Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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“Time to Shine” capital campaign for memphis athletics

What does the campaign include?

The Time to Shine Campaign is a campaign for facilities. The football portion of our project will include an indoor practice facility, coaches’ offices, and spaces for enhanced student-athlete academic, nutrition and athletic development. These enhancements will be incorporated into our existing football complex on the Park Avenue Campus.

Also on our Park Avenue Campus, the men’s basketball portion of the project will feature a comprehensive training facility. This stand-alone facility will encompass offices, locker rooms, weight room, training facilities, basketball practice facility, as well as spaces for our student-athletes to study, train, eat and develop. In addition, the history of Memphis basketball will be showcased via a large atrium in the grand lobby known as Traditions Hall.

What is the goal for the campaign?

$40 million in commitments and pledges (pledges can be made over 5-7 years).

Why is the Time to Shine campaign so important to the future of UofM?

For the University of Memphis to stay relevant and to compete for championships we must invest in our facilities. The new practice facilities will represent a major commitment from our University and community signaling we are committed to competing at the highest level.

How may I find out more about naming opportunities?

For information regarding gift for naming opportunities, please contact Dr. Adam Walker, Sr. Associate Athletic Director at 901-678-1720 or adam.walker@memphis.edu

Where will the new facilities be located?

The University of Memphis Park Avenue Campus (aerial campus master plan map on images page)

How can I donate?

You may donate by check, credit card online here, monthly payments, or appreciated stocks/assets.

Mailing address:
Memphis Athletics Development
260 Athletic Office Bldg
Memphis, TN 38152
For monthly payments or stock transfers please call: 901-678-2334

If I make a campaign gift will it count for my annual Tiger Scholarship Fund donation?

No, any gifts made towards the “Time to Shine” campaign will not count towards your annual Tiger Scholarship Fund donation. All gifts made towards the campaign will receive lifetime giving priority points. (Priority points are doubled for capital gifts. E.g. $50 gift = 2 priority points, Tiger Scholarship Fund $50 gift = 1 priority point). However, your gift to the “Time to Shine” campaign is 100% tax deductible.

Will gifts to the Campaign be visibly recognized within the facility?

Yes, gifts of $1,000 or greater will be recognized within contribution levels in a prominent location in each facility. Donor recognition and naming will be congruent with the gift size. For additional information on naming opportunities please contact our Athletics Development Office: 901-678-2334 or tsf@memphis.edu 

Join us by investing in our future, it's our “Time to Shine!”