Throughout history, women have been tenacious in the struggle for equity in society, at home, and in the executive suite. Wherever injustice existed, you can bet that women were on the case to create change from the ground up, and it may not have happened quietly.
Since March of 1987, we have celebrated and honored the remarkable accomplishments of strong, determined women during Women’s History Month. This month in the Ally, we are turning the spotlight on women in leadership in Mississippi. Each woman featured here adds her light to the sum of all light, showing the way to a better future for all Mississippians. W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist, sociologist, and historian, observed that “there is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”
As we dive into the festive spirit of December, I’d like to take a moment to reflect over the extraordinary year the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy has had. This year has been nothing short of remarkable, marked by many changes and firsts. As I reflect on the transformative journey of 2023, it is impossible not to acknowledge the exceptional foresight of our founder, Sammy Moon.
Hope Village for Children is an amazing nonprofit organization located in Meridian, MS.
The Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities (MSCDD) currently has a grant opportunity available for nonprofit, for-profit, education, or government organizations. Approximately $200,000 total funds are available to fund three or more projects. A Request for Proposals for one-year grants starting July 1, 2024 is available at www.mscdd.org. Proposals are due by noon on March 8, 2024.