Message from the President

Dear Friends,

Each year, The Memorial Foundation takes time to reflect.  Through this year’s annual report, we recognize the work of the agencies we support that are on the front lines serving people in need throughout Middle Tennessee.  We take our role of providing financial assistance to these agencies very seriously.  Our goal is for each grant to make a specific difference and for the totality of the contributions to improve our community’s quality of life.

When awarding grants for over 200 nonprofit organizations each year, the decisions about how and where to lend support can be challenging.  How can The Memorial Foundation have the strongest impact?  It begins and ends with the lasting partnerships that we share and enjoy with the nonprofits we serve.  With each organization, we seek a close and collaborative alliance – based on understanding their needs, expertise and dreams for bettering the lives of others.

The Memorial Foundation is grateful for our nonprofit partnerships which reach far beyond grant requests.  They are rooted in a shared spirit of openness about those who are at risk and why they are struggling.  About projects that are working and those that are not.  About new knowledge, technologies and ideas that can shape better outcomes.

Our bonds with our community’s capable nonprofits only grow and are enhanced with each year.  Their leaders and staffs – and the board members and volunteers who support them – make Middle Tennessee a place we can all love and cherish.

Together with these partners, we are dedicated to strengthening our region, one community at a time.  The nonprofit organizations we served in 2016 are a segment of our remarkable community partners we have served over the years.

On behalf of the board and staff of The Memorial Foundation, we thank these organizations.  Thank you for your incredible work and commitment to improve our community and thank you for partnering with The Memorial Foundation as you strive to accomplish your mission.

Most sincerely,

Scott S. Perry