You can support our mission in many different ways. Please contact us or call Mary at (901) 543-5327 if you want to get more involved.

Join our community: Stay informed about all things Welcome to Memphis. Sign up here to receive our e-newsletter.

Become an event sponsor: We recognize corporate sponsors at our Pick Awards Ceremony in the fall and our Welcome U. Conference in the spring. Celebrate professional excellence, build community, and recognize outstanding Memphis Insiders. 

Make an in-kind donation of goods: We are seeking in-kind support for our events and year-round programming, specifically: catering, beverages, and event rentals.

Make an in-kind donation of services: We are able to cut our costs by accepting pro bono professional services. Let us know what area of expertise you can share with us.

Provide a free training location: We are always looking for locations to better serve our training participants who do not work in the downtown area.

Serve on our Advisory Board: We rely on input, advice, and guidance from the audiences we’re serving to ensure the development of effective programs. If you can attend regular meetings with your colleagues (no more than 6-8 per year), let us know! This committee also oversees Pick Award nominations and selection.

Become a professional Mentor: We are always looking for real-life success stories and experienced individuals who can impart their wisdom to our training participants. By speaking to a class in person, you can encourage our guest-contact workers to develop their careers in the Memphis tourism & hospitality industry.

For inquiries regarding sponsorships and in-kind contributions, please contact Mary Schmitz at (901) 543-5327.


Click here to access our Guidestar profile and annual 990 Forms. While our “doing business as” name is Welcome to Memphis, our legal name is still Memphis Tourism Education Foundation.