Special Honors and Highlights

Special Honors and Highlights

Our Foundation makes strategic investments to promote innovation and create sustainable impact.  We work to change the way Memphis thinks about the non-profit sector through partnerships that enrich the lives of individuals and families in the Memphis community. 

University of Memphis Honors The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation for Lifetime of Giving

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Dr. David Rudd, President of The University of Memphis, presented their most prestigious Cornerstone Award to members of the Wilson Family, celebrating a lifetime of giving to the University. The first gift given by a Wilson family member was $100 in 1968 by Kemmons Wilson, Sr., founder of Holiday Inn. Permanent aknowledgement of the family's generousity is displayed on a plaque on the Clock Tower adjacent to the University Center. 

Pink Palace Celebrate's the Grand Reopening of the Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Wing

The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation invested in the renovation, reorganization, and remodeling of the Pink Palace Mansion, which reopened to the public on Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018. Family Members pose with Mayor Jim Strickland and Pink Palace leadership under the entrance to the renovated Dorothy and Kemmons WIlson Wing of the Mansion. 

Do not be afraid to take a chance. Remember a broken watch is exactly right at least twice a day.
Kemmons Wilson