The University of Memphis has accomplished much during its 100 year history and demonstrates
to the state and country the scope of the University's contributions. By drawing and
maintaining the most promising of students, faculty and staff, we continue to be a
University filled with Dreamers, Thinkers, and Doers.
We have crossed a milestone and are on our journey into a second century of excellence.
We are proud to tell you that last year's successful Empowering the Dream campaign
boasted a record faculty and staff participation level! Our opportunity to build
on an era of educational achievement, steady growth and service to the community is
Together, with our small and large gifts combined, our faculty and staff amassed an
astounding $250,000 in annual gifts and numerous planned and estate gifts. Our gifts
supported the University and the areas and programs that you chose to support. Well
Why They Give
Darrin Devault in the Department of Journalism gives to the University of Memphis
"I consider it a distinct privilege to contribute annually to the university that
has played such an important role in my own development as a journalist and educator.
It would simply be irresponsible not to invest in the current generation of Memphis
students. Interacting with these talented young minds on a daily basis shows me just
how deserving they are. So 'Give Tigers Give!'"
-Darrin M. Devault, Journalism
Frankie Perry in Libraries Circulation had this to say about why she gives back:
"The University of Memphis empowered me by affording me an opportunity to fulfill
my dreams of gainful employment, finishing school, and receiving a Master's degree.
Without the help of the University of Memphis, I would not have been able to accomplish
my aspirations. I give because when I was in need, I was given help. I believe in
empowering others to, "Be all you can be" with integrity and dignity. Giving back
is a lifelong commitment for me, and a way of helping others who are less fortunate
fulfill their dreams. The University of Memphis' students, faculty, and staff have
set the standards as "Doers" and we live it."
-Frankie Perry, Libraries
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 make possible 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 research university.
Should you already carry the title of "Donor," thank you for your support! Please
know that your participation has made the University of Memphis what it is today and
will indeed make a lasting impact for the future.
Faculty and staff giving 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 Participate Now, Click Here or visit the Employee tab on the myMemphis portal.