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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…

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…

National Farmer's Market Week kicks off

National Farmer’s Market Week kicks off

From Pepper Place to Pell City, from Columbiana to Center Point, the USDA’s National Farmer’s Market Directory shows that our region is home to nearly thirty registered farmer’s markets.  The announcement of this new market directory coincides with the USDA’s National Farmer’s Market Week, which started August 4 and runs through August 10, 2013.  In…

President & CEO search update

As announced previously, Foundation President & CEO Kate Nielsen will retire at the end of 2013.  Upon recommendation of the presidential search committee, chaired by Kathryn Miree, the Foundation’s board has retained BoardWalk Consulting as its search partner.  BoardWalk specializes in nonprofit and foundation CEO searches and has served clients in some 27 states from…