Our Supporters

We’re so grateful for our existing supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train and support corps members and alumni.

Regional Advisory Board

Robert J. Quinn
Advisory Board Chair
Corporate Vice President of Operations & Service Support, FedEx (Retired)

Michael Amick
Senior Vice President, North American Papers, Pulp and Consumer Packaging, International Paper
Rhomes Aur
Executive Vice President, First Tennessee Bank
Jessica Ball
2010 Teach For America – Memphis Alumna
Program Officer for Education, Hyde Family Foundations
Shannon Brown
Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, FedEx Express
Hilliard Crews
Chairman, Shelby Group International
Dr. Beverly Cross
Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education, University of Memphis
G. Douglas Edwards*
President, Edwin M. Jones Oil Co.
Barbara Rosser Hyde
President, Hyde Family Foundations
Lauren Meskin
Community Volunteer
Demetri Patikas
President, Duncan Williams Asset Management
Elliot Perry
Director of Player Support, Memphis Grizzlies & Community Advisor, Poplar Foundation
Robert J. Quinn
Corporate Vice President of Operations & Service Support, FedEx (Retired)
Ashley Remmers
Advisory Board Vice Chair
Director, Diversified Trust
William C. Rhodes*
President & Chief Executive Officer, AutoZon Inc.
Beverly Robertson
Principal, Trust Marketing & Communications Inc.
Douglas Scarboro
Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Tim Ware
2006 Teach For America – Memphis Alumnus
Executive Director, Achievement Schools
Tate Wilson
Community Volunteer
* former board chair


Stakeholder ($100,000+)
Harriett and Hilliard Crews

Champion ($50,000 – $99,999)
Mary Lee Copp and Peter Formanek

Leader ($25,000 – $49,999)
Andrea and G. Douglas Edwards
Susan and Bob Quinn
William Rhodes

Benefactor ($10,000 – $24,999)
Michael Bruns
Lee and Bob Harper
Barbara and Pitt Hyde
Jeanne and Frank Jemison
Dianne and Larry Papasan
Marianne Parrs
Lynne and Henry Turley
Tate and Webb Wilson

Sponsor ($5,000 – $9,999)
Michael Amick
Gloria Boyland
Kristy and Jim Dorman
Tina and Robert Fockler
Mark Fogelman
Martha and Robert Fogelman
Bradley and Robert Fogelman
Lucia and Jim Gilliland
Kathryn and Jim Gilliland
Al Gossett
Tom Kadien
Mitch Lewellen
Clare and R.E. Linkous
Gloria and Doug Marchant
Chip Marston
Laurie and Jeff Meskin
Snow and Henry Morgan
Kim and Elliot Perry
Ashley Remmers
Michael D. Rose
Mitchell Spurlock
Jim and Anne Vining
Winston Wolfe
Theresa Anne Wulff and Brian Bendersky
Lauren and Tommy Young

Friend ($1,000 – $4,999)
John Bobango
Meg and Scott Crosby
Larry Garner
Carl Haag
Dozier Hasty
Frank Inman
A. Herald
Leigh Martin
Carol and Eugene Katz
Katie and Richard Powell
Stephanie and Thaddeus Rodda
Sandy and Rick Spell
John Stone
Sharon Younger
Harry Smith
Mike Wood

Corporate, Foundation & Public Support

Stakeholder ($100,000+)
Anonymous (2)
FedEx Corporation
Hyde Family Foundations
Walton Family Foundation

Champion ($50,000 – $99,999)
The Children’s Foundation of Memphis

Leader ($25,000 – $49,999)
Fleetwood Foundation
International Paper Company Foundation
Thomas W. Briggs Foundation

Benefactor ($10,000 – $24,999)
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Hohenberg Foundation

Schadt Foundation

Sponsor ($5000 – $9,999)
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Friend ($1000 – $4,999)
Farris Bobango, PLC
First Tennessee Bank National Association
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Tower Ventures LLC
Wells Fargo Foundation

Partnership Spotlight


For the past five years we have partnered with Deloitte, the international financial firm, who has sponsored a group of 35 – 50 civic-minded college students and professionals to visit our city and volunteer on school campuses for three days during the Spring. Many of the outstanding college students that are involved are interested in becoming Teach For America corps members after graduation, and our hope is to get them particularly excited about coming to work in the Memphis region. The three-day program is an Alternative Spring Break that enables them to get to know our community and the schools in which they may one day work!  

Partner schools in the community are given the freedom to create projects that would meet what they determined are their most pressing needs. The participants engage in a range of activities including the reorganization of books in school libraries, cleaning and repainting walls, maintaing campus lawns and gardens, rearranging furniture, and facilitating one-on-one tutoring with students.