With a giggle, 9-year-old Lindsey Dismuke of Germantown told a crowd of more than 300 of Memphis’ most generous people that “you can leave your donation for St. Jude at table three.”
The crowd roared. Lindsey and her older sister Madison, age 11, raised more than $220,000 last year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as they told corporate executives around America about their little brother, Ingram, 5, who is now in remission from a life threatening form of cancer.
As young Ingram cheered with his family on the front row at table 3, the Dismuke sisters accepted one of Memphis’ most prestigious honors, the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) presents the Crystal Awards Luncheon each year to honor those who give, lead and inspire philanthropic activity in the Memphis area.