Building for the Future

We are excited about the future of CREATE as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! CREATE has experienced significant growth in the number of donors served and in the expansion of our regional initiatives. To support the work of CREATE, a new facility is needed to provide better access for our donors, larger meeting spaces for our initiatives, and a collaborative working environment for our staff.

Building for the Future

We are excited about the future of CREATE as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! CREATE has experienced significant growth in the number of donors served and in the expansion of our regional initiatives. To support the work of CREATE, a new facility is needed to provide better access for our donors, larger meeting spaces for our initiatives, and a collaborative working environment for our staff.

CREATE's Impact

The CREATE Foundation is uniquely positioned to continue to grow its role as the leading charitable organization in northeast Mississippi and to be a catalyst for regional community development. To realize the organization’s potential, a new facility is needed to support the work of the foundation.

The work of the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi, and the Toyota Wellspring Fund’s initiatives, have dramatically increased the need for meeting space.

Current Building

Proposed Building

*CREATE currently occupies 6,000 Gross Sq. Ft. with 1/3 of this space shared.

CREATE Comparison Information

1995 2022
Funds
137
943
Assets
$13.4 Million
$166 Million
Contributions
$1 Million
$16 Million
Staff
5
9

The new location is anticipated to cost approximately seven million dollars. We hope to raise $5 million of the necessary funds through our Building Campaign Initiative.  

If you would like to support the CREATE Building Initiative or would like more information about the project, please contact PK Thomas at 662-844-8989 or pk@createfoundation.com.

Levels of Giving

Level of Giving Amount
McLean Legacy
$1,000,000
Cornerstone
$750,000
Founder
$500,000
Benefactor
$250,000
Leader
$100,000
Level of Giving Amount
Builder
$50,000
Partner
$25,000
Supporter
$10,000
Friend
$5,000
Patron
Under $5,000
Level of Giving Amount
McLean Legacy
$1,000,000
Cornerstone
$750,000
Founder
$500,000
Benefactor
$250,000
Leader
$100,000
Builder
$50,000
Partner
$25,000
Supporter
$10,000
Friend
$5,000
Patron
Under $5,000

The new CREATE building, designed by McCarty Architects, on land purchased from BNA Bank, will be location on the corner of Jefferson and Commerce Streets in downtown Tupelo. Below are the architectural renderings of the building from McCarty Architects.