OUR BOARD

Letter from the Board Chair

Dear Friends of RISE,

With nearly $8 million in asset creation to date, the RISE Foundation is fulfilling their mission to help people help themselves. The RISE Foundation empowers low-income Memphians with knowledge of basic financial skills; RISE puts people in a position to successfully achieve their goals. These assets created include home ownership; microenterprise; post-secondary education; purchasing a computer for their family; additional education that could lead to employment improvements, or simply saving for the future for the first time in their lives.

RISE has worked with families in Memphis and Shelby County for over 18 years to help break the cycle of poverty and its effects. RISE was initially designed to help Memphis public housing residents achieve financial self-sufficiency. Today, RISE works with students starting in the 5th grade through their senior year in high school, to budget, save and accumulate assets. Their unique expertise has increased the numbers that RISE serves in the community.

At RISE, we are grateful for our supporters as RISE is almost entirely dependent upon private funding from corporate and private citizens. RISE needs your support financially and to share our story so that we can continue to serve as a great asset in our community.

RISE = Responsibility. Initiative. Solution. Empowerment. Help us to serve more individuals/families who want to become RISERS!

Kristin Lockhart

Chairman

RISE Board of Directors

RISE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2018 – 2019

OFFICERS

Kristin Lockhart, Chair
Adams Keegan
Director of Recruiting Services

Marianne Parrs, Finance Chair
Community Volunteer

Dana L. Pointer, Board Development Chair
Controller & Chief Compliance Officer
Preserver Partners, LLC

Randy Williams, Vice-Chair
General Manager/Senior Vice-President of Distribution
Orgill, Inc.

William Capooth, Fund Development Chair
Director, Supply Chain Support/Customer Satisfaction
AutoZone

Joy Bowen, Program Initiatives Chair
Vice President – Treasury Management
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Robert Lipscomb
Founder & Chair Emeritus

LaTonya Taylor, Program Participant Secretary
Head Start Site Director – Porter Leath

Terri S. Browne, Past Board Chair
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Michael Bruno, Past Board Chair
Employee Benefits
USI  Insurance Services

Lisa M. Cook, Fund Development Chair
Senior Vice President & Trust Officer
First Tennessee Bank

Carla Peacher-Ryan (Legal Counsel)
Baker Donelson

BOARD

Marsh Campbell
Community Volunteer

Stephanie Scurlock
Anchor/Reporter
WREG TV

Jonas Croft
Vice President Human Resource
Highline After Market

Teresa T. Morris
Memphis District Manager
Wells Fargo

Crystal R. Oliver
Managing Director
FedEx Express Corporation

Daniel D. Dennis
Director of Brokerage Sales and Disability Specialist
Capital Financial Group

Paul Blanchard
Vice President of Supply Chain, Industrial Packaging
International Paper


Lisa M. Cook
Senior Vice President & Trust Officer
First Tennessee Bank

David C. Lenoir
Development Co-Chair
Shelby County Trustee

Jason Lee
Executive Vice President, CFO
Orion Federal Credit Union

Sheena Harper-Nelson
Program Participant Representative
Eligibility Counselor II
Tennessee Department of Human Services

Brandon Bell
First Horizon National Corporation
Vice President/Organizational Inclusion and Change Leadership

Dr. Christopher Davis
Senior Pastor
St. Paul Baptist Church

Keith L. Collins
First Vice President
SunTrust Banks Inc.

Stephanie Goodnight
Community Volunteer
Retired Vice President of Replenishment at AutoZone Inc.