Memphis "Beat the Odds" Supporting the positive potential of young people

Partners and Funding

Memphis "Beat the Odds" Foundation is funded entirely by contributions from businesses, corporations and individuals. Contributions are both financial and in-kind (generally gifts for the honorees). As a 501 (c) (3), to the extent provided by the law, financial contributions to the Memphis "Beat the Odds" Foundation are tax deductible.


The MBTO Committee is composed entirely of volunteers. Contributions go directly to the award winners, the costs of the awards ceremony or associated service projects.

Memphis BTO Board and Planning Committee


Members of the MBTO Board are volunteers who represent many segments of the Memphis community, including colleges and universities, public and private social services organizations, hospitals and health care organizations, and local private corporations. A list of these individuals can be viewed by clicking on the Volunteer button on the navigation bar. 


NIA Psychological & Associates


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Sports Authority

Barnes & Noble

The Bookseller's at Laurelwood

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