Memphis philanthropist Helen “Honey” Scheidt dies

Whether or not she was helping provide the historical treasures of Egypt or the audio of the Metropolitan Opera to town, irrespective of whether she was advocating for libraries, museums or colleges, couple of arts, culture and educational establishments in the Mid-South ended up untouched by the generosity and enthusiasm of Helen “Honey” Scheidt. 

Scheidt died Sept. 11 at the age of 90. Her passing comes less than five months right after the demise of her husband, previous cotton government Rudi Scheidt

Together, the Scheidts were being the city’s accurate power pair when it came to philanthropy. For additional than 60 a long time they have been synonymous with initiatives to extend Memphis’ cultural and inventive natural environment.   

The Scheidts served on the board of just about each arts organization, aided develop area movies and donated tens of millions of dollars to the University of Memphis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis School of Art and Memphis Arts Pageant, among lots of others.