Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Announces Adele Hixon-Day as New Director of Development

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the hiring of Adele Hixon-Day as the new Director of Development. Hixon-Day brings more than ten years of fundraising experience to the Conservancy.  In her new role, she will plan and implement a comprehensive $2 million annual fundraising program that includes corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, major gifts and capital campaigns.

“Adele joins our team at an exciting time.  She will play an integral part in the Park’s continued growth,” says Jen Andrews, Executive Director, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.  “The Park has never been better, but the need for support has never been greater. We’re confident Adele’s experience partnered with her vision will take our development efforts to the next level.”

Specializing in major gifts, capital campaigns, strategic planning and donor development, Hixon-Day raised over $500,000 in major gifts annually as Director of

Development for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing.

“Shelby Farms Park has always been one of my favorite parts of Memphis. I am honored to be a part of something that touches everyone in Memphis and does so much to enhance our community,” says Hixon-Day

Hixon-Day received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration and Policy and CFRE Certification.

She is married to Jeremy Day and together they have four children; Mckayla, Mckenna, Truett, and Madeline.  

ABOUT SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY (SFPC): Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is working to help Shelby Farms Park reach its potential as a celebrated urban park that defines and shapes a great city. SFPC manages and operates the 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park and 10.65 miles of Shelby Farms Greenline. Each year, SFPC privately raises more than $2 million to keep the Park and Greenline clean, green and safe.

ABOUT SHELBY FARMS PARK: At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the largest urban parks in the country.  With a visionary master plan designed by James Corner Field Operations, it's poised to become one of the best.  


Today, the Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, dozens of lakes and ponds, the internationally recognized and sustainably designed Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, the FedEx Event Center, Kitchen Bistro and Kitchenette, water play splash pad, outdoor event stage overlooking an 80-acre lake, a treetop adventure course and more.   



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