Thomas W. Briggs Foundation

The Briggs Foundation welcomes its new Executive Director Donna Nash. Donna has worked in the Memphis nonprofit sector for over thirty years as a volunteer, board member, advocate and staff member. She looks forward to being a part of the good work of the foundation.


The Thomas W. Briggs Foundation is dedicated to Memphis area arts, civic, education, social service and youth organizations whose initiatives and programs:

  • Have broad and transformative impact on the city of Memphis and its constituencies
  • Elevate educational achievement and socioeconomic advancement and promote pride in the Memphis community
  • Are consistent with the role of its heritage organization, Welcome Wagon, in making all individuals feel welcome and encouraging them to be neighborly