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1. Events -

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Sabbatini Lounge, 650 East Parkway S. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss his book, “Giving Back With Purpose.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org.

2. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Business consultant Lane Carrick will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP at Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

3. Events -

Rhodes College will present “Berlin 1885: La Ruee Sur L’Afrique (The Division of Africa)” as part of the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu/tournees for upcoming films.

4. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden Monday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The 18-piece band will perform everything from Glenn Miller standards to modern jump jive and wail. Suggested donation is $5. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

5. Events -

The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.

6. Park Expresses Purposeful Giving in Book -

Whether it’s on television, on the radio, in print or around town, Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club President Jeremy Park seems to be everywhere, and a quick scan of his professional history reveals a similarly expansive career.

7. Events -

The University of Memphis and Lambda Chi Alpha will host a Lifeblood blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit lifeblood.org.

8. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Spooky Spirits Tuesdays on the Terrace wine tasting Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; reservations are required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

9. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 29, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

10. Rock’n Dough Pizza Opening in Jackson -

The little Memphis pizzeria that could will soon be opening a new location in Jackson, Tenn.

The Rock’n Dough Pizza Co., owned by Jeremy and Amanda Denno, is slated to open a new restaurant and microbrewery at the Jackson Walk development in Jackson in October. The Dennos will team up with veteran local brewer Ben Pugh to create signature suds at the 4,100-square-foot restaurant.

11. Events -

The Daily News will host its HR Rules and Ramifications Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will include an overview of changing employment laws and advice on dealing with real-life workplace issues. Paul Pattenof Jackson Lewis LLP will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

12. Events -

The Tennessee 2013 Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. Visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday for a list of items that qualify as tax-free purchases.

13. A Fond Farewell for Now -

Hard to believe, but almost three years has passed since I wrote the first “Giving Back” column in 2010. Credit goes to James Overstreet, associate publisher of The Daily News, who pulled me aside one day and asked if I had ever thought about sharing my ideas and some of our Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club philanthropic efforts with a broader audience. What started as an idea to share helpful tips, quickly evolved into a pipeline for positive stories, a spotlight for local nonprofits, and an avenue to provide easy ways to get more engaged in our community.

14. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 7, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jeremy Park, director of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss corporate philanthropy and community building. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

15. Engaging Employees in the Community -

This week, let us extend the Giving Back conversation by exploring ways that a company can provide incentives to encourage employees to volunteer with nonprofits and get more engaged in the community.

16. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlsignalnoise-rss.eventbrite.com.

17. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 7, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jeremy Park, director of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss corporate philanthropy and community building. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

18. Data Facts Leading by Example -

Last week we highlighted Friends For Life Corp., which is an organization helping people affected by HIV/AIDS to live well. This week let us discuss an important trend in corporate philanthropy and spotlight a local company leading by example.

19. Dining Out for Life -

Last week we discussed the Memphis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is focused on making a positive, and eternal, impact in the arena of athletics. This week let us explore an organization with the mission of helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well: Friends For Life Corp.

20. The Heart and Soul in Sports -

Last week we spotlighted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is a world leader in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. This week let us discuss an organization that is making a positive, and eternal, impact in the arena of athletics: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

21. St. Jude: Local Resource With Global Impact -

Last week we highlighted The Blues Foundation, which is Memphis-based and focused on the past, present and future of the music genre. This week let us spotlight the iconic Memphis institution that is a world leader in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

22. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.

23. Home of the Blues – Literally -

Last week we discussed Baptist Memorial Health Care and their collaborative community efforts, like Baptist Operation Outreach. This week let us highlight the Memphis-based organization dedicated to preserving our blues music history, supporting blues education, and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form: The Blues Foundation.

24. Partnerships Key in Baptist Operation Outreach -

Last week we highlighted the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival and “Memphis Rocks” category, which is a free opportunity for Memphians to submit short videos that spotlight positive perspectives about our city for a chance to see them shown on the silver screen. This week let us turn our attention to an organization that is now “well beyond a century” with a true heartbeat of giving back to the community: Baptist Memorial Health Care.

25. Now Showing: Memphis Rocks -

Last week we discussed the importance of crafting a legacy statement to help steer your life and priorities, while affording future generations something to cherish. This week, let us re-focus on our civic pride campaign, “Memphis Rocks,” which is now featured on thousands of T-shirts being worn around the Mid-South and in various cities around the globe.

26. Your Legacy Statement -

Last week we highlighted the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which is focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence. This week, following the recent loss of two of my family members, let us explore the importance of a legacy statement.

27. Dorothy Day House Provides Families Hope -

Last week we discussed BRIDGES, which is an organization working to unite and inspire diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This week, let us highlight an organization focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence: the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH).

28. BRIDGES to Oz -

Last week we focused on a new form of mentorship, aimed at talent development and retention, with the University of Memphis and their LEAD program’s Professional Connection Lunches. This week let us discuss an organization that is uniting and inspiring diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation: BRIDGES.

29. Mentorship Model Found at U of M -

Let’s focus on a new form of mentorship, aimed at talent development and retention, with the University of Memphis’ LEAD program: Professional Connection Lunches.

The University of Memphis is well known for its sports and degree programs, but it is quickly receiving national attention for its efforts focused on leadership development, mentorship and talent retention. For example, the university was recently recognized as one of the “Top Ten Universities That Produce the Most Interns” by the U.S. News Short List. This prestigious list places Memphis with other institutions, like Dartmouth College, Syracuse University and DePaul University. The key to their success, in my opinion, lies in partnerships and engagement with community stakeholders, as well as their innovative approach to making mentorship easy and flexible with today’s hectic schedules.

30. Million Calorie Reduction Match -

This week let us discuss a nonprofit organization, Healthy Memphis Common Table, whose mission is to mobilize Greater Memphis to achieve excellent health for all, along with one of their programs aimed at addressing obesity, the Million Calorie Reduction Match.

31. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

32. Lighting the Spark -

Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.

33. Community Ties Into Elevator Pitch -

Last week we highlighted the importance of being intentional to share hope-filled and uplifting stories that infuse positive energy into our community, so we can take control of our perspective and future. This week let us tie that positive perspective and our central theme of community engagement into a few tips that can help us refine our story and elevator pitches.

34. Take Stand With Positives -

Last week we discussed DeNeuville Learning Center, which is an organization that is working to assist women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families. This week let us highlight the importance of infusing positive energy into our community and being intentional to share hope-filled and uplifting stories, like those of our everyday heroes, who are leading by example to strengthen the Mid-South.

35. DeNeuville Assists Women on Life’s Journey -

Last week we shared the success story of a high school student who overcame tremendous adversity to recently be awarded a $200,000 full-ride scholarship to Brown University. This week let us discuss an organization that is working to assist women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families: DeNeuville Learning Center.

36. Sharing a Student’s Success -

Last week we highlighted our Samaritans Feet Shoe Distribution, providing more than 300 youth with new socks, shoes and unconditional compassion. This week, extending our “youthful” theme, let us turn the spotlight on a high school student who has overcome tremendous adversity to become a local success story.

37. New Shoes, Lifting Spirits -

Last week we explored Memphis Recovery Centers, which is helping adolescents and adults fight drug and alcohol addiction. This week, in light of our Samaritans Feet Shoe Distribution coming up on Thursday, Jan. 17, let us discuss the annual event and spotlight the organization working to help people around the world who go without shoes each day: Samaritans Feet International.

38. Exeter Buys West Memphis Warehouse for $15.6 Million -

Pennsylvania-based Exeter Property Group has snatched up the Smucker’s distribution warehouse in West Memphis for $15.6 million.

The 600,000-square-foot facility was a foreclosed property from Bank of America, which was selling it with a year-end anticipated closing, said Matt Brodnik, Exeter’s director of capital markets.

39. Spreading Good News -

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is expanding the reach of its upbeat, community-focused brand in 2013.

The club is launching a monthly TV show called “The Spark” that will aim to reach a new audience with the group’s positive stories about local nonprofits, civic-minded business leaders and reasons to love Memphis.

40. Overcoming Addictions -

Last week we highlighted Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow-up (JIFF), which is working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior. Drawing from another side of crime prevention, related to helping adolescents and adults fight drug and alcohol addiction, this week let us explore Memphis Recovery Centers.

41. JIFF Fights Recidivism -

Last week we shared some helpful holiday safety tips, like locking car doors while pumping gas and hiding all belongings BEFORE getting to the store. Extending this theme of crime prevention, let us now highlight a local organization working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF).

42. Holiday Safety Tips -

Last week we explored an easy way we can start planning ahead to make 2013 a Year of Books by working with Shelby County Books from Birth to plant the seeds of literacy and help build a stronger foundation for our future. This week, with the holiday shopping season now in overdrive, it is the perfect time to review some helpful safety tips that will allow us to protect our family and friends and thwart the traditional holiday spike in crime.

43. 2013: A Year of Books -

Last week we shared more ways you can celebrate the holidays while giving back at the same time. This week let us explore an easy way we can start planning ahead to make 2013 a Year of Books by working with Shelby County Books from Birth to plant the seeds of literacy and help build a stronger foundation for our future.

44. More Holiday Givebacks -

Last week we shared some easy holiday givebacks with The Exchange Club Family Center, SRVS, Shield Inc. and Youth Villages. Keeping the spirit alive, this week let us share more ways you can celebrate the holidays while giving back, at the same time.

45. More Ideas for Holiday Givebacks -

Last week we spotlighted The Exchange Club Family Center, which is an organization focused on helping families and breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Before we announce the topic for this week’s column, let us thank the hundreds of volunteers that came out on Saturday, Nov. 17, for the McKellar Lake Cleanup. More than 5,000 pounds of trash was removed from the area with 2,750 pounds being recycled. Now it is time to explore a few ways we can give back using holiday cards, honorariums and unwrapped toys.

46. Exchanging Violence for Hope -

Last week we shared four volunteer opportunities with the McKellar Lake Cleanup, Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis Athletic Ministries and their after-school program, and the Memphis Crisis Center. This week let us discuss an organization that is focused on breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect by replacing abusive and violent behavior with effective parenting skills: The Exchange Club Family Center.

47. Small Business Saturday Celebrates the Little Guy -

Consumers tend to have a kind of paradoxical regard for Black Friday, when hordes of shoppers swamp America’s malls, department stores and other retailers on the hunt for a bargain but dreading the chaos.

48. Four Easy Volunteer Opportunities -

Last week we revisited one of the original thoughts that kicked off this “Giving Back” column more than two years ago with the power of hosting a “beneficial watch party.” This week let us share four volunteer opportunities, which are easy ways to give back and get engaged in our community.

49. Beneficial Watch Party -

Last week we shared the exciting news that “Memphis Rocks” is now a category at the 14th annual Memphis International Film & Music Festival, taking place April 25-28, 2013. This gives us a catch-all category and platform to share our perspectives on what makes Memphis great and to showcase the amazing work you, your company, nonprofit, or school are doing in the community. This week, with football season in high gear and basketball season tipping off, let us revisit one of the original thoughts that kicked off this “Giving Back” column more than two years ago: the power of hosting a “beneficial watch party.”

50. Memphis Rocks in Film Festival -

Last week we discussed Crosstown Arts, which is a local nonprofit working to cultivate the arts and revitalize the Sears Crosstown Building. This week let us refocus on “Memphis Rocks,” which recently was the subject of a reader-response series featuring your perspectives on what makes Memphis so unique and special. As a quick refresher, “Memphis Rocks” is a civic pride campaign that promotes our city and is designed as a give back, supporting the Memphis Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial. Now for the exciting news: Memphis Rocks will be a category at the 14th Annual Memphis International Film & Music Festival.

51. Focused On Crosstown Arts -

Last week we spotlighted the Overton Park Conservancy and shared a fun way we can support their efforts by attending an upcoming Halloween Party at the Sears Crosstown Building on Saturday, Oct. 27. This week let us expand on the other nonprofit beneficiary of that Halloween Party and talk about an organization that is working to both revitalize the Sears Crosstown Building and cultivate the arts here in Memphis: Crosstown Arts.

52. Get Spooky for Overton Park -

Last week we shared a heartwarming story that featured a number of everyday heroes from various organizations and companies, like ServiceMaster and SeniorBsafe, who helped an elderly couple out of a dire situation. This week let us spotlight the Overton Park Conservancy and share a fun way we can support their efforts by attending a Halloween party.

53. ServiceMaster Makes Memphis Rock -

Last week we wrapped up a reader-response series featuring three weeks of artful narratives describing “Why Memphis Rocks.” The series spun off our Memphis Rocks campaign, which is both a civic pride and giving back effort. Our goal is to draw more attention to the special moments that take place daily throughout the Mid-South. With that in mind, let us share a heartwarming story involving an elderly couple, SeniorBsafe and The ServiceMaster Co.

54. Wrapping Up Why Memphis Rocks -

Since Memphians say it best, when it comes to describing “Why Memphis Rocks,” we have had fun sharing your responses over the last few weeks. This week, as we wrap up the series, let us elaborate with a few more:

55. Why Memphis Rocks: Part 2 -

Last week we started sharing some of your responses to the question, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” Since your perspectives articulate it best, this week let us continue with more artful narratives and feedback.

56. ‘Go-To Hangout Spot’ -

Court Square has made impressive strides from the quality of life issues that plagued it just a few years ago.

Thanks to landscape and surrounding commercial property enhancements, more police placed patrolling the area on bikes and a more aggressive approach to panhandling, the Downtown Memphis public park is now seen by many as more of an amenity than a spot to avoid.

57. Why Memphis Rocks -

Last week we kicked off this series of reader-response columns by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” So far, we have received some heartwarming stories, catchy slogans, and fascinating perspectives that all capture the essence of what makes our community so great. Let us go ahead and start sharing your responses while I encourage you, our readers, to keep the feedback coming, so we can share even more next week.

58. Why Memphis Rocks -

Last week we highlighted Special Kids and Families, which is an early intervention agency serving children from birth to 3. Based on the fun and success we had earlier this year with our “What does Memphis mean to you” series of reader-response columns, let us expand on the recent Daily News cover story about our “Memphis Rocks” campaign by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?”

59. Pull a Plane for Special Kids and Families -

Last week we discussed Calvary Rescue Mission, which is an independent, Christian organization focused on providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to homeless men in need. This week let us highlight a local nonprofit that provides family centered programs and services that address the unique abilities and challenges of young children with special needs: Special Kids and Families.

60. ‘Memphis Rocks’ -

A few months ago, a contestant from Memphis appeared on the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

The host asked if Memphis, by chance, had a slogan for the city, to which the local contestant replied there isn’t one. But Jeremy Park, the indefatigable maestro behind the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and one of the city’s loudest cheerleaders, is eager to see something fill that void.

61. Calvary Mission Building Hope -

Last week we highlighted Agape Child & Family Services, a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes. This week let us discuss an independent, Christian organization focused on rebuilding the lives of homeless men while ministering to their physical and emotional needs and working to restore them to personal and spiritual fulfillment: Calvary Rescue Mission.

62. Agape Means Love -

Last week we spotlighted SRVS, which is an organization that is now celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families. This week let us turn our attention to a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes in the regional area through community restoration, homeless services, mentoring, foster care, adoption, maternity services and counseling: Agape Child & Family Services.

63. 50 Years Of SRVS -

Last week we shared a story submitted by Mike Bowen, CEO and president of Champion Awards & Apparel, which spotlighted “late bloomers” and was a testament for how someone’s past does not have to predict his or her future. This week let us discuss an organization that is celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families: SRVS.

64. Late Bloomers -

Last week we discussed the Family Safety Center, which is focused on providing one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence. This week let us share a story that was submitted by reader and LPBC partner, Mike Bowen, CEO and President of Champion Awards & Apparel. The story is about “late bloomers” and is a testament for how businesses can play an active role in the community and how someone’s past does not have to predict his or her future.

65. Events -

The Daily News will hold a sustainable energy seminar and panel discussion as part of its 2012 seminar series Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

66. Providing Hope, Healing -

Last week we spotlighted the efforts of the Soulsville Foundation, which funds and operates The Soulsville Charter School, the Stax Music Academy, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. This week let us turn our attention to an organization focused on providing one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence: the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County.

67. Heart Full Of Soul -

Last week we discussed the Memphis Crisis Center, which is a volunteer-powered agency serving as a full-service, 24/7 lifeline (901-CRISIS-7) for those in need of a caring ear or support in times of crisis and distress. This week let us spotlight an organization focused on preserving, promoting and celebrating the many unique cultural assets of the Soulsville, USA, neighborhood of Memphis, while supporting the development of new educational and community-building opportunities for its residents and stakeholders: the Soulsville Foundation.

68. A 24/7 Lifeline To Hope -

Last week we discussed tnAchieves, which is an initiative focused on increasing higher education opportunities for Tennessee students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance. This week let us spotlight a volunteer-powered agency serving as an emotional lifeline through compassionate, non-biased, 24-hour live telephone support: the Memphis Crisis Center.

69. Volunteer-Driven Defines tnAchieves -

Last week we spotlighted 52-CLEAN, the Memphis City Beautiful hotline and program that is empowering citizens to become more proactive in keeping our streets clean and curbing litter. This week let us discuss an initiative with the mission of increasing higher education opportunities for Tennessee students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance: tnAchieves.

70. Call 52-CLEAN To Keep Memphis Green -

Last week we shared opportunities to enjoy the weekend while easily and affordably giving back to our community. This week let us spotlight a Memphis City Beautiful program that is empowering citizens to become more proactive in keeping our streets clean and curbing litter: 52-CLEAN.

71. Fun Ways To Give Back This Weekend -

Last week we highlighted MidSouth Sober Living, which is a local nonprofit creating sober living, transitional housing centers for those embarking on a new start in life. Now that summer has revved into high gear, let us share some opportunities to enjoy the weekend while easily and affordably giving back to our community.

72. A Sobering Opportunity -

Last week we spotlighted Donor Fest 2012 and Lifeblood, our region’s only full-service, nonprofit blood donation center, supplying more than 100,000 units for local patient transfusions each year. This week let us turn our attention to a local nonprofit creating sober living, transitional housing centers for people who are new in recovery: MidSouth Sober Living.

73. Save Three Lives at Donor Fest -

Last week we discussed three benefits of GiVE 365, which is a program harnessing the energy and resources of Memphians to build community awareness, leadership and responsibility, and a pattern of charitable giving. This week let us turn our spotlight on Donor Fest 2012 and our region’s only full-service, nonprofit blood donation center: Lifeblood.

74. Dollar-a-Day Lessons -

Last week we discussed three concepts from Daymond John’s recent presentation in Memphis: mentoring, everyday heroes, and the higher-cause influence. This week let us discuss three benefits of a program harnessing the energy and resources of Memphians to build community awareness, leadership and responsibility, and a pattern of charitable giving: GiVE 365.

75. Lessons From FUBU Founder -

Last week we spotlighted the upcoming public celebration, National Cancer Survivors Day, along with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation, which is working to encourage national awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about the disease. Inspired by a recent visit from Daymond John, this week let us discuss a few topics from his presentation that we can carry forward for our city.

76. National Cancer Survivors Day -

Last week we discussed two upcoming opportunities to help our youth: free summer internships for high school students and a Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution on June 8 where more than 500 kids will be given new shoes and socks. This week let us spotlight an upcoming free public celebration, National Cancer Survivors Day, along with a locally based organization that is working to encourage national awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about the disease: The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation.

77. Grizzlies Must Answer Many Difficult Offseason Questions -

In the world of sports talk radio, improving the Grizzlies would be easy. As easy as, say, “Eddie from East Memphis” calling in and suggesting the Grizzlies ship Dante Cunningham, Jeremy Pargo and Quincy Pondexter to the Oklahoma City Thunder for James Harden.

78. Summer Internships and Samaritan’s Feet -

Last week we spotlighted Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, which is engaging our community to sustain the independence of seniors, transform the lives of families in crisis, and equip teens for success. This week let us focus on two upcoming opportunities to help our youth: 1) free summer internships for high school students, and 2) providing compassion and hope through a new pair of shoes to children in need.

79. Events -

The 54th Annual Greek Food Festival will be held Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St. Visit memphisgreekfestival.com.

80. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber: International Business Council will hold a seminar on business in the Philippines Thursday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is free. The IBC will also hold a luncheon at noon at the Hilton. Cost is $25, or $15 for attendees of the breakfast seminar. Call Brenda Montgomery at 543-3541.

81. MIFA Unites Volunteers In Service -

Last week we reflected on Herschel Walker’s recent visit to Memphis, sharing examples of how giving back has opened doors and led to opportunities that have yielded great success in his business and personal life. This week let us spotlight an organization engaging our community to sustain the independence of seniors, transform the lives of families in crisis, and equip teens for success: Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).

82. Giving Leads To Receiving -

Last week we spotlighted Mid-South Food Bank, which is fighting hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food as well as through education and advocacy. Inspired by a recent visit from the legendary running back Herschel Walker, this week let us reflect on his examples of how giving back has opened doors and led to opportunities that have yielded great success in his business and personal life.

83. Feeding the Mid-South Need -

Last week we discussed the Jubilee Schools, which are educating children in urban areas of Memphis, affording opportunities for them to learn, grow and succeed in a faith-based environment regardless of their socioeconomic status. This week, let us spotlight an organization that is fighting hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy: Mid-South Food Bank.

84. More Than A Taste of Jubilee -

Last week we highlighted the Salvation Army, which is working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse here in the Mid-South. This week, let us discuss an organization that is educating children in urban areas of Memphis, affording them opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in a faith-based environment regardless of their socioeconomic status: the Jubilee Schools.

85. Events -

Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd will receive a note on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. inside Alfred’s, 197 Beale St. The event is free and open to the public. Lloyd and his New Quartet will perform at Rhodes College Thursday, April 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Tickets are $15. Visit alumni.rhodes.edu/charleslloyd for details and tickets.

86. Breaking Free With The Salvation Army -

Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.

87. Military Deserves Thanks, Prayers -

Last week we discussed The First Tee of Memphis, which is impacting the lives of youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This week, as my younger brother, who is a Marine, heads off to Afghanistan for another seven-month tour, let us offer a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to everyone who places their life on the line each day to protect our freedoms.

88. Events -

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable breakfast meeting with Nathan P. Walters of Marsh USA Inc. Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. He will speak on “A Plan to Define, Design and Implement a Prospecting Strategy.” Visit www.sms-midsouth.org to register.

89. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present the seminar “Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

90. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will host an executive lunch with Doug McGowen Tuesday, March 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. McGowen will discuss starting new businesses, growing existing businesses and how to use commercial blight as an opportunity. Email Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com for reservations.

91. A Swing in The Right Direction -

Last week highlighted Porter-Leath, which is an organization empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal, and independent lifestyle. This week let us discuss a nonprofit that is impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf: The First Tee of Memphis.

92. Events -

The Tennessee Solar Institute will offer a free course in the basics of solar installation and photovoltaic technology Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30, at the University of Memphis Fogelman Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. The 40-hour course will be held each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lunch will be provided. At the conclusion of the course, an entry-level certificate of knowledge exam will be given. For more information, contact Patricia Wells at patricia.wells@tennessee.edu or 615-253-6371.

93. Enjoy Crawfish And Help Kids -

Last week we wrapped up our four-part series on a Memphis narrative, featuring numerous heartfelt responses to the question: “What does Memphis mean to you?” Even though we are switching back to a nonprofit spotlight, continue to email us your thoughts and testimonials so we can weave them into our ongoing community efforts. This week let us highlight an organization that is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle: Porter-Leath.

94. Defining Memphis: The Wrap-Up -

Last week we spotlighted more heartfelt responses to the question: “What does Memphis mean to you?” It has been amazing, over the last few weeks, to have Memphians share their personal thoughts and how they define our great city. This week let us offer one last set of colorful responses – but I encourage you to keep the conversation alive as we work together to create our Memphis narrative and spread it worldwide.

95. More Defining Memphis -

Last week we spotlighted a variety of heartfelt responses to the question: “What does Memphis mean to you?” Over the last few weeks, we have been focused on this question and asking readers to share their personal thoughts as we work to create a community narrative that will help us align efforts and market our city. This week let us continue to share some responses that I think capture the essence of what makes Memphis so truly special and unique.

96. Memphis According to Memphians -

Last week we asked readers “What does Memphis mean to you?” This question is the driving force behind the creation of a community narrative that will help us align our efforts and come together with a shared voice so we can sing about our city in pitch-perfect unison and harmony.

97. Navy SEAL Shares Missions for Success -

David Rutherford had an epiphany in the laundromat during his fourth year of college. He had turned down the wrong path in life, partying too hard and studying too little. He was going astray, so he made a drastic change.

98. Answering What Memphis Means -

Last week we explored Friends for Life Corp., which is an organization helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well. This week let us focus on one question that is helping our community create a powerful narrative and a shared voice: “What does Memphis mean to you?”

99. Instigators of Change -

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is an organization that defies a simple description.

Is its purpose business networking? Community service? Career-building? Is it a civic booster, a promoter of nationally known speakers or a matchmaker between employees and employers?

100. Events -

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a Female Business Leader Lunch Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The lunch will allow business leaders an opportunity to network and discuss ideas. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.