Community voices: make your voice count

At the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, we know that that when we come together as a community to listen and learn from each other, we have the power to impact our neighborhoods, communities and lives. Our mission, as a foundation for the community, is to be a vehicle to ignite passion for transformational change in our region. We believe that listening to the community has to be the foundation for this mission. Your voice can help us better understand what we should invest in to support transformational change for our region.

As we begin a strategic planning process to chart the next chapter of our work and investment in the community, and we would love to enlist your support. We want to invite you to be part of a conversation to discuss not only what’s great about our community, but also ways to make it even better — what is your vision for a more sustainable, just, safe, strong and vibrant community. This is an opportunity to gather around a table with friends, neighbors and maybe even a few new faces to share your ideas and thoughts about what we can do, working together to make this vision a reality. Every voice counts.

We will be hosting six Community Conversations across our region, please click on the links below to find out more:

Shelby County: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

South and Central Jefferson County: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

West Jefferson County: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

East Jefferson County: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

St. Clair County: Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Blount County: Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

If you are unable to attend one of these events, you can still make your voice count! Just visit our online survey to share your vision and perspective.

Make Your Voice Count Online Survey

The strategic planning process for the Community Foundation is being led by a Steering Committee of 18 community leaders in partnership with Clarus Consulting Group. Members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

Nicole Carpenter, Daniel Coleman, Gus Heard-Hughes, Judge Bill Hereford, Anthony Hood, Ginger Jefferson, Zhaundra Jones, Spencer Lacey, Chris Nanni, Ruffner Page, Isabel Rubio, Craig Stephens, Kathryn Strickland, Lora Terry, Larry Thornton, Joyce Vance, Anne Warren, Pastor Michael Wesley