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Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) Names Executive Director

Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT), a local community foundation through which individuals, families, organizations and corporations invest in the well-being of Oxford and Lafayette County, has named Jody Holland, Ph.D., as its new executive director.

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Dr. Holland is charged with developing long-range strategies as well as providing leadership and executing administrative functions for LOFT. Jody will be responsible for asset development, public relations, and grant writing.

“I am excited about this opportunity to help continue develop and grow LOFT, which has contributed so much to the Lafayette and Oxford community”, said Dr. Holland.

Jody holds a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University, a M.S. in Management from Belhaven University, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Delta State University. Dr. Holland brings over 15 years of private, public, and non-profit leadership experience to the position. In addition, Dr. Holland is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Policy Leadership, where he teaches leadership, community development, public policy, and grant writing courses.

The President of the Board of Directors at LOFT, Walt Davis, said, “All of us on the Board are thrilled to have Jody on board as our new Executive Director. We’ve already been blessed with the help of wonderful and talented Executive Directors and Jody now continues that

Founded in 2002, Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) is a community foundation that supports the arts and cultural, civic, educational, health and human services and municipal activities that improve the quality of life for all Lafayette County and Oxford residents. Since 2005, LOFT has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to many deserving non-profit, charitable organizations across Oxford and Lafayette County to fulfill LOFT’s mission.

Additional information about LOFT can be found at www.loftms.org.

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