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Parent and Family Fund Annual Giving

If you are a parent or family member of a student at the University of Memphis, then you likely have witnessed first-hand how the University is impacting their life in very positive ways. Often, students enter as freshman who are eager and unsure about what college life will demand of them. As they advance through to their senior year, they become more confident and mature.

Our campus community is enriched by the support we receive from the parents and family members of our current students. Each year, student callers from the University of Memphis Phonathon contact families to share news about University life, upcoming events, the Parents Association, and to seek support for the McWherter Library and other University initiatives. 


The support received through the annual campaign for the Parent and Family Fund provides students with the best labs, cutting-edge resources, and the finest faculty who care for each student. This means your philanthropic involvement as a U of M family member provides students with exceptional academic opportunities – beyond what tuition alone can cover.

There are many ways parents and families can support the U of M:

  • Make a gift to McWherter Library.  When you make a gift of $100 or more to the McWherter Library, a book plate will be placed in a book in honor of your student.
  • Make a gift to your student’s college, school or department.
  • Consider a naming opportunity! There are many from which to choose campus-wide.
  • Parents who work for companies offering matching gift programs may double or even triple the amount of their gift…and the impact it makes.

Visit the Parent Club Web site

For more information on giving to the Parent and Family Campaign, e-mail Alissa Campbell Shaw or call 901/678.5664.

For more information on making a planned gift, e-mail Dan Murrell or call 901/678-2732.

THANK YOU to the parents and families who have chosen to support the U of M!

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