All gifts, regardless of size, are valuable and ensure that the University of Memphis propels on a new trajectory, one that will bring greater visibility to the remarkable work we do and elevate our national profile. We are pleased to recognize each and every donor who has contributed to a bright future for more than 20,000 students. We thank you for making a difference.
Why Do I Give?
Trish Ring Ph.D., Consulting Psychologist
I support scholarships at the University because I consider my own education to be one of my most enriching and valuable assets. And, I would not have been able to finish my doctorate without scholarship support. It's just that simple. The cost of education was out of my reach, despite family support, a strong academic background and student loans. I am still grateful for the generous and visionary people who allowed me, and all of us who have academic aspirations, to reach our goals. I believe that we all benefit when we support education. I'm especially committed to The Finish Line project, because, again, I was once a single working mom with inadequate funds who considered delaying my degree. Thankfully, a research grant came through for me. When we give to scholarship funds, we make a real difference in people's lives. It certainly has made a difference in my life.