A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Elizabeth Creekmore Byrd has a long history of philanthropic and community outreach work. She aids in fundraising for various foundations and oversees grants and monetary donations to numerous local and national charities, including the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to name a few.
After earning a BS from Ole Miss, she left Mississippi for missionary work in Eastern European countries like Yugoslavia. Upon her return to the United States, Elizabeth continued her mission at college ministries at the University of Texas at Austin and Vanderbilt University in Nashville. After many years of traveling abroad and across the South, she came home to her native city of Jackson, Mississippi. Elizabeth has since settled down to raise a family but continues to give back to the community. To that end, she donates to the Center for Violence Prevention and raises funds for the Mississippi Children’s Museums as well as sits on the board of the Southern Christian Services for children and youth.
Elizabeth’s humanitarian commitment stem from her deep-rooted beliefs in charity and Christian values. When not devoting her time to philanthropy, Elizabeth enjoys cooking and trading recipes but above all, she considers motherhood her greatest achievement.