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A legacy of helping children in need

15 years of making a difference in the home

Family Victories from Youth Villages, Mid-South

Fred’s at State From Youth Villages to MSU, Fred’s journey continues

Soup Sunday!

Spring 2010


A Message From Our CEO A true champion of children Youth Villages CEO Patrick W. Lawler

Another successful year of helping children and families has passed. As we begin 2010, Youth Villages has opportunities to help more children than ever before. With new offices in North Carolina, Georgia and New Hampshire, and growing services — especially in Mississippi and Tennessee — we have the ability to reach an ever-growing number of children and families who need us. In Tennessee and Mississippi, we continue to see tremendous growth in our Intensive In-home Services program, which works to keep children and families together. Seeing a family restored or preserved and living successfully is tremendously rewarding. One of Youth Villages’ closest friends and staunchest supporters, Clarence Day, passed away in October 2009. There’s a story about him and what he’s done for our organization in this newsletter; his efforts began and continue to benefit a much-needed program for one of our most vulnerable groups: teens leaving foster care. Mr. Day’s many generous gifts enabled Youth Villages to provide a support network for youth transitioning into adulthood, and our cover story on Fred is but one example of the success of this program. A true champion of children, Mr. Day’s contributions recently helped Youth Villages construct the Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment on our Bartlett, Tenn., Campus. Mr. Day continually challenged us to find better ways to serve more children and families, and he constantly stepped up to help without being asked. Speaking of stepping up to help, I hope everyone enjoyed the recent Soup Sunday event in Memphis, and I hope you have been running and getting ready for the Youth Villages 5k April 17. Just visit www.youthvillages.org to join a team. As always, we appreciate your support. You make the difference for thousands of children and families each day, and we could never do our work without you.

Patrick W. Lawler Chief Executive Officer pat.lawler@youthvillages.org (901) 251-5000

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Youth Villages Board of Directors Mike Bruns, Chairman Jim Parrish, Vice Chairman Paul Bower, Treasurer Jim Barton Jr. Eric Bolton Joyce Broffitt Kenneth Campbell Lewis Holland Sr. John Hutchins Joanna Jacobson Rev. Robert Earl Jones Bryan Jordan Jimmy Lackie Ken May Mark Medford Johnny Pitts Ray Pohlman Jennifer Queen Ronnie Randall Matthew Tarkenton David Tyler Betsy Walkup George White Patrick Lawler, CEO

Contact Us Youth Villages 3320 Brother Blvd. Memphis, TN 38133 901-251-5000 www.YouthVillages.org

New Heights Mid-South is published by Youth Villages. Managing editor: Richard Shaw Associate editor: Chris Pennington


Program Success As a national leader in the field of children’s behavioral health, Youth Villages has measured outcomes of nearly 30,000 children participating in its programs

More than a decade of help in the home

since 1994.

Success is defined as living at home or in a home-like environment. Surveys are conducted by research staff via phone, and written surveys and reflect data collected from July 2000 through December 2009. Response rates at six months were 63.5 percent; 55.7 percent for 12 months; and 45.5 percent at 24 months.

You can help. www.YouthVillages.org To Volunteer: 901-251-4821 volunteer@youthvillages.org To Donate: 901-251-4820 give@youthvillages.org To Foster: 888-MY-YVKID foster@youthvillages.org To Adopt: 877-983-6786 adopt@youthvillages.org To Work: careers@youthvillages.org To Refer: www.youthvillages.org/makeareferral.aspx

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Fifteen years after Youth Villages began sending counselors into homes to help troubled children by strengthening their families, the results are in. The nonprofit organization recently released data showing that its family counselors have helped nearly 17,000 children with serious emotional and behavioral problems and their families since it began offering intensive in-home services in 1994. Youth Villages helps children and families through intensive in-home services in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The data show that the program helped the children, who were in state custody or at risk of entering the foster care or juvenile justice system, achieve long-term stability at home. Some 84 percent of the children who completed at least 60 days of service were living successfully at home two years after the program ended; 82 percent reported no trouble with the law; and 83 percent were in school or had graduated. “The program has been a catalyst for change in child welfare, juvenile justice and children’s mental health services in states that want to provide research-based services as part of overall reform,” said Patrick W. Lawler, chief executive officer of Youth Villages. “We’ve been able to help states reduce the number of children in state custody, decrease their costs and provide highly effective help to families.”

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A legacy that lives on through successful lives The children, young people and staff of Youth Villages mourned the recent death of philanthropist Clarence Day, a supporter of the organization since it began in 1986. Day, who was 82, was fatally injured in an automobile accident. “Mr. Day was a member of the Youth Villages family,” CEO Patrick W. Lawler said. “He constantly challenged us to look ahead, to do more to help more children and young people. “He proved that one person with an unwavering commitment can make a really big difference for children. He is greatly missed.” Day’s grants to Youth Villages touched many different projects and programs at Youth Villages; his challenge grants spurred construction of the Youth Villages Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment and the Operations Center. He was a co-investor for Youth Villages in the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Growth Capital Aggregation Pilot. The initiative helped Youth Villages secure $40 million to allow the organization to help 50 percent more young people over five years. But Day’s greatest legacy may be the Youth Villages Transitional Living program, which helps former foster children as they move into adulthood. The program, which has become a national model for providing home- and community-based support for young people who age out of state custody, began in 1999 through a grant from The Day Foundation. Day

continued to support the program in Tennessee and assisted its expansion to other states. A $1 million donation in 2009 allowed Youth Villages to offer Transitional Living help to young people in North Carolina for the first time. Since it began, the Youth Villages Transitional Living program has helped more than 3,000 young people transition to adulthood in Tennessee, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Georgia and Texas. Counselors in the program help young people find housing, continue their education, seek and keep employment, and learn independent life skills. “Current and former foster children in the United States have lost a unique and powerful advocate for

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SHOES, CLOTHES, WHATEVER IS NEEDED: Holt Hall, a longtime volunteer with

Youth Villages, recently raised $1,600 for the Youth Villages Dogwood Campus to build out a clothing closet for the children and stock it with needed items. The clothing closet accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for boys and girls ages 8-18 who are receiving help at the Dogwood Campus. To donate clothing, e-mail Aaron Keegan at aaron.keegan@youthvillages.org or call 901-251-4827.

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A STATELY VISIT IN NASHVILLE U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper recently visited Youth Villages’ Nashville office. Cooper, center, is pictured with Youth Villages employees, left to right, Middle Tennessee Development Director Patti Bryan, Crisis Services Director Carla Babb, Chief Operating Officer Lee Rone, Cooper, Program Development and Community Support Director Caroline Hannah, Director of Nashville Programs Amanda Futral, Government Relations Specialist Kelly Miller and Middle Tennessee Director Charmaine Kromer.

their well-being and success in life,” Lawler said. “Youth Villages has lost a dear friend, tenacious counsel and generous supporter.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Mr. Day’s family, his amazing granddaughter, Natasha Davis, who worked as a counselor and later as a busi-

ness development specialist at Youth Villages, and the many others whose lives were touched by this great, generous man.”

Clarence Day poses for a picture with Becky at the Girls Center on the Bartlett campus. Day was a champion and tireless advocate for children, and led many initiatives to further help children in need. After leaving the Bartlett campus, Becky went through the Transitional Living program. After graduating college, Becky married and is living in the Memphis area.

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‘Simple’ adjustment to college life Program offers support for new independence

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red’s a people person. As he makes his way like a local around the Mississippi State University campus, drivers honk their horns and wave, others say hello as they ride their bicycles by. Some yell from across the way. Fred yells back, calling to many by name. The valedictorian of his high school last year, Fred has had no trouble making the adjustment to col-

lege life. “I love it here. I love college life,” he said. “It makes it difficult for me to go back home and visit.” Almost every positive step of the way, Fred and Youth Villages have had a relationship. Many know Fred’s story – you can visit the Youth Villages Web site to see a video of him speaking. He is one of nine children whose parents used drugs and would disappear, sometimes for days, leaving him to take care of his brothers and sisters. With no money around, Fred had to steal for food to care for his siblings. He became physically aggressive. At 13, Fred was placed in foster care. He was then sent to Youth Vil-

Fred, right, poses with his transitional living specialist, Monica Chandler.

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Fred speaks with Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler during Youth Villages’ National Conference.

lages’ Dogwood Campus, a residential facility. Following his stay at Dogwood, his aunt took him in, where he received in-home counseling through Youth Villages and graduated at the top of his class. Now a freshman at State, Fred is in Youth Villages’ Transitional Living program. His counselor is Monica Chandler. “Fred is doing well,” she said. “Right now, our focus is on maintaining his situation and helping with things as they come up.” Transitional Living provides ongoing support for young people aging out of another program such as foster care. From budgeting and maintaining a home to finding insurance and other needs, TL helps youth ages 17-22 get a good start on being a successful adult. Fred’s always been independent. But having that support network is providing him an opportunity to learn how to be an adult. Among 15 hours of college coursework, Fred is also hunting for an apartment, pursuing internship opportunities and planning to be a counselor this summer at Camp Ozark, a Christian summer camp in Arkansas. “In college, you study and learn things on your own,” Fred said. “In TL, I’m learning time management and following through with things. I get to take care of things on my own, but I’ve got that support when I need it.”


MISSISSIPPI: The Bruce family recently adopted Marqavius, center. Marqavius had been in foster care for more than 10 years.

Evers, area restaurateurs soup up FedExForum Steve Evers of The Melting Pot in Memphis brought foodstuffs for dipping and chocolate fondue to this year’s Soup Sunday event. Evers has participated in Youth Villages’ Soup Sunday for several years, one of many local restaurant owners who participate in the annual fundraiser. This year, more than 40 area restaurants participated Feb. 28 at FedExForum in Memphis. The first Soup Sunday was held in February 1990 at Captain Bilbo’s in downtown Memphis. The inaugural event was an immediate success, drawing hundreds of participants. Before long, Soup Sunday was one of the area’s favorite events. In addition to great food, other attractions such as the Doctor’s Dance Band and event staples like the Oreo-stacking contest make Soup Sunday one of the most popular annual events in Memphis. Soup Sunday raised about $70,000 this year to benefit Youth Villages’ mentoring programs. In addition to participating in Soup Sunday, Evers has also been a mentor for three youth from the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus. He’s about to begin mentoring a fourth. “I spent time in foster homes and orphanages growing up,” he said. “I spent time with organizations like

Above, Steve Evers of The Melting Pot prepares chocolate fondue, a featured sweet at Youth Villages’ Soup Sunday. Below, Andrew Webb of Midtown gets soup from Red Lobster’s Jonavin Murray. More than 2,400 people attended the event.

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Youth Villages, and I always wanted someone like a mentor to come and take me out of there for a little while.” Evers mentors and volunteers partly because he’s able – but he is personally driven to help also. He has lived a life that stories are written about, spending years in the music business managing such talent as Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly’s band, The Crickets. His biological father died when he was 2 years old, and he left home after his stepfather was killed. “I wasn’t a perfect child,” he said. “Like other kids, I had issues. But I decided one day that I wasn’t going to go down that road, and I took myself out of that element and avoided those bad influences.” Now a few years removed from almost three decades in music, Evers is in a position to help. For ways you can help, please visit www.YouthVillages.org. 8

Above left, Shiyan Kesser, 8, enjoys some soup. Above, L’Ecole Culinaire provided artisan bread for Soup Sunday. Below, left to right, Janice Crawford, Barbara Crawford and Lisa DuBois take time to pose for a photo. Soup Sunday, hosted by the FedExForum Feb. 28, raised about $70,000 to benefit Youth Villages’ mentoring program.


Events, fundraisers FUNDRAISERS FOR YV: The

HOLIDAY BASKETS:

Hundreds of holidaythemed gift baskets were sold at a silent auction at the Crye-Leike, Realtors office in Memphis. More than $18,200 was raised to benefit Youth Villages’ programs.

Eurofest Car Show in October at Youth Villages’ Bartlett Campus raised $4,500. Also during October, the HauntedWeb raised more than $65,000 to benefit Youth Villages’ programs.

YV students’ art on exhibit at Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art displays a wide variety of art – famous paintings, sculptures, African art, fashion dating back a hundred years and more. Recently, the museum celebrated the opening of a unique exhibit to show off art created by boys and girls receiving help on the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus. As part of a therapeutic art program organized by art teachers working at the museum, Youth Villages students made colorful masks, painted their faces on a large canvas, came up with cartoon strips illustrating what their lives will look like after they leave Youth Villages and used printed books to rewrite chapters of their own lives.

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HELPING OUT: Young people from Youth Villages’ Dogwood Campus recently visited St. Patrick’s Church to help with the church’s Sunday soup kitchen.

Contributions Donations

Thanks to our many supporters

The following donors made gifts of at least $50 to Youth Villages between July 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009. The board of directors and staff of Youth Villages gratefully acknowledge these thoughtful contributions. If you made a contribution during this time but it is not listed, please call the Youth Villages Development Department at 901-251-4824.

$750,000+

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation The Day Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$500,000+

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis

$100,000+

Anonymous FedEx Corporation Hyde Family Foundations Plough Foundation The Robertson Foundation

$50,000+

Hauntedweb of Horrors

$20,000+

Anonymous Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lackie

$10,000+

Jim and Alison Barton Paul and Barbara Bower C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Cornerstone Systems Nollie and Amanda Henington Trust Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jordan Newman-Tillman Properties LLC Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pitts Jr. Rose Foundation Mr. James L. Vining George and Lara White

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$5,000+

Steven and Carole Austell Lee and Susan Bachman Eric and Teresa Bolton George and Bena Cates Conwood Charitable Trust DelBrocco & Associates Mr. and Mrs. James A. Parrish Jr. Schadt Foundation Mr. Charles F. Smith Jr. Spiral Systems Incorporated Mr. R. Andrew Taylor Mr. and Mrs. John H. Trezevant United Parcel Service Foundation Inc.

$2,500+

AT&T Tennessee Carnival Memphis - Great River Carnival Association Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation Lou and Connie Loeb Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin Memphis British Sports Car Club LTD Idalia Roth Charitable Trust Vital Marketing Inc. Watkins Uiberall

$1,000+

Richard and Nancy Barnhart James and Kimberly Birdwell Mr. Thomas J. Bryce The Canale Foundation Delta Asset Management FedEx Services First Tennessee Foundation Mr. Spencer C. Fullen Gap Foundation Mickey and Janice Harlow Ms. Joanne F. Hayes LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Corey Lynch Ms. Jamie MacDougall Montague-Betts Company Lee and Michele Morisy Mr. Kem M. Mullins Multi-Million Dollar Club Norfolk Southern Mike Ruble Construction Company Raymond and Erin Schultz John and Estelle Sheahan Southeastern Asset Management Mr. Stephen W. Tanzer Wal-Mart Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. White Mr. John A. Williams Ms. Tena J. Williamson The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Xerox Corporation Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Alumni

$500+

Mr. James Stephen Bertie Craig and Maralou Billig Paul and Carolyn Black Tom and Dee Dyer Mr. Malcolm J. Franklin Ms. Paula Ann Herring Chris and Anna Hunter Mr. George T. Johnson Kiwanis Club of East Memphis Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Landau Mr. Wade R. Lewis — Wade’s Big Adventure Amy and John Linthicum Sally and Lawson Maury Mr. Kenny McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Richard McStay Mr. and Mrs. Mark Medford Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Group Mr. Daniel Moore Ms. Frances Morrison Moss Foundation Roadshow BMW/ Roadshow MINI Sam’s Club Foundation Schindler Elevator Corporation ServiceMaster Consumer Services Jason and Amy Shackelford Thomas and Ruth Sowell Mr. Derrick Sturm Tenet Healthcare Corp. Mr. Randall E. Wade Chuck And Anita Ward Mr. Thomas C. West Mr. and Mrs. John M. Williams

$100+

Bank of Bartlett Belz Enterprises — The Belz Foundation James and Anna Bendall John and Kathy Blose Matthew and Carmen Bond Mr. Michael Bonn Dr. Roy Bors-Koefoed Mr. Alan D. Bosworth Dr. Robert L. Bourland Jr. Mr. William C. Boyd Mr. Gilbert Brandon Judge Joyce C. Broffitt Mr. James Burns Mr. and Mrs. David Butner Mr. Carnell Campbell Glen and Martha Carr Ms. Carrie Casey Continental Traffic Service Inc. Jon and Sara Dillard Mr. Robert Pat Dugan Dyersburg Hospital Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Tommy A. Earl

Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Edelmuth Fellowship Baptist Church Mr. Scott Ferguson Mr. Kevin Floyd Lamar and Ann Frazier Steve and Betsy Friedman Mrs. Helen B. Fuller John and Cynthia Fuqua Roy and Anna Gaia Harold and Cheryl Gladney Glen and Julie Graves Greater Knoxville Process Service Ms. Katherine S. Green Richard and Janie Guizlo Mr. Christopher Hardwick Terrell and Erin Harris Ms. Lori Hartman Mr. and Mrs. J. A. (Trey) Hayden III Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hayes Steve and Leslie Heimbach Thomas and Jane Heineke Thomas and Sandra Hill Ms. Jeriann G. Jeffries Mr. Jerry E. Jones Kenneth and Vivian Jones Ms. Tonya Jones Mr. Walter Jones Ms. Eve Kellett Lee and Nan Kelley Mr. Christopher Kelly Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Kiser Ms. Janice Knecht Kolb Mr. Ben Landess Mr. and Mrs. William T. Lawler Mr. Danny Lee Mrs. W. B. Leffler Mr. Larry B. Levingston Robert and Dana Longfield Mr. Myron Mall Ms. Therese A. Mangold Martin Outdoor Advertising Mr. George F. McCaughan Mr. Raymond E. McGinnis Jr. Mr. Russell McGoff Mr. Logan Meeks Memphis Wire & Iron Works Inc. Mr. Lauren N. Merritt Ms. Anita Michaels Mr. John J. Montgomery Mr. Joseph R. Morton New Salem Missionary Baptist Church Mr. Clyde Warren Nunn Ms. Ann O’Connor Mr. Joe Hal Padgett Mr. Joseph Parker Mr. Terry Phillips Physicians Advisory Company Ms. Gayle Powelson Mr. James Hendry Prentiss Jr. Ms. Dorothy Price Mr. James Leo Reber


MESSAGES OF HOPE: Liz Murray, left, and Erin Gruwell, right, were featured speakers during Youth Villages’ National Employee Conference. Both have had their struggles and accomplishments portrayed in television and film. Ms. Ruthie G. Reynolds Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church Mike and Debbie Robb Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rosas Ms. Patti Sachenbacher St. Marks United Methodist Women Mr. W. C. Schadrack Mr. W. Heymoore Schettler Mr. Murray Scott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dewey Shockley Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sorsby Ms. Myra Spach Mr. Richard A. Spell Mr. Joel Andrew Stark Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Stevens Mr. John Straton Richard and Deborah Van Sickle Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Vescovo Mr. Stephen W. Vescovo Mr. Andy Vinson Donald and Jan Walker Ms. Dee A. Wallace J. Michael and Barbara Ward Dr. and Mrs. James L. Warner Ms. Melanie Washington Waste Management The Wharton Law Firm Mr. Mike Whitefield Mr. Sam Douglas Wiley Jr. Mr. Jeffrey A. Williams Ms. Betty J. Wilson Mr. Thomas Wiseman Reginald Wurzburg Foundation Mr. Dan A. Young

James and Paulette Johnson James and Despina Karas Mr. Kevin Kent Mr. and Mrs. T. Franklin King Mr. Brett Kissel Mr. Brian Knoop Mr. Greg Lacki Ms. Mary Lee Ms. Wanza Miller Mr. Alan Moltz Ricky and Michele Moore Mr. Tom Pair Ms. Hannah Payne Ms. Marilyn Puckett Renasant Bank Rhodes College Mr. William M. Ruoff Ms. Canda Russell Mr. Jeff Sanford Mr. Tim Sellers Mr. Lawrence S. Spencer Mr. Robert L. Strong Mr. John Tickle Mr. John Turner Mr. Dan Watkins Mr. Wes H. Watson Ms. Linda B. Way Mr. and Mrs. Dabney Wellford Ms. Amanda Willhite Wilson Lumber Company Inc. Ms. Michel S. Witt Mr. Marcus Yoder

$50+

Advanced Services Inc. employees Alabama Power Company Paul, Scotta and Elliot Allen Arlington Liquors Hemant Arora Michelle Artiles Shirley Backers Joe and Sarah Biggers Jenni Bohatch Sophia Boufidou Ken and Sharon Cain Barbara Canady Cannon Wright Blount employees David Collins Keith Comstock Cornerstone Systems Cornerstone Systems employees Julie Crawford Chris Creecy Michelle Crews Crown Coach Charters & Tours Kurt Duncan Leigh Ann Dye Allyson Eller Susan Elrod Dorice Favorite FedEx Corporation employees Heather Fox

Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Alexander All A Board Inc. Mr. William R. Bartlett Mr. H. Ray Beliles Mr. William Bippus Ms. Regina Lynn Bivens Blue Sky Couriers Ms. Daphne Boyle Ms. Alethea Bragg Mr. William J. Brigance Ms. Jessica Brown Mr. Ronnel J. Burrage Ms. Ahda Burrow Mr. Patrick Byrne Mr. Bruce Campbell Jr. Mr. Billy Clark Ms. Linda P. Coleman Harry and Bobbye Crockett Mr. Brett Dunagan Mr. Jeff Edwards Mr. Thomas A. Fristick Mr. Peter Giannini Mr. Richard Bartholomew Gibbs Ms. Aimee Ginsburg Mr. Robert Hall Ms. Debby Harris

Gifts in Kind

Contributions

Youth Villages’ young people were out in force to help runners during last year’s Memphis St. Jude marathon. Thomas A. Fristick Jr. Ashleigh Garrett Mason Gast Girl Scout Troop 10082 - Germantown Service Unit Holt Hall and friends Gay Hannah Stephen Haynes Nicole Heckman Valeria Hess LaMora Hiss and Ann Triplett Hope Presbyterian Church Sherry Hulen Hutchison School students International Harvester Managerial Club Ms. Clyde Johnson and neighbors Reba Johnson Sandra Jones-Nelson Avery Jordan Kelley Jones Design Kurtzman Carson Consultants employees Jimmy and Margie Lackie Ivy Larkin Tony and Claudia Leonard Linkous Construction Company Randa Lipman Living Word Lutheran Church Living Word Lutheran Church - Men’s Group Barbara Love David and Allison Loyd Macedonia UMC - MYF Marvelous Light Christian Ministry Dave McConnico Cynthia T. McEwen Joyce McFarland Carrie McLemore

Morgan Keegan employees Nicole O’Shields Diane Perry Olivia Prince-Griffin Ben Quaintence Lisa Randolph Franklin and Jeanine Rankin Brandon L. Rock Pooja Shah Denise Sharp Tinanell Shaw Sheffield Antiques Mall Rose Silverman Daniel Singleton Mike and Kay Skorich LaShaundra Smith Tara Smith Barbara Snodgras Emeri Sorrells Demitra Stewart Tara Oaks Elementary School Debbie Tashie Tennessee Motor Coach Association Bernice Travis Union University - Germantown Campus Unisource U.S. Coast Guard Academy Michael Vitali Douglas Walker James A. Walker Ashleigh Washington Steve Weise Renee Wills Coleshia Winton Lucius F. Wright Sally Wynn

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Contributions Honorariums and Memorials The following honorariums and memorials were made to Youth Villages between July 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009. The board of directors and staff of Youth Villages gratefully acknowledge these thoughtful contributions. If you made a contribution during this time but it is not listed, please call the Youth Villages Development Department at 901-251-4824. Honorariums Mr. Peter Abell Ms. Lydia D. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Clay Alexander Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jim Anderson Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Elizabeth Ashley Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Lynda Austin Ms. Marty O. Nichols Ms. Audrey Baker and Russell Baker Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Baker Charles and Sharon Martin Walker and Riley Bartlett Ms. Lynn Marie Walker Mr. and Mrs. Ray Basham Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Dr. and Mrs. Craig Beeler Ms. Avery Duncan Berean-Gideon Class – Second Baptist Church Mr. Harvey F. Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Beverly Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Roger Blackburn Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Dr. and Mrs. Harry Blumenfeld Dr. J. E. Albright Ms. Gail Bobicz Ms. Marty O. Nichols Mr. Paul O. Bower Thomas and Barbara Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bruce Charles and Sharon Martin Paige and Parker Bruce Charles and Sharon Martin

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Kali Lane, Delaney Jade and Grant Michael Bruns Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Lawler Mr. Paul Bruns Germantown United Methodist Church, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Buchanan Jr. Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Brady, Courtney and Victoria Bynog Charles and Sharon Martin Drs. Wayne and Roseanna Capooth Charles and Sharon Martin The Reverend Reynolds Cheney II Dr. and Mrs. Steve Turnbull Mr. Corby Church Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. George Cottingham Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Ms. Cindy Creech Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Mildred DeBois Ms. Margaret L. Knowlton Delta Asset Management – Management & Staff Mr. and Mrs. D. Dwight Drinkard Savannah Elizabeth Donofrio Mrs. Carolyn Urschel Mr. and Mrs. James Downs Charles and Sharon Martin Dr. and Mrs. James W. Estes Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mr. and Mrs. Lee Filderman Charles and Sharon Martin Dr. Ann Florendo Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Shelley Fragale Charles and Sharon Martin Dr. Tim Goldsmith Earl and Gwen Sears James and Sunny Williamson

TRAVELING SINGER: Country singer Jimmy Wayne, left, recently walked from Nashville, Tenn., to Phoenix, Ariz., to raise awareness of youth who are homeless or in foster care. Along the way, he visited the Youth Villages Poplar Group Home to speak with young people there, including Sean, right. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Grant Charles and Sharon Martin

Ms. M. Chloe Lackie Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Lackie

Ms. Annette Hamilton Dr. J. E. Albright

Pat and Jan Lawler The Schettler Family Charles and Sharon Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Bart Harris Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hawkins Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hefferon Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. Bill Herring & Youth Villages’ Food with Class program Mr. Stephen D. Davis and Staff Mr. Andrew Duhon and Staffv Mr. Brian F. Leith and Staff Mr. Haynes McNeill and Staff Mr. David Zelinski and Staff Mr. Jim Hofer – Memphis 2009 Euro Auto Festival Mr. Malcolm J. Franklin

Mr. Patrick W. Lawler Jimmy and Margie Lackie Ms. M. Chloe Lackie Bill and Marjorie Lawler Mr. William E. Lloyd Mr. Johnny Pitts Mr. Richard P. Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Leon Levy Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lindquist Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lindsey Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Marty Lindsey Charles and Sharon Martin

Ms. Carolyn J. Horton C. David and Brenda Gichner

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Livesay Charles and Sharon Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Loney Huchens Charles and Sharon Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ludwig Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. Jack Lunn Ms. Maredith Adsit

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hughes Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mrs. Nhung Hurst Ms. Robin Beaudoin & Family Mr. Stanley Hutter Ms. Wilmoth Fant Trezevant Ms. Lois Jacobson Dr. J. E. Albright Mrs. Theresa Jennings Charles and Sharon Martin Dr. and Mrs. Warren Johnson Charles and Sharon Martin Mrs. Stanley Kaplan Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kaye Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mr. Larry Kezele Charles and Sharon Martin Mrs. Kim Kirkland Mr. Thomas Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kretzer Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Meribeth LaBarreare Memphis Area Association of Realtors The James D. Lackie Family Mr. Joe Lackie

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Marler Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Martin Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mathis Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Betty Matthews Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. Ken May W. S. and Lee Ann Beckwith Mr. and Mrs. Bob McClendon Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McDonnell Charles and Sharon Martin Dr. and Mrs. Howard Misner Dr. J. E. Albright Mr. Warner Moore Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Ms. Carol Morse Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. Tom Nesvick & Youth Villages’ Food with Class program Mr. Stephen D. Davis and Staff Mr. Andrew Duhon and Staff Mr. Brian F. Leith and Staff Mr. Haynes McNeill and Staff Mr. David Zelinski and Staff


Contributions

Youth Villages recently celebrated the 75th birthday of Sister Barbara Spencer, who is one of the founding members of Youth Villages and one of the longest-employed staff members.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. New Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Ms. Sheppi Quinn Ms. Aimee Ginsburg

Mrs. Charles S. Smith Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Mr. and Mrs. Don Walker Charles and Sharon Martin

Mr. and Mrs. John Ogles Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Ms. Heather Ray Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Kraus

Mrs. W. Hassell Smith Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Ms. Dorothy Westmoreland Charles and Sharon Martin

Ms. Claire Owen Charles and Sharon Martin

Ms. Joan Ray Ms. Marty O. Nichols

Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Southern Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Mr. Michael Whelan and Ms. Dodie Gumaer Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Blake White

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Papasan Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Partee Larry and Margaret Chandler Carrie and Joe Patterson Mr. Joe M. Spake Mr. and Mrs. John Pettey Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jack Picanso Charles and Sharon Martin Mrs. Delma Powelson Ms. Gayle Powelson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Power Mr. Wayne W. Pyeatt Ms. Carol Prentiss Dr. J. E. Albright Mr. J. Mark Prudhomme Mr. and Mrs. H. Larry Hilbun

Memorials Henry and Hazel Allen James and Charlene Allen Mr. Jonathan Robert Bargiacchi Mr. Joseph Arnold S. M. Arnold, Inc. Ms. Renee Brazell & Mr. Casey Nowland and Brothers Mr. Preston Carpenter and Staff Glen and Ginny Doane Friends of the Family Michael and Sharon Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Lawler Marianne and Joseph Mard Mike and Nancy Murphy Louis and Clara Vescovo Louis and Debbie Vescovo Stephen and Susan Vescovo Jack and Kay Wade Robert and Lela Zickefoose Mr. Anthony Ward Brazell Ms. Renee Brazell Mr. Leo Brown Jimmy, Denise, Matt & Allison Hinson

Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Reed Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Robinson Dr. J. E. Albright Mr. Lee Rone Ms. Frances Morrison Mrs. Charlotte C. Sanders Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Mr. Rick Schultz Ms. Robin Gerlach Mr. Shawn Scott and Ms. Kristen Baker Charles and Sharon Martin

Ms. Karen Spacek and Mr. William S. Solmson Mr. Frank Mayne Langford Jim and Taryn Spake Mr. Joe M. Spake Mr. C. Marler Stone Elizabeth and John Walkup Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swain Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Christina Tat Mr. Kevin Statham

The Frank White Family Charles and Sharon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Spence Wilson The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gene Woods Charles and Sharon Martin Ms. Lana Yoshii Mr. Bryan Mulroy

Bob and Pat Taylor Brian and Kristina Bennett

Miss Adrianne Yost and Mr. Taylor Yost Charles and Sharon Martin

Sleepy Hollow Neighborhood Ms. Cheryl Eatherly Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hamsley Mr. Mike Harless Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Kraus Mr. Alan Moltz Ms. Kathleen Nobles Mr. and Mrs. William F. Oehl Jr.

Mrs. Steve Turnbull Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Robert and Judy Youngblood Ms. Betty Y. Bowers

Mr. William H. Buck Jr. Mr. Harvey Flinn Maxwell

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Junius, Punk and Lee Davidson Ms. Elsie Donald Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Gettelfinger Ms. Sarah Gratz Billy and Mary Ann Griesbeck Ms. Sandra Hanover Grissom Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Heckle Ms. Jocelyn Holland William and Peggy Jones Ms. Barbara Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Lackie Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Lawler Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Loeb B. Lee and Susan Mallory Mr. Stephen Mandel Mayo Clinic – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research Ms. Anita Michaels Ms. Dorothy Neale Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pierce Jr. & Ms. Meredith Pierce Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Mr. and Mrs. S. Herbert Rhea Mr. Mike Ruble Mike Ruble Construction Company Mr. Richard P. Shaw Mr. C. Marler Stone Valley Gravel Company (Valley Farm)

Mr. Ronald Scroggy Chris and Anna Hunter

Ms. Josie Burson Donald and Harriett Schaffer Ms. Harriett Charak Ms. Joyce Lazarov Ms. Marie Click Catherine and Kelvin Mills Mr. Bob Coffey Ms. Larose A. Coffey James Andrew Dabney Cynthia Dabney Stevens Mr. Emmett “Chuck” Dawson Mr. William Moschler Jr. Dr. Charles Ruch The Walters Art Museum Philip and Linda Zaretzki Mr. Clarence Day Belz Enterprises – The Belz Foundation Mr. Paul O. Bower Ms. Daphne Boyle Mr. Bruce Campbell Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Vescovo Christopher and Anna Vescovo Mr. and Mrs. Simon R. C. Wadsworth Mr. Frank Mayne Langford

Mr. H. L. Delaney Kevin and Carolyn Delaney Mr. George Everitt Bill and Kathy Webb Ms. Meredith Ashley Fox Lauren and Michele Merritt Mr. Charles E. Freudenberg J. and Sheila Freudenberg Mrs. Helen Fuller Ms. Mary Rose Pace Mrs. Emma Louise Short Ms. Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart Mr. C. Marler Stone Mr. Lamar Gibson Mr. Thomas Hamer Mr. William Goldstein Sr. Kevin and Carolyn Delaney Mr. Charles Griesbeck Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Lawler Ms. Eva Hall James and Denise Hinson

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Contributions Mr. Tim Hettinger Mr. and Mrs. O. Lee Sudbury Mr. Frank Hiserodt Judge and Mrs. Robert L. Childers Mr. Ray Holt Tim and Mary Jo Shaner Mr. Edward Larkins House Kate and Joe Don House Mr. Thomas Hays Hutton Murray and Susie Scott Mr. John C. Jones Ms. Bobby Ann Phillips Mr. George Roman

Mr. Terry “Dusty” Kidd Kevin and Vicki Blackwell J. Hay and Sally Brown Mrs. Susan Pearson Brubaker Carl and Lynda Drake Mr. Stanley M. Engelberg Charles and Carole Plesofsky Ronnie and Linda Raney Ms. Mary Ann Sharpe Mr. C. Marler Stone Chet and Judy Whitsitt Rosemarie and Charles Yoon Mr. Edgar Lancaster Jr. Katherine Sevier Green & Family Ms. Jane Giles Levy Jimmy, Denise, Matt & Allison Hinson

Mrs. Julia H. Jones Miss Jane Jones

Mr. Jack Marlow Jeffrey and Kathleen Graham

Youth Villages’ 2009 Tiger Tickets for Kids Campaign

Mr. Patrick Byrne Continental Traffic Service Inc. Mr. Robert P. Dugan Mr. Brett Dunagan Thomas and Melba Fristick Roy and Anna Gaia Harold and Cheryl Gladney Greater Knoxville Process Service Richard and Janie Guizlo Mr. Robert Hall Mr. Christopher Hardwick Mrs. Joan S. Hargett Ms. Lori Hartman Mr. Harmon J. Hays Thomas and Sandra Hill Bill and Jeriann Jeffries Mr. George T. Johnson Ms. Vikki L. Johnston Mr. Walter Jones

Peter and Jessica Abell Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Alexander Ray and Maria Beliles Ms. Regina L. Bivens Blue Sky Couriers Matthew and Carmen Bond Roy and Lydia Bors-Koefoed Mr. Alan D. Bosworth Dr. Robert L. Bourland Jr. Mr. William C. Boyd Dr. and Mrs. Brown Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Ronnel J. Burrage Buzz-Off Mosquito

Ms. Pansy McMillan-Schmittou Ms. Joyce Lazarov Ms. Robyn Oates Ms. Ann Harrison Ms. Dorothy Gill Parks Ms. Felice C. McAfee Ms. Susan Parnell Mr. Daniel Parnell Jr. Mr. Peter Rohrbach Ms. Joyce Lazarov Ms. Margaret (Peg) Ross Patrick and Elizabeth Lloyd

Mr. Stefan Utevsky Ms. Lora Ann Bell Community Mortgage Mr. T. J. Waits Thomas and Ruth Sowell Mr. Kevin Watson Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Dixon Tim and Danny White Mr. and Mrs. Creighton E. Torrey Mr. Kenneth Zurakowski Mr. Elmer M. Zurakowski

Mrs. Mary Frances Smith Ms. Leslie Mathis

Mr. Christopher Kelly Ms. Janice K. Kolb Mr. Ben Landess Mr. and Mrs. William T. Lawler Mr. Larry B. Levingston Martin Outdoor Advertising Mr. and Mrs. Mark Medford Memphis Wire & Iron Works Inc. Lauren and Michele Merritt Ms. Wanza Miller Mr. Joseph R. Morton Mr. Clyde Warren Nunn Mr. Joe H. Padgett Jr. Mr. Terry Phillips Physicians Advisory Company Ms. Dorothy Price Mr. James L. Reber Renasant Bank Mike and Debbie Robb

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rosas Ms. Canda Russell W.C. and Marianne Schadrack Mr. Murray Scott Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sorsby Ms. Myra Spach Mr. Richard A. Spell Mr. Joel Andrew Stark Mr. Robert L. Strong Mr. Stephen W. Tanzer Mr. Louis J. Vescovo Sr. Mr. Stephen W. Vescovo Mr. James L. Vining Mr. and Mrs. Randall E. Wade Mr. Wes H. Watson Mr. Thomas C. West Mr. and Mrs. Mike Whitefield Mr. Dan A. Young

How often should I update my will or trust? These documents should be updated any time your financial or your family circumstances change. As laws vary from state to state, if you move, you should have an attorney licensed in and familiar with the new state’s laws review your will or trust agreement. It is always wise, even if there are not any significant changes in your circumstances, to periodically review these important documents. If you are in the process of updating your will or trust, please consider including Youth Villages in your legacy plans. To learn more, contact Marler Stone, Youth Villages planned giving manager, at 901-251-4820 or e-mail marler.stone@youthvillages.org. For additional planned giving options, please visit youthvillages.org/plannedgiving. 14

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A private nonprofit organization, Youth Villages serves more than 15,000 children and their families from offices in the following cities: Alabama: Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile Arkansas: Jonesboro, Little Rock Florida: Lakeland, Miami, Tampa Georgia: Atlanta, Douglasville Massachusetts: Lawrence, Woburn, Worcester Mississippi: Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Jackson, Tupelo New Hampshire: Manchester North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, Concord, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, Pinehurst, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington Tennessee: Chattanooga, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Dickson, Dyersburg, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Linden, Memphis, Morristown, Nashville, Paris Texas: Dallas Virginia: Arlington, Roanoke Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1986, Youth Villages has built a national reputation for offering the most effective programs and services to help emotionally troubled children and their families. Headquartered in Memphis, the private nonprofit organization provides a fully integrated continuum of services, including residential treatment, in-home services, treatment foster care and adoption, mentoring and a transitional living program for young adults aging out of foster care.

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