Foundation leaders

Fondren Renaissance Foundation board

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation works with groups and individuals to improve the quality of life in Fondren by nurturing business; improving educational environments for students; beautifying private and public areas; and creating events that attract young and old alike to the neighborhood. Currently the 2018 annual fund campaign is under way. Donations can be made online at fondren.org. Renaissance board of directors includes (from left, standing) Joseph Johnson, Matt Jeffries, Andrew Neely, John Lauderdale, Roy Campbell, Andy Frame, Jim Wilkirson; (seated) Jennifer Emerson, Caroline Sims, Sarah Nelson, Claudia Hauberg, Lisa Wigington, Mary Linley Sweat, Melissa Hutchison. Not pictured: Jay Cooke, Buddy Graham, David Pharr, Belmont Trapp, Nathan Wells.

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