The Urban Child Institute Board of Directors Appoints a New Board Chair


Memphis, Tennessee - December 07, 2016 - The Urban Child Institute Board of Directors met on Thursday, Jan. 7 in a regularly-scheduled board meeting.

Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Jill Crocker, an executive at Bank of America, was appointed board chair.
  • Reelected board member Jim Witherington, managing partner at SSM partners, to a three-year term
  • Reelected board member Cyril Chang, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, to a three-year term
  • Elected Jon McCullers, chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, to a three-year term
  • The Board approved a motion for a five percent gifting strategy for 2016, which equates to approximately an $8 million investment, in community organizations working to support children’s needs.

“I am honored to be elected as board chair of The Urban Child Institute,” said Jill Crocker. “Our organization’s support is critical to community organizations working to help improve the health and well-being of children. Our board is committed to upholding that mission.”

The Urban Child Institute
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Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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