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At Gaskill Strategies, we value all things community.  We work with organizations that are community-minded and that want to make our city a better place.  Here, we'd like to focus on the people, places and things that are improving and inspiring our world.

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Librarian's gift to a NH university is philanthropy at its best and brightest

Robert Dorin graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1963 and worked there in the library for the rest of his life. The fact that he left the school $4M is surprising, wonderful and life-affirming. This is what philanthropy is all about.

Check out the feel good story from Nonprofit Quarterly!

Posted by John Gaskill at Friday, September 9, 2016

Chaka made the Dean's List!

Our friend Chaka Conway, development officer at BRIDGES, is the subject of the latest Memphis up-and-comer to make the Dean's List. (That's a regular profile feature posted on the Make Memphis website, curated by the Kevin Dean, executive director of  Literacy Mid-South - that you should be reading.)

Check it out!

Posted by John Gaskill at Monday, July 18, 2016

Hey cyclists, runners and walkers - the boardwalk across the Harahan will open in October!

You won't be able to cross the Harahan Bridge boardwalk  for a few months, but a new website is sure to keep the anticipation high til then.

Last week's launch of  bigrivercrossing.com coincided with the 10oth anniversary of the historic Harahan, and establishes the official name and brand of the boardwalk.

At just over a mile in length, the Big River Crossing will be the longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River. It serves as the centerpiece he multi-million-dollar Main to Main Intermodal Connector Project linking downtown Memphis with West Memphis.

The Big River Crossing will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 22. Gates will open at 1 p.m. followed by an all-day celebration on both sides of the bridge in Tom Lee Park and in Delta Regional Park.

Check out the new site today and mark your calendar for Oct. 22!

Posted by John Gaskill at Friday, July 15, 2016

A cutting-edge partnership between a West Memphis high school and ASU Mid-South is aiming high

The innovative collaboration between the Academies of West Memphis and Arkansas State University Mid-South is something we think anybody interested in education reform should pay attention to. Check out this story from the website of West Memphis Office of Economic Development.

 

Posted by John Gaskill at Friday, July 8, 2016