Thanks to your good work, more than 1,218 gifts have been received in the past year
for the faculty and staff portion of the Empowering the Dream Centennial Campaign.
This represents a 48% participation rate, up from 25% about a year ago. With an additional
57 new donations, we can reach our campaign goal of 50% participation from our faculty
Brenda Butler in the Bursar's Office submitted the following description of why she is Empowering the Dream:
I believe in empowering the dream to fulfill the aspirations and gifts of our future
leaders, our students, who are the torchbearers of tomorrow. Everyone deserves an
opportunity to make a contribution to this marvelous world. Where better than the
University of Memphis, whose strong capacity to be all inclusive is the best place for
them to establish their leadership foundation.
Peggy Ball in Residence Life, writes about "Why I Empower the Dream". Peggy won last year's drawing for a Luxury
Suite in Liberty Bowl Stadium. She won by submitting the following description of
why she is Empowering the Dream:
||The University of Memphis allowed me to follow my career dreams in Accounting. I love
having the opportunity to share my experience with others as I have traveled the country
and met many different people. I have such fond memories of my professors, administrators
and fellow students. I have been fortunate enough to encourage my sister to follow
my footsteps and now her son is a current student here at the University. We love
the connection the University experience gives us. Just another layer to our family
Every member of the faculty and staff is important to the success of the University
of Memphis. As a campus community, we work together daily to empower the dreams of
our students. There is an additional way we can contribute toward their success and
make a lasting impact on our University. By adding “Donor” to your title, you demonstrate
your belief in our mission and your commitment to secure our future as a leading metropolitan
Should you already carry the title of "Donor," thank you for your continued support! Please know that your participation has made the University of Memphis what it is today
and will indeed make a lasting impact on the future of our great university.
The Empowering the Dream Campaign is of crucial importance to not only our University,
but to our entire region. Therefore, it is essential that each of us take great pride
and ownership in its success.
Why Every Gift Matters
Every gift counts – no matter the size. Many donors to the University ask about participation
from faculty and staff. Your gift instills confidence that the University of Memphis
is worthy of support.
There are many ways to participate. From small gifts through payroll deduction, to
one-time gifts, to bequests, every dollar counts! Please consider a gift at any level
to the Empowering the Dream Campaign.
To Participate Now, Click Here or visit the Employee tab on the myMemphis portal.
Calvin Strong, ‘80
Director of Building and Landscape Services
Dr. Charles J. Biggers