Educational Institutions

University of Memphis Foundation

  • MEMPHIS , TN
  • www.memphs.edu

Mission Statement

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Enrollment:Undergraduates and graduate/professional students from 87 countries and 50 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico, including students from 73 counties in Tennessee.

ruling year

1965

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Julie Johnson

Keywords

Self-reported

Higher Education, College, University, Athletics, UofM,

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EIN

62-6048540

 Number

2500604625

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Highest Priorities Increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates for all students. Continue to incorporate innovation and technology into instruction to enhance student success across all domains. Increase research and scholarly/creative activity, along with external funding. Grow and advance entrepreneurial and commercialization activity. Employ appropriate support to enhance the academic experience for students through coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advising.

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Student Success: Provide distinctive learning experiences that foster lifelong success 2. Research and Creativity: Cultivate the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching to advance knowledge and enhance society 3. Access and Diversity: Promote and sustain an accessible, vibrant community that values diversity 4. Partnerships: Cultivate relationships which link the mission of the University to external communities 5. Campus Culture and Service Excellence: Create a campus culture that advances shared governance and sustains and supports operational and service excellence 6. Sense of Place: Develop an inviting, sustainable campus setting
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Offer academic programming that successfully increases student learningIncrease and promote academic programming that critically engages cultural/social/intercultural differences Enhance university-wide undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts Increase student persistence and timely graduation Enrich educational experience through regional, national and international engagement Strengthen student connections to the University community Emphasize learning experiences that develop students and alumni into leaders in their professions and communities 2. Encourage local, regional, national and international partnerships in research, the arts and commercialization Encourage and support research and scholarship that critically engages cultural/social/intercultural differences Position personnel and resources to develop research and creative strength 3. Cultivate a respectful and intellectually stimulating campus environment Maximize access to academic programs Increase the representation of historically underrepresented groups 4. Expand productive sustainable community alliances Develop and sustain the interest, commitment and participation of alumni and friends Enhance visibility of the UofM locally and nationally Increase giving to the UofM to support its mission 5.Enhance campus shared governance and transparency Enhance collaboration, cooperation and communication across campus Encourage and support the professional development and engagement of faculty and staff Increase the efficiency of the University's operations Create a service-oriented campus culture in all units Be responsible stewards of our resources - physical, financial and technological 6.Create a welcoming and identifiable campus Provide a safe and secure campus environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors Collaborate with neighbors and businesses to advance sense of place Provide leadership to identify and implement environmentally sustainable practices on campus and in the community Adopt innovative ways of realizing the campus master plan
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    UofM Dashboard Student body-Undergraduate/Graduate Headcount Admissions-Increase in enrollment Financial Aid-Increase in Scholarships Awarded Retention/Completion-#of UG, Doctorates, Grad degrees Faculty-tenure Research Development-Increased donor commitments
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Enrollment:Undergraduates and graduate/professional students from 87 countries and 50 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico, including students from 73 counties in Tennessee.

Funding Needs

Need-based scholarships Support of the new Music Center Support of the Autism Center Veterans Programs Support of The Hooks Institute

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Financials

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

University of Memphis Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Julie Johnson

BIO

Julie Johnson came to the U of M in April 2004 as Associate Vice President for Development within the Advancement Division.Immediately before joining the University of Memphis administration, she had served as Director of Institutional Advancement for Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. Johnson's career in college advancement also includes stints at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, where she was Director of Development Operations from 1996 to 1999 and Director of Development Services and Special Projects from 1991 to 1995.She also served for a year as Director of Development for Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge in Roanoke.Johnson began her career in higher education with a dual appointment as Assistant Director of the Honors Program and Assistant Director of the Governor's School of South Carolina at the College of Charleston, positions she held from 1984 to 1991.She holds a B.A. degree in political science from the College of Charleston and an M.A. degree in liberal studies, humanities from Hollins University in Virginia.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tom Kadien

International Paper

Term: June 2016 - May 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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