A diverse, volunteer Board of Advisors, all of whom live in the Collierville area, is responsible for raising funds, selecting grant recipients, and advising the investment of the Fund. Board members are:
Gregory Frazier, President
Tamah Halfacre, Immediate Past President
Lynn Ward, Grant Committee Chair
Dr. Warner F. Davis
Bob Fockler, President, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Amy Beth Dudley, Director of Donor Services, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
The Collierville Community Fund was established in 1997 with an initial gift from Schilling Farms. It was Harry Smith's intent to endow a perpetual fund that would benefit the Collierville community by awarding grants to charitable causes. His hope was that the seed he planted would grow each year to become a substantial fund, inviting new generosity as it encouraged philanthropy and opened doors to even greater opportunity in Collierville.
Since the first gift, contributors have embraced the vision of pooling resources to accomplish more together. The Fund has received gifts from individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and corporations. As a result, the fund has awarded grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations supporting the needs of Collierville.
The Collierville Community Fund is not affiliated with the government of the Town of Collierville, the City of Memphis, or Shelby County.