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    5 Questions with Biloxi First

    Front row (l to r): Jennifer Seymour, Ann Denison, Liz Joachim, Kande DeGrasse-Steele, Jennifer Walker; Second row (l to r): Louis D. Bridges, Ashleigh Lamas, Henry Dick, Dewey Mason, Marcus Boudreaux, Bill Briscoe, Jimmy Spiers, Susan Hunt, Paul Tisdale, Larry Drawdy, Alton Bankston Ann Denison, treasurer and charter member of the Biloxi First Educational Foundation, […]

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    5 Questions with Ruth’s Roots

    Here we speak with Elise Deano, manager of Ruth’s Roots — a community garden in Bay St. Louis.  WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND MISSION OF RUTH’S ROOTS?  Ruth’s Roots is a place of peace, education, empathy, art and compassion. Its multi-faceted mission is to: 1) provide a free place for families to visit where there […]

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    What philanthropy is — and why it matters more than ever

    Early in my career, I contemplated leaving. Thousands of Gulf Coast families were navigating political unrest, a housing market crash and the unrelenting annual assault of hurricanes. Every hard-raised dollar vanished as quickly as a bead of sweat on the heads of the parents I helped support.  Henri Nouwen’s “The Spirituality of Giving” bolstered me […]

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    Destined for success

    A weekend of renewal for the mind, body and spirit culminated in recognition for winners of the Destiny’s Elite Girls Scholarship Project.  Destiny’s Elite Girls is a nonprofit, student-run service organization that strives to connect community resources with community needs. Recently, finalists for a $1,000 scholarship were invited to the My Journey Weekend Getaway, held […]

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    Don’t Worry Be Happy 2022

    From The Mental Health Association of South Mississippi It’s time to “get your sport on” in support of mental health. On July 15, the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi will hold the 15th annual “Don’t Worry Be Happy”event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center; Sponsor VIP hour starts at […]

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    Five Questions With Hope Haven Children’s Advocacy Center

    Hope Haven Children’s Advocacy Center helps children who are victims of sexual abuse and trauma. Here, Executive Director John C. James shares more about the organization and its role in the community:  What is the purpose and mission of Hope Haven Children’s Advocacy Center? Hope Haven serves Hancock and Pearl River Counties and works with […]

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