While we love sharing all the fun events going on in Memphis, we also want to highlight some important invest opportunities that exist. From fundraisers to volunteer opportunities, we’ve got several ways to invest in the 901 this week.
- Anytime – ioby Memphis projects – Donations
- Anytime – MIFA’s 29th Annual No-Go Gala
Instead of getting dressed up and spending a night out, you’re invited to stay in, listen to the hosts’ musical recommendations, and donate your expenses for a night out to MIFA. Donate by May 13th for a chance to win four tickets to Memphis: The Musical!
- May 2nd – May 7th – Teacher Appreciation Week
We love our teachers! Thank a teacher this week with #Teach901 on social media. Interested in joining urban education in Memphis? Go here for teaching jobs currently available.
- Friday, May 6 – LITE Finalist Pitch Night & $20 for 2020 Campaign Launch Party – 6pm – $20
LITE’s high school finalists will pitch their amazing social venture ideas after six months of hard work. They’ll share their stories about how they developed an innovative solution to an issue facing their respective communities.
Following Pitch Night, they will hold a “$20 for 2020” Campaign Launch Party and reception honoring the seniors and recognizing their achievements. They will sign for where they will be attending college next year (just like a football player). Corky’s BBQ will be provided at the reception. The Pitch Night portion is free of cost and the reception is $20. You may attend either or both depending on what you sign up for. Dress is business casual. Tickets are limited so sign up now to reserve your space. Pitch night will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Reception will start promptly at 6:45 pm.
- Friday, May 6 – Brews for Books – 6pm – $30
KIPP Memphis Academy Middle school presents their inaugural fundraiser, Brews for Books! Your $30 ticket gets you access to plentiful beer, a silent auction, and a live performance by the local Memphis act Syrrup, All proceeds will fund books for KMAM’s central library, set to open in Fall 2016.
- Saturday, May 7 – Bluff City 10K – 8am – $35/online, $40/on day
The 2nd annual Bluff City 10K presented by Ashley Homestore’s Hope to Dream program will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. The 10K run will start at Overton Square, take you through a scenic route through the heart of the Bluff City, and end back at Overton Square. The race will feature a cash prize purse, finisher medals, live music, and local food and beer.
- Saturday, May 7 – Cafe du Memphis – 9am-12pm – $8 or $16
- Saturday, May 7 – Memphis the Musical to Benefit A Step Ahead Foundation – 6:30pm – $40