The University of Memphis wishes to acknowledge the generous gifts of its donors,
including the following:
Two gifts totaling $225,000 from the First Tennessee Foundation to the University of Memphis will fund the launch of a new Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fellows Program in the FedEx Institute of Technology and help continue the existing,
highly regarded Smart Tennessee financial literacy program. The gifts include $100,000
to the Fellows program and $125,000 to Smart Tennessee.
The Robert and Martha Fogelman Family Foundation gave $2 million to endow a chair of excellence and launch a program in sustainable
real estate in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics. The gift also will fund
an annual conference on real estate practices that are friendly to the environment.
Real estate, including the construction and maintenance of buildings, accounts for
39 percent of energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.
David and Charlene (MEd ’87, MS ’00) Spiceland, both faculty in the School of Accountancy in the Fogelman College of Business &
Economics, created the Jesse Spiceland Graduate Scholarship for the School of Accountancy.
This endowed scholarship is in honor of David Spiceland’s father, Professor Jesse
Spiceland, who was a longtime faculty member in the school.