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1. Living By Giving -

Ray’s Take: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” This was the wisdom of Winston S. Churchill, but living a life of generosity is beneficial for you, your family and your community. Some of the most successful and powerful people in the world have tapped into the power of giving.

2. Next-Level Arts -

DeltaARTS had its beginnings in 1972, in the home of founder of Bobbi Dodge. Then came years in a storefront that, as executive director Amelia Barton described it, was “right across from the bowling alley and next to the cleaners.” Now, not only is the nonprofit in its own freestanding facility in West Memphis but the building, known as the Glenn P. Schoettle Arts Education Center at 301 S. Rhodes St., will be getting technology upgrades through a capacity-building grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

3. Widening The Path -

He asked to only be a small part of this story. But when you come up with an idea so good, so powerful, that it’s named as one of the top 20 ideas in the Forbes Change the World Competition, you are the story’s foundation.

4. Last Word: Alexander and Corker Differ, Instant Runoff React and Kroger On Hold -

Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators split their votes Tuesday in Washington on the vote that followed the vote to open debate on a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted yes on the debate motion. But then Corker was one of the nine Republican Senate votes that killed the Obamacare replacement plan known as BCRA, while Alexander voted for it.

5. Ex-Tiger Geron Johnson Knows Pro Basketball is Without Borders -

Former University of Memphis basketball player Geron Johnson knows what it is to have the goal of playing professionally and of reaching the NBA. He has had two NBA Summer League stints (one with Houston, one with the Los Angeles Clippers) and he has played in the NBA Development League.

6. Events -

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Network will hold an after-hours event Friday, June 23. It starts with a 5:30 p.m. dinner at The Pasta Kitchen, 875 W. Poplar Ave., suite 31, followed by live music at 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Trophy Room, 929 W. Poplar Ave. No registration required; pay your own way. Visit colliervillechamber.com/events for details.

7. Last Word: Easy Fishing on Big River, Competing City Priorities and Durham's Fine -

The Arkansas side of the Big River Crossing opened Wednesday for the first time since May 2 when a rising Mississippi River prompted its closing while the crossing proper on the north side of the Harahan Bridge remained open. There is still some of the muddy river left on the Arkansas flood plain and several dozen cranes stopping in Wednesday afternoon for some easy fishing in the shallow waters.

8. Foote Homes Families Leave Behind Memories Happy and Sad -

Streets Ministries on Vance Avenue has worked closely with the residents of Foote Homes, the last of whom moved out on Jan. 31 in preparation for the demolition of the city’s largest public housing project.

9. Last Word: Weekend Sonic Boom, CLERB's Response and Irvin Salky -

Yes, those were the United States Navy Blue Angels buzzing Downtown Thursday afternoon in advance of their appearance at the Memphis Airshow Saturday and Sunday in Millington. That sound you heard after the flyover wasn’t a sonic boom. I don’t think they have those anymore. It was the sound of a really busy weekend following close behind.

10. 3 Women to be Honored at Legends Luncheon -

Three women who have made huge contributions to local women and families will be honored at the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) 2017 Annual Tribute Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

11. Operation Restart Gets Beale Bucks Grant -

Operation Restart, a summer jobs program with a blight-fighting element, is the latest nonprofit to receive a grant from the Beale Street Gives Back program.

The $5,000 grant awarded by the Downtown Memphis Commission, Beale Street Merchants Association and Beale Street Management comes from a pool of $55,000 collected from the Beale Street Bucks program.

12. Operation Restart Gets Beale Bucks Grant -

Operation Restart, a summer jobs program with a blight-fighting element, is the latest nonprofit to receive a grant from the Beale Street Gives Back program.

The $5,000 grant awarded by the Downtown Memphis Commission, Beale Street Merchants Association and Beale Street Management comes from a pool of $55,000 collected from the Beale Street Bucks program.

13. LITE to Use $40K Grant for Student Programs -

Fresh off of receiving a $40,000 grant, Hardy Farrow is poised to take his nonprofit program to the next level.

Farrow’s organization, Let’s Innovate Through Education (LITE), recently was one of 60 applicants nationwide to receive a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The organization, which aims to turn minority students into entrepreneurs, was among 750 nonprofits to apply.

14. Council Tallies Damage in 'Day of Bad News' -

Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd summed up City Hall’s attitude Tuesday, March 15, during the council’s executive session. “Today is the day of bad news,” he said after a briefing from Mayor Jim Strickland on the deannexation bill approved the night before by the Tennessee House.
That was followed by more details on the estimated $60 million it will cost to replace the entire radio system for local first responders from the radios to the towers used to transmit their signals.

15. Finances Will Be in Focus at City Council -

The list of financial surprises that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presented to Memphis City Council members two weeks ago tops council discussions Tuesday, March 15.

16. Nonprofit Just City Looks For Executive Director -

A new nonprofit group working on criminal justice issues is seeking an executive director and forming its board of directors.

Just City was founded earlier this year specifically to advocate for due process issues in the local criminal justice system and to promote solutions to the issues of mass incarceration outside the criminal justice system.

17. Gift It or Will It? -

Ray’s take: Is it better to give now or leave items in your will to beneficiaries? This depends on your own plans, but here are some things to consider.

You can currently make annual tax-free gifts of up to $14,000 per recipient. If you are married, you and your spouse together can give $28,000 per recipient per year. You can either give $14,000 each, or one spouse can make a $28,000 gift with the consent of the other spouse on a timely filed gift tax return. You can also give an unlimited amount for tuition and medical expenses, if you make the gifts directly to the educational organization or health care provider.

18. Visible Music College Festival Returns Downtown -

Visible Music College, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, is bringing its second annual Visible Music in May music festival back Downtown, offering a family-friendly way to get into the spirit with live music, food trucks, activities and more.

19. Council Honors Streets Ministries Founder Bennett -

The founder of Memphis Streets Ministries has been awarded the Memphis City Council’s annual Humanitarian Award, the highest award the council gives.

Ken Bennett, Streets Ministries’ self-described director of soul, founded the nonprofit ministry in 1987 with a mission of working with and encouraging young Memphians growing up in poverty in the city’s toughest and most blighted neighborhoods.

20. Council Honors Streets Ministries Founder Ken Bennett -

The founder of Memphis Streets Ministries has been awarded the Memphis City Council’s annual Humanitarian Award, the highest award the council gives.

Ken Bennett, Streets Ministries’ self-described director of soul, founded the nonprofit ministry in 1987 with a mission of working with and encouraging young Memphians growing up in poverty in the city’s toughest and most blighted neighborhoods.

21. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch -

Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.

Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.

22. Events -

An immigration reform roundtable will be held Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Streets Ministries, 1304 N. Graham St. Panelists, including Shawn Roberson, policy director for Latino Memphis, and Steve Moses, recruitment director for World Relief Memphis, will share updates from meetings with area U.S. representatives about immigration reform. Cost is free. Call 525-7380.

23. 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.

24. Rhodes Program Spotlights Community Service -

Rhodes College’s efforts to make community involvement an important part of student life was recently on display with its second annual REACH (Research, Engagement, and Community History) Symposium held in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

25. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Frank Gianotti of Tetra Tech will discuss extending the Shelby Farms Greenline. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

26. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The 19th Hole Wine Tasting at the Garden, part of the Tuesdays on the Terrace wine-tasting series, Tuesday, July 30, 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.

27. Jack Jones Shootout Returns to Memphis -

Four of the five players in the 2013 recruiting class of the University of Memphis basketball team will be featured in the annual Jack Jones Basketball Shootout that begins Thursday, March 21, and continues through Saturday, March 23.

28. Spirit of Giving -

For several thousand homeless Memphians, the winter months can be especially rough being exposed to the harsh elements without money, food or warm clothing.

Several local organizations and volunteers took time to give back during this holiday season by donating warm clothes, preparing hot meals and providing health care for those less fortunate just as the first signs of freezing conditions and snow hit the area.

29. DeAngelo Williams Joins Samaritan's Feet Event -

Two NFL players from the Carolina Panthers are scheduled to be in Memphis Friday, June 8, to help provide 500 kids with new shoes and socks.

Former University of Memphis star and current Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams and Carolina teammate Steve Smith will join the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club in partnering with Samaritan’s Feet for the day of giving back. The majority of the shoe distribution is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Streets Ministries, 1304 N. Graham St.

30. 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.

31. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies -

When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.

Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.

32. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly -

Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.

33. Firm Reassures Commitment To House Of Mews -

When Memphis-based information technology outsourcing firm Service Assurance last week announced it had been bought out by a division of New Jersey-based Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc., some Memphians questioned whether the acquisition would put the House of Mews in jeopardy.

34. Grizzlies Foundation to Give $370K to Memphis Orgs. -

The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is donating $370,000 in new grants to Memphis nonprofit organizations. This year’s distribution of grants brings the total given by the Grizzlies Foundation to Memphis nonprofits to more than $28.3 million.

35. Teach Your Children To Give as Well as Save -

Ray’s Take: Philanthropy and volunteering are critical to building a better society. What better place for kids to learn important lessons about sharing and helping others than right at home?

36. Leadership Academy Fellows Sustain Nonprofits -

The Leadership Academy’s latest crop of fellows graduated from the program Sept. 15 after creating and implementing a number of innovative, long-term projects that will serve to improve the quality of life in the Greater Memphis community.

37. Events -

The Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development will hold an open house for those interested in developing brownfields along the Wolf River Thursday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Rhodes College, Frazier Jelke, auditorium C. For more information, contact Marion Jones at 576-7181 or marion.jones@memphistn.gov.

38. Team Work -

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Memphis Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Initiative is preparing to launch its new TEAM Mentoring program.

Instead of traditional one-on-one mentoring, the new program, inspired by other successful models across the country, will feature a 1-to-3 adult-to-student ratio.

39. Collierville Office Building Sells for $1.3M in Foreclosure -

472 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: Dec. 14, 2010
Buyer: First Citizens National Bank
Seller: Ralph Henson, trustee
Orig. Borrower: Loyal Featherstone Realtors Inc.
Orig. Lender: First Citizens National Bank
Orig. Loan Amount: $1.6 million
Orig. Loan Date: March 7, 2007
Orig. Maturity: March 7, 2008

40. Street Ministries Files Permit for Graham Facility -

Streets Ministries Inc. has applied for a $4.3 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new facility in the Graham Heights neighborhood.

41. Give Back Through Mentoring -

Last week we took a look at how you can use recycling to support charitable organizations. This week, let us discuss how mentoring can be an easy, fun way to give back and help prepare our future leaders.

42. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas -

Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.

43. 'Commission by God' -

Walking through the church at 1110 Faxon Ave., the Rev. Libra Yvonne Mitchell (otherwise known as "Prophetess Libra") sounds like a proud parent bragging about one of her children.

She points to the walls in the pastoral study that symbolize a piece of the church's history.

44. Memphis Leadership Foundation Chief Keeps the Tradition Alive -

Howard Eddings knows what good can come from having positive influences at a young age.

During his formative years in Orange Mound, he had the good fortune to meet someone who would forever change his life. That person was a mentor who exposed a 16-year-old Eddings to things he had never seen before.

45. Dreams Come True at Adams and Reese For Emily Campbell Taube -

Editor's Note: This Law Talk feature is the seventh and final in a series of interviews with Memphis attorneys who have been chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's 2007 Leadership Law Class.

46. Archived Article: Lead - Downtown Investment Comes in Different Shape

Nonprofit Group Invests in Downtown

Youth ministry plans $4.2 million center near FedExForum


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Thanks to two anonymous donations totaling $2 million, an 18-year-old...

47. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Summit Homes Buys

Summit Homes Buys

Lots in Sutton Place East

Summit Homes LLC has purchased 40 lots in phase two of Sutton Place East from HBT Investments LLC, dba Houston Levee Crossing Partners, for $1.45 million. The property was financ...

48. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Kiwanis hosts annual

Kiwanis hosts annual

district convention

Several hundred Kiwanians and their families will gather in Memphis Friday for the 85th annual Kiwanis District Convention.

Speakers include Ken Bennett of Streets Ministries ...

49. Archived Article: Mcc (lead) - Council taps $2 Grants to fund lead control, police programs By MARY DANDO The Daily News As NBA fever ebbs away, Memphis City Council members get down to a business as usual agenda at Tuesdays council meeting at 3:30 p.m. Barbara Swearengen Holt, c...

50. Archived Article: Calvary P.2 - Calvary Episcopal Church will kick off its 78th annual Noonday Lenten Preaching Series on Wednesday, Feb Lenten series continues at Calvary Calvary Episcopal Church enters the fourth week of its annual Noonday Lenten Preaching Series with guest spea...

51. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Youth initiative producing future entrepreneurs EntreStart is minister's method to bringing the message to teens By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Anthony Branch, a vocational specialist for the Urban Youth Initiative, started o...

52. Archived Article: Bethel (lead) - Construction has begun on a Memphis church that will allow ministries to be added to the fold Addition will benefit churchs youth ministry By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Construction has begun on an addition to a Memphis church that will allow it t...

53. Archived Article: Inner City Outreach Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Memphis Inner City Outreach completes Downtown facility By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News An outreach ministry and non-denominational church that characterizes itself as the "church where anybody can go" has completed its ...