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 will be 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. Table Sponsor – $1,250 | Individual Seats – $125
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2015 Legends Award Reception
The Legends Award Reception was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at The Columns at Commerce Square from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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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Participants can also enter in an essay contest for prizes.
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The Youth Leadership Forum will be held on Friday,
May 1, 2015 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
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A Free Community Concert – May 16, 2015
There is a rumbling in the heart of Memphis with pockets of creative energy bubbling up everywhere – Crosstown, Soulsville, Overton Square, Broad Avenue, The Great River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge, the Pyramid at Pinch, Beale Street Landing, Cooper-Young, South Main, Overton Park Conservancy, Shelby Farms and the Green Line connecting us all! Often such new life abounds when the “cultural creatives” are drawn to the arts where innovation and new sustainable forms emerge to enhance the quality of life for all. Memphis is experiencing a true renaissance, and a concert is being born in the spirit of this reality our community is experiencing and celebrating.
Amidst this surge of fostering change is Mei-Ann’s Circle of Friends (MACF), a formidable philanthropy group of 150 caring, diverse women whose mission is to be an instrument of intentional inclusion through the performing arts. The Circle uses Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as its “stage.” The group has an opportunity to expand and deepen its work in the community through collaboration for MSO with New Ballet Ensemble (NBE) and the Levitt Shell with a free community concert, MEMPHIS RENAISSANCE, on May 16, 2015, conducted by Music Director Mei-Ann Chen. The event will launch the summer concert series at the Levitt Shell.
Contribute to WFGM through the Kroger Plus Card Community Rewards Program
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:
- Log on to Kroger Community Rewards and create an account if you have not already done so.
- 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!