In December of 2010, BRIDGES was presented a $10 million matching challenge by an anonymous donor to establish a $20 million endowment.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, BRIDGES observed National Philanthropy Day with an event celebrating the conclusion of a six-year campaign. The fund now provides $1 million per year in annual operating revenue to ensure the endurance of one of Memphis’ most unique and respected non-profit organizations.

Thank you to our amazing endowment supporters!

Builders of the Dream Endowment Donors

Transformer: $10 million+
A Friend

Investor: $3 million+
Becky and Spence Wilson
     In honor of Spence Wilson, Jr., Rebecca Macsovits, 1992, Lauren Young, 1994, and Webb Wilson, 2001

Engineer: $500,000+
Anonymous
The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.
Luke 6:38 Foundation
Plough Foundation

Pioneer: $250,000+
Tommie and William B. Dunavant Jr.
     In honor of Kelli Dunavant, 1999
FedEx Corporation
First Tennessee Foundation
Hyde Family Foundations
Sandra and Richard McDuffie
     In honor of Courtney McDuffie, 2012, and Ashley McDuffie, 2015
Mustang Fund
Leslie and Peter Schutt
     In honor of Peter Schutt, 2008

Partner: $100,000+
Yendry and Brent Alvord
AutoZone
Martha and Jim Boyd
     In honor of Jeremy Boyd, 1997, and James Boyd, 2004
Larry H. Bryan
The Canale Foundation
Jessica and Chance Carlisle
Meg and Charles Gerber
Ginger and Tony Graves
Robin and Dan Hatzenbuehler
     In honor of Mark Hatzenbuehler, 1996, and Elizabeth Hatzenbuehler, 1999
International Paper Company
Jeanne and Frank Jemison Jr.
     In honor of Elizabeth Jemison, 1994, and Frank Jemison III, 2006
Leslie and Nathaniel Landau
The Albert Jay Martin Family Foundation
Amy and William C. Rhodes
Cynthia Ham and Jeff Sanford
Nancy and Lee Wakeman
Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation
Tate and Webb Wilson, 2001 

Entrepreneur: $50,000+
BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennessee
Kathy and J.W. Gibson Jr.
Cecile and Bob Harper
Margie and Jimmy Lackie
Susanne and Bruce Landau
     In honor of Elianna Landau, 2013, and Olivia Landau, 2015
Robin and William Orgel
     In honor of Benjamin Orgel, 2010, Megan Orgel, 2013, and
 Hannah Orgel, 2017
Schadt Family Foundation
Jackie and Bob Solmson

Leader: $25,000+
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
Kim and John Gaskill
     In honor of Sam Gaskill, 2014, and Abby Gaskill, 2022
Goldsmith Family Foundation
Linda and Hank Hill
Mimsy and Frank A. Jones Jr.
Carole and William West
Jenne and Thomas L. Williams
     In honor of Bonner Williams, 2012, and Corinne Williams, 2020

Bridge Builder: $15,000+
Belinda and Calvin Anderson
     In honor of Lauren King, 2007, and Calley Anderson, 2010
Catherine and Leo Arnoult
Deupree Family Foundation
Anne, 1997 and Rich Dixon
Doyle Family Foundation
Formanek Foundation
Bobbi and William J. Gillis
     In honor of Allison Brownlow, 1999
Lisa Kranc
Landmark Bank
Kathy and Scott P. Ledbetter
Mc3g, LLC
Leigh Shockey
Susan and Chuck Smith Jr.
     In honor of Anna Lane, 2011
Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
Lauren, 1994 and Thomas Young 

Innovator: Up to $10,000
Brandon Arrindell, 2014
Nancy and Chuck Averwater
Vicki and Robert Baird IV
     In honor of Elizabeth Baird, 2000
Carol and Bert Barnett
The Barnett Group
Catherine Black, 2005
Danny Bounds, 2004
Darius Bounds, 2007
Deonna Bounds, 2006
Beth and Jim Breazeale
Kenneth Clark Jr.
Meg and Scott Crosby
Diane and Benjamin F. Davis Jr.
     In honor of Benjamin Thaxter Davis, 2003
Lily and William Derwin
Brenda and Greg Duckett
Elizabeth and Richard H. Ferguson
     In honor of Martha Ferguson, 2004, and Smith Ferguson, 2004
William Ford, 2005
Ruth and Andrew Garrett, 2003
Michael Gay, 2003
Lisa Menuskin and Neil Gibson
     In honor of Shayna Giles, 2010
Elizabeth and Trow Gillespie
Lisa and John H. Grayson Jr.
     In honor of John Grayson III, 2012
Sarah and Henry Haizlip III
Mary Ann and Donald Harrill
Andie and Wilton Hill
Kimberly and Bryan Jordan
     In honor of Avery Jordan, 2010, and Kendall Jordan, 2011
Shaila and Mohandas Karkera
     In honor of Megha Karkera, 2000, and Varsha Karkera, 2002
Constance and Samuel King
     In honor of Laura King, 2015, and Sam King II, 2019
Epernay Kyles, 2006
Rebecca, 1992 and S.M. Macsovits
Whitney McElrath, 2004
Ann Morgan and Michael Nastle
Jackie Nesbit
Susan and Robert W. Rogalski
Quinn Thompson and Ronald Slaughter
Alexander Snowden, 1990
Mary and Corey Trotz
Floyd Tyler Jr.
Eldra and Richard V. White Jr.
     In honor of Maya White, 2013, and Richard White, 2016
Alicia and Archie Willis III
     In honor of Alexandra Willis, 2005, Ainsley Willis, 2007, and 
Alan Willis, 2013
Noell and Gary Wilson
Stephanie and Spence Wilson, Jr.