Wendy Sumner-Winter 
Senior Director of External Affairs & Donor Relations 
(901) 321-3271 

Community Partnerships

CBU Community Engagement

Just as CBU prepares future leaders to engage in meaningful service, so too are we deeply committed to partnering with organizations who are working to improve the Memphis community. The Office of Marketing and Communications, as a division of the Office of Advancement, serves as a bridge between CBU and local communities, emphasizing partnerships that value and respect the assets and diversity of both.

Strategic Mission

  •  To increase brand awareness of CBU, emphasizing the University's long-standing presence in and commitment to the community. 
  •  To make explicit the University's importance to the stability and growth of the Memphis community.
  • To actively improve the quality of life throughout our community.
  • To build collaborative relationships between CBU and the community, promoting civic engagement, fostering community health and well-being, and enhancing the environment for education, research, and employment at CBU.
Recent Partnerships

CBU is very pleased to partner with nonprofits throughout the Memphis area to sponsor events. Click through the slide show to view a few of our community partners.