About Us


CREATE Founder 

George McLean 1904-1983

  • Established in 1972
  • Founded by George and Anna McLean, owners of Journal Publishing Company, making CREATE sole stockholder of JPC
  • Mississippi’s oldest Community Foundation
  • Net Assets on 9/30/2018: $122,912,962
  • Highest rating for strong fiscal management, Charity Navigator
  • First foundation in U.S. to receive CEFEX certification
  • National Standards certification from the Council on Foundations
  • 28 member Board of Directors from 13 counties
  • 7 full-time staff