2022 Deborah Cunningham Access Awards

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, July 29th, 2022
6:00 PM CDT - 9:00 PM CDT

Location of Event (Web or City, State): 

On-site: Memphis, TN and Online: Web


Deborah Cunningham was the longtime Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL) and a national activist for disability rights. MCIL strives to continue the work that Deborah started through our Access Awards benefit. The purpose of this event is to educate the public regarding access barriers, while raising funds to support our advocacy efforts. We also honor the advocacy efforts of individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community which help to eliminate barriers or increase access for people with disabilities by presenting our annual Advocate of the Year award during the event. Like Deborah, each award winner exemplifies the qualities that she embodied throughout her lifetime, a commitment to help others, the belief that people with disabilities deserve equality, and the tenacity to advocate and fight for change to improve the lives of people with disabilities. #ada2022

Cost of Event: 

$50 per person, table $375 (8); Virtual attendance: $20

Registration Requirement: 


Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

Memphis Center for Independent Living


  • Architects/Contractors
  • Business
  • Employer
  • People with Disabilities
  • State and Local Government


  • ADA Anniversary