Delbert Hosemann
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The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is inviting the community to hear an address by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann during his visit to northwest Mississippi on Aug. 24 at the Landers Center for a luncheon on "Charitable Giving in Mississippi." 

This session has been approved by both the Mississippi State Board of Accountancy and the Mississippi State Bar for continuing education credit.

"Charitable giving legislation affects nonprofits in so many ways and we encourage you to attend so that you can be aware and informed," said Tom Pittman, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

Hosemann's address is part of the Continuing Education Luncheon series from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Landers Center on Aug. 24. The cost is $25 per person.

The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi The lunch buffet begins at 11:30 a.m.

Hosemann's presentation will center on Mississippi charity laws, legislative and regulatory issues, and planned giving.

There will be a question and answer session at 12:30 p.m. which will wrap up the day's activities.

In other Community Foundation news, the Marks Project was recently awarded a grant for an online hub for its programs and services.

The Marks Project will build a website to serve as a hub for the programs and resources for Quitman County residents, thanks to a $4,000 grant from the Community Foundation's Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi.

The 80-member Marks Project committee has subcommittees working on tutoring, recreation, business development and commemoration of next year's 50th anniversary of the "Mule Train" in the Poor People's Campaign. It also offers support for groups coming to help Quitman County. It is scheduled to host Children's Defense Fund, founder and president, Marian Wright Edelman, on July 12 for a lunch, health fair and panel discussions.

Contributions can be made to the Marks Project at www.CFNM.org.

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