HAAMI students in retro television.

March 1, 2018
6 pm Reception, 7 pm Program

The Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis Campus
3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111


The 2018 Join Hands for Change Benefit will be hosted by Memphis radio personality Stan Bell, a native Memphian who has grown into one of Memphis's most energetic radio personalities over his 31-year career. A recipient of the prestigious Marconi Award for Broadcast Excellence, Bell can be heard weekdays from 3 pm ­ 7 pm on V 101.1 and 1070 WDIA.

Bill Hurd and Ensemble, jazz musicians will provide music and accompany student musician performances. Hurd is a nationally renowned jazz saxophonist and recording artist. He has recorded with music legends Maurice White, Kirk Whalum and Isaac Hayes.

The program will follow the late night talk show format popularized by great television entertainers. This format will include students, featured guests, commercials on the work of the Hooks Institute, and entertainment.

Proceeds from our 2018 Join Hands for Change Donor Benefit help fund Hooks Institute programs like the Hooks African American Male Initiative, which focuses on increasing the retention and graduation rates of African American Males Attending the University of Memphis.

Please contact the Hooks Institute at (901) 678-3974 or bhievents@memphis.edu with requests for sponsorship packages or for ticket information.

Thank You Sponsors!


First Tennessee Foundation
Memphis TN

OMO Energy & Technology, Inc.
Lanham, MD and Memphis, TN


A2H - Engineers - Architects - Planners
Memphis, TN

BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust
Chattanooga, TN

Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN

Regional One Health
Memphis, TN

The Hooks Institute expresses its sincere gratitude to the following organizations that have made grants or other donations to it:

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Brown Missionary Baptist Church
Southaven, MS

FedEx Corporation
Memphis, TN

Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis
Memphis, TN

SunTrust Foundation
Memphis, TN

Baptist Memorial Health Care
Memphis, TN

City of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Greater Middle Baptist Church
Memphis, TN

Pinnacle Financial Partners
Memphis, TN

Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Nashville, TN