Sha’Quille Fuller
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Photographer, Father, Future PhD: Sha’Quille Fuller’s S.O. What! Success Story

Just when I thought I wore a lot of hats, I met someone who wears a few more and maybe bigger hats. Yet he still made time to volunteer one of his many talents to the fundraiser I created for the S.O. What! Foundation. Which is how I met…
Margaret Rhodes
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Margaret Rhodes’ S.O. What! Success Story

It’s interesting when the first time you meet someone is at your own house. That’s where I met Margaret Rhodes when she came to support a fundraising idea I was trying out at my house. Since then that fundraiser has become a big annual…
Len Hostetter
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From Custom Suits to College Hoodies: Len Hostetter’s S.O. What! Success Story

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be able to call my boss’s boss’s boss my true friend. He was my VP at FedEx with a manager and a director in between us. But after I published my memoir, he heard about it and…
Deandre Brown
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Prisoner to Pastor, DeAndre Brown’s S.O. What! Success Story

Several years ago I was asked to join the board of directors for a new non-profit charter school that wanted to come to Memphis, Pathways in Education. We had a small board of only three, and when one of our board members had to leave the board…
Joann Massey
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Joann Massey’s S.O. What! Success Story

People don’t have to support you.  That was very apparent to me as a young mother and even more apparent when it really got tough raising a teenager. But it also became painfully apparent when I became an entrepreneur. Then, someone,…
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5 Lessons from Appearing on CNN HLN

After publishing my first book, I was shocked when I checked my Facebook inbox and had a message from CNN's HLN. It was 11:00am, and they wanted me to do an interview at 4:00pm...via Skype. I called the contact in my inbox and excitedly agreed…
Andy Dolich
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Andy Dolich’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I landed my first job out of college. It was with the Memphis Grizzlies in their inaugural season in Memphis. It was actually 20 years ago. But I remember so many details very vividly including…
Hannah Marcom
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Hannah Marcom’s S.O. What! Success Story

How well do you remember high school? What about the people in high school including the ones that weren’t necessarily your friends? Well, I knew, and remember Hanna Marcom probably because she was on the basketball team, and she was “different”.…
Staci Franklin
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Breast Cancer Survivor Staci Franklin’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was looking up to this (from my perspective) super experienced woman who had just been hired to work in Community Investments at the Memphis Grizzlies. I was 21, and she was only in her very early…