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Staff Appreciation Funds

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
202 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 14, at 11:55 PM CDT
Project Owners


April 10, 2017

The Physical Plant Department of the University of Memphis is charged with the operation and maintenance of the physical facilities, as well as the landscape of the University. More than 300 employees work around the clock to make sure the UofM campus facilities are safe, secure, clean, warm in the winter/cool in the summer, well-maintained and pest-free! The university wouldn’t be able to function without the talent, skills, hard-work and dedication from the staff members in the Physical Plant Department.

Remember when the university was closed due to icy weather? Physical Plant employees were on campus checking for slick walkways and heating problems. Remember all those beautiful TIGERS spread out across campus a few years ago? I remember seeing those tigers moved around from one place to another and then moved again - that was Physical Plant moving those around! Remember when the NCUR came to the UofM? Physical Plant employees were involved in almost every single event whether it was loading/unloading supplies, making sure signage was in place, cutting grass, planting flowers, painting, putting up chairs and tables/taking down chairs and tables, moving equipment, setting up equipment and more. These are just a few examples!

Let them know they are appreciated by making a donation in honor of a Physical Plant Staff Member or the Department as a whole. We have reached our goal, BUT these funds will be used in the future to provide more opportunities to show appreciation. Please pass it on!


The Staff Senate Appreciation Campaign Team


April 05, 2017

We are at nearly 80% of our goal!  A thousand thanks to all who have donated - we appreciate you!  Take a moment, read the latest dedications on our donor wall, and remember your friends and colleagues.  Share our website with others and encourage them to watch the video.  You never know who you might see!


March 31, 2017

Rhonda Cosentino, University Photographer, Marketing and Communication

She is rarely in the picture because she is always the one behind the camera! Her hours are not 8-4:30, she often works the weekend, into the night and driving back and forth to the Lambuth campus. Her clients are all over campus and so is she!

I hear comments not only about her talent and skill as a photographer, but her attitude and friendly customer service.


  • ”When she took my ‘official’ UofM photo, she made me look like I had been to Glamour Shots!”
  • “When I need pictures for websites, brochures or publications, I look to Rhonda’s online collection of pictures and can always find what I need!”
  • "She is always so helpful!"

Rhonda has served on Staff Senate since 2014 and is one of the reasons the UofM shines!

Make a donation today in Rhonda's honor. Or look around at the other staff members in your area and consider making a donation in their honor. You can donate as a group or individual! Talk to the others in your department and see if they want to join you in helping us reach our goal!

There's 14 days to go and we are at 71%! Thank you for your generous support! PASS IT ON...


45% in 10 days!

March 23, 2017

Dear Donors,

Thank you for helping us reach 45% of our goal in the first 10 days of our campaign! Your support is appreciated so much!

Just this week, one of our staff members received the Harriet R. Montgomery Customer Service Excellence Award. This award is given to staff members who continually exhibit a professional and friendly attitude, takes time to listen and understand customer’s needs and provides exceptional customer service to other staff members, faculty, students, administrators and customers internally and externally!

That’s what the staff at the University of Memphis provides, Outstanding Customer Service!

Please consider asking others to make a donation, feel free to pass on this information and help us reach our goal to provide other opportunities for Staff Appreciation.

We are truly grateful for your help!


The Staff Appreciation Campaign Team




Choose a giving level


Level 1

Your donation can provide breakfast for one staff member.


Level 2

Your donation can provide breakfast for two staff members.


Level 3

Your donation can provide breakfast for five staff members or a raffle prize for a deserving staff member.


Level 4

Your donation can provide breakfast for ten staff members or a great raffle prize! You will receive a handwritten Thank You note from the Staff Senate for this donation.


Level 5

Your donation can provide breakfast for 20 staff members or an amazing raffle prize! You will receive recognition on a poster at the Staff Appreciation Breakfast and a handwritten Thank You note from the Staff Senate.

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