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+
Assisi Foundation of Memphis
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 Foundation
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, Inc.
Martha and Jim Boyd
In honor of Jeremy Boyd, 1997, and James Boyd, 2004
Larry H. Bryan
The Canale Foundation
Jessica and Chance Carlisle
Ginger and Tony Graves
Cynthia Ham and Jeff Sanford
Robin and Dan Hatzenbuehler
In honor of Mark Hatzenbuehler, 1996, and Elizabeth Hatzenbuehler, 1999
International Paper
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
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 Billy Orgel
In honor of Benjamin Orgel, 2010, Megan Orgel, 2013, and Hannah Orgel, 2017
Schadt Family Foundation
Jackie and Bob Solmson
Nancy and Lee Wakeman

Leader: $25,000+
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
In honor of Sam Gaskill, 2014, and Abby Gaskill, 2022
Kim and John Gaskill
Goldsmith Family Foundation
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, 1999 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, 2004
Nancy and Chuck Averwater
Vicki and Robert Baird IV
In honor of Elizabeth Baird, 2000
Carol and Bert Barnett
The Barnett Group
Catherine Bates, 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
Liz Ann and Bob Dinkelspiel
Brenda and Greg Duckett
Elizabeth and Richard H. Ferguson
In honor of Martha Ferguson, 2004, and Smith Ferguson, 2004
Sondra and Bill Fondren
William Ford, 2005
Ruth and Andrew Garrett, 2003
Michael Gay, 2003
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
Barbara Lapides
Rebecca, 1992 and S.M. Macsovits
Dianne and Myron Mall
Whitney McElrath, 2004
Lisa Menuskin and Neil Gibson
In honor of Shayna Giles, 2010
Ann Morgan and Michael Nastle
Jackie Nesbit
Susan and Robert W. Rogalski
Alexander Snowden, 1990
Brett Stauffer
Quinn Thompson and Ronald Slaughter
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.
Dynishia and Kevin Woods