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On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Sammy Moon. Sammy is the executive director of the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. In his role, Sammy provides leadership and support to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s children, families, and communities.

His work involves interaction with nonprofits organizations, foundations, United Ways, public sector entities, and businesses throughout the state. Prior to becoming the executive director of The Alliance, Sammy served as director of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG).

Before his work with MAG, Sammy worked as senior advisor to United Way Worldwide’s Field Engagement Division where he worked with local United Ways interested in third-grade reading programming and impact investing. Sammy also worked as a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Md., the largest private foundation in the country devoted solely to building stronger futures for vulnerable children and their families.

A native of Amory, Miss., Sammy’s formal education includes a Masters of Arts in sociology from the University of Mississippi, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.