Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years.

He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed to ongoing organizational effectiveness and client impact.


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Teresa Morris (center), District Manager at Wells Fargo presented Memphis Habitat Executive Director Dwayne Spencer and Pat Lichterman-Bates, Memphis Habitat Board Member, with a check for $125,000 to support Habitat’s rehab/repair work in Uptown.
Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.

Spencer has extensive experience working with a wide range of community constituencies to create strategic partnerships and impactful collaborations.

HFH Memphis InfographicSpencer is currently enrolled at The University of Memphis working toward a master’s in public administration.

He was named Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee’s first-ever Leader of the Year in 2011 for his efforts to grow the Memphis affiliate, open a successful ReStore and expand Memphis Habitat’s mission to include Neighborhood Revitalization.

OrYVdfeJo8LZbk6xagMDwEQBsi4zet_dRYlp7Um6LHMJimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Plains, Georgia – 2014.
Photo: Habitat for Humanity International.

Spencer currently serves on the Habitat for Humanity Tennessee Board of Directors and Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S. Affiliate Council.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by creating sustainable, affordable homeownership opportunities for local families in need; providing critical home repairs to low-income homeowners; and completing mobility and accessibility modifications for low-income seniors.

7_img_4129_croppedDwayne Spencer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis;
Colleen Dudley, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee;
and Bill Stemmler, vice president and branch manager, Iberia Bank.
Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.

Since its founding in 1983, Memphis Habitat has served more than 445 families in the Memphis area via our home buying program, completed 80-plus critical repair projects in the Uptown neighborhood of Memphis and funded the construction of 64 homes abroad.

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For more information, call 901-761-4771, visit www.MemphisHabitat.com or follow Memphis Habitat on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than five million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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