It just takes a few "CENTS" to benefit the "COMMON" good of all students at the University of Memphis.

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 fundraise 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.  The meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month during the academic year from 4-5 pm in the UC.  Committee 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!

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