The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (LPBC) is a privately-funded catalyst for Memphis and the Mid-South. A team of partner businesses, comprised of some of the largest and most influential employers in the world to mid-size and local firms, have come together to align resources and underwrite the cost of more than 150 events each year to enrich and engage leaders and collectively impact our community.
Since the organization's establishment in 2005, the LPBC has served the community by hosting business seminars and workshops, bringing in national guest speakers with our Signature Breakfast Series, hosting weekly executive lunches, and a variety of other events to provide valuable content and foster teamwork and collaboration among business, nonprofit, government, and education leaders. These events are underwritten by our corporate partners, so they are FREE for the community to attend.
We then provide easy, turnkey opportunities for organizations and individuals to become more engaged in the community and leverage our collective resources to make an impact through volunteer days, action projects, nonprofit tours, fundraising, and more. Recent examples include tutoring after school, mentoring, scrubbing graffiti off of buildings and bridges, washing the feet of over 2, 500 kids and providing them with new shoes and socks, picking up over 90, 000 pounds of trash from McKellar Lake and the Mississippi River, spearheading the Memphis Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial, creating and promoting the Power of the Dollar Campaign, launching a civic pride effort called "Memphis Rocks, " and hosting a Film Festival screening and telethon.
Overall, the LPBC interacts with over 50, 000 leaders in the Mid-South on a weekly basis and has received international recognition for its innovative approach to corporate philanthropy, for creating a new template for how businesses can come together to make a collective impact, bring a city together and allow citizens to become more engaged for FREE, and, in the process, weave giving back into every event and effort.
Melissa & Doug Pull-Along Zoo Animals
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