Annual Meeting 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 Join the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for a lively evening that will include funding news, highlights from our record-breaking year, and a presentation from nationally-recognized urban planning expert Carol Coletta on the potential of civic assets to power the future of Memphis.


Robert M. Fockler
President, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Carol Coletta
Senior Fellow - American Cities Practice, Kresge Foundation 

Thursday, May 11
477 North 5th Street

5:30 p.m. GiVE 365 Champagne Toast and 2017 Grant Announcement
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Buffet 6:45 p.m. Program

RSVP by May 5 to (901) 728-4600 or on the Web

Carol Coletta

Native Memphian Carol Coletta is a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. She is leading a proposed $40 million collaboration of foundations, nonprofits, and governments to demonstrate the ways in which a connected set of civic assets – a civic commons – can yield increased and more widely share prosperity for cities and neighborhoods.

She formerly was vice president of Community and National Initiatives for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She led the two-year start-up of ArtPlace, a public-private collaboration to accelerate creative placemaking in communities across the U.S. and was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities for seven years.

She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and American Architectural Foundation.

For nine years, she was host and producer of the nationally syndicated weekly public radio show Smart City, where she interviewed more than 900 international leaders in business, the arts, and cities.

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