheen Jr. Fund Mickey and Gwen Aldridge Fund Mid-South Genesis Foundation Mike Wagner Fund Milt and Pat Harker Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burch Fund Parolli Family Fund Robert and Mimi Mehrle Fund Rotary District 6800 Fund Seymour Family Fund Sherry Ray Conlee Memorial Fund Sweebe Family Charitable Foundation The Celebration of the Life of David Carter Thomas G. & Louise H. Gresham Fund

Net cost to you

* $1,000 is the minimum donation required for ENDOW MS tax credit

current giving funds Donor Advised


Tom and Cyndi Pittman Fund Walton & Laura Gresham Fund Will and Katie Brown Fund Woodward Hines Education Foundation Get2College Mini-Grant

Donor Designated

Batesville Skatepark Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta Clarksdale Schools’ Alumni DeSoto County Young Life Advised Dulaney Box Project Dulaney Red Cloud Indian School Greenwood Public Schools Education Heartland Hands MiDAC College Access MidSouth Music Institute North Panola School District Alumni Association Olive Branch Heroes Opal’s Barn Rotary Family Youth Initiative Shoot for the Heart Vaccination Transportation Initiative (VTI)

Donor’s Field of Interest

Anonymous DeSoto ARC Northwest Mississippi Hebron Farm Development Autism Assistance Baddour Center Assistance Brenda Ballard Memorial Childhood Obesity Cockrum Civic Center Community Relief Delta Directions DeSoto County Disaster DeSoto County Jail Ministry DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Benevolent DeSoto County Youth Hockey

To create an endowment for your favorite nonprofit, contact Stacye Trout at strout@cfnm.org or 662.449.5002.

Emmett Till Commission FEED DeSoto and Marshall FEED DeSoto FEED Northwest Mississippi Gunter Charitable Giving Hernando Farmers Market Hernando Parks and Recreation Hernando Veterans Day Parade Hernando Water Tower Race Hill Crest Preservation Cemetery Honor Flight Mid-South House of Hope Jonestown Oral Health Lower Mississippi River Foundation Marks Enrichment Marks Project Marshall County Prison Christian Life Center Mayor’s Relief Men United, Inc. Mississippi Friends of the Great River Road National LawFit Challenge Nick Linton Memorial Classic Boy’s Home Noah’s Gift Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors Benevolence Olive Branch Police Education & Training Olive Twigs Hospitality Panola County Community Foundation Playground Project at Conger Park Quitman County Civil Rights History Restoration Now Rise - Regional Initiatives for Sustainable Education Saving Our Sons Mississippi Taste of DeSoto The Chickasaw Project The Original Project Team Foundation Walton Family Foundation After School Program - MiDAC


Walton Family Foundation Crossroads Cultural Arts Center Wilbourn Charitable Giving W.K. Kellogg Foundation MS Delta Workforce Development W.K. Kellogg Foundation Infant Health III Youth Financial Literacy


Andrew and Sandra Miller Scholarship Aspire of North Delta Byron Keith Mallett Jr. Memorial Scholarship Charles M. George Memorial Scholarship David Haire Memorial Scholarship Henry Lee Riley Memorial Scholarship Hernando Hope Scholarship House of Grace Jean Biglane Scholarship “Green Pen Award” Mattie Brassell Memorial Scholarship Patrick Davis Scholarship Rx Ready Scholarship Spring Initiative College Success Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Scholarship Teretha Jossell Walton Scholarship Theron Long Memorial Scholarship Win Winogrond Memorial Scholarship

Special Projects

Capacity Building CARES Act - Food Pantries CARES Act - Nonprofits Crystal Ball Maddox Volunteer Center / HUB Volunteer Center The Box Project


Delta Conversation

Current Giving Funds

(as of 9.30.21)



Charitable Giving

All numbers as of September 30, 2021

$11,348,432 $2,146,566 $679,413


$1,748,489 $2,923,624


$941,514 $1,483,131

$630,328 $4,397,762

$3,049,835 charitable giving in 2021.



Supporting 832 Charitable Causes 8


285 grantees totaling 620 grants BOLIVAR: Bolivar County Literacy Council Boss Lady Econ. Planning Dev. Workforce C2k Ministries, Inc. Calvary Episcopal Church Changing a Generation Foundation Cleveland Music Foundation, Inc. Delta Aquatic Club Delta Arts Alliance Delta Hands for Hope First United Methodist Church-Cleveland Helping Hands of Cleveland & Bolivar County Lampton Street Church of Christ Life Saver Food Pantry Rise Inc. Rosedale Freedom Project Salvation Army of Cleveland St. Gabriel Mercy Center St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Together for Hope-Delta COAHOMA: Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services, Inc. But God Ministries Clarksdale United Methodist Church Coahoma County Board of Supervisors Delta Blues Museum Diaper Bank of the Delta Griot Arts, Inc. Mississippi Crisis Foundation Spring Initiative, Inc. Tri-County Workforce Alliance DESOTO: The ARC Northwest Mississippi Brown Christian Academy City of Hernando City of Hernando Animal Shelter Clear Youth and Young Adult Services, Inc. Colonial Hills Church Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi DeSoto Animal Rescue Society DeSoto Arts Council DeSoto Arts Institute DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Ed. DeSoto County Jail Ministry DeSoto County School District DeSoto County Sheriff’s Dept. Benevolence Fund DeSoto Family Theatre DeSoto Grace Eudora Utilities Association Farmers Market of Hernando Fellowship of Christian Athletes N. District 2 First Regional Library Glover’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church Habitat for Humanity Hernando Desoto Affiliate Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center

Impact: Grants

September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

Heartland Hands Food Pantry Hernando Animal Alliance Hernando Head Start Center Hernando Main Street-Chamber of Commerce Hernando Meals on Wheels Hernando Memorial Cemetery Association Hernando/Nesbit Interfaith Council on Poverty Hernando United Methodist Church Hernando Veterans Day Parade Historic DeSoto Foundation Historic DeSoto Museum Horn Lake United Methodist Church House of Grace Hunger2Hope Independent School of Thought Junior Auxiliary of DeSoto County Longview Point Baptist Church Minor Memorial United Methodist National LawFit Nesbit Presbyterian Church Noah Costa Memorial Noah’s Gift Olive Branch Family YMCA Palmer Home for Children Precious in Pink Jail Ministries Queen of Peace Catholic Church Sacred Heart Southern Missions The Box Project Together Ministry Trinity Health Center VFW Auxiliary 7531 Walls Fire Department Warhorses for Heroes LEFLORE: ArtPlace Mississippi, Inc. Community Food Pantry Greenwood Interfaith Ministries, Inc. The Hull Foundation Locus Benedictus Mississippi Delta Academies MARSHALL: Care Now, Inc. Hearts and Hands Ministries Institute of Community Services Kate Freeman Clark Trust Marshall County Historical Museum North Mississippi Community Research, Training, & Development Strawberry Plains Audubon Center PANOLA: Batesville Lions Club, Inc. Como Church of Christ E.D.U.C.A.T.E. First Baptist Church Batesville First United Methodist Church

Grace Place, Inc. Hosanna Family Worship Center Mid-South Food Bank - Mississippi Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz North Delta School, Inc. Panola Partnership Inc. Panola Playhouse QUITMAN: Delta Mission Foundation, Inc. Marks Project Marks Youth Outreach, Inc. Men United Helping Our Men Excel SUNFLOWER: B.B. King Museum and Interpretive Center Delta Advantage Center Delta Care Hope Foundation Delta Grace Delta Missions Drew Baptist Church Indianola Educational Foundation, Inc. Mississippi Delta Community College Development Foundation St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunflower County Freedom Project Sunflower County Ministerial Alliance Counseling Sunflower-Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. We2gether Creating Change TALLAHATCHIE: Calvary Chapel at Parchman Charleston Arts & Revitalization Effort, Inc. Charleston Community Center Emmett Till Memorial Commission Tallahatchie County Library Tutwiler Community Education Center TATE: Agape Marketplace Baddour Center, Inc. District 1 Volunteer Fire Department Friends of the Senatobia & Tate County Animals Greenleaf Volunteer Fire Department Hope Ministries Independence Arts Conservatory Northwest Community College Foundation Solid Rock Assembly of God Synagogue of Grace Wyatte-Chulahoma Volunteer Fire Department TUNICA: A Bridge of Hope Family Biz Builder First Baptist Church Tunica First Presbyterian Church Rotary Club-Tunica Tunica Academy

Tunica United Methodist Church OTHER MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES CHOCTAW: French Camp Academy FORREST: Extra Table, Inc. GRENADA: Grenada Food Pantry HINDS: Baptist Children’s Village Jackson State University Development Foundation Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy Mississippi Public Broadcasting Reuben V. Anderson Center for Justice Society of St. Andrew, Inc. Women and Children’s Health Initiatives LAFAYETTE: Lou-Home, Inc. Teach for America – Delta University of Mississippi University of Mississippi Foundation LAUDERDALE: Community Foundation of East Mississippi Montgomery Institute LEE: First United Methodist Church Methodist Senior Services MADISON: Mississippi Future Foundation MONTGOMERY: Blessings for all Empowered by Faith OKTIBBEHA: Mississippi State University Foundation UNION: Davis Temple YALOBUSHA: Allie Faye Brown Turner Community Org. Base Camp Coding Academy Compassion Food Ministry MinistryUp YAZOO: The Master’s Table

OTHER STATES: CALIFORNIA Earth Island Institute DELAWARE Bank of America. N.A. FLORIDA American Cancer Society Daily Bread, Inc. IMG Academy New Testament Church and Mission Shriners Hospital for Children ILLINOIS National Stearman Foundation, Inc.

MAINE Northern Light Health Foundation United Way of Eastern Maine

MICHIGAN Adrian College The State YMCA of Michigan

MARYLAND National Assoc. for Advancement of Colored People

NEW JERSEY Michaels Community Services Corp.

MASSACHUSETTS Harvard University John Hancock Insurance Services National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NEW HAMPSHIRE The White Mountain School NORTH CAROLINA University of Mississippi-Reformed University Fellowship

OHIO Living Arrangements for the Dev. Disabled NewRez Mortgage Phi Delta Theta Foundation SOUTH DAKOTA Red Cloud Indian School TENNESSEE Chi Omega Foundation Emmanuel United Methodist Church Dollywood Foundation Golden Cross Ministries Foundation Grace Church of the Nazarene Memphis Child Advocacy Center

Mid-South Public Communication Foundation, Inc. Rotary-Family Youth Initiative Inc. District 6800 St. John’s United Methodist Church St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital The Original Project Team Foundation, Inc. Warriors Center WISCONSIN Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship



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When Stephen and Penny Raines daughter, Bailey Lane Raines, passed away in July 2021, they donated their handicap accessible van to a 10-year-old girl in Tate County, connecting through the Maddox Volunteer HUB.

Volunteers packing food boxes for the Quitman County Food Distribution, a FEED Fund grantee matched by the Maddox Foundation, and partner of the Mid-South Food Bank.



Maddox Foundation matching gifts to Feeding Hearts with Amazon volunteers.


Representative Abe Hudson presents the CARES Act check to Reverend Les Hegwood of Calvary Episcopal Church in Cleveland, MS.


Board member, Ann Lamar, presents the CARES Act check to The Baddour Center Executive Director, Parke Pepper, and residents Drew and Camille. This grant helped The Baddour Center with expenses incurred during the pandemic. 10


Through the Community Foundation’s Delta Directions Consortium, the Delta Scholars program is a collaborative effort between the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi’s Center for Population Studies, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Law School, and the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship at Harvard College to improve the lives of Mississippi Deltans. They research and advocate to remedy issues around food security, education, and economic development throughout the region.

On the Road in 2021 DELTA




The Maddox Volunteer HUB and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi development team were on the road again in 2021 with their HUB on the Road Tour to visit service counties, provide technical assistance and funding guidance to nonprofits and grantees. Contact them today to get on the list for 2022! HUB on the ROAD visits:


LEFLORE COUNTY – nonprofits SUNFLOWER COUNTY – nonprofits BOLIVAR COUNTY – nonprofits TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY – nonprofits COAHOMA COUNTY – nonprofits




Pictured here are the Maddox Volunteer HUB Directors, Brenda Smith and Kara Dulaney, along with CFNM Development Director, Stacye Trout, at the B.B. King Museum and by the Sumner Courthouse with the Emmett Till Interpretive Center Executive Director, Patrick Weems.



Community Foundation connecting the GRAMMY Museum with the Maddox Foundation, the sponsor of the MTV 40th Anniversary exhibit on display until Summer 2022.



Community Foundation staff present the CARES Act check to the Hernando Main Street/Chamber of Commerce for expenses incurred during the pandemic.

While the 2022 Crystal Ball had to be cancelled due to covid, our loyal volunteers worked countless hours in 2021 preparing for A Night in Havana!


Board members Ann Lamar and Lillian Hilson, along with Representative Trey Lamar, present the CARES Act check to Panola Playhouse for pandemic relief to nonprofits.


1) Crystal Ball Chairs, Elizabeth and Michael Bellipanni, with Maddox Volunteer HUB director, Kara Dulaney, and longtime volunteer, Fredean Langford, enjoy a productive meeting at the new Planters Bank at Silo Square Southaven. 2-3) Kelly Adkins and Janice Sluder lead our artists in magnificent creations for every Crystal Ball! 4) Sponsorship Chairs, Sunny and Gid Stuckey, excited about Crystal Ball plans while veteran volunteers, Brad Moore and Stephanie Dale, listen in. 5) Ricky McIntyre, JD Cox, and Michael Bellipanni show off the Havana theme. 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


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Former NBC News chairman, Andy Lack, peruses the Emmett Till Interpretive Center displays while touring the area.


Board member, Mike Wagner, with Charleston Mayor Sedrick Smith, deliver water to Charleston residents during the water crisis in February of 2021.


Board member, Robin Hurdle, and Board Chairman, Colie Sanford, help the Diaper Bank of the Delta distribute products to those in need at Brown Baptist Church in Southaven.


The Maddox Volunteer HUB presented Pat Chatman with a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer service in feeding those in need during the pandemic. Through the Vaccination Transportation Initiative, Mississippi Deltans were able to be transported to vaccination sites free of charge.



YMCA Olive Branch provided lifesaving skills and fun at the Safety Around Water program with the children of Candlelight Park, a FEED Fund grantee. 12


Board members Emily Johnson (Tunica), Danny Williams (DeSoto), Mat Lipscomb (DeSoto), Mary Thompson (Coahoma), and Ann Lamar (Tate) at the May 2021 CFNM Board meeting.


The Community Foundation congratulates longtime accounting intern, Kristen Jones, on her college graduation. The Foundation connected with Kristen through the Brown Youth Initiative at Brown Baptist Church in Southaven.



The Community Foundation was the Memphis Redbirds Nonprofit of the Game on June 5, 2021. First Pharmacy Services bought over 100 tickets for nonprofits, specifically those working with children, to attend.

61,861 VOLUNTEER HOURS 1,765,512.94


Community Foundation President, Keith Fulcher, visits with the Rotary Clubs of Charleston, Sumner, Clarksdale, Hernando and Southaven to share the mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter.

value of 2021 volunteers at $28.54 per hour



The Maddox Foundation presented Heartland Hands Food Pantry a $750,000 matching gift for an endowment at the Community Foundation, after Heartland Hands moved into their new facility.

Community Foundation and friends celebrate the work and retirement of House of Grace director, Lorine Cady, by presenting the CARES Act check that was generously matched by the Community Foundation thanks to Charlie McGuffee of Delta Regional Foundation. Lorine served over 20 years at the House of Grace working with women and children impacted by domestic violence in North Mississippi. 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


Scholarship Recipients

Interested in opening a scholarship fund and helping students? Contact Stacye Trout at strout@cfnm.org or 662.449.5002

September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021





Congratulations to the recipients of our 2020 – 2021 Scholarships! Aspire of North Delta Asiia Robinson

Jean Biglane “Green Pen” Award Annalyce Riley

Byron Keith Mallett, Jr. Memorial Olivia Ramirez

Noah’s Gift Award Experience Award 2020 Holliman Brown Gabbie Heinz Connor Roberson Nathan Cutts William Havens Nathan Logan

Charles M. George Memorial Eboni Jones Cindy Lipscomb Memorial Oakley Gibbs Nya McLaurin Claude and Edith Kirkpatrick Memorial Isabella Beasley David Haire Memorial Nathan Beach Haley Morgan Henry Lee Riley Memorial Jakeem Greer Hernando Hope Brandon Ware Hernando Lions Club Anna Brooke Lara Ethan Rogers Heather Thornhill Makayla Williams Hernando Rotary Vaiden Anna Brooke Lara Carlee Miller Brandon W. Ware

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Scholarship Funds

Experience Award 2021 Grant Finch Robert Gull Caylen Lesure Caden Louder Madison McMillian Chance Mohawk Technology Award Rowe Abernathy T’Kycee Armstrong Dakota Ayers David Champlin Mackenzie Dauberger Nathan Dauberger Addison Dunaway Joncarlo Dunlop Douglas Keith Dusenberry Marissa Hale Maddie Heinz Eddie Henderson, Jr. Andrew Jobe Anna Jones Addison Lehen Conner Roberson Akyn Thomas



Granted in 2021 Scholarships

Youth Education Explosion Award Jason Clark Cecelia Dougherty Kylie Gurley Kyrodrick Jeffries Kyra Morrison Jivono Moss Layla Odum Makala Parker Lanie Valentine Teacher Award Peyton Carroll – Desoto Central Middle Jennifer Collard – Desoto Central Middle William Collard – Desoto Central Middle Susie Brummett – Hernando High School Bethany Rhea Ashley – Olive Branch High School Optimist Club of Hernando James Walker Porter Ryan Kaleb Smith James Isaac Jarrett Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Abryia Wallace Dayshayla Galmore Theron Long Memorial Oakley Gibbs Win Winogrond Memorial Markayla Brown Kaitleen Noah


Scholarship Recipients

Gifts In Honor & Memory

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September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

In memory of Noah Costa by Dorothy Costa Virginia Grindstaff In memory of Ann Hall Bridgeforth In honor of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Adams In memory of David Haire Lee and Emily Havens by Fred and Sharon Vincent In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Block by Sam Haire Robin Hurdle In memory of Katherine Ann “Kathy” Church In honor of Mrs. Sue G. Lawrence Paul and Kathy Morris by Randy and Donna Goldman In honor of Alexander Banks LeBlond DeSoto County Business Women In memory of Virginia Grindstaff Jimmy and Peggy Linton In honor of Miss Elizabeth I. LeBlond Endowment Carol L. Smith by Randy and Donna Goldman In honor of Charlotte Catharine LeBlond In memory of Kara Grayce Smith Carol L. Smith In memory of Tina Sparks In honor of Mrs. Lewis M. LeBlond by Hiram and Recky Agner by Beth Hill In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Minor B. LeBlond Sandra Knickerbocker Noah’s Gift Fund & Endowment Carol L. Smith In honor of Drs. Pauline C. & Lawrence T. Carol L. Smith In honor of Dr. William Bell LeBlond by Keith and Anne Fulcher In honor of Russell Minor LeBlond DeSoto County Jail Ministry Fund Marks Project Fund In honor of Robin Hurdle In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Madux In honor of Dr. Ken Thompson In honor of Mitch Campbell by Neal & Harwell, PLC In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. McClorey by Eddie and Suzanne Talbot by Debbie and Chip Marston Family Fund at In honor of Antoinette Malveaux In honor of Mr. and Mrs. John C. McClorey Community Foundation of Greater Memphis by Keith and Anne Fulcher In honor of Meriwether C. McClorey DeSoto County Sheriff’s In memory of Virginia Grindstaff In honor of Thomas McClorey Department Benevolent Fund Mississippi Music Foundation Endowment by Brian Churchill and Susan Shedden In honor of Mrs. Marilyn Ray and Family In memory of William “Bill” Lantrip In honor of Wanda Ross by Dan and Ellen LeBlond by Marc Allen by Randy and Donna Goldman Northwest Mississippi Association In memory of Minor Banks Lewis William and Tammy Allen Carol L. Smith of Realtors Benevolence Fund by The Lewis Place II, LLC B.E. and Genny Ferguson In memory of James “Jim” H. Johnson In memory of Barry Chatham Judith Lantrip by Wanda Ross by Robert E. Leigh Sandra Lantrip Ben Flanagan Endowment In memory of Peggy Leigh Timothy and Sandra Teague In memory of Ben Flanagan Nick Linton Memorial Classic Boy’s by Robert E. Leigh Leslie and Mildred Young by Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Williams Home Fund & Endowment In honor of Laburn and Alene Dye Palmer Home for Children Endowment 60th Wedding Anniversary The Box Project Fund Endowment for the Future of In honor of Glenn and Kirby Floyd by Richard and Marilyn Chrestman & Endowment Northwest Mississippi Carol L. Smith and Family by Tom and Cyndi Pittman In honor of Laverne Boone In memory of Martha Huggins In honor of Richard and Marilyn Chrestman by Kathleen Braga by Greg and Erin Brown Sherry Ray Conlee Memorial Fund 50th Wedding Anniversary In honor of Box Project Families by Carol L. Smith and Family In memory of Sherry Ray Conlee who make a Difference! FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund by 44th Fighter Group In memory of Morris Murphree by Randy and Donna Goldman In honor of Columbia Sportswear Maddox Foundation by Randy and Donna Goldman In honor of Sandra Cross Customers and Staff Steve Benthal Beth Hill by Cynthia and Carl Opderbeck by C olumbia Tough Mother Funder of Oregon Russell and Vanessa Baird Carol L. Smith In memory of David Badgett Community Foundation Michelle Frias In memory of Nick Linton by Wanda Ross In honor of Robin Hurdle and Randy and Donna Goldman by Richard and Marilyn Chrestman In memory of Rosie Franklin in memory of Noah Costa Jessica Kushner by Mary Anne Joyce by Keith and Anne Fulcher Janie Clark Rosanne Levi Phil and Donna Clark In memory of Jimmy Halloran In memory of Edwinna Edwards Kimberly Moore Ryne Clark by Mary Ellen Halloran by Nancy Chiz Tom and Cyndi Pittman Zach and Brittany Clark In memory of Bill Maginnis In memory of Thomas Edward Williams Carol Ray Devine Signs by Mimi Maginnis by Abbott-Memphis Friends and Co-Workers Janice Robertson Marion Lineberry In memory of Nancy Normen Mary Sawrie Steve Lingle by Keith Fulcher on Behalf of CFNM Staff Henry Lee Riley Memorial Scholarship Carol L. Smith Don Linton In memory of Annie Thomas-Spells In memory of Henry Lee Riley Carol Wright Jimmy and Peggy Linton by John Thomas and Maribel Larios by Renewed Minds PLLC-Marquita Thurman Clarence Little In memory of Marie and Harold Tupper Alexander and Camille Smith Sidney L. Hurdle Charitable Endowment Wanda Ross by Suzanne Vondrashek In honor of Lanier Hurdle on his Birthday Dick and Lee Anne Todd Hernando Animal Shelter Fund by Keith and Anne Fulcher Chadwick Willoughby Byron Keith Mallett, Jr. Memorial In honor of Community Foundation Greg and Jan Winterburn of NW MS Staff Scholarship Endowment Sr. Cora Lee Middleton by Michael Cates In memory of Ed Cooper In memory of Byron Mallett, Jr. Scholarship Fund by Beth Hill In memory of Jason S. Hale by Keith and Maryls Mallett In honor of Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Charlie and Cassie Shearon by Keith Fulcher on Behalf of CFNM Staff Medtronic Foundation Volunteer by Robert and Barbara Ehrenstrom Carol L. Smith Grant Program Michael Middleton Hernando Parks & Rec - Skate Park Paul and Fran Rock Charles M. George Scholarship Fund In memory of Edward Pidgeon Noah Costa Memorial Endowment William Werking by Aaron and Michelle Schafer In memory of Charles George In honor of Robin Hurdle on Boss’s Day Carol L. Smith by Charles and Meg Gerber Fund at by Maddox Foundation Staff Teach for America - Delta Endowment Community Coundation of Greater Memphis In honor of Robin Hurdle on Mother’s Day In memory of David Halberstam by Brenda and Chuck Keith Hernando Water Tower Race Fund by Ralph and Carolyn Hockley April and Earl Thomas Community Foundation General Fund In honor of Gia Matheny In honor of Robin Hurdle on her Birthday by Hernando Woman’s Club In memory of John Lovorn Tom Pittman for Delta Directions by Carol Wolf Ayers by Keith Fulcher on Behalf of CFNM Staff In honor of Tom Pittman Brenda and Chuck Keith House of Grace Endowment by David Magee April and Earl Thomas Crystal Ball Fund In memory of Earlene Linton Maddox Foundation In honor of Brenda “Mimi” Keith on her Birthday by Wanda Ross In honor of Robin Cocke by April and Earl Thomas by Cary and Pam Cocke Vaccination Transportation In memory of Virginia Grindstaff Josephine Craig Jean Biglane Scholarship Initiative Fund on Mother’s Day Adaire Plesnarski “Green Pen Award” Fund In memory of Virginia Grindstaff by Brenda and Chuck Keith In honor of Jean Biglane by Keith and Anne Fulcher April and Earl Thomas by Rebecca Black

Banks Family K-6 Education Fund & Endowment

David Haire Memorial Scholarship Fund

Margaret and Dan Maddox Green House at Wesley Meadows Endowment



People Who Care

Thank You to Our Donors September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

21 Machine & Fab A & B Distributing Company Sarah Aadland Bill Abington Nicole Acevedo ACI Building Systems, LLC Tammy Adair Affordable Medical Care LLC Hiram and Becky Agner Alan Paul and Rebecca Bumenstein Donor Advised Fund Kimberly Alldread Marc Allen William and Tammy Allen Scott Allison Allstate Agency Inc Amazon Smile Foundation Marcia M. Ambs American Association of State Troopers, Inc. AMH Janitorial LLC Kate Anastasia Mike and Paige Anderson Mary Anthony Holden Appleton Laila Archer Linda B. Ashton Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Atmos Energy Austin Companies LLC Austin Law Firm Tony Autmon Sarah Aycock Carol Wolf Ayers Robert and Dawn Babcock Russell and Vanessa Baird Keely Bamberg BankPlus Banks and Company Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto William and Louise Barden Dudley and Claire Barnes Sarah Bartlett John and Margaret Bartley 16

Wayne and Carla Bartley Terrance and Jamie Beadles Darlene Bearde Todd Beasley Wiebke Beckmann Leonard D. Becton David and Cheryl Beene Edythe Bell Eileen Bell J. D. and Donna Bell Michael and Elizabeth Bellipanni Susan Belttari Scott Teeman/The Benevity Community Impact Fund Steve Benthal Jessica Berardi Bernard & Shirley Lapides Foundation Jamie Berryhill Adam Biffle Mary Billie Scott Bisci David and Denise Black David and Rebecca Black Laura Blackston Julia Blake and Stephen Gelatt Johnny and Judy Bland Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Jordan Blum BNSF Railway Company Tom Bodamer Ben and Laura Boren Nan Borod Judy Vanden Bosch Hollis Bossert Jason and Alicia Bouldin Charles Bounds Karen Bowe Jonn and Terra Bowling Kathleen Braga Jon Bragg Ellen Brantley Jackie Branz John Rodgers and Patricia Brashier


Paige Bright Caitlin Brooking Brown Missionary Baptist Church Anita Dominick Brown Greg and Erin Brown Thomas Brown Will and Katie Brown Donna Brunson Bryant Tire & Service Center, Inc. Marie Bryl Lucy Buckland Burch Realty Group, LLC Manny and Betty Burch Jason Burton Roberta Butler Bynum Enterprises LLC Clyde Bynum Tabitha Bynum C Spire Foundation Brian Cain George and Beverly Cain Alex Campbell Mark Campbell Janice Canerdy Kate Capone Terry and Virginia Carden Care Foundation of America, Inc. Bob Carner Denise Carroll Dianne & Eric Carroll Karen Sanders Carter Pamela Cartwright Casey Family Programs Elizabeth Foy Casey Michael and Angela Cates Steven Chadwick Xylina Chapman Bradley Childs Nancy Chiz Justin Chrane Richard and Marilyn Chrestman Christ Presbyterian Church 44th Fighter Group

People Who Care Kyle Chunn Brian Churchill William B. and Margaret Churchwell CITE Armored Citizens National Bank City of Horn Lake City of Southaven Janie Clark Phil and Donna Clark Ryne Clark Zach and Brittany Clark CME Lending Group LLC Bradford Cobb Cary and Pam Cocke John and Robin Cocke Code 6 LLC Jess Coe-Wuthenow Neil and Susan Cohen Amanda Coleman Marshall and Mary Collins Patrick and Jill Collins Judge John P. Colton Jr. Columbia Tough Mother Funder of Oregon Community Foundation Community Bank CF of Greater Memphis/Debbie and Chip Marston Family Fund Community Resource Development Robert Condon Brad and Rachel Cook Cooke Insurance Agency, Inc. Carole Cooke Nancy Adams Cooke Rick and Debbie Cornelius Domingo Correa George and Betty Cossar Dorothy M. Costa Kathy and Allen Costello Anise Courseault Geoffrey and Linda Cox Andrea Crabtree Josephine G. Craig Jason N. Crawford Kevin Criddle James Cross Randy and Linda Cruse Darlene Cunningham Rachel Cwiklik D R Horton-Memphis Division

D. Miller Photos Karen Silva Katie Damato George Dansker Darbys Tire and Auto Services LLC Bryan and Amy Daugherty Jennifer Davila Bruce Davis Deep South Tactical Firearms, LLC Lisa Delaney Delta Accounting Services Delta Regional Foundation Jaby Denton Kelly deRosier Pam D’Esopo Athletic Club Management Co., LLC Desoto County Foundation for Excellence DeSoto Family Dental Care DeSoto Hills Church Jennifer DeVault Devine Signs Anna deVries Sarah Diekman Jonas Dilley Douglas DiPaola Suzanne Donahue Robert Donovan Justin Donovan Pat Donovan Willis and Sandra Dorothy Dream Maker Realty LLC Joseph and Kara Dulaney Ariel Duncan Todd Duncan Dunlap and Kyle Company, Inc. Alessandra Durstine Lindsay Durvin Laburn and Alene Dye Elizabeth Earnest Edward Jones Robert and Barbara Ehrenstrom F.K. Eichenberger Debra Elfenbein Gloria Elizabeth Carole Elliott Entergy Kendra Eshleman Glen and Paige Evans Express Grain Terminals LLC

Daniel Fairchild Farris Evans Insurance Agency, Inc. Jesse and Billie Faulkner Corey Feathers Gerald and Linda Feathers Mike Feathers FedEx Corporation Alison Fensterstock B.E. and G.L. Ferguson Diane Ferguson Gary and Mary Ferman Fidelity Chairitable Gift Fund-Rebold Family Todd Field Martin Fino First Commercial Bank First Horizon Bank First Security Bank First United Methodist Church-Cleveland Glenn and Kirby Dobbs Floyd Michelle Foa Madaline Foglesong Laura Follett Rebecca Fontenette Tina Fortenberry Sarah Fotheringham Paul Fowler Jennifer Fox France Paint Company Amanda Frazier BOA-Sally & Cal Frese Charitable Trust/ Charlie and Emily Frese Michelle Frias Diane Hartline Fried Catherine Friedman Jenny Friedman Friends of Mike Willie Mae Frierson Truist, Inc. Keith and Anne Fulcher Thomas Fulcher Laura Fullick Adam Fullilove Wyatt and Susan Fullwood Drew and Erin Funderburk James Gabbert Gainspoletti Financial Services Anne Gavin Barbara and Richard Gelinas Joseph Gelini 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


People Who Care Deborah Gentner Katie Gerhardt Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Getwell Church Eleanor A. Gill and Pete Thomas Robert C. Gilliland Roy and Christy Girner Madison Glidewell Gold Strike Casino Resort Adam Goldman Anna Goldman Randy and Donna Goldman Richard Goldwater Tawnee Gonzalez Jesse Goodrich Charles and Cindy Gordon Jody Gorran Kathleen Gosa Graeber Foundation Ellen Graham James and Kimberly Graham Julianne Gran Great Commission Church Eleanor Green Jason Green GreenServ Inc. Dr. Dwayne and Candace Gremler Tom and Louise Gresham Ashley Griffin Virginia Grindstaff Grindworx Media LLC Richard and Sheila Gross GTS Technologies, LLC Guaranty Bank & Trust Company Brad Guenin American General Life Insurance/Jon Larry and Jeannette Gunter David Gutierrez Sam and Sharleen Haire Ken Hall Ava Hallam Lindsay Hallam Megan Hallam Mary Ellen Halloran Michele Halloran Cody Halsted Anthony, Jennifer, and Daisy Hampton Galen Hamrick John Hanna 18

Jill Hansmeier Deanna Hardin Hardy Reed, LLC Joseph Hart Delores Harvin Lee and Emily Havens Molly Hawkins Tyler Hayes Vivienne Hayne HC Club LLC Heartland Hands Food Pantry Samantha Hechtman Michael and Paige Henchen Brandon and Erin Hendricks Jessica Henkel Andrea Hennessee Henry C & Karin J Barkhorn Foundation Hernando Lions Club Hernando Woman’s Club Kerri Hettel Shannon Hicks Mike Higgins Elizabeth Hill Nancy J. Hill LaMarcus and Lillian Hilson Ralph and Carolyn Hockley Elisabeth Hoefer Matthew and Aimee Holder Leigh and Celia Holland Hollie Moore Agency, LLC Hollis Legal Solutions, PLLC Scott and Natasha Hollis Hollywood Casino Elizabeth Holt Home Mortgage Corp. House of Christ Bruce and Laura Houston Josh and Marci Howard Eleanor Howe Ricky Howell Joey Hubble Albin and Elisabeth Hubscher Jamie Hughes Jenny Humphries Michelle Hunter Lanier and Robin Hurdle Ken Ibsen Cathy Kaufman Iger Institutions of Higher Learning


Ashton Ives Taylor Jackson William & Margaret Jacobson Larry and Connie James Alexis Jani Paul Janoush Sandra Jenni Clarice Jensen Tracy Jochim Adam Johnson Robert Johnson Nick Johnson Patrick and Emily Johnson Carol Jonas David Jones Tara Jones Elise Jordan Mary Anne Joyce Rebecca Joyce Summer Jubelirer Just Windows Kevin Kaminski Tyler and Amber Kandel Essien Kankam Sharon Karmazin Katz Organization Marsha Keeffer Charles and Brenda Keith Kyle Kelley W.K. Kellogg Foundation Chuck and Adrienne Kelso Elaine Keystone Genna Kidd Elizabeth Killeen Jennessa Kimball James King Kirk Auto Company Yvonne Kirkendall Klarich Family Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Sandra Knickerbocker Kroger (Community Rewards) Joyce Kuh Amy Kurth Jessica Kushner Reva Kussmaul L&T Contruction Inc John and Ann Lamar Katherine Lamm

People Who Care Adam and Lyndsey Landers Andrea Lane J.P.and S. Lantrip Judith Lantrip Erica Larschan Laser Technology Inc. Joe Frank and Paula Lauderdale Wendy Laura Nicholas LaVerde Ellen and Dan LeBlond Jr. Legacy New Homes, LLC Patty Legg Dan and Andi Lehman Lehman-Roberts Company Lemonada Media Inc./In the Bubble Podcast with Andy Slavitt Lynne Allen Leopold-Sharp Rosanne Levi Adrane Levy The Lewis Place II, LLC Jacob Lewis Tim Liddy Marion Lineberry Shirley Lineberry Steve Lingle Craig Link Donald L. Linton Jake and Sarah Linton Jimmy and Peggy Linton Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Mat and Sandy Lipscomb Clarence and Martha Little Lodging Lane Hospitality LLC Longview Point Baptist Church Mark Longworth Lisa Lowery Kathryn Lynch Lynn Lyon Sarah Lyons M & J Creekmore Foundation Trust Maddox Foundation Magee Outdoor Power LLC David Magee Mimi Maginnis Richie Malicse Ryan Maney Marcus and Lisa Manning Judy Manza Matthew Marino

Brent Mars Heather Martin Material Bank Donna Matlock Julia and Dean Mayberry Justin Maynard Rebekah McCarthy RJ McCauley Kirkwood McClinton John E. McDowell Kimberly McFadden Patrick McGarrity Joshua McIntyre Susan Mckay Matt and Tara McLeane Lois McMurchy Bill and Draughon McPherson Sarah McPherson Greg McRae Eileen Meade Medtronic Foundation/Maryls Mallett Angelia Megahan Robert and Mimi Mehrle Memphis Redbirds, LLC Tendal Merriweather Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare The Helen and Jabie Hardin Charitable Trust Heather Michaelson Michael L. Middleton MidSouth Nephrology Consultants Emily Miller Jonathan Miller Lisa Stewart Miller The Milt & Pat Harker Family Foundation Terence Minion Minor Memorial United Methodist Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy Mississippi Land Bank, ACA Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. Kevin and Kim Mitchell Ned and Bettye Mitchell Christina Mogni Scottie Montgomery Moore Construction Services LLC Kimberly Moore Steve Moore Kathy Moreno Joseph and Sarah Morgan Meredith Moriarty

Andrew Morris Belinda Morris Lori Morris Paul and Kathy Morris United Methodist Committee on Relief-Mississippi James and Venna Mulford Virgil L Mullins Sarah Munson Museum of the Mississippi Delta Darren and Laurie Musselwhite The Myers Law Group, PLLC Billy Myers Kendall Myrick Napoli Physical Therapy, LLC Rajagopal Narasimhan National Filter Solutions Inc Amy Nazer Neal & Harwell, PLC Neel-Schaffer, Inc. M. Patrick Nelson Network For Good NewCo Jack and Sage Nichols Jim and Jessica Nicklay Kaki Nicotre Niteo Products, LLC Dawn Noble Bevin Noone Northcentral Electric Cooperative Robert E. Leigh Northwest MS Otolaryngology Oak Cask LLC Molly O’Keefe Kurt Olivent Linwood Olson Cynthia & Carl Opderbeck Joanna Oshman Outdoor Image, LLC Christian Owen Ty and Erin Owen Tyler Pagenkopf Michael Palacios Laurie Palastro Steve and Jessica Palmer Panola Medical Center Panola Paper Co, Inc Schwab Charitable Foundation/Kamlesh and Lina Parekh Michael and Jenny Parker 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


People Who Care Jason and Cindy Parolli The Party Place Sean Pasley Alka Patel Dharmendra Patel Bailey and Merrel Patridge Paulus & Dolan, PLLC PayPal Giving Fund Kristy Peacock Celeste Pelc The Peoples Bank & Trust Randolph Perkins Deidre Perrin Greg Perry Cathy Petrie Steven Pettus Derek Phippis Pickering Engineering Piedmont Trust Company Valerie Pientka Ivana Pignatelli Fred and Joan Pittman Tom and Cyndi Pittman Josh Pitts Planters Bank Albert and Beverly Pleasants Adaire Plesnarski Natalie Pompilio Ana-Maria Popescu Mike Powell Victoria Powers Premium Homes LLC Katherine Prendergast Timothy Presley Carol Press Pride Hyundai Russell Prima Principle Toyota Pro Stone Kitchen and Bath LLC Ken and Ginger Purvis Todd and Landi Quinton Race Roster Jack Ramsey Lindsay Rasmussen Carol Ray RCPA George and Amanda Ready Realtor Services Corp Eddie and Vanessa Reed 20

Margaret Reed Reedy & Company Realtors, LLC Shayla Regmi Louise Reide Randal Reiter Renewed Minds PLLC David & Carol Renouf Masumi Reynders Josephine Rhymes Mark A. Rice Beth Richardson Sophie Rifkin Wendy Riley Betty H. Robbins Stephanie Robbins Janice Robertson Kathleen Robertson Sarah Robinson Paul and Fran Rock Annie Rodkins Paris Rogers Dianne Ross Wanda Ross Richard Rundlett RunSignup, Inc. Erin Ryerson Bubba Sandefer Leslie Saul Mary E. Sawrie Sarah Sawyer Rachel Schankula Dallas and Elma Schrader Kaye Schultz Anthony Scott Kismet Seekond Chelsey Seevers Jean Marie Seidl Jane Severance Bob and Shirley Seymour Shackelford Construction & Haulings, LLC Nick Shackleford Aaron Shafer Mary Shapiro Shaw Educational Foundation Charlie and Cassie Shearon Susan Shedden Andrew Sherburne Marcus and Natalie Sherwood Shifflett Enterprises Inc


Stanley and Grace Shoemaker Charley Short Desh D. Sidhu Hank Siegelson Patricia Siena Signature Flooring LLc Raina Singh Jayati Sinha Nick Sinquefield Mary Sjogren Gretchen Skorgerson Sky Blue Press Mica Sloan Dennis Slone Alexander and Camille Smith Jim and Brenda Smith Carol L. Smith Charles Smith Cynthia D. Smith Flora Smith Jerry C. Smith Katherine Smith Luke and Tamra Smith Marshall C. Smith Pamela Smith Patti Smith SONEDNA Pamela South Southern Bancorp Bank SouthGroup Insurance Services SouthPoint Church Robert and Katherine Spears, Jr. Sports Endeavors, Inc. Jill Spragio Anna St. John Jim Stachowski Walt Starr State of Mississippi Elizabeth Stepp Stern Cardiovascular Foundation Justin Stewart Lisa Stewart-Miller Sean Stitz Michelle Stocker Timothy Stocking Paul Stokes Rebecca Stone Maria Stoyadinova Kelsie Stricker

People Who Care Strike Zone Bowling Lanes Patricia Stringer Darin and Lori Stubbs James and Jennifer Sturgeon Summit Truck Group of Memphis Benjamin Swan Richard and Bobbie Jo Sweebe Sycamore Bank Collin and Betsy Carol Tackett Lee and Suzanne Talbot Lauren Tarshis Julanda Taylor Abbott-Memphis Friends and Co-workers Oak Grove Central Elementary William Tedford Scott Teeman Telelink, Inc. Tennessee Valley Authority Kevin Terrell Layne Terrell Ariel Test Bayberry Charitable Fund Earl and April Thomas Joel and Teresa Thomas John Thomas and Maribel Larios Dustin and Jana Thompson Mark Thompson Mary Thompson Tommy and Kathy Thomson Doug and Michelle Thornton Jason Tidwell Josh Tidwell Tim Hogans Carpet & Floors Elaine D. Tobin Dick and Lee Anne Todd Harriet Tolly Hank Tomlinson Jennifer Tong Elizabeth Toplyn Manuel Torres Richard Towne Linda Towns Toyoda Gosei Megan Trama Adam Trask H. Craig Treadway Harold Corey Treadway Keith Treadway Tried and True Recovery Residences

Bud and DeLoris Trout Cal and Stacye Trout Trustmark National Bank Laura Tully Alisa King Tunaya Tunica County Government Cindy Turner Linda Turner Trent Turner Wallace Turner UBS-Will and Katie Brown UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of MS United Way of the Mid-South Jana U’Ren Ketan Vakil Karen Van Buren Charlene Van Dyke Christine Vanacore Vans Deer Processing, Inc. William W. Vaughn Rod and Elizabeth Veazey Louis and Madeline Veronica Fred and Sharon Vincent Valerie Vincola Vivian L. Willoughby Trust Patrice Volante Suzanne Vondrashek Laurie D. Vos Wade Inc Waggoner Engineering, Inc. Wait Trust Judith & Laurence Wait Austin Waldrop Walker, Brown & Brown, P.A. Robert Walker Walton Family Foundation Jay and Katina Walton Karen Wanek Yumekia Ward Wards Wrecker Service Inc Brandon W. Ware Karen Washington Waste Connections Parker Waters Keri Watson

Bobby and Teri Watts David Weatherford Donna Weixel Craig L. Wenner William and Muriel Werking Peggy West Wheeler Homes LLC Amy Wheeless James A. White Robert and Sandi White Peter Whitham Whitlock and Associates Inc. Kristopher and Michelle Whitten Linda Whittington Wholesale Nutrition Inc. Donald and Erika Wichmann Margaret P. Wilbourn Cal and Linda Wilkins Barbara Willeford Williams Pitts & Beard, PLLC Billy Joe and Meadie Williams Danny and Jane Williams Marie Williams Chadwick Willoughby Tim Wilson Sherry Wilt Samuel Winston Greg and Jan Winterburn Peter Winterburn Johnny M. Wiygul Bianca Wojcik Drew Womack Jerry and Deborah Woodard Larry and Debra Woods Whitney Woods Woodward Hines Education Foundation Timathea and Lyle Workman Beth Wren Carol Wright Laura Wurzburger Leslie and Mildred Young Younger Foundation Elizabeth Zeiter-Chan Mark A. Zizmann Alex Zuccarelli

To see your name among these donors, scan here to make a gift! 2021 ANNUA L REP O RT


Financial Highlights

All numbers as of December 31, 2021


$24,521,310 with 122 endowments


$19,986,384 with 110 endowments


$17,994,419 with 102 endowments
















RETURN COMPARISON (CFNM vs Allocated Weighted Benchmark): 2019









Audit Availability 22



F.O. Givens & Co. issues complete independent audited financial statement are available at www.cfnm.org or by contacting the Foundation’s office at 662.449.5002.


2021 Crystal Ball Gala


anuary 16, 2021 was a night to stand out among the virtual pandemic events. The 21st Annual Crystal Ball Gala brought many firsts for the Community Foundation: first virtual gala, first bitcoin gift, first posthumous Star of Hope honor, and the first time to expand Crystal Ball viewership to millions! The Community Foundation was able to achieve a record-breaking year through sponsorships and airings on WKNO Memphis and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Our Star of Hope, Charley Pride, from Sledge, Mississippi, was posthumously honored as the Star of Hope by many recognizable friends including Sam

& Mary Haskell, Robert Long, Dion & Rozene Pride, Peter Whitham, Jeremy C. Park, Brad Paisley, Jackie Peters, Bob Pittman, Marty Stuart, The Oak Ridge Boys, Darius Rucker, Sela Ward, Charlie Worsham, Bobby Rush, Steve Azar, Curt Chambers, BJ Thomas, TG Sheppard, Ken Burns, David Frizzell, Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood, Jesse Holland, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Archie Manning, Mac McAnally, “Boo” Mitchell, Jimmy Payne, and David Lee Murphy.

Charley Pride

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Maddox Foundation • Casey Family Programs • Anonymous • Delta Regional Foundation • Brown Missionary Baptist Church • C Spire • Cumulus Media • Commercial Appeal • iHeart Radio • Entergy • Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi • Delta Magazine / Delta Business Journal • DeSoto TimesTribune • FedEx Corporation • Gold Strike Casino an MGM Resort • Guaranty Bank • Paul Janoush Family • V2 Media • A & B Distributing • Atmos Energy • Bancorp South • BankPlus • Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto • Bob & Sheryl Bowen • Citizens National Bank • cityCURRENT • DeSoto Magazine • Domino’s Pizza • First Commercial Bank • Gainspoletti Financial Services • Gresham Petroleum • Hardy-Reed Capital Advisors • Hernando West • Hollis Legal Solutions • Methodist Olive Branch Hospital • Mississippi Land Bank, ACA • Northcentral Electric Power Association • North Mississippi Media Group LLC • Paulsen Printing • Planters Bank & Trust • Pride Hyundai • Southern Bancorp • TKP Studios • Trustmark National Bank • Williams Pitts & Beard, PLLC • YMCA of Olive Branch • DeSoto Family Dental Care • Dick and Bobbie Jo Sweebe • Dr. Eleanor Gill and Pete Thomas • First Security Bank • First Horizon Bank • Mary M. Thompson • Mayor Billy and Becky Nowell • Northwest Mississippi Realtors • SouthGroup Insurance Services • Stern Cardiovascular • Tennessee Valley Authority • Windstone Dental

Crystal Ball Co-Chairs Michael and Elizabeth Bellipanni

Nonprofit of the year

Dan maddox man of the year

Margaret maddox woman of the year

business of the year

Heartland Hands Food Pantry

Bob Dunlap

Robin Cocke

WADE Incorporated


Total Sponsors



viewers and counting!


Record Setting Profit!



Celebrate with us in 2022 as we enter another decade of... Connecting people who care with causes that matter

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