Friends, We created Shelby Farms Park Conservancy with a goal to develop a shared community vision for Shelby Farms Park’s future and deep, collective commitment to seeing it through. Great cities have great parks, and we saw an opportunity to raise the expectations of what’s possible in our public realm by building on the belief that Memphis deserves a world-class public space. At every step of the way, collaboration has been the key to unlocking Shelby Farms Park’s potential for our community. The vibrant, beloved park we have today is only possible through our partnership with donors, volunteers, supporters and visitors like you. When we were casting these dreams, we didn’t know what the future would hold. We could hardly have imagined that we’d have five times the number of visits today than we had in 2007. And while we couldn’t have known we would face a global pandemic, we were certain that Shelby Farms Park would serve as critical community infrastructure for our community—a place where millions of people could gather safely to seek refuge, solace and connection. Together, we maintain dozens of miles of trails, plant and care for thousands of trees, protect and transform habitats, and provide room to roam for our community—an invaluable asset in a time when access to the outdoors is more precious and needed than ever before. Today, we’re reflecting on a successful year of operations with respect for our visitors, gratitude for your support and pride in our mission. We’re also turning our eyes to the future and looking ahead once again, with hope and optimism. In 2022, we will enter the 15th year of operating this special space and will begin to plan for the next phase of improvements at Shelby Farms Park, together. With gratitude for your support,
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC or the Conservancy) is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline through a private-public partnership with Shelby County Government. That means the land that comprises Shelby Farms Park and Greenline is publicly owned, and SFPC is responsible for daily management, fundraising to meet our operational budget needs, setting the vision for the Park’s future and stewarding its natural resources. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is committed to providing inclusive and equitable spaces for each and every visitor.
We are giving rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.
To manage, operate, restore and improve Shelby Farms Park in partnership with and for the public
With the support of our volunteers, donors and partners, we are fulfilling our vision and mission! Each year, SFPC privately raises funding for the Park and the Greenline through general donations, corporate giving and foundation support. If you believe in this mission and want to give back to the park you love, visit shelbyfarmspark.org/give-now
attended free and low-cost virtual and outdoor education programs
got moving in free Get Outside! Fitness programs, presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care
visitors helped the Park shine by attending Starry Nights!
This special play space honors the memory of local climbing enthusiast, Michael Feehan, and it was made possible through the generous contributions of his friends, family, and the Hyde Family Foundation
Funded by a generous grant from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis
$748,167 • 14%
tn community CARES grant shelby county allocation
$1,312,984 • 24%
24% • $1,325,848
38% • $2,069,564
$349,015 • 8.4%
$619,744 • 14.8%
76.8% • $3,209,141
DONORS + SPONSORS $100,000+ First Horizon Foundation Hyde Family Foundation International Paper Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis + Tennessee Community CARES Program
Urban Child Institute
Reginald Porter Jr.
ALSAC/St. Jude Research Hospital
New South Capital Management Inc.
Calvin Anderson Renee Bailey Charles Burkett Mauricio Calvo Marci Cannon-Fisher Mathilde Crosby Phil Daniele Brooke Dishmon Scott Fleming Allison T. Gilbert Tom Grimes Barbara Hyde Mitch Jackson Larry Jensen Sabine Langer Eliot Morris Tim Nicholls Matt Prince Amy Rhodes Kayla Rodriguez Graff Elkan Scheidt Nick Wiley Roquita Coleman-Williams Kevin Woods Kent Wunderlich Paul Young
Clear Strategies Group Pfizer Inc. First Horizon Foundation Latino Memphis Baptist Memorial Health Care FedEx Corporation AutoZone Wellpath Fleming Architects Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC MAA Hyde Family Foundation FedEx Corporation Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors Global Café + Pizzeria Trasimeno MealMD International Paper Grant & Co. LLC Community Volunteer SweetBio Shelby Ventures LLC Ducks Unlimited Inc. Habits at Work BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Financial Federal Bank Downtown Memphis Commission
$50,000 - $99,999 The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Campbell Clinic Bill + Amy Rhodes $20,000 - $49,999 AutoZone Bank of America The Boyd Foundation The Formanek Foundation Jim Keras Subaru $10,000 - $19,999 Craig + Linda Brashear Baptist Memorial Health Care Brother International Corporation Canadian National Railway FedEx Mike + Amy Feehan Bruce Gustafson Alla + Nathan Lubin Steve + Nancy Morrow nexAir Nike Orgill Inc. T-Mobile Spence + Becky Wilson Susan + Kent Wunderlich $5,000 - $9,999 Alston Construction Calvin + Belinda Anderson AutoZone BNSF Boyle Investment Company Commercial Advisors Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Compass Intervention Center Crews Family Foundation CSX Transportation Phil Daniele Philip + Debbie Dees Ducks Unlimited Inc. Debi Rezabek-Elliot + David Elliot Sondra + Bill Fondren Greg + Allison Gilbert Jeff + Maren Gogna Hope Church In Memory of Sarla Nichols David + Jane Josey Edith Kelly-Green Jimmy + Margie Lackie Memphis Area Honda Dealers Memphis Veterinary Specialists Old Dominick Distillery In Memory of Keith Perry Pfizer Inc. Jeffrey + Julie Sawyer Elkan + Laurie Scheidt Art + Janet Seessel Charles Smith Tioga Environmental Consultants Inc. Terry + Beverly Trojan Charles + Jean Tuggle
$3,000 - $4,999 Anonymous Black Lens Productions Choate's Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. City of Memphis Comcast Lisa Myers + James Freeman Jay + Regina Healy Linda Morris + Rita Hilgenhold Eliot + Lee Morris John + Laura Morris NewSouth Capital Management Inc. Arnell + Robyn Pallera James + Judy Prentiss Linda Wible $1,500 - $2,999 Anonymous Matt Bailey Vicki + Rob Baird Neal + Joey Beckford Marci Cannon-Fisher Allison + Andy Cates Phil + Kay Coop Mark + Mathilde Crosby Crye-Leike Realtors Scott + Kay Dawson Duncan-Williams Inc. Financial Federal Bank Mark + Cindy Finestone Gerber Taylor J.W. + Kathy Gibson GP Cellulose - Memphis Operations Melissa + Tom Grimes In Memory of Ron Grossman Frank + Ann Gusmus Marc + Jan Hanover Elizabeth Harris + Michael Burnham Terri Herrington Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Elizabeth + Jerry Marshall Alec + Margaret McLean Logan + Simone Meeks Mold Terminator Henry + Snowden Morgan Peg Murphy Scott National Environmental Education Foundation Ed + Vicki Park Demetri + Lane Patikas Bill + Paige Proctor RCI Reaves Law Firm, PLLC King + Judy Rogers Brett + Becky Seal In Memory of Eustace Semmes Glenn + Linda Sessoms Kush + Pooja Shah In Memory of Jon Sharman Gary + Glenda Shorb Sides Commercial Cleaning Jackie + Bob Solmson Uncle Donald's Restaurants Inc. (Huey's)
$500 - $1,499 Larsen + Michelle Anderson Anonymous Rick + Robin Ascolese Austin Memorial Foundation Dr. + Mrs. Scott L. Baum Hal + Lori Beckham BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Larry + Joyce Bomar Kevin + Cindy Brewer Robert Brown Charles + Susan Brunett Jr. Ann Caldwell Daniel + Allie Chatham Michael Craven Martha Crocker Jo D. Croner John + Kathleen Curran Richard + Mary Jane Davis Christopher + Lisa Doupe Ed + Catherine Eleazer Joe + Deborah Eppstein Roger Fakes Edward Finestone Scott + Julie Fleming Bradley + Robert Fogelman E. Arthur + Patricia Franklin Philip Gattas Andrew Gibbs Lucia Gilliland Philip + Lori Anne Goetz Karen, Megan + Richard Gondeck Jackie Greer Michael + Pamela Harris Paul + Marisa Hess Carolyn Hicks Hollywood Feed Amy Hubbard Eric Hudson Robert + Stacey Hyde Steven Salky + Gail Grossman Ifshin Larry + Leesa Jensen Irene Jones JP Morgan Chase Derek + Hallie Kelly Harvey + Sandra Kennedy Kroger Niki Kuckes Bruce + Susanne Landau William + Suzanne Landers Sabine Langer Chris + Adrienne LeBlanc Scott + Kathy Ledbetter Josh + Joanna Lipman Robert + Dana Longfield Caroline MacQueen B. Lee + Susan Mallory Eugene + Carol Mangiante David + Liza Martin Laura + Montgomery Martin David + Jamie McDonnell Angela McDowell William + Cynthia Mealer Medtronic Foundation Memphis Youth Athletics Inc. Jeff + Hannah Meredith Phoebe Miller Jay + Jessica Minmier Jane Morris Lisa Murdock Ben + Andrea Nemenoff Paul + Jennifer Nolte Rob + Jill Norcross
$500 - $1,499 (cont.) Nick + Kara Nunn Larry + Dianne Papasan John + Trish Pontius Cliff + Sharon Posman Gary + Lana Prosterman Michael + Stephanie Pugh Robert + Susan Quinn Kevin + Jeanetta Raney Jennifer Roames Diane Roberts Gayle Rose Carol + Michael Ross-Spang Alan Rountree Diane Rudner Stephen + Debby Schadt Ben + Lauren Scott Sam + Leanne Scull Ann + Richard Shadyac Jr. Janet Sheahan Phil + Jeanne Sisneros Teresa Sloyan Dennis + Debby Starr Ken + Jill Steinberg Monique Stepherson John Stone Kristin Sullivan SweetBio Hank + Veronica Tansey Nina Tayloe Justin + Lauren Taylor Judson + Susan Te Paske Tolbert's Transformational Services Michael + Andie Uiberall Richard + Deborah Van Sickle Rob + Tamara Vance Ed Vining Nancy Walker Walmart Justin + Lindsey Waugh Monte Weaver Angela Weems Greg + Carol Weidenhoffer Jules + Betty Weiss Jason + Molly Wexler James + Mary White Richard + Ethel White Kimberlee + Byrne Whitehead Kristopher + Melanie Whitson Steve + Kathy Williams Bert Wolff Alison + Mick Wright Gary + Libby Wunderlich