Endowment Circle

The Endowment Circle recognizes individuals and organizations who have made unrestricted gifts, or shared with the Community Foundation their plans to make an unrestricted gift, to the Community Foundation for the purpose of endowing the Foundation. These funds ensure a permanent source of annual revenue through the income from the Community Foundation's endowment.

The Board of Governors decides each year how to use the allocation and most often uses it for grants. Click here to see the grants that the FY 2018 endowment income helped support.

To be recognized as members of the Endowment Circle, donors make a gift of at least $10,000.

To donate to the Community Foundation Endowment Fund, click here or email Director of Development Caroline Kuebler or call her at (901) 722-0036.

Endowment Circle donors

$1 million and above

Barbara and Dr. Ralph S. Hamilton
Lee Hardin Memorial Fund
Betty and Wayne Pyeatt
Susie P. Schevenell

$250,000 to $999,999
Walter P. Armstrong, Jr.
Oneita C. Evans
Jean and Frank Norfleet
Weetie and Harry J. Phillips, Sr.

$100,000 to $249,999
Constance and Dunbar Abston, Jr.
Bena and George Cates
Jeanette and George Cooley
Cathryn Hillstrom Davidson
Ellida and James L. Fri, Jr.
Daniel L. and Dorothy K. Gerwin
Ben Goodman
Helen Hillstrom Hunter
Max B. Ostner, Sr.
Carol and Jim Prentiss
Vance and Willis Willey

$10,000 to $99,999
Dunbar Abston, Sr.
Lenore and Milton S. Binswanger, Jr.
Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
Mertie Buckman
Ellen and Ken Clark
Lucia and Hal Crenshaw
The Hilliard Crews Family
James K. Dobbs, Jr.
John H. Dobbs
Tina and Bob Fockler
Martha Fogelman
Meg and Charles Gerber
Lucia and Jim Gilliland
Bobbi and Jerry Gillis
Dr. and Mrs. O.B. Harrington
Sally L. and Wil J. Hergenrader
Frances and George Houston
Hal Bowen Howard
Robert and Patrice James
Jeniam Foundation
Rose M. Johnston
Mimsy and Frank A. Jones
Linda S. and Dr. Edward S. Kaplan
The Klyce Family
Georgia and James Lawson
Mack E. McCaul, Jr.
Snow and Henry Morgan
Ann and W.L. Quinlen, Jr.
Bill and Lyn Reed
Andrea L. Reynolds
Linda and Herbert Rhea
Schadt Foundation
Carmen and Gid H. Smith
Beth and Harry Smith
John S. Smith
Patti and Ritchie Smith
Blanche Thompson
Norfleet R. Turner
William C. Wilson
Wilson Foundation
Libby and James D. Witherington, Jr.