In The Community

Brad Pigott’s work as a citizen in the public education and civil rights communities in Mississippi has involved the following:

  • Member (and Vice Chairman), Mississippi State Board of Education (1989-1994)
  • Recipient of annual Goodman-Chaney-Schwerner Award from Mississippi NAACP (2015)
  • Recipient of Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Award from the Hamer Institute at Jackson State University (2011)
  • Founder, Board Chair, and Chief Volunteer at Poindexter Park After-School Club, Inc., serving 3rd and 4th graders from “inner-city” public elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Member, National Board of Directors, Parents for Public Schools Inc. (1998-2001)
  • Chair, Mississippi Coalition for Children and Public Education (2006-2007)
  • Founding Board Member, Mississippi Center for Justice (2002-2009)
  • Co-Chair, Jackson Public Schools Bond Issue Campaign (2017)
  • Founding Board Member, Growing Up Knowing, Inc. (sex education)(2017-2019)
  • Member, Mississippi Humanities Council (2018-present)
  • Board Member, Good Samaritan Center, Inc. (2004-2021)
  • Member, Mississippi Research and Development Council (1984-1988)
  • Chair, Wells UMC Church Council of Ministries (2000-2002)