Living Legends & Legacy Builders



The MFRW Torchbearers Club (MFRW‘s signature fundraiser) was created by MFRW Board action on March 25, 2000 to honor Evelyn McPhail – assuring her flame was kept alive; and to establish an alternate funding source for the programs/projects of MFRW. Emulating the great vision of former Republican National Committee Chairperson and Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Evelyn McPhail, of promoting the Mississippi Republican Party,  members of the Torchbearer Club gather in her memory to recommit to the vision and to enjoy networking opportunities at receptions or dinners at the MFRW meetings.


In 2021, after the sunset of the MFRW Torchbearers Club, Living Legends & Legacy Builders was born.  Living Legends & Legacy Builders are presented a pin upon membership to the beautiful “flame” pin that signifies their on-going commitment to the vision of “keeping the torch burning”.  If you would like to join Membership dues fo this exclusive club is $100 per year and will include a reception at an MFRW event.


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or you may pay here for instant membership.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to those who have faithfully supported the Evelyn McPhail Torchbearer’s Club throughout the years and the future of Living Legends & Legacy Builders.

 Past Award Recipients 

Brenda Wood            2002

Jeanne Luckey           2004

Nell Frisbie               2006

Cindy Phillips            2008

Rita Wray                  2010

Ruby Ainsworth         2012

Ellen Jernigan           2013

Kathy Henry            2015

Dana Stringer           2017

Nancy Frohn            2019