About MWFP Foundation

In 2003, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) established a foundation to assist in protecting and preserving our wildlife heritage.

The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Foundation is to augment the state’s efforts to ensure the conservation and enhancement of our fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations. The Foundation is the only outdoor organization that directly supports the MDWFP, which has the primary responsibility for hunting, fishing, shooting sports and conservation in the state.

Through the Foundation’s financial support, various wildlife and educational projects associated with the MDWFP are made possible. We also help fund many additional programs not directly associated with the MDWFP whose goal is to preserve and protect the natural resources of the state.

From the hills in the northeast to the fertile alluvial soil in the Delta, and down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – the Magnolia State offers residents and our guests endless outdoor opportunities. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching or just being outdoors, there is something for everyone.

Meet Our Team

Clark Gordin

Clark Gordin

Chief Executive Officer

Returning as CEO of the MWFP Foundation, Clark brings over 50 years of sales, marketing, and finance experience. His prior engagements as CEO, ending in 2014 and 2016, underscore his unwavering dedication to the Foundation.

Clark’s philanthropic journey began as one of the original regional directors for the National Wild Turkey Federation. Alongside his philanthropic endeavors, he holds a Series 7 finance license, adding a dynamic perspective from the finance industry. Additionally, he has played a pivotal role in initiatives such as Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) since its inception in 2006.

His return as CEO echoes the legacy he established during Dr. Sam Polles’ tenure as MDWFP agency executive director, highlighting his enduring commitment to the Foundation’s success.

Clark and his wife Beth reside in Ocean Springs, MS

Josh Carver

Josh Carver

Director of Development | Communications & Special Events

Josh brings a wealth of experience in marketing and a passion for conservation. With a background as the Marketing Director for five years at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) , he has dedicated himself to promoting and preserving the outdoor heritage of his home state. Hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Josh’s roots run deep in the land he calls home.

During his tenure at MDWFP, Josh spearheaded innovative Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation initiatives. His dedication to encouraging more individuals to engage with Mississippi’s Great Outdoors continues in his role at the Foundation.

Josh’s passion for outdoor pursuits began early, and he continued to foster it during his college years. While pursuing his education, he established the sporting clays team and contributed as a collegiate angler for the Mississippi College Bass team, showcasing his commitment to both sportsmanship and conservation.

Currently residing in Jackson, MS, with his wife Moriah and their three children, Crosby, Reese, and Milo, Josh finds joy and fulfillment in family life. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is an enthusiastic upland and migratory bird hunter.

990 Forms

The IRS Form 990 is the reporting form that many federally tax-exempt organizations must file. This form allows the IRS and the general public to evaluate a nonprofit’s operations; it includes information on the nonprofit’s mission, programs, and finances. CLICK HERE to search for the previous year’s 990 forms. Enter “Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Foundation” as the organization name.