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$1.7M Adkerson Foundation gift creates online MSU master’s accounting programs, minority fellowships; endows NABA chapter

Contact: Amy Cagle

Portrait of Richard Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation addresses two significant issues facing the southeastern United States with a gift to its namesake’s alma mater, Mississippi State University.

The more than $1.7 million gift will strengthen accounting education through accessibility by establishing two online graduate-level degree programs for the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy and bring fellowships to African Americans who enroll full time in the programs. Additionally, the gift endows a student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) for underrepresented undergraduate students to engage with professionals in their soon-to-be career fields of accounting, finance and related business professions.

An online Master of Professional Accountancy program and an online Master of Taxation program will now be part of the land-grant institution’s curriculum for the Adkerson School of Accountancy. Adkerson is the longtime CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), the foremost

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TPAC Announces Double Down Gift Challenge With $50,000 Gift From Delta Dental of Tennessee to Support Arts Education Programs

Delta Dental of Tennessee to give 2 for 1 match to individual and corporate gifts to TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October

The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announces that long-time supporter and community partner, Delta Dental of Tennessee, is pledging a $50,000 challenge gift for the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October to help TPAC expand virtual arts education and community engagement programming during the pandemic.

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Delta Dental of Tennessee supports TPAC’s work to educate young Tennesseans about overall wellness and growth through its Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program. (Photo: Business Wire)

Delta Dental’s gift allows TPAC to solicit individual and corporate donations through a Double Down Gift Challenge in which Delta Dental will give $2 for every $1 donated up to $50,000 during the month.

Contributions to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund

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