Philip Morris cares about good design and its power to shape communities and build vital connections. He has written about design for many publications, including Southern Living, where he retired as editor-at-large for Southern Progress Corp. He also has given his time, his talent and his charitable dollars to support the importance of design through Operation New Birmingham, Railroad Park and Vulcan Park — and now, through a Community Catalyst Fund at the Community Foundation.
“I am very convinced that design is critical to changing a lot of things, and this belief is the basis for all my giving both of money and time,” said Morris, retired as editor-at-large for Southern Progress Corp. With Community Catalyst Funds, he found a way to support a shared vision that could support a transformational project
In 2011, he used proceeds from his IRA to establish a Community Catalyst Fund and make a personal commitment to projects supported by this new resource. He also has been part of the committee working through the development phase of the first investment in Prize2theFuture.
“I appreciate the different kind of dynamic in Community Catalyst Funds, where donors put their thoughts to the possibilities of shaping individual efforts into something more effective,” Morris said.
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