Supporting the Vision of the

University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is an internationally recognized, urban public research university preparing students for success in a diverse, innovative, global environment.

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The University of Memphis Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation chartered in 1964 in the State of Tennessee. The Foundation was formed exclusively to benefit the University of Memphis and accepts, manages and disburses private support to the University.


Fundraising activities are conducted by the University Advancement Office. Regardless of size, the University of Memphis Foundation manages each gift wisely and ethically under the guidance of financial leaders appointed to help us earn your trust.


Contributions to the Foundation come from individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations, estates and trusts through current as well as deferred gifts. These gifts and related earnings provide financial support to deserving scholars and support a wide spectrum of University needs.

Public Information Policy:

The Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit and is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The relationship between the Foundation and the University is set out under a written agreement that expressly recognizes the Foundation as a separate and distinct legal entity and not an agent of the University. The Foundation respects the rights of donors to keep their gifts and personal information private.

The Foundation has provided voluntary disclosure of information on this website. Any requests for information not already disclosed on this website must be submitted in writing to the Foundation. The "Contact Us" link below may also be used.




If you have an issue requiring Foundation assistance, please send a message to the Foundation email address below (with any necessary attachments) and someone will contact you.





If you need to make a donation, please go to this link for instructions.

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University of Memphis Foundation    


635 Normal Street   |   Memphis, TN 38152  Phone (901) 678-3956 or (901) 678-2790

For making donations (901) 678-3953


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