UofM's Benjamin L. Hooks Institute Adds New Director of Development

grahamSeptember 8, 2016 - The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has added a director of development. Tiffany Legington Graham joined the staff Aug. 29 to serve in the newly created role, specifically focused on building relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations in support of the Institute's highest priorities.

Before relocating to Memphis from Charlotte, N.C., in April, Graham served in chief development officer roles at the Levine Museum of the New South and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture. In both of these roles, she provided strategic leadership in developing philanthropic relationships throughout the Southeast in support of the museums' programmatic priorities. Graham started her career in retail strategy consulting, leveraging key relationships with c-level executives to drive multi-million dollar business development, supply chain and process improvement initiatives.

She holds a bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the University of Southern California, as well as a master of science in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte and member of the Women's Impact Fund, New Generation of African-American Philanthropists, Memphis chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Daphene R. McFerren