Anonymous gift of $50,000 to Sumners Foundation

The Trustee reported that an anonymous gift of $50,000 had been made to the Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Sumners Foundation earlier this month. The donor was very interested in giving back to the community and felt that through a gift to the Sumners Foundation, the gift would benefit many individuals of the five counties named in the Sumners Foundation Trust. The donor is most impressed with work this Foundation has done. The Foundation began in the late 1970’s with just over $22,000,000 and offers scholarships to students from Webster, Montgomery, Attala, Carroll, and Choctaw Counties to attend one of five institutions of higher learning: University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Medical Center, Millsaps College and Holmes Community College. At the end of 2012, $92,500,000 will have been distributed to these colleges and universities to assist students from these five counties to seek a higher education. If you would like to make a donation to the Sumners Foundation, please mail your check to Regions Bank, Trustee for the Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Sumners Foundation, Post Office Box 23100, Jackson, Mississippi 39225-3100.