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Remarks by Rob Pearigen at 2015 Women of Vision Luncheon

Once again, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi has chosen to honor persons of vision who are also persons of action—individuals whose vision allows them to see not “as through a glass dimly” but with clarity and purpose, and whose determination … Read More

The birth of “Faith In Women,” a new network of faith leaders in Mississippi

In this guest blog post, Ashley Peterson explains the new “Faith in Women” network she is working to create in Missisisppi. In 2012, the United Methodist Church passed a series of resolutions affirming the sacred worth of women. One such … Read More

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi “Fact Not Fiction” campaign nominated as finalist in Shorty Awards

Fact Not Fiction, a very successful social media campaign sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, has been selected as a finalist in the Shorty Awards under the category of “Social Good Campaign.” Fact Not Fiction provides teen-friendly, medically accurate … Read More

Silent Auction Items for 2015 Women of Vision

2015 Women of Vision Silent Auction Items Three-day weekend in Oxford, MS Ouida and Wayne Drinkwater’s two-bedroom, two-bath beautiful condominium in Oxford, MS including • Two tickets for an event at The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, … Read More

Focus on Older Teens and Young Adults is a Smart Strategy for Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies

Note: This piece first appeared as a guest blog post for Rethink Mississippi on Feb. 10, 2015 Everyone seems to be an expert on how to reduce teenage pregnancies. Politicians are particularly eager to offer their new and innovative ideas. By now … Read More

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is Not Currently Seeking Grant Applications

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is the only grantmaking organization in Mississippi entirely dedicated to funding programs that improve the lives of women and girls statewide. This year the Women’s Foundation seeks to fund programs that increase the completion rate of women in community college. Click here for more information and application instructions.

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Taxpayer Costs of Teen Births Report

The 2011 report describes the economic costs of teen births for every county in Mississippi. These taxpayer costs can be attributed primarily to the lost tax revenue from lower wages among teen parents and their children, incarceration costs of sons of teen parents, and foster care costs. Click the button below to download the report and access supporting materials.

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