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Fund raiser , marketing professional

Kaye Irene Ferguson, American fund raiser, marketing professional. Recipient Outstanding Volunteer award March of Dimes, Bakersfield, 1974, Outstanding Service award American Lung Association, 1984.

Background

Ferguson, Kaye Irene was born on January 20, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Alfred Richard and Iris Francis (Kast) Collins.

Education

Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1958. Postgraduate, Memphis State University, 1975.

Career

Freelance writer, Detroit, 1958-1968. Educator Metropolitan Society for Blind, 1968-1969. Media buyer, copy writer John R. Chapman Company, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1969-1971.

Talk show host Station KERO-television, Bakersfield, California, 1971-1974. Creative director Lanigan, Inc., Memphis, 1974-1975, Merritt Mosby Advertising Agency, Memphis, 1975-1980. Vice president, creative director Myers/Ferguson Associates, 1980-1985.

Director tourism City of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1985-1986. Associate director Methodist Hospitals Foundation, 1986-1988. Vice president development Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, since 1988.

Regional director State Tennessee Department Tourism, Memphis, 1986-1987. Professional soprano soloist, various events, since 1958.

Membership

Board directors Memphis Symphony Chorus, 1983-1985, American Lung Association, 1983-1986. Board directors, past president Alliance for Blind and Visually Impaired, Memphis, 1985-1988. Member administrative board Germantown United Methodist Church, 1983-1988, music director 1980-1988, board directors since 1988.

Director music St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, since 1989. Board directors Rackham Symphony Choir, chair development committee. Member Memphis Advertising Federation (chairman various committees 1982-1986), National Association Female Executives, American Women in Radio and television (secretary 1972-1973), National Association Hospital Development, National Society Fund Raising Executives, Association Lutheran Development Executives, Methodist Fellowship of Musicians (secretary-treasurer 1986-1987), Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Delta Delta Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, painting, travel.

Connections

Married Stanley M. Ferguson, June 21, 1958 (divorced 1983). Children: Kelley Ann, Carrie Jane, Stanley M.

father:
Alfred Richard Collins

mother:
Iris Francis (Kast) Collins

spouse:
Stanley M. Ferguson

child:
Kelley Ann Ferguson

child:
Carrie Jane Ferguson

child:
Stanley M. Ferguson