Ken Wiandt

Ken Wiandt

Ken Wiandt

Director of Finance

Kenneth Wiandt has over 25 years of experience with not-for-profit and health care organizations including 21 years in a director position.

For over twenty years Kenneth served as the Director of Accounting/Finance for Reformed Theological Seminary with campuses in Jackson, Miss.; Orlando, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Washington, D.C.; Houston, TX; Dallas, Texas and New York, N.Y., along with a distance education degree program, and an international affiliation in Brazil.  Responsibilities included supervising accounting staff, presenting GAAP financial statements, compiling annual budgets for entire institution, preparing annual tax return Form 990, preparing internal financial reports and coordinating annual audits with outside auditors.

Kenneth has also served in positions at Sage Health Services, St. Paul Presbyterian School and St. Mary’s Medical Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Union University and a master’s degree in Christian education from Reformed Theological Seminary. A licensed CPA, he is a member of AICPA and Mississippi Society of CPA’s (MSCPA).

“I have worked for over 25 years for not-for-profit organizations and have seen firsthand how they are able to help shape communities and institutions for the good. Looking at organizations the Community Foundation for Mississippi has impacted over the years has intrigued and excited me to be a part of this organization,” he said. “When I consider the transfer of wealth that will occur in the next decade, I realize that organizations like the Community Foundation for Mississippi have the potential to have major impact for good on our local communities and state.  I desire to be a part of that positive change.”

Sophie McNeil Wolf

Sophie McNeil Wolf

Sophie McNeil Wolf

Director of Communications

Sophie McNeil Wolf loves the intersection of community, quality of life and storytelling, which has informed much of her work. In fact, as a child, she was pegged as the “first to know it and the first to tell it.”

As a communications professional and storyteller, Wolf has worked for over 15 years helping organizations quantify and share their impact through traditional and digital media. An accomplished writer, editor, and content creator, her skills include photography, video, social media management, graphic design, SEO, digital ADA accessibility, and strategic communications planning. The secret sauce of integrated marketing communications – creating compelling touchpoint strategies while upholding brand standards – is paramount to her work.  Currently, Wolf serves as the Director of Communications for the Community Foundation for Mississippi. She has previously worked for organizations such as Visit Jackson, Millsaps College, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Her work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal, Mississippi Magazine, and Jackson Free Press, among others.

Wolf holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in news-editorial from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from the University of Mississippi. She is a 2014 graduate of the Millsaps College Business Advantage Program and 2018-2019 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson.

Currently, Wolf serves as a board member for the Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Central Chapter and the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi. She is a former board member of Leadership Greater Jackson. Wolf is also part of the duo behind popular media brand Find It In Fondren, highlighting Jackson’s hip arts district, with her husband, Paul Wolf.