Staff

Ivye L. Allen

President

IVYE L. ALLEN is President of the Foundation for the Mid South, a regional foundation serving Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that focus on community development, education, health and wellness, […]

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Martha Claire Drysdale

Community Development Director

Martha Claire Drysdale is the newly hired Director of Community Development. She formerly served as Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at Mississippi Delta Community College, where she worked with students pursuing high school […]

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Denise Ellis

Grants & Technology Manager

Denise Ellis serves as the Grants and Technology Manager for the Foundation for the Mid South. She brings over ten years of fiscal experience to her position. Denise began her tenure with the Foundation for […]

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Kimberly M. McMillan

Director of Finance

Kimberly M. McMillan has been employed as the director of finance for the Foundation for the Mid South since February 2009. She is responsible for the management of approximately $20 million in assets. Prior to […]

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Meshelle Rawls

Manager of Administration

Meshelle Rawls currently serves as Manager of Administration at the Foundation for the Mid South. Since starting her tenure at the Foundation in 1997, she has provided programmatic support to various initiatives of the Foundation. […]

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Kristopher Smith

Kristopher Smith has joined the Foundation for the Mid South as a Senior Fellow where he is focused on working with FMS leadership to improve and advance opportunities for Males of Color work across Arkansas, […]

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