Our Future

The work of improving our city and ourselves is never finished.

After decades of leading this work, we know that people who have a connection with their city are not only more likely to stay, they are more likely to stay and make a difference. We also know that people who are actively involved in their community are the people who help make a city vibrant, and are the leaders who create change. New Memphis drives affection for and activation in Memphis through our Community Engagement and Leadership Development offerings. Give to New Memphis today to ensure that our work can continue and remain accessible to everyone in our great community. 

 

Support New Memphis and drive meaningful change.

Your gift to New Memphis makes it possible for more Memphians to lead in our community, more local leaders dreaming big for our city’s future, and more young people to be empowered to create positive change.

A gift to New Memphis is an investment in our mission and leads to a more prosperous and vital community. You can make a difference by making an annual gift, or a gift to a specific program of your choice. With your support, we can have more developed and connected leaders building a better Memphis, a more livable and lovable city that is magnetic for talent, and ultimately retain top talent in Memphis. That is a powerful investment in the future of Memphis.

 

Opportunities to invest in the future of our city.

After more than 40 years in the community,New Memphis' hallmarks are still leadership and community action. Through your support, New Memphis will help those find meaningful ways to use their skills and networks be an effective city advocate. Join the ranks of others investing in the future of our city by investing in our people.

Options for giving include:

 
Give today to support the future leaders of tomorrow.

At New Memphis, every dollar counts. Please make a gift of any size today to ensure we can continue transforming our great city through the power of connection. Your support will ensure that our city's future leaders can continue to expand their skills and build their community connections through New Memphis.

Join New Memphis as we: 

  • Continue uplifting the changemakers and leaders who are putting in the work to make our city shine bright through our professional and community development programming.
  • Keep putting in the hours to ensure all college students have access to high-quality internships and the skills that will lead to jobs after graduation, preparing the future workforce of our city.
  • Proceed in moving the needle forward and increasing retention and giving a sense of connection to this city to those who are leading from the classroom and are shaping the minds of the future talent of Memphis, our city’s educators.

If you’ve ever attended an event -- from TEDx and Exposure to Celebrate What's Right and Memphis 101 and everything in between -- or been a part of our professional development cohorts and offerings, we're asking that you help us continue making our mission a reality and build towards the future.

Want to increase the impact of your gift? Many employers match their employee's donations!

 
Leave a legacy of leadership through a planned gift to New Memphis.

Your legacy gift will allow people to realize their leadership potential, foster creative, solution-minded ideas, and equip leaders to turn those ideas into reality through collaboration. A legacy gift to New Memphis is about so much more than our organization alone; it's your investment in the power of people to make sustainable change for our community. It's giving the leaders of tomorrow the skills needed to carry on with the good work already done, transforming Memphis into a more prosperous and vital city for tomorrow. 

Consider including New Memphis in your estate plan or other planned gift. If you have questions or to let us know that you have already included New Memphis in such plans, contact Laura Beth Davis at LauraBeth@newmemphis.org or 731-694-6118. 

 

Other ways to support. 

Support while you shop.

  • AmazonSmile. By linking your purchases on Amazon to New Memphis, 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated at no extra cost to you! Ready to sign up? Go to smile.amazon.com. Search for and select New Memphis Institute, then log into your Amazon account and start shopping!

  • Kroger Community Rewards. Whether in store or online, support New Memphis while you shop at no extra cost to you!

Double your gift.

  • Employer matching. One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to New Memphis is through your employer’s matching gift program. Many companies will double or triple charitable donations made by their employees. Check with your human resources department to learn about your company's matching gift program.

Donate your time. 

  • Strengthen New Memphis through service. New Memphis provides opportunities for our community's emerging leaders and alumni to engage, learn, connect, and network through numerous special events throughout the year. From sharing insights to words of wisom, your support through serving as a panelist, moderator, or mentor is one of the many ways that New Memphis transforms our city through the power of connection.