This note from the President, Ken Steorts, shares some cool news regarding their funding for moving into their new building.

I have an amazing, special announcement: An anonymous donor has announced a challenge match for this week only. Until next Monday morning, any gift we receive will be matched dollar for dollar before our matching foundation match. That’s right, every dollar is matched and then that doubled amount is doubled again – 4x, this week only! That’s leverage of giving if you want to support what we are working on here in Memphis with young musicians! Penny jars and rock stars jumping on this cool and generous offer – Memphis never ceases to amaze me in generosity.

Visit the website for an Into the City presentation:
www.visible.edu/intothecity

Direct to Giving Online:
https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=621861520

Now is a great time to pull together for the completion of Stage 2a and get this college moved into 200 Madison in 2011 for our 10 year anniversary and graduation.

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