Memphis Charitable Foundation
Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary Celebration of Life Parade
Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary Celebration of Life Parade

The Memphis Charitable Foundation is not your typical nonprofit entity. Lighting the Hernando DeSoto Bridge; dropping a giant shovel from a helicopter for the groundbreaking ceremony of The Pyramid Arena; and organizing a parade of Harleys, howitzers, and floats to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Elvis's death are just three of the many unique events orchestrated by the founder and general chairman, Pat Kerr Tigrett, of The Blues Ball, the largest annual ball in the nation, and The Jingle Bell Ball, " America's premiere holiday party for children" (CNN). These events have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and priceless awareness for local charities. The events and charities championed by the Memphis Charitable Foundation are intended to support Memphis music and musicians as well as children's charities.
Jingle Bell Ball
Jingle Bell Ball
"the premier children's holiday party in the nation"
-CNN-

"Charity watchdogs look at the bottom line when rating nonprofit agencies," said Dan Langan at the National Charities Information Bureau in New York City, "At least 60 cents of every dollar raised should go to charity, " he said. The Memphis Charitable Foundation spends 76 cents per dollar on charity according to IRS reports.

Memphis Charitable Foundation beneficiaries have included LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital The Smithsonian Rock 'n Soul Museum, The International Children's Heart Foundation, Variety Children's Charities, Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The Isaac Hayes Scholarship/Manasas High School, Maternal Welfare League, Make-A-Wish Foundation, NARAS/MusiCares, and Madonna Learning Center, in addition to providing funding to Memphis musicians and area music scholarships.

200 Wagner Place
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 527-5683
Fax: (901) 526-3578
Email: memphischaritable.org
Jingle Bell Ball 2016
Jingle Bell Ball 2016

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Memphis Charitable Foundation
The Blues Ball / Jingle Bell Ball
Pat Kerr Tigrett
Founder and General Chairman
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