Conservation Through Art

Conservation Through Art

presented by

Regions Bank

Honoring John Dobbs Jr.

Tommie and Billy Dunavant
Honorary Chairs

Trow Gillespie and Chuck Smith
Co-Chairs


Honoree Dinner at Crosstown Concourse
Saturday, November 3, 2018
$1,000 per person


Camo & Cocktails at Foxfield

Saturday, September 22, 2018
$150 per person



About Conservation Through Art

Conservation Through Art (CTA) is a biennial event, co-hosted by ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited, which raises money for two of our region’s greatest assets: wildlife and the arts. Founded in 2005, CTA brings together arts patrons and wildlife enthusiasts in creating a collective philanthropic legacy. In fact, over the last thirteen years, this partnership has raised over $5 million – helping to conserve thousands of acres of wetlands and provide grants for 80 local arts groups and artists.

These two unlikely partners – ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited – share a commitment to sustaining treasures which enrich lives from generation to generation. Whether it’s an awe-inspiring dance performance or a spectacular sunrise on the marsh, the arts and the outdoors serve to connect us to one another. 

Past Honorees

2005: Harry Phillips
2006: Billy Dunavant
2008: Allen Morgan & Henry Morgan
2010: George Dunklin & Steve Reynolds
2012: Trow Gillespie & Chuck Smith
2014: Spence, Bob & Kem Wilson
2016: Johnny Morris & Bill Rhodes

 

Founders & Advisory Council

Tommie & Billy Dunavant
Elizabeth & Trow Gillespie
Snow & Henry Morgan                                          
Susan & Chuck Smith
Anne & John Stokes

 

About the Beneficiaries

Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts. ArtsMemphis achieves that mission by amplifying awareness, driving support, and forging connections for artists and organizations. In 2017, ArtsMemphis awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to 72 different organizations and eight individual artists, thanks to support from more than 1,300 donors. The arts enhance the quality of life for Shelby County residents, and they are a key driver for our local economy – generating nearly $200 million in annual spending, and employing the equivalent of more than 6,000 full- time jobs.
 

Ducks Unlimited is one of the nation’s largest and most respected nonprofit conservation organizations with over 750,000 active members. Established in 1937 and based in Memphis with a mission to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl, wildlife and people; Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres. Thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters and 38,000 dedicated volunteers, DU uses science, public policy and philanthropy to achieve its conservation mission. A philosophy of mud, money and people, along with a singleness of purpose, has guided DU for over eight decades.

 

Have questions or want more information about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jana Tayloe at 901.341.0409 or [email protected]

One Gift Helps 80 Arts Groups and Artists

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