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Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Ribbon Cutting on March 8

Civil Rights Trail Extension Expands Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Join our own Gus Heard-Hughes, the Freshwater Land Trust and the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System as they host a ribbon cutting ceremony with the City of Birmingham to unveil an extension of the Civil Rights Trail from downtown Birmingham and includes…

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….

Lighting Up the Holidays

Lighting Up the Holidays

The Community Foundation and Rev Birmingham are brightening up the dreary weather tonight with some holiday cheer! We launched the 18th Street LightRails installation five months ago and it’s been a great asset for the City Center. Before he left this summer our artist, Bill Fitzgibbons, told us he’d given as a little bonus –…

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A Healthier Birmingham, Health Action Partnership Annual Meeting

An overview of health and health equity in Jefferson County – the challenges we face, progress we have made, and emerging collaborative efforts – was the focus of the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership annual meeting that was held today at the Southern Museum of Flight. More than 140 community partners were on hand to…

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

A new national study conducted by the U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and The Philanthropic Initiative uncovers some important facts about high-net-worth individuals, their professional advisors and conversations about philanthropy. Here are out top five takeaways: 1. Discussing philanthropic goals with your clients is a win-win for both sides. Nearly one-third of…

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

When a Birmingham couple recently decided to convert from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, they also took the opportunity to offset the income recognition by opening a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. By donating appreciated stock to establish a fund, this couple achieved their estate planning objectives while also putting structure…