Press Releases

Media Information

Press Releases

August 2019

Welcome to The Community Development Foundation Media and Press Release page. If you are a member of the media, please contact us and ask to be placed on our Media Contact list.

Each Press Conference and Press Event will include a press packet with printed and digital media in it for your use. Below you will find a listing of recent press releases. Please select one for more information and a corresponding downloadable PDF of each announcement.

If you have any other questions about a press event, please contact Maddin Hutto at 662.842.4521, fax at 662.841.0693 or email her at

Partnership for CDF Member Employees


Employees of Community Development Foundation member organizations now have more reason than ever to think about enrolling at the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus.  CDF and Ole Miss announced Friday a scholarship partnership that would provide additional financial aid for those individuals seeking to begin or continue their education.

Creating 100 Jobs


Tupelo, Miss. (Aug. 22, 2019) –BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) is increasing capacity at its Jackson Street Campus in Tupelo to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The project, a more than $15-million corporate investment, will create 100 jobs.

Middle College is Established


Beginning in May of 2021, Tupelo, Mississippi, will be graduating high school seniors that will also have completed a two year Associates College degree.  In conjunction with the Marchbanks Tuition Guarantee program and this new Middle College opportunity, the talent in Tupelo, Mississippi, will be set apart and ready for the opportunities of the future.