Northwest Foundation receives annual donation from BancorpSouth
SENATOBIA, MS (05/21/2018) Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects recently accepted a contribution of $6,000 from BancorpSouth to the Northwest Foundation, designated for their Share the Future annual scholarship.
BancorpSouth has a 20-year history of giving to Northwest, according to Canon. Since 1998, they have given a total of $231,204 to the Foundation. In addition to their annual scholarship, BancorpSouth has donated $127,500 as a title sponsor to the Two Plus Two Golf Tournament, whose proceeds are divided between Northwest and The University of Mississippi DeSoto. They have donated money to Northwest's annual rodeo, the Foundation Golf Tournament, The Floate Art Scholarship, the Northwest Ranger Football program, the literary magazine, Bela and Ruby Chain Endowment and the Chain/Haraway Golf Tournament.
"We are very grateful for the years of generous support provided by BancorpSouth. Through the corporate endowment, the annual Share the Future Scholarships, and the sponsorship of the BancorpSouth / Northcentral EPA Two Plus Two Scholarship, BancorpSouth has provided hundreds of scholarships to area students. Their investment into the lives of our students will be realized as these students have meaningful, well-paying jobs and will, in turn, give back to their communities," Dr. Spears said.
For more information about the Northwest Foundation, contact Canon at email@example.com call 662-560-1105.
Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (right) and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects (left) accept a donation from David Harbison, president of BancorpSouth, Senatobia for the annual Share the Future scholarship, in which two students are awarded full tuition scholarships. BancorpSouth has given $231,204 to the Foundation over the past 20 years. (Photo by Julie Bauer)