Organizational Overview:

Higher Purpose Co. is a non-profit social impact agency utilizing the power of entrepreneurship to help communities thrive. Our organization is based in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Despite the challenging socioeconomic factors we believe entrepreneurship can help people create additional wealth. Higher Purpose Co. was started by two creative entrepreneurs Tim Lampkin and Ryne S. Gipson Sr., who share a vision to empower people.


Our mission is to create economic opportunity in the Northwest Region of the Mississippi Delta by supporting underserved entrepreneurs. 


Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, and Growth

What We Do:

We provide education, access to capital, business support services, and mentorship to underserved entrepreneurs. 

Our Staff

Tim Lampkin

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member 


Ryne S. Gipson, Sr.

Chief Operations Officer

Ivory Cancer

Creative Director 


Jessica James

Director of Operations and Events 

BOARD of Directors

Pam Hadley

Pamela Hadley


Vice President - Community Outreach & Mortgage Resource Officer

Renasant Bank

Krystal Beachum - Secretary 

CEO of Student Atlhletes Unite

Leonette Henderson-Vice Chair

Education & Philanthropy Expert

Dr. Sondra Collins - Chair

Senior Economist

University Research Center Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning