Our organization is based in the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest regions in the United States. Despite the challenging socioeconomic factors we believe entrepreneurship can help people create additional wealth. 

Higher Purpose Co. is a non-profit social impact agency utilizing the power of entrepreneurship to help communities thrive. Our mission is to create economic opportunity in underserved communities by providing entrepreneurship education, access to capital, technical assistance, and mentorship.

This company was started by two creative entrepreneurs Tim Lampkin and Ryne Gipson, who share a vision to empower people.


Tim Lampkin

Chief Executive Officer


Ryne S. Gipson, Sr.

Chief Operations Officer

Ivory Cancer

Creative Director 


Jessica James

Operations and Events Coordinator 

BOARD of Directors

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