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Leadership for Growth

A visionary campaign requires visionary leadership.

Children’s of Mississippi is honored to have Abby and Eli Manning serve as honorary chairs and Kathy and Joe Sanderson serve as chairs of the Growing campaign.

Abby and Eli Manning
Kathy and Joe Sanderson

Steering Committee Members

  • Reuben Anderson
  • Georgie and Henry Barbour
  • Rick Barr
  • Alon Bee
  • Jimmy Brown
  • Jill Conner Browne
  • Deborah Bryant
  • Patty and Donald Clark
  • Toni Cooley
  • Katy and Nelson Creath
  • Sidney and Holt Crews
  • Owen B. Evans
  • Guy Giesecke
  • Olivia and Jerry Host
  • Katye and Michael Howard
  • Robbie Hughes
  • Sara and Bryan Jones
  • James Keeton
  • Holly and Alan Lange
  • Manisha Sethi Malhotra
  • Olivia and Archie Manning
  • Mary Eliza and Howard McMillan
  • Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae
  • Kerry and Paul Parker
  • Crymes Pittman
  • Sara and Bill Ray
  • Renate Savich
  • Margaret and Lex Taylor
  • Mary Taylor
  • Suzan and Tommy Thames
  • Liz and Chip Walker
  • Emily and Stuart Whitaker
  • LouAnn Woodward
  • Linda and Wirt Yerger

Other Institutional Leaders in the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi Include:

James Keeton, MD

James Keeton, MD

Distinguished Professor of Surgery/Pediatrics

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Louann Woodward, MD

LouAnn Woodward, MD

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Charles O’Mara, MD, MBA

Charles O’Mara, MD, MBA

Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mary Taylor, MD

Mary Taylor, MD

Suzan B. Thames Chair in Pediatrics

Children’s of Mississippi

Guy Giesecke, MBA, MHA, DHA

Guy Giesecke, MBA, MHA, DHA

Chief Executive Officer

Children’s of Mississippi

Meredith Aldridge, JD

Meredith Aldridge, JD

Director of Development

Children's of Mississippi

Help Children’s of Mississippi Grow so Mississippi’s Children Can Grow.

The monetary goal for the Growing campaign is an ambitious $100 million. The heartfelt goal for the Growing campaign is to give all of Mississippi’s children a stronger chance for a full and healthy life.


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