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1. Donahoe Named VP at Avison Young -

Michael Donahoe has joined commercial real estate firm Avison Young as vice president of its Memphis branch. Donahoe’s main focus will be overseeing all of the firm’s landlord leasing projects in Memphis and the surrounding areas. Toronto-based Avison Young opened the Memphis office in December, marking its third location in Tennessee and its 50th nationally. 

2. Levy Dermatology Adds Danielle Levine -

Dr. Danielle Levine has joined Levy Dermatology as a dermatologist from Harvard Medical School, where she ran high-risk skin cancer, melanoma, surgery and cosmetic clinics. Levine brings expertise in skin cancer detection and treatment, as well as minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation.

3. Grimes Joins Barge Waggoner As Transportation Project Manager -

Keafur Grimes has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as transportation project manager, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience. In his new role, Grimes manages transportation planning and construction projects to meet federal, state and local regulations; ensures that projects meet quality compliance and assurance standards as well as customer needs; and are delivered on time and within budget.

4. Events -

A community job fair hosted by Agape Child & Family Services, New Direction Christian Church, Maximus and Right Resource Management will be held Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Direction, 5777 Winchester Road. Resume assistance will be provided from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call Jerrod Gunter at 901-333-6821 or Twana Whitlock at 901-323-3600, ext. 22.

5. Events -

HireLive will host a sales and marketing career fair Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Email your resume to 11056-36-mh2006@apply.maxhire.net and bring 10-15 resumes to the event. Visit hirelive.com.

6. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, March 8, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

HireLive will host a sales and marketing career fair Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Email your resume to 11056-36-mh2006@apply.maxhire.net and bring 10-15 resumes to the event. Visit hirelive.com.

7. Agape Child & Family Services Receives $25,000 Grant -

Memphis-based Agape Child & Family Services has been given $25,000 to assist with its Families in Transition (FIT) program.

The grant, which was given to the nonprofit through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, will help Agape serve homeless women and their children by providing housing, food and other support services.

8. Agape Child & Family Services Receives $25,000 Grant -

Memphis-based Agape Child & Family Services has been given $25,000 to assist with its Families in Transition (FIT) program.

The grant, which was given to the nonprofit through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, will help Agape serve homeless women and their children by providing housing, food and other support services.

9. Events -

Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix,” a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.

10. Gescheit Joins Dunavant Logistics -

Rangi Gescheit has joined the Dunavant Logistics Group as logistics services & operations administrator, export. Gescheit, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a deputy in criminal special investigation, began his career at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Most recently he was a trade lane manager with DHL Global Forwarding.

11. Durham, Agape Hosting Hickory Hill Job Fair -

Agape Child & Family Services, New Hickory Hill Missionary Baptist Church and Durham School Services will host a community job fair Monday, July 20.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Hickory Hill Church, 6580 East Raines Road.

12. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust -

Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.

13. Events -

Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a “Party in the Park” Wednesday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Court Square, at Main Street and Court Avenue. The event will include food trucks, booths, entertainment, giveaways and more. Visit ilovememphisblog.com.

14. Events -

Southwest Tennessee Community College will host a town hall meeting titled “Workforce Solutions: ‘A Community Imperative’” Wednesday, May 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Macon Cove Farris Auditorium, 5983 Macon Cove. The meeting will discuss how the U.S. Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training prepares participants for high-wage, high-skill jobs. Cost is free. Email lmudd@southwest.tn.edu for details.

15. Agape Receives Grant From March of Dimes -

The March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter has awarded a grant to Agape Child & Family Services to support its Families In Transition, or FIT, ministry.

FIT serves homeless pregnant and parenting mothers and their children. The grant’s focus is on improving maternity and birth outcomes for the underserved maternal and child health needs in the Mid-South.

16. Agape Receives Grant From March of Dimes -

The March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter has awarded a grant to Agape Child & Family Services to support its Families In Transition, or FIT, ministry.

FIT serves homeless pregnant and parenting mothers and their children. The grant’s focus is on improving maternity and birth outcomes for the underserved maternal and child health needs in the Mid-South.

17. Raleigh, Frayser Children Receive Free Shoes -

Agape Child & Family Services has been selected as an official partner of Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource now in its seventh year.

Agape, which aims to provide children and families with healthy homes, was selected from among 700 applicants nationwide and received 200 merchandise certificates valued at $20 for distribution to children in under-resourced Mid-South communities.

18. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Mary Poppins” Friday, Aug. 15, through Sept. 7 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

19. Events -

Church Health Center Wellness and Bring It Food Hub will hold a Bring It, Cook It, Take It cooking class Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. The class will include cooking demonstrations using fresh produce, plus tastings and recipes. Cost is $5 and includes a bag of produce. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

20. Events -

Rizzo’s Diner and the Memphis Crisis Center will hold a “Less to Wine About Wednesday” fundraiser Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the restaurant, 106 G.E. Patterson Ave. Rizzo’s will donate 25 percent of the day’s profits to the crisis center. Visit rizzosdiner.com.

21. Agape HeartLight to be Held Aug. 15 -

Hope Presbyterian Church will be the site of the Agape Child & Family Services’ 16th annual HeartLight event Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, will be the featured speaker. Fortune Magazine recently named Canada one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” due in part to the Harlem Children’s Zone educational reform program.

22. Agape HeartLight to be Held Aug. 15 -

Hope Presbyterian Church will be the site of the Agape Child & Family Services’ 16th annual HeartLight event Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, will be the featured speaker. Fortune Magazine recently named Canada one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” due in part to the Harlem Children’s Zone educational reform program.

23. Wearing it Proudly -

Businesses in Memphis increasingly seem to be getting the essence of their brands down to a T.

Said another way, if it involves something enough Memphians care about – the Memphis Grizzlies, civic efforts like the Tennessee Brewery Untapped project or even just slices of Memphis nostalgia, to name a few examples – the T-shirt printing will likely soon commence, if it hasn’t already.

24. Agape Celebrates Young ‘Pictures of Hope’ Artists -

Agape Child & Family Services celebrated 14 young photographers Tuesday, Dec. 3, unveiling the Pictures of Hope holiday cards based on the children’s missive to capture their dreams on camera. The celebration and unveiling were part of Agape’s second-annual Meet the Young Artist holiday party, held at Chuck Hutton Chevrolet in East Memphis.

25. Events -

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a visual arts exhibition by Ron Olson and Saj Crone Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Jan. 3 in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.

26. Events -

The WRVR Toy Truck will be at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave., from Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6 to collect gifts for children served by Porter Leath. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit porterleath.org.

27. Events -

Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit shopsmall.com for a list of participating businesses.

28. Agape Helps Families Out of Homelessness -

Agape Child & Family Services continues to grow its Families In Transition program, which provides housing to homeless women who have children or are pregnant.

This year, the program will simultaneously serve 63 families, with an impact to more than 150 families.

29. Groups Highlight Adoption Awareness in November -

November is Adoption Awareness Month, and local groups like Mid-South Alliance and Agape Child & Family Services are working to provide safe and loving homes for more than 1,100 children in foster care in Shelby County.

30. Agape Brings Back Holiday Card Sets -

Agape Child & Family Services is bringing back its Pictures of Hope holiday card sets fundraiser from last holiday season, and the sets are the result of a nationally sponsored program targeting children in need.

31. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

32. Community Foundation Awards 15 Nonprofit Grants -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has awarded grants totaling $188,500 to 15 area organizations. The Nonprofit Capacity Building grants are meant to help fund the cost of improving operations and increasing efficiency.

33. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.

34. ‘Dreams Matter’ -

Agape Child & Family Services on Tuesday, Aug. 20, welcomed back award-winning photojournalist and author Linda Solomon and her nationally acclaimed program, “Pictures of Hope,” for the second straight year.

35. Events -

The Rebel on Beale summer country music concert series will kick off with Emerson Drive Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. in W.C. Handy Park at Beale and South Third streets. Cost is free. Visit rebel953.com.

36. Events -

The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, RedRover Sales & Marketing and Angela Copeland will hold Memphis to Moore, a fundraiser for rebuilding efforts in Moore, Okla., Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Westin, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Funds will go to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit memphistomoore.org.

37. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa -

Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.

38. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board -

Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.

39. Solomon Shares ‘Pictures of Hope’ With Children -

Nationally recognized photojournalist and author Linda Solomon traveled to Memphis Tuesday, Sept. 18, to share her lifelong passion for photography and to encourage children from underprivileged backgrounds to follow their own hopes and dreams.

40. 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.

41. Being Rainbows -

American literary and civil rights icon Dr. Maya Angelou repeatedly encouraged audience members to “be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud” Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis, during the Agape HeartLight 2012 benefit.

42. Events -

The Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter will hold its Memphis Trial Practice Summer Seminar Friday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse, 167 N. Main St. Speakers include jury strategist Jason Bloom; U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo; and attorneys Mike McLaren and Les Jones. Email michael.mclaren@butlersnow.com.

43. 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.

44. Orgs Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Homelessness -

Several organizations and individuals focused on issues of homelessness were honored Tuesday, June 19, during the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium’s annual meeting at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.

45. Hoover Joins Agape As Director of Development -

Brian Hoover has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of development. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for leading Agape’s development efforts, such as fundraising and special events. He will also oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and volunteer initiatives.

46. McFarland Named VP At Visible Music College -

Christy McFarland has been named the vice president of business at Visible Music College. Previously the director of marketing, McFarland will now oversee VMC’s marketing/public relations, business and operational functions.

47. Baptist $50K Donation Helps Growing Agape Program -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has donated $25,000 to Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition (FIT) Program – the second installment of a $50,000 total donation to the growing program.

48. Community Fdtn. Awards $330K to Nonprofits -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has awarded $329,338 in grants, most of it to help 20 nonprofits upgrade their technology and make other internal improvements to their organizations.

Every organization getting a competitive grant is required to put up matching funds.

49. Community Fdtn. Awards $330K to Nonprofits -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has awarded $329,338 in grants, most of it to help 20 nonprofits upgrade their technology and make other internal improvements to their organizations.

Every organization getting a competitive grant is required to put up matching funds.

50. Agape Honored as 'Angel in Adoption' -

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute recently honored Agape Child & Family Services of Memphis and Jackson as a 2011 Angel in Adoption for its advocacy of adoption and foster-care issues.

51. Agape Receives $40,000 from Grizzlies, Valero -

Agape Child & Family Services has received donations from Valero Memphis Refinery and the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation.

Valero Memphis Refinery donated $20,000 in support of Agape’s Families in Transition program, which serves homeless, pregnant women and their children.

52. 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.

53. Tactical Magic Celebrates 10 Years -

It was 10 years ago this month – amid some of the most uncertain times in the nation’s history – that Trace Hallowell founded Tactical Magic.

He had completed his commitments at Thompson & Co., took a month off to drive around the country with his family, and came back ready to work.

54. Agape Launches GED Pilot Program -

The Bluff City has been an active player in the Talent Dividend, an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis Metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years, which could generate a $1 billion annual increase in personal income.

55. Sanon Joins Agape As Director of Operations -

Julie Sanon has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of operations.

Hometown: Leesburg, Fla.

Education: Psychology major from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts

56. Wells Donates $10K to Memphis Nonprofits -

Wells Fargo has donated $10,000 to support two Memphis-area nonprofit groups providing education and other support to women and children in need.

Wells donated $5,000 each to Agape Child & Family Services and the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).

57. Cifuentes New HR Manager At ServiceMaster -

Viviana Cifuentes has joined ServiceMaster by Stratos as human resources manager. Hometown: I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in New York City.

Education: I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College in New York City.

58. Agape North Provides Charity Through Clothing -

With a classic sense of fashion and an idea to help people in need, Joe Williams created apparel company Agape North that donates a portion of the profit made to children in Peru as well as various nonprofit organizations.

59. Powerlines Bring More Than Electricity -

Last week we offered an example of how corporations can leverage their marketing power to benefit nonprofits, like ePaymentAmerica’s “Swing for the Stars” promotion benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South. This week let us spotlight a holistic program that is connecting under-resourced neighborhoods with the resources and services needed to help create a more nurturing environment for children and families: the Powerlines Community Network.

60. Events -

The Baccalaureate Service for the 162nd Session of Rhodes College will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd.

61. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a technology lunch and learn with State Systems Inc. Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Venice Pizza Co., 368 Perkins Road Extended. The topic is “Impact of Emerging Technology on Cabling Systems.” For reservations, contact Debbie Jones at 531-6564 or djones@statesystemsinc.com.

62. Events -

Agape Child & Family Services will hold its annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament Monday at noon at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind. Teams of four are $1,600 and individuals are $400. Sponsorships are available and start at $500. For more information or to register, call 323-3600 or visit www.apagemeanslove.org.

63. Agape Receives $30K to Expand Mentoring Efforts -

The H.W. Durham Foundation has donated $30,000 to Agape Child and Family Services.

The funding will go toward supporting Agape’s Intergenerational Mentoring efforts, which engage adults 55 years of age and older who mentor and tutor the community’s youth.

64. March of Dimes Grants Agape $20K -

The Tennessee Chapter of March of Dimes has awarded a $20,000 grant to Agape Child & Family Services.

The grant will support Agape’s Families in Transition Program that is aimed at helping underserved maternal and child health needs in the Mid-South.

65. Collaboration Serves Purpose for Nonprofits -

In this week’s cover story, David Jordan of Agape Child and Family Services refers to the “Big C Word.”

Jordan and other nonprofit leaders are talking collaboration more and more in these difficult economic times. And it is a healthy trend, albeit one with roots in an economic crisis unseen since the Great Depression.

66. Nonprofit Necessity -

Something had to change.

In mid-2008, Sallie Johnson became executive director of Memphis Literacy Council, a 30-year-old nonprofit literacy organization with a strong reputation for programming that was facing funding issues caused by a rapidly disintegrating economy.

67. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President -

Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.

68. Valero Gives $10K to Agape -

Valero Energy Corp. has donated $10,000 to Agape Child & Family Services.

The donation will support Agape’s Families in Transition Program, which serves homeless pregnant women and their children.

69. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP -

Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.

70. Events -

The Center City Commission Executive Search Committee will meet Friday at 7:45 a.m. to vote on a recommendation for a new chief executive officer and president of the Center City Commission. The recommendation will be brought to the CCC board of directors at 9 a.m. Both meetings will be held at 114 N. Main St.

71. Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board -

Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.

72. Rainey Kizer Names Waddell Partner -

Amanda C. Waddell has been named a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, auto liability and insurance coverage.

73. Colvett Named Greenscape President -

Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.

Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.

74. Synk Helps Business Leaders Share Ideas -

Going it alone probably isn’t the wisest trek for trudging through a recession, so Michael Synk helps executives lead each other through economic uncertainties and past potential pitfalls.

He’s a business coach. Synk has provided advice, given pep talks and promoted teamwork in Memphis for more than a decade. The owner of Inner Circle of the Mid-South and In Synk, he usually works with chief executive officers and other business leaders. Recently, he opened Inner Circle to the heads of two nonprofit organizations through a free-of-charge scholarship program.

75. Women’s Foundation Donates $15K to Agape -

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has donated $15,000 to Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition program.

Agape’s FIT program serves homeless people, pregnant women and their children by providing housing and job skills training while reconnecting them with their family and other important relationships.

76. Adoption Support Center’s McDonald Honored for Successful Work -

Michael McDonald knows some of the biggest hurdles in adopting a child come after the deed is done.

77. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA -

Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.

78. UT’s Hathaway Named To Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair -

Dr. Donna Hathaway has been named to the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing.

79. At Work or Play, Lillie’s Goal is to Help Others -

Shawn R. Lillie, an attorney at Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, practices in labor relations and employment law. He represents many large national and international companies and management clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and various other federal and state agencies.

80. Collierville Church Gives $18.5K to Agape -

Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition program has received an $18,500 donation from Grace Crossing Church in Collierville.

Grace Crossing raises money each year for organizations and chose Agape’s FIT Program as one of its recipients.

81. Hilton Hotels Donates $10,000 to Agape -

Hilton Hotels Corp. has donated $10,000 to Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition program, which serves pregnant, homeless women and their children.

82. Griz Players to Help Open White Station Church Center -

Several Memphis Grizzlies basketball players will be at the White Station Church of Christ’s new Community Life Center open house this weekend.

The event will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1106 Colonial Road.

83. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "An Inside Look at Corporate Funding" today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

84. Donor Buys Duplex for Agape -

Thanks to a $70,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor, Agape Child and Family Services' Families in Touch (FIT) program will begin moving into new office space at the end of the month.

Officials said the donor has bought a duplex for FIT not far from its current campus, the location of which Agape does not publicize because of clients' safety. FIT provides housing and counseling to homeless pregnant women and their children.

85. Events -

Brentano's Bookstore will host a book-signing by Alma Westfield, the Bartlett author of "Unlocking the Door," Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the bookstore inside Oak Court Mall at 4465 Poplar Ave.

86. Events -

Human Resources Training and Development will host a seminar titled "Leading and Empowering Employees for Maximum Productivity" today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown, 160 Union Ave. Cost is $95 and includes continental breakfast and materials. Call 761-5525 or e-mail duselton@UseltonTraining.com for more information.

87. Events -

Talk Shoppe will be held today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic will be "Alternative and Subprime Mortgages" with Terry West, mortgage loan officer at First Tennessee Home Loans.

88. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director -

Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

89. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.

90. Events -

Playhouse on the Square and Voices of the South will present Rebecca Fisher's "The Magnificence of the Disaster" through Sunday at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Show times will be 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 726-4656.

91. Events -

The Downtown Parking Authority will hold a meeting today at 10 a.m. in the Center City Commission's conference room, 114 N. Main St.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a roundtable discussion titled "Who is Liable for Speech in Cyberspace?" today at noon on the 20th floor of 165 Madison Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call Holly Guthrie at 577-2275 or e-mail hguthrie@bakerdonelson.com.

92. Irvin Lansky FoundationDonates to Agape -      The Irvin Lansky Foundation has donated $50,000 to Agape Child & Family Services' Families in Touch (FIT) program.
     The FIT program offers temporary housing and assistance to homeless, p

93. Dave Robbins Receives Highest Recognition In Restoration Industry -

Dave Robbins of Crawford, Smith & Sharp LLC recently was awarded the Certified Restorer (CR) designation from the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration. The CR designation is the highest recognition awarded in the restoration industry. Since its inception in 1976, only 485 individuals have earned the designation.

94. Baptist-Agape Partnership Gives Hand Up, Not Hand Out -      A local Christian, nonprofit agency has just received a donation to help expand the services it offers to homeless pregnant women and their children.
     Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.

95. Bringing Families Together Through Adoption Is Passion That Motivates Attorney Kevin Weaver -

Attorney Kevin Weaver is passionate about adoption. He said he loves his job because it gives him the opportunity to help put families together.

Weaver is a partner in the Cordova law firm of Weaver & Craig PC, where his practice primarily is devoted to adoption. Weaver also works in the area of probate/estate planning.

96. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year -

Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.

97. St. Jude Recognized For Service to Families -      St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been recognized by the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT) with its Distinguished Service to Families Award. St. Jude received the award because of the

98. The Hes, Bakers & Foster Care -

At the end of January, the Tennessee Supreme Court made a ruling that will profoundly affect the life of one little girl.

Eight-year-old Anna Mae He, whose name has spawned a media blitz across the country, soon will be reunited with her birth parents, Shaoqiang "Jack" and Qin Luo "Casey" He, despite relentless efforts by her foster family to hold onto her.

99. AGAPE's Oxford Has Let Leaps Of Faith Guide Her Career, Life Path -

Linda Oxford knows that over the years people have made fun of her career path. She knows exactly why they've done it, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Oxford earned an undergraduate degree in jewelry design from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1976 and, a couple of decades later in 1999, ended up as the clinical director for AGAPE Child & Family Services Inc. on Racine Street.

100. Events -

The Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired presents "Improving Your Credit and Tips for a Better Job" today at 3:30 p.m. at 346 St. Paul Ave. The session will include real-world scenarios and will be tailored for people with visual impairments. Call 523-9590.