Erin Stephenson of the Community Foundation is in Washington for a couple of days this week, joining with colleagues from other foundations to visit Alabama’s representatives in the U.S. Congress and Senate. The group has a great story to tell about the importance of philanthropy to our quality of life — not just in greater Birmingham but across the nation.
Erin will be sharing the stories of what we are doing to make life better in the greater Birmingham region, thanks to the gifts from so many people with a passion for our community. Also attending are representatives of the Wiregrass Foundation, the Eyesight Foundation and two important associations, the Southeastern Council of Foundations and our own Alabama Giving, the regional association of Alabama grantmakers.
Whether philanthropy comes in the form of individual donations, private foundations or community foundations, every contribution is so important as we work together with our government and with area businesses to meet the greatest needs of our communities and seize the best opportunities for solutions. Erin joins hundreds of others who are sharing the story of what what we do — together — to make our communities the best they can be.
Contact Erin to learn more about tax reform and other issues that may affect philanthropy in future legislative sessions.