Mississippi is All About Its People
We recently enjoyed a visit with our partners from Fidelity Charitable®.
A big takeaway learned from this trip is that Mississippi is all about its people. They were blown away by the hospitality, vibrant relationships, dedicated leadership, and of course, the fantastic food. We visited several local nonprofits and donor groups:
- We drove through the Midtown neighborhood with Dr. Kristi Hendrix at Midtown Partners, where we got to see firsthand the transformational effects of having a nonprofit embedded in a neighborhood.
- We received a tour of the Mississippi Food Network from Dr. Charles Beady and Stacey Jordan, where we learned how the organization is supporting students’ access to healthy foods this summer.
We also met with Canopy Children’s Solutions and Springboard to Opportunities, as well as the Community Foundation for Mississippi and the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi both of which are actively working to connect donors to nonprofits across the state.
Pictured: Jamie Rasberry, Elaine Martyn and Tony Bowen with Fidelity Charitable®, and Ellen Collins.
The Alliance enters this season of reflection and gratitude, deeply appreciative of the support from our many members, supporters, and friends.
The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian was chartered in 1964 with the charge to “improve the education of Mississippians.” For nearly six decades, we have strived to be a catalyst for educational opportunity and community improvement in Mississippi through innovative leadership and productive partnerships.
This summer, I joined thought leaders from Mississippi and across the country in the FutureGood Studio’s futurism training program. It was transformational. This experience redefined my outlook, both professionally as a nonprofit leader and on a personal level. It fundamentally altered the way I approach work and staff engagement and envision the future for both myself and the clients we serve.