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MIFA’s Something Good in Memphis campaign is designed to celebrate those who make Memphis better, whether it’s the stranger who helps change your flat tire in the rain or a human services pioneer who changes the lives of a hundred poor Memphians. Sometimes people tend to focus on the bad and forget the good, but we see reminders of the good in Memphis every day!


Recognizing someone is quick and easy – just send us an email! Acknowledge friends, neighbors,and colleagues whose daily efforts or remarkable deeds embody the spirit of positive action in our community. Thank you for being a part of the good in Memphis!


The Something Good in Memphis project was created by MIFA in 2009 to advance our vision of uniting the community through service. Our mission is supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices. Learn more about MIFA here





the good in memphis

Bear thanks the MFD

I want to thank the MFD! They are always doing good in Memphis! Nominated by Bear. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, January 31, 2011

Larry McHatch is something good!

It is a great honor to nominate Mr. Larry McHatch for Something Good in Memphis. He is indeed a great servant leader within the community. Mr. McHatch shows his drive and commitment to youth development with the Boy Scouts of America. He has brought scouting to those youth who traditionally didn't have to opportunity to join. Mr. McHatch is worthy of this honor for he has helped development the leadership of our future generations. Nominated by Erica Stigger. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, January 24, 2011

Ellen Grimes keeps on giving

  Ellen Grimes is the embodiment of “something good in Memphis.” She is a friend to our community and her friendship is the gift that keeps on giving. She has worked tirelessly for our youth through the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis and has extended herself beyond the organization’s boundaries to personally meet children’s individual needs. Additionally, she has taken in homeless children, neighbors, and animals; provided a college education for a young woman who would otherwise not... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, January 24, 2011

Lisa Wheeler, advocate for youth

It is an honor and a privilege to nominate Lisa Wheeler for Something Good in Memphis. She not only makes extraordinary contributions daily as Public Affairs Manager at Valero Oil Refinery, but she willingly shares her gifts, talents, keen eye, and expertise with others. She embraces challenges and encourages collaboration. The phrase is overused, but Ms. Wheeler is truly a “team player.” She draws the best out of people, promotes talent, and shares successes. For over eight years, Lisa has... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, January 13, 2011

Roderick Baldwin pays it forward

  Roderick Baldwin once lived on the Memphis streets. After completing his journey back into the Memphis community, he chose to turn his energies toward helping others. As the supervisor at the Door of Hope Support Center, he gives of his own time to ensure that the guests get everything they need. There, working with the chronically homeless, Roderick is the glue that holds the Center together. He serves with caring, competency and spiritual comfort. He constantly finds other ways to... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Evelyn Taylor serves her neighborhood

Ms. Evelyn Taylor is a woman with a mission to do things for her neighborhood. She is always busy providing leadership and inspiration through storytelling to her community. Ms. Taylor serves as president of the Northside PTA, program chairman of Bethlehem Senior Leaders, AARP food committee chairman, and a bright light at Quality Care Nursing Home every week. In April 2010, Ms. Taylor was seeking information about how to help Northside Seniors get money for college or find work, and she... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Loretta McNary is something good!

  Loretta McNary is most deserving of the recognition and honor associated with the "Something Good In Memphis" award. Loretta is selflessly living her dream and mission to inform, educate, entertain, and encourage people, young and old, to live a well-balanced and productive life. Her accomplishments include but are not limited to the following: Through her local TV shows, a myriad of empowerment seminars, and as a published author, she is positively touching and impacting thousands... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, January 3, 2011