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Clergy & Volunteers from Across Memphis Recognized for Their Leadership

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is excited to announce its annual James Award event on Thursday, October 29th at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ Hughes Pavilion. This celebration will honor local clergy and volunteers for their leadership and support during the 2014 Vote No on One campaign as well as their dedication to the mission of Planned Parenthood year-round. 

This year PPGMR is honoring the Clergy Organizers against Amendment One: Rev. Earle Fisher, Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Rev. Steve Montgomery, Rev. Roz Nichols and Rev. Walt Tennyson.  Volunteers of the Year: Cara McLane and Megan Rubenstein.  Young Volunteers of the Year: Ozakh Ahmed and Allison Rogers.  The 2015 award ceremony also marks the first time PPGMR has recognized Volunteers and Young Volunteers of the Year for dedicating themselves to support the work PPGMR does in healthcare, advocacy, and education.

“The James Award is always special, because we get an opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders for their exceptional contributions to the mission of Planned Parenthood,” said Coffield.   “Each of the people we are recognizing has stood with us and fought to protect and secure our rights to make private decisions and to access safe and legal healthcare.” 

The James Award is named in honor of Bob James, former Memphis City Councilman and local business leader. Bob was a long-time supporter who believed ardently in the mission of Planned Parenthood. When he passed away in 2004, he left an endowment of $1 million to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for the annual benefit of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m., and includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling 901-725-3008.


Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), founded in 1938, is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR’s mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships in serving 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. 


Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region


Latrivia Welch

Director of Communications and Marketing


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October 28, 2015