Abbey Cowens became the MOST executive director on August 10, 2020.
The 2020 MOST Classic raised more than $125,000 for need-based scholarships for children in prekindergarten through grade 12.
Tabitha Foxx and son Spencer joined the MOST scholarship program in 2014, and she became a MOST donor just a year later.
MOST is excited to announce its Founder’s Scholars for 2020–2024.
A 2014 Memphis Catholic High School graduate, Alicia received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. She now attends the second-degree BSN program at the UTHSC.
Stephen Woo has been a supporter of MOST since 2001. He learned about MOST when he worked for a company whose office was next to MOST’s. Now, he works at a company just two miles from MOST. Although proximity first brought Stephen into the fold, he said it’s the children who motivate him to continue giving.
In the 2020-21 school year, MOST will strengthen its commitment to Memphis-area families with increased scholarship awards for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Set to launch in the 2020-21 school year, Tennessee’s Education Savings Account (ESA) program will provide eligible families in Memphis and Nashville with over $7,100 in state funds per child per year to be used toward private school tuition and other approved educational expenses.
Brinkley Heights Urban Academy is a Christian school in North Memphis that enrolls 116 students in prekindergarten through grade 12.
The 20th annual MOST Classic raised $127,355 for need-based scholarships for children in prekindergarten through grade 12.
Since 1999, CSF has matched a portion of the funds raised by MOST for students in kindergarten through grade 8.
Since 2001, the Children's Foundation of Memphis (CFOM) has donated $109,000 to MOST. CFOM board member Peggy McClure talks about what first spurred the organization to fund MOST.
Children are our future. They are eager and impressionable, and their brains develop extensively from birth to age 5. How do we ensure that all children learn and grow in an environment that sets them up for a successful, healthy life?
Here at MOST, we’re up for our latest challenge to raise $2.5 million before December 31, 2018. If we succeed, a generous friend of MOST will match that total, dollar for dollar, providing $5 million for children’s scholarships.
An Ivy League-educated former teacher-turned-law student, Britney is turning ideas into action for the betterment of Memphis. Check out her StyleBlueprint profile.
Twenty years, two decades, a score: That’s how long MOST has been around. It all started when Bob Solmson read about a privately funded scholarship program in Indianapolis and went about emulating it in Memphis.
Started in 2004, Brinkley Heights Urban Academy graduated its first two seniors on May 13, 2017.
Listening to him recount his high school experiences, it’s hard to imagine MOST Scholar Tylan Barr was ever shy.
Most people cringe at the thought of taking a four-hour test, but what about administering a four-hour test? That’s what MOST alumna Shunise Bledsoe does on a regular basis, and she loves it.