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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…

Women’s Breast Health Fund Announces 2013 Grantees

The Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has selected three projects for funding as a result of the 2013-2014 grant cycle. The projects each support holistic breast cancer care for women and their loved ones in the Community Foundation’s 5-county service area. This week, leaders of these new projects came…