It just takes a few CENTS to benefit the COMMON good!

Common Cents now has BOO Grams available for a donation of $2.  100% of the funds given to the Common Cents Fund will benefit the Student Emergency Fund.  Make you gift online today!  Select "I have special instructions for this gift" to enter sender and recipient name and contact phone number and a personalized message to be added to your BOO Gram.  Boo Grams will be available for pick up in the UC Tuesday October 24th and 31st 11:30 am-12:30 pm.  Contact if you have any questions. 

The Common Cents Philanthropy Council is a student organization of dedicated students at the University of Memphis committed to raising awareness of philanthropy and giving among UofM students. The Council has a goal to teach peers about the benefits of philanthropy, collect funds for student-centered campus projects, helping fund raise for the Senior Class Gift and inspire students to make an impact at the UofM.

We also serve as a student development board, assisting the Office of Annual Giving in raising awareness about the impact of private giving at The University of Memphis. Council members get a first-hand look at fundraising operations for the University and work actively with the Development team on marketing campaigns, events and other activities.

If you are a current student and:

  • Have a True Blue University of Memphis spirit
  • Want to be part of enhancements at the University of Memphis
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Participate in campus activities
  • Are interested in philanthropy
  • Want to build your résumé

You belong on the Common Cents Philanthropy Council!

Click here to download a Council application.

Read about the roles and responsibilities of the Council Leadership Board.

Read about the roles and responsibilities of Council Members.

The Common Cents Philanthropy Council meets only 1 time per month.  Other meetings and events are held periodically throughout the year.

When you give, you strengthen, serve, and support the University of Memphis.  Show your True Blue Tiger Spirit and become a student donor.  Make your gift today!

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.