Brent H. W. Blankenship ’01
Preston T. W. Blankenship ’03
The D. Eugene Thorn Society is composed of some of Memphis University School's most devoted friends and leaders. The Society recognizes its members for their generosity and provides them with opportunities to develop a closer relationship with the School. The Society is named for and honors D. Eugene Thorn, a dedicated teacher, mentor, and leader who served MUS for 37 years.
Gene Thorn began his 37-year tenure at Memphis University School in 1955 when the school was re-established and reopened. He served as counselor, friend, and role model to an entire generation of young men through his various positions as math teacher, coach, athletic director, Mathematics Department Chair, associate headmaster, and fourteen years as headmaster.Membership
Members of the Thorn Society set an outstanding example for others to follow through their generosity and school involvement. Members of the Society provide annual unrestricted gifts of $1,000* to $4,999. These leadership gifts make it possible for some of the best teachers in the nation to engage promising students in intellectual growth, moral development, and social responsibility. The gifts also provide essentials such as library books, faculty salaries, laboratory equipment, financial aid, and funds for student activities.
*Membership begins at $100 for alumni from classes 2005-2013 (Emerging Leaders).Leadership
Memphis University School invites you to become a member of the D. Eugene Thorn Society and become more involved with the school. You will receive periodic updates and news releases to keep you informed of the objectives, programs, events, and plans of the school, as well as invitations to participate in campus events and programs.
Your involvement in this leadership society will set the standard, indeed the direction, of the school's future. Furthermore, your association with the Thorn Society will serve to inspire others to commitment, to generosity, and to excellence.Levels
Headmaster's Circle - $3,500+
Sustainer - $3,000+
Benefactor - $2,500+
Patron - $1,500+
Member - $1,000+
Emerging Leaders* - $100+
*alumni from classes 2004-2012