The Board of Directors

Pictured from left: Dr. Thiquita Ward, Dr. Carolyn McGehee, Board Chair: Phil Tutor, Gloria High, Shirley Mayfield Ware, John Nowlin and Judge Glen Davidson. Not pictured, John Afamasaga

Mission and Vision

The M. B. Mayfield Foundation board, its volunteer archives and curatorial director, and its community partners are working to preserve M.B. Mayfield's legacy and story. Donations to the Foundation are used for educational programming benefiting Mississippi schools and the general public. The M.B. Mayfield Foundation's mission includes partnership and outreach in joint effort with other nonprofit institutions.

Our director provides preservation assistance to the owner of the Mayfield House in Ecru, the home of M.B. Mayfield. The Foundation does not offer financial support or improvements to privately owned entities. The donation of the M.B Mayfield House to the Foundation is anticipated for the creation of Mayfield's Museum in Ecru.

Director & Curator 

Jeannie Speck-Thompson, MLIS