Holly Lange

April 1, 2019 - - Posted by

Holly Lange is a professional event planner and fundraiser.  She is a founder and is currently Executive Director of the Mississippi Book Festival.  She managed the opening festivities of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History, the B.B. King Museum, and the Mississippi Museum of Art Centennial.  She has also served as
coordinator for Jubilee!JAM, Trustmark’s Red Beans and Rice Celebration, and the Crossroads Film Festival.

Holly is an active member of the Millsaps College Board of Trustees, the Mississippi Symphony Board, and the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. She has previously served with the Friends of Children’s Hospital, the Junior League of Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, and the Jackson Symphony League.

Holly has received the Goodwill Volunteer Services Award as an Outstanding Community Volunteer, the “Women of Distinction” Award from the Girl Scouts of Mississippi, the Outstanding Achievement for Servant Leadership Award by the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence, and has been named “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal.  In 2017, Holly and her husband, Alan, were honored to receive the Livesay Award for Community Service from Millsaps College.

A native of Austin, Texas, Holly graduated from Millsaps College. She and Alan have two sons, Ford and Jake. They attend the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew and live in the Fondren neighborhood in Jackson.

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