Women’s National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Terri Carmichael Jackson will be the Keynote speaker at the 2019 WFGM Annual Tribute Luncheon

Women leading the Leadership Roundtable Committees Announced


Good negotiator, creative marketer, executive leader, and all around fixer is how the leader of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) is described.  Terri Carmichael Jackson is the Executive Director for the WNBPA and is the 2019 keynote speaker for Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Annual Tribute Luncheon. The luncheon this year is April 25, 2019 at the Memphis Convention Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. FedEx is the presenting sponsor of this event. 

“Terri is dynamic, engaging and a powerhouse who has a track record of supporting young women and women’s issues,” said Ruby Bright, WFGM Executive Director. “She embodies this year’s Tribute Luncheon theme – Empowered Women, Empower Women.”

In her role at the WNBPA, Jackson oversees board relations, executive leadership, financial governance and stakeholder outreach. She is an attorney and married to former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jaren Jackson and mother of Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson, Jr.

The volunteer corporate leaders working with WFGM to develop these annual fundraisers are dedicated to the Vision 2020 strategic plan to reduce poverty by five percent over five years in the 38126 zip code.

“I’m proud to serve with these incredible women on the Leadership Roundtable for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis” said Brie Carere, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, FedEx Corporation and Corporate Sponsorship Chair. “The success of these two events provides critical support for the families living in the 38126 — one of the poorest zip codes in the city.

At FedEx, we are focused on connecting people with possibilities, and supporting the Foundation’s Vision 2020 is an example of how we can move the poverty needle and connect people with a brighter future right here in Memphis.” 

The WFGM Leadership Roundtable Committee Co-Chairs also includes: Dr. Marcia Bowden-Marche’, Owner/Founder, Bowden Internal Medicine and Denise Carpenter,

Vice President & Managing Director of Development/NW Region, Hilton Worldwide are co-chairs for the Legends Award Reception; Teresa Dickerson, Public Affairs Manager,

The Kroger Co., Delta Division is the Marketing and Public Relations Chair; and Toni Boland-Evans, Manager, Global Community, Nike, Inc., serves as the Logistics Chair for both events.

The Legends Award Reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at The Columns at One Commerce Square from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The award recipients will be announced in two weeks. The presenting sponsor is Baptist Memorial Healthcare. 

Sponsorships and tickets are still available for the Tribute Luncheon and Legends Reception. Tickets can be purchased at www.wfgm.org.

About WFGM

For more than 20 years, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has been uniting women and helping break the cycle through our philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. Our mission is to encourage philanthropy, foster leadership among women and support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential.