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Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

Birmingham Lights Receives International Award

LightRails, the 18th Street Birmingham Lights installation has been named a 2014 CODAawards winner. The light-art installation was one of ten international winners and was named best in the Transportation category. It is also featured on the cover of the awards digital magazine. The CODAawards are the annual international awards program of CODAworx, the online…

Community Foundation Receives National Recognition for Donor Satisfaction

Community Foundation Receives National Recognition for Donor Satisfaction

The Community Foundation is honored to be featured in a new report released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) as one of the top community foundations in the nation for donor satisfaction. The report, What Donors Value: How Community Foundations Can Increase Donor Satisfaction, Referrals, and Future Giving, comes as we celebrate the 100th…

Chris Nanni

Community Foundation Names New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce that Christopher Nanni has been named the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nanni, a veteran leader and passionate community advocate, comes to the Foundation with 25 years of significant philanthropic experience. He was most recently Vice President, Program for…

Tom Crawford presenting the
2013 Award for Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities for 2014 – 2015 School Year

Thanks to generous donors who want to offer a helping hand, the Community Foundation is announcing the 2014-2015 school year scholarship opportunities are now available for applications. For the 2013-14 school year, $354,000 was awarded to benefit 120 students, many from Birmingham City Schools. This makes more than $3.8 million total over the years to…

Bright Lights for the Big City

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, REV Birmingham and the City of Birmingham are pleased to announce funding has been secured for future downtown lighting projects – including 20th, 19th and 14th Street Underpasses. Each of the new light-art installations will have their own unique identity. They are scheduled to come online in early 2014….

Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region

“These six disruptive demographic trends highlight the multiple and complex ways the U.S. population is rapidly changing. The U.S. population is far different today in terms of geographical distribution, racial and ethnic composition, age mix, family types, and economic circumstance than it was a decade ago. There is little doubt that these ongoing changes will…

President & CEO Leadership Profile released

BoardWalk Consulting, the executive search firm working with the Community Foundation’s Presidential Search Committee, has today released the President & CEO Leadership Profile.  The profile summarizes the search mandate for the Foundation’s next President & CEO, who will succeed Kate Nielsen.  Nielsen, who has served in this capacity since 2000, is an 18-year veteran of the…

Four Spirits Monument Progresses as Anniversary Nears

Four Spirits Monument Progresses as Anniversary Nears

Denise McNair’s face takes shape carefully under the skilled hands of Elizabeth MacQueen, the Birmingham-born sculptor commissioned to creating the Four Spirits memorial. The monument, which will reside in Kelly Ingram Park, honors the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963, as well as two…