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Bright Lights for the Big City

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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….  Read More

Disruptive Demographics: The Presentation

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Thanks to all who joined us on Tuesday, November 19 to hear the dynamic presentation by Dr. Jim Johnson. Dr. Johnson touched on a number of trends that raised our awareness and understanding of the ongoing demographic changes that our country, region, and county are experiencing, and offered ideas for leveraging them into a future…  Read More

Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

“These six disruptive demographic trends highlight the multiple and complex ways the U.S. population is rapidly changing. The U.S. population is far different today in terms of geographical distribution, racial and ethnic composition, age mix, family types, and economic circumstance than it was a decade ago. There is little doubt that these ongoing changes will…  Read More

Keeping Home A Sweet Home For Seniors

Friday, November 1st, 2013

For seniors, basic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and paying bills can be difficult. These acts can be even more challenging for those who don’t have family nearby or can’t afford home healthcare services. For some, the need is so great that they are on the verge of failing regularly required HUD inspections and are…  Read More

What Your Clients Really Want to Talk About

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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…  Read More

Roth IRA Conversation Prompts Charitable Giving

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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…  Read More

Remy Fund Provides Grants to Ten Local Animal Related Charities

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services, in its third year of grant making, announced a record $30,000 in grants awarded to ten companion animal focused non-profit organizations serving the Birmingham area. Grantees this year included agencies like MommaKat Rescue, a service that provides spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as support…  Read More

Medical students give back to our community

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Equal Access Birmingham offers a free community health screening this Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3:30 at the Church of the Reconciler.

Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery: How We Can Help

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

How you can help with the tornado recovery in Oklahoma City.

Diggin’ the Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail system!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Birmingham Mayor William Bell welcomes Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration to historic ground breaking the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail system