At this defining time in the history of the University of Memphis more than $235 million
has been committed by alumni, friends, fans and business partners from around the country for the centennial
The effect of the campaign is evident across the University. New scholarships, expanded
support for faculty and renovations of our facilities all are the result of donations. This edition highlights
just a few of the individuals who are making a difference for the college with their campaign gifts.
As we enter the last months of this unprecedented effort to expand vital support for
students, faculty and major facilities I encourage you to consider your impact for the College of Communication
and Fine Arts. Every gift makes a difference.
The college is committed to a quality education and being a resource for our region.
Our faculty are recognized leaders in their fields and gifts of support foster the retention and recruitment
of these distinguished scholars. Tuition costs remain a top concern for our students as they pursue their
educational goals and scholarships fill a crucial need for enrolling students that excel in their
We also continue to seek support to qualify for state matching funds for the new Music
Center for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. For every one dollar secured in private support towards
this much needed building the state of Tennessee will provide three dollars of additional support.
The current music building was constructed in 1967 to accommodate 250 students and 18 faculty. It now
serves approximately 500 students and more than 63 full and part-time faculty.
The new Music Center will serve approximately 650 students and 73 full and part-time
faculty. It will provide the University, and the greater Memphis community, with exceptional performance spaces
and teaching laboratories.
The commitment to the success of our community and city through the generosity shown
to this campaign is admirable. We sincerely thank everyone who has joined us in positioning the University for the next 100 years.
Director of Development, CCFA