20th Anniversary Celebration –
Annual Tribute Luncheon and Symposium
Featuring Keynote Speaker Debbie Allen
Philanthropist, Choreographer, Director, Educator
The 2015 Annual Tribute Luncheon and 20th Anniversary Celebration was held on Friday, May 1, 2015. At this event, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) assembles more than 1,600 attendees who come together to honor and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the Memphis community. The Luncheon and Symposium consists of three interrelated events: the Legends Award Reception, the Annual Tribute Luncheon and the Youth Leadership Forum. All proceeds from the celebration benefit the annual grant-making of the Foundation.
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2015 Legends Award Reception
The Legends Award Reception was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
The 2015 Legends Award recognizes the legendary vision of a committed group of women who founded the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Honorees are founding matriarch, the late Mertie W. Buckman, and founding members of the board of directors.
Memphis women have taken the lead in creating a vision for a community of wellbeing and prosperity for 20 years. During the 2015 Legends Award Reception, we highlighted the collective work of these diverse women and toldthe story of how they came together with a vision for how women could change the conditions of women, and in so doing create a Greater Memphis.
We recognized the first leadership award given in 1997, The Mertie Buckman Mentor Award. We also paid tribute to Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and their mission to meet the needs of women at every stage of their lives.
Youth Leadership Forum
Inviting aspiring leaders – female students in grades 9-12 – to discuss the impact of women's leadership, connect with diverse peers and learn from women leaders.
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The Youth Leadership Forum was held on Friday,
May 1, 2015 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
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Kroger is committed to helping communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.
WFGM supporters can also earn community rewards for our organization every time that you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card! Follow the steps below to start contributing to WFGM today:
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- Click "Edit" under Community Rewards. Under "Find Your Organization," enter the NPO number for WFGM: 80981.
- Select "Save Changes."
You should now see WFGM information under Community Rewards on your account summary page. Please note that Kroger Plus Reward members have to renew annually and reselect WFGM as the organization of choice. Thank you in advance for your continued support!