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Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board

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The Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board supports the Foundation and Mississippi 4-H by developing relationships, identifying potential donors, and communicating with others about the value and impact of 4-H in Mississippi.

Roles of the Foundation Advisory Board members

  • Serve as a role model of leadership, advocacy, and investment for 4-H’ers, 4-H alumni, and donors.
  • Identify prospective donors, inform them of the value and impact that their investment can provide for the 4-H program and encourage them to provide support, and connect those donors to the MSU Foundation representatives.
  • Strengthen public and private support and investment in 4-H at the local, state, and federal levels through networking, relationship-building, leadership, and advocacy.

Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board Members

John Mark Holliday, Chair

Andy Berry, Vice Chair

Larry Alexander

Frank Castiglia, Jr. 

Michael Callahan 

Mark Chaney

Harry Dendy

Joe Hayman

Dr. Gary Jackson

Barney Jacks

Mike McCormick

Gale Martin

Dr. Michael Newman

Tedrick Ratcliff

Randy Russell

Inez Saum 

Reta Scott

Petesy Smith

Jaylin Smith

William Staggers

Charles Taylor

Dr. Paula Threadgill 

David Waide

Camille Scales Young

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