Community Foundation invests in transforming a college – and a city

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: July 13, 2020 12:45 PM CT | Published: July 11, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Carol Johnson-Dean

Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean is interim president of LeMoyne-Owen College. Prior to that, she served as executive director of New Leaders for New Schools Memphis and superintendent of Memphis City Schools.

Guest Columnist

Bob Fockler

Bob Fockler is president of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the largest charitable grantmaker in the Mid-South. The Community Foundation manages 1,200 charitable funds for individuals, families and organizations, including the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. 


The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis' $40 million gift to LeMoyne-Owen College is one of the largest received by any HBCU nationally. It's designed to propel the college to the next level in higher education.


Community Foundation of Greater Memphis LeMoyne-Owen College


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