Enhancing Our Community Thru Our Works AND Our Deeds

During the past 40 years, ANF Architects has focused on building two things: Great architecture and a great community.  As a locally owned small business, we believe we have a social responsibility to make Memphis a better place.

Employees are encouraged to jump in and make a difference, both as representatives of the firm and as individuals. Throughout the year we find many opportunities to volunteer both during and after work hours. Employees take pride in the fact that the firm cares about our community and that ANF is working hard to make it better and stronger.

Our clients can feel good about partnering with a firm that gives back.

Here are some of the highlights of our Community Enhancement Efforts in 2015: 

This Christmas ANF adopted a ‘flock of angels’ from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.  This program brings the “magic of Christmas” to local children and seniors in need. Holiday gifts such as bicycles, toys, winter coats, clothing, and special-needs items relieve family budgets too tight to allow for extras.  

Every member of the ANF team (all 23 of us) contributed & worked together to shop for 16 children (ages 11 months to 12 years old) and 4 senior citizens. This was such a beautiful way to spread Christmas cheer! 

If you are interested in adopting an angel this year, you can visit the Oak Court Mall, Wolfchase Galleria or Carrefour at Kirby Woods, thru Dec 12 to select your very own angel from the tree.  To learn more about the Angel Tree Program, visit

Another project this Christmas… ANF was asked by The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation to help lead the building of a Lego city for the patients at Le Bonheur. 

This will be an ongoing project in the lobby of the new Le Bonheur. The build kickoff was at the FedEx Forum on Saturday 11/28/15.   

So, yeah...we played legos with the Grizzlies...

This Thanksgiving: 

In honor of our clients and friends, ANF provided thru the Mid-South Food Bank: 

25 Turkey Dinners, 400 Meals, and 43 backpacks filled with nutritious food for children to take home over the weekend.

Year Round Efforts:

Memphis Regional Design Center (MRDC) – The MRDC was founded and has operated in the offices of ANF since its inception. MRDC‘s vision for the Memphis region is that it will be among the most livable in the country for all of its citizens. The mission is to increase vitality and economic stability by promoting excellence in urban design and planning. Bill Ferguson, partner at ANF Architects, is the current board chair. This year the MRDC established a University Based Design Center, a collaborative at The University of Memphis, thus enhancing the effectiveness of the group and increasing their ability to aid in urban planning & design that affects the community. To learn more about the MRDC visit

Sister Supply - Eli Cloud, our Business Development Manager, founded a charitable organization in March of 2015. Sister Supply provides menstrual products (pads, tampons & underwear) to women & girls in need. To date, the organization has raised over $10,000 and provided a monthly reprieve to more than 2,250 women. ANF Employees contributed over $1000 to help Eli launch Sister Supply. To learn more about Sister Supply visit 

Sharing our Offices:  

We have provided the location for a variety of civic organizations/meetings, events, receptions, nonprofit fundraisers, and a range of social and business gatherings including: 

  • The12th Annual Taste of Caribe, benefiting the International Children's Heart Foundation which raised over $20,000.00.  
  • Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services Spaytacular Gala/Fundraiser in September
  • Levitt Shell 
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital – Michael Ramirez Cocktail Reception 
  • Memphis Regional Design Center 
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church 175th Anniversary Party & Planning Sessions 
  • RiverArtsFest   

Charitable Donations:

ANF & ANF Employees have generously supported the following charitable organizations: 

  • ALS Foundation 
  • American Red Cross 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Memphis 
  • Coats for Kids 
  • Feed My Flock 
  • Levitt Shell
  • Horn Lake-Southaven Samaritans 
  • March of Dimes 
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research 
  • Mid-South Food Bank 
  • National MS Foundation 
  • RiverArtsFest 
  • Room in the Inn 
  • Salvation Army 
  • Saturday Supper at St. Luke’s Church 
  • Sister Supply 
  • St. Jude 
  • The Hospitality Hub 
  • Trinity Community Alliance Outreach 
  • Union Mission     

Giving our Time:  

While charitable donations have an immeasurable impact on our community, actions speak volumes as well. ANF Employees have volunteered their time this year to support the following organizations: 

  • Boy Scouts of America 
  • Community Alliance for the Homeless 
  • Hunters for the Hungry 
  • Immaculate Conception High School 
  • LeBonheur 
  • Lives Worth Saving 
  • Maria Montessori School 
  • Memphis Catholic High 
  • Memphis Grizzlies Foundation 
  • RiverArtsFest (lots of time!) 
  • Salvation Army 
  • Sister Supply 
  • Southaven Knights of Columbus 
  • St. Agnes Academy 
  • St. Louis Church 
  • Trinity Community Alliance 
  • Union Mission

This year we have opened our gallery to 32 local artists:

Anne Davey, Bob Eoff, Carol DeForest, Carol Sams, Carroll Todd, Connie Hendrix, Dolph Smith, Ephraim Urevbu, Fletcher Golden, Fred Rawlinson, George Hunt, Gwen English, Jack Kenner, Janice Albertine, Jeanne Seagle, Jimpsie Ayres, John Robinette, Lisa Tribo, Marc Rouillard, Mary Long, Mary Norman, Mary Reed, Matthew Hasty, Mike Coulson, Mollie Riggs, Murray Riss, Pam Hassler, Peggy McKnight, Roy Tamboli, Sally Hughes-Smith, Valerie Berlin, & Zeinu Mudeser  

The Memphis Daily News featured ANF in Memphis Business Community Shows Giving is 365 Days a Year

Posted by Stacee Zebb at 12:25 PM
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