Ms. Jean lived on a corner outdoors, providing a gift to her neighborhood

By , Guest Columnist Published: June 19, 2019 5:18 PM CT
Sally Jones Heinz
Guest Columnist

Sally Jones Heinz

Sally Jones Heinz, a native Memphian, is president and CEO of MIFA, a 51-year-old nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

Almost as if by a magnetic force, residents were drawn to Ms. Jean. The few gifts she would accept – a hamburger, a blanket, a bag of cherries – were small. But the gift she gave was enormous: She activated compassion and drew her neighborhood closer together.

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