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MAKING THINGS BETTER IN MGM THE BIG GIVE

CELEBRATING MGM NONPROFITS


THE BIG GIVE 2021:

CAROL GUNTER CANCER WELLNESS FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

FRANCES MCGOWIN SERVICE DOGS ALABAMA

TOMMY MCKINNON THE BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION

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THOMAS RAINS THE JOHNSON INSTITUTE

MGM NONPROFIT DIRECTORS

NICE TO MEET YOU THERE’S NO “I” IN ANY NONPROFIT TEAM, BUT TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION, THERE MUST BE A LEADER. MONTGOMERY’S NONPROFITS ARE BLESSED WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND OTHERS IN TOP SPOTS WHO STEER THE SHIPS, GUIDE THE GIVING AND PROVE THAT COMPASSION AND CARE ARE BOUNTIFUL IN THE CAPITAL CITY. MEET A FEW OF THESE NONPROFIT HEADS HERE. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GRACE O’CONNOR

STACIA ROBINSON MONTGOMERY ROTARY CLUB

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JASON GARDNER KIWANIS CLUB OF MONTGOMERY PATRICK WOOD JACKSON HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

DONNA MARIETTA MONTGOMERY AREA COUNCIL ON AGING

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MGM NONPROFIT DIRECTORS

RON SIMMONS RIVER REGION UNITED WAY

JANNAH BAILEY CHILD PROTECT

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MGM NONPROFIT DIRECTORS

BETH ZAIONTZ TRIUMPH SERVICES

SUSAN SEGREST CENTRAL ALABAMA AGING CONSORTIUM

BILLY IRVIN FAITH RADIO, WLBF

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JOHN BOWMAN HOPE INSPIRED MINISTRIES


CHILDREN FIRST

NONPROFIT CHAMBER MEMBERS 21 Dreams Arts & Culture 21dreamsmgm.org

A+ Education Partnership

Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc. alabamacacs.org

aplusala.org

Alabama Nursing Home Association

A-KEEP (Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership)

anha.org

akeep.org

alabamaretail.org

AARP Alabama

Alabama River Region Ballet

aarp.org/al

riverregionballet.com

AGAPE

Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives

agapeforchildren.org

Alabama Association for Justice alabamajustice.org

Alabama Association of Independent Colleges & Universities aaicu.net

Alabama Association of Nonprofits alabamanonprofits.org

Alabama Association of Realtors alabamarealtors.com

Alabama Baseball Coaches Association

Alabama Retail Association

areapower.coop

Alabama Rural Water Association

MISSION: Children First is a non-profit,

alruralwater.com

non-partisan diverse group of statewide

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

leaders who serve as the driving force

asf.net

to shape public policy and enhance the

Alabama Sheriff’s Association alabamasheriffs.com

ascpa.org

Alabama State Bar

TRIUMPH SERVICES

alabar.org

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association

Alabama Technology Network

civilrightstourism.org

Alabama Dance Theatre alabamadancetheatre.com

Alabama High School Athletic Association ahsaa.com

Alabama Hospital Association alaha.org

Alabama Independent School Association aisaonline.org

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind aidb.org

334-604-1043

of Alabama through advocacy, awareness alabamachildrenfirst.com and accountability.

alabca.org

Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association

CONTACT US:

Alabama Society of CPA’s

Alabama Technology Foundation

bamabeef.org

quality of life for the children and families

atn.org

Alabama Tourism Department tourism.alabama.gov

Alabama Trucking Association alabamatrucking.org

Alabama Wildlife Federation, Inc. alabamawildlife.org

Alabama World Affairs Council alwac.org

Alzheimer’s Association alz.org

MISSION: Our mission is

American Cancer Society

twofold: to assist individuals in their

cancer.org

efforts to live independently and

American Heart Association heart.org/en/affiliates/alabama/ montgomery

to educate the public on the gifts and strengths of people who have developmental disabilities.

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CONTACT US: 205-581-1000 triumphservices.org


MGM NONPROFIT DIRECTORS

JENNY SAVAGE ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF AND BLIND

STEVE DUER AGAPE OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

MARIE WISE STYLES JR. LEAGUE MONTGOMERY CHARLES LEE THAT’S MY CHILD

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MARC WILLIAMS THE LEARNING TREE


American Red Cross of Central Alabama redcross.org

Baptist Health Care Foundation baptistfirst.org

MGM NONPROFIT DIRECTORS

Business Council of Alabama

datsmom.org

Capri Community Film Society, Inc. capritheatre.org

Catholic Social Services of Montgomery

centralalabamaaging.org

Central Alabama Community Foundation

dav.org

Eastern Hills Baptist Church ehbconline.com

Easterseals Central Alabama eastersealsca.org

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama edpa.org

Faith Crusade Montgomery Rescue Mission fcmrm.org

Central Alabama Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Faith Radio/WLBF

Central AlabamaWorks!

faithradio.org

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

centralalabamaworks.com

familyguidancecenter.org

Century Church

Family Sunshine Center

century.church

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama alabamachambers.org

Child Protect childprotect.org

Children First alabamachildrenfirst.com

Cloverdale Playhouse cloverdaleplayhouse.org

Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association, Inc. caria.org

GILBERT DARRINGTON HEALTH SERVICES INC.

Disabled American Veterans

cacfinfo.org

215stop.com

KATIE JETER CHILDREN FIRST

dexterkingmemorial.org/about/ legacy-center/

Camellia Bowl

Central Alabama Aging Consortium

VIC WILSON, ED.D. COUNCIL FOR LEADERS IN ALABAMA SCHOOLS

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center

Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move

cssalabama.org

JOY BLONDHEIM JOY TO LIFE

cosancadd.org

bcatoday.org

camelliabowl.com

GHANDI DANIELS THE WELLNESS COALITION

Council on Substance Abuse

COSA Hope Recovery Community Center cosancadd.org

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools clasleaders.org

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familysunshine.org

First Baptist Church montgomeryfbc.org

First United Methodist Church fumcmontgomery.org

Frazer United Methodist Church frazer.church

Freewill Missionary Baptist Church freewillbaptistchurch.org/

Gathering of Eagles Foundation goefoundation.org

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Inc. girlscoutssa.org

Gift of Life Foundation golfound.org


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HOPE INSPIRED MINISTRIES

Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama, Inc.

Medical Society of Montgomery County, Montgomery AFCEA

algoodwill.org

montgomerymedicine.org

Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association

Metropolitan United Methodist Church

gmhba.org

Health Services, Inc. healthservicesinc.org

Hispanic Outreach Leadership & Action (HOLA) holamontgomery.org

Home Builders Association of Alabama hbaa.org

Hope Inspired Ministries, Inc. hopeinspiredministries.org

Jackson Hospital Foundation

MISSION: Hope Inspired Ministries serves those who are chronically unemployed by preparing and equipping them to obtain, maintain and excel at employment.

334-649-4330 hopeinspiredministries.org

Joy To Life Foundation joytolife.org

mgmbikeclub.org

Montgomery Capital Rotary Club, Inc. montgomerycapitalrotary.org

Montgomery Chapter, Military Officers Association of America

Leadership Montgomery

macmoaa.org

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers lifesouth.org

M.A.C.E (Montgomery Adult Community Education mgmmace.com

Manufacture Alabama manufacturealabama.org

334-239-7434 thatsmychildmgm.org

Montgomery Bicycle Club

landmarksfoundation.com

libertylearning.org

poverty within our community.

montgomeryareafoodbank.org

montgomery100.org

Liberty Learning Foundation

hopelessness and generational

Montgomery Area Food Bank

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

leadingladiesoflegacy.org

CONTACT US:

macoa.org

Montgomery CARES-100 Black Men Connection

Leading Ladies of Legacy, Inc.

work-force development ending

Montgomery Area Council on Aging, Inc.

kiwanisone.org

leadershipmontgomery.org

To mentor the

mabca.org

mgmbaptists.org

Kiwanis Club of Montgomery

MISSION:

Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts

Jesus City Church

juniorleaguemontgomery.org

youth through arts, education and

alamls.com

Montgomery Baptist Association

Junior League of Montgomery

THAT’S MY CHILD

Montgomery Area Association of Realtors

jackson.org

JesusCityChurch.com

CONTACT US:

metromgm.org

Medical Association of the State of Alabama alamedical.org

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Montgomery Christian School montgomerychristianschool.org

Montgomery Education Foundation montgomeryed.org

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity, Inc. habitatmontal.org

Montgomery Humane Society montgomeryhumane.com

Montgomery Job Corps Center montgomery.jobcorps.gov

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THE BAPTIST HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

MISSION: The Baptist Health Care Foundation develops resources that

care, employee emergency

outreach, prevention and

benevolence and more.

education, in addition to patient navigation services that

WISH LIST: Montgomery

manage treatment plans and

Cancer Center and Baptist

foster a caring environment.

Health are bringing cancer

The Driving HOPE Mobile Unit

screenings and education

will also be available for more

Central Alabama.

where they’re needed most

than 150 annual Baptist Health

with the Montgomery Cancer

community events.

BACKGROUND: Since

Center’s Driving HOPE Mobile

support Baptist Health’s ministry in providing the best quality healthcare services and programs to the people of

1972, the Baptist Health Care Foundation has been the recipient of gifts that have assisted Baptist Health in providing comprehensive healthcare for the citizens of Central Alabama. Gifts received have also touched lives in other meaningful ways including scholarships, hospice

Cancer Screening Unit. Addressing the healthcare needs of residents in 12

HOW TO GIVE:

mostly rural counties, this

Visit baptistfoundation.org to

new 37-foot mobile unit

donate today and help bring

will provide underserved

HOPE to Central Alabama’s

CONTACT US:

communities with life-saving

residents with the least access

334-747-4567

cancer screening services.

to cancer education and

baptistfoundation.org

This state-of-the-art mobile

prevention resources.

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FAITH RADIO WLBF

Montgomery Rotary Club

Public Relations Council of Alabama-Montgomery Chapter

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

prcamontgomery.org

montgomerysymphony.org

Renascence, Inc.

Montgomery’s Downtown Business Association dbamontgomery.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. mda.org

NAMI Alabama NAMIAlabama.org

National Association of Social Workers - Alabama Chapter naswal.socialworkers.org

Nikki Mitchell Foundation nikkimitchellfoundation.org

Northview Christian Church Safe Harbor nccfamily.org

Parents Advocating Love and Support Consultants, LLC Pens Up Guns Down pensupgunsdown.org

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church pilgrimrestmbc.org

Pounds of Care/MOCA Family Services

MISSION: Faith Radio’s mission is to serve the Christian community and strengthen the local church and family unit as we provide spiritual encouragement and a personal challenge with a Christ-centered focus through Biblical teaching, relevant information and uplifting music to the Glory of God.

We have blessed many lonely, grieving and hurting people during this most extraordinary year.

rraaonline.org

River Region United Way riverregionunitedway.org

SAFY safy.org

Saint John’s AME Church saintjohnsame.com

Salvation Army salvationarmyalm.org/montgomery

School Superintendents of Alabama ssaonline.org

Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum thefitzgeraldmuseum.org

Serquest Service Dogs Alabama servicedogsalabama.org

Strong Foundation

GIVING BEYOND THE BANK ACCOUNT

WISHLIST:

Just as importantly, they also send their teams to lend a hand.

• Financial gifts to support our

A great example is found in the numerous businesses who

Christ-centered broadcasts

supply volunteers each week to help the Montgomery Area

• Special monetary donations to

Council on Aging package meals and deliver them to seniors

help update our technology

in the Meals On Wheels program. “MACOA is able to continue to provide life-sustaining services to seniors due, in part, to the strong relationships we have built with area businesses,”

been tremendously touched

334-271-8900

and their faith in Jesus Christ

faithradio.org

Helping unite our community

River Region Apartment Association

When businesses support nonprofits, they often send funds.

CONTACT US:

commercial-free programming.

rcmsouth.org

for our city, state, and country.

listeners whose lives have

strengthened through our

Resurrection Catholic Missions

and churches to pray together

BRAG LINES: The many testimonies of

halfway-home.net

said Development Coordinator Amy Dennis. Team members from MAX, for example, typically volunteer with the Meal Makers program twice a month or more. Volunteers spend time in the mornings packaging meals for seniors that will be picked up by route drivers for midday delivery. The MAX team also fills in on Meals On Wheels 12 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL


THE BIG GIVE 2021: MAKING THINGS BETTER IN MGM Sun Belt Conference sunbeltsports.org

That’s My Child thatsmychildmgm.org

The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc tsccenter.org

alegional.org

The University of Alabama System

The Arts Council of Montgomery

The Wellness Coalition

The American Legion

uasystem.ua.edu

artscouncilmontgomery.org

thewellnesscoalition.org

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama

Triumph Services, Inc.

tbfa.org

The Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama cancerwellnessfoundation.org

The Dannon Project

triumphservices.org

Tukabatchee Area Council/ Boy Scouts of America, Inc. tukabatcheebsa.org

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Al

dannonproject.org

United Methodist Children’s Home

The House of Serinity

umch.net

The Ivy Foundation of Montgomery, Inc.

Unity in the Community MGM

ivyfoundationmontgomery.org

The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute thejohnsoninstitute.org

The King’s Canvas thekingscanvas.org

The Learning Tree, Inc

AGAPE OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

Valiant Cross Academy valiantcross.org

WeCare Therapy Services Women of Refined Gold, Inc womenofrefinedgold.org

YMCA of Greater Montgomery ymcamontgomery.org

learning-tree.org

MISSION: As a ministry of

than we can serve. Won’t you

Jesus Christ, Agape’s mission

help us impact more children?

is that vulnerable children find permanency in safe, nurturing families.

BACKGROUND: Since 1978, Agape and the foster and adoptive parents who partner with us have ministered to vulnerable children and expectant mothers

UPCOMING EVENTS: Connecting Hearts Benefit Dinner – February 22, 2022 connectinghearts.org 12th Annual Run For A Mom 5K/10K/Family Fun Run May 7, 2022

runforamom.org

in crisis. routes when needed. “Our team members really like to get

BRAG LINES: Because of

out and help with the community,” said Carrie Rauch, MAX Director of Communications and Brand Engagement. “We’re committed to trying to do good work in our community and make it a better place.”

businesses and churches in the River Region, we have seen a 76 percent increase in the number of children served in

“We’re here to give back,” echoed Jamie Brown, MAX Vice President of Relationship Development. “I’m so thankful that my organization allows us to do that.”

the support of the individuals,

our foster care programs. There are still more children referred

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CONTACT US: 334-272-9466, agapeforchildren.org


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ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF AND BLIND

MISSION:

and sign language classes.

early intervention, counseling,

To prepare individuals to

AIDB Regional Centers are

interpreting, transportation

reach their limitless potential

places where miracles happen,

and other daily living and

by providing superior staff,

where students and clients

adjustment programs.

facilities, training and programs.

reach well beyond their

BACKGROUND:

American Sign Language Classes and educational programs are

expectations, and places where

• The Alabama Industries for

“What if?” becomes “I can.”

the Blind employs more than

The AIDB Montgomery Regional

UPCOMING EVENTS:

200 blind and deaf adults in a

scheduled throughout the year.

Visit aidb.org for dates.

Center is part of a statewide

BRAG LINES:

diverse manufacturing facility

network of regional centers

• AIDB’s Regional Centers offer

that produces a variety of items

that provide early intervention

a lifelong continuum of services

including paper goods, flight

to infants, toddlers and their

for people with hearing and

bags screen printing, mops and

families; services to school-age

vision loss – from infants and

all military neckties for the U.S.

children in local public schools;

toddlers to senior citizens.

Armed Forces.

from assistive technology and

• In homes and communities

• AIDB operates supply stores

transportation to independent

334-262-0824

across the state, AIDB

at military bases in Alabama and

living training, Braille instruction

aidb.org

provides services such as

Georgia.

and adult services that range

CONTACT US:

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RIVER REGION UNITED WAY

MISSION: The mission of River Region United Way is to improve lives and strengthen our communities by identifying needs and solving

A student’s ability to read at the

LEADERSHIP:

end of third grade is a strong

Ron Simmons, IOM, President and CEO

predictor of that child’s future success in school and the career opportunities awaiting them after

critical problems.

they graduate. Together, we can

BACKGROUND:

our children’s lives by prioritizing

Along with our ongoing work in health, education, financial stability and basic needs, River Region United Way is announcing a Bold Goal Initiative – a community-wide effort to increase reading proficiency levels across the River Region. Third-grade reading is a critical

change the trajectory of many of investments into and aligning the region’s collective educational efforts from birth toward a common goal and shared vision. It’s going to take all of us

Dr. W. Rhea Ingram, Chair of the Board of Directors Krystal Floyd, Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors Garrysa Caffey, Community Impact Council Chair Dr. Mike Williams, 2021 Campaign Chair

Proudly serving the following counties: Autauga Elmore Lowndes Macon Montgomery

– working together – to achieve this Bold Goal for our

Drew Moore, Allocations

communities!

Committee Chair

CONTACT US: To learn more or to join us,

academic benchmark that our

call 334-264-7318 or

communities cannot afford to

visit RRUW.org/BoldGoal

ignore.

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CANCER WELLNESS FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

MISSION:

BRAG LINES:

• Provided 1200-plus Chemo

To provide supportive services,

• In 2020, the Cancer

Comfort Bags to new patients.

educational services and

Wellness Foundation provided

• Provided free wigs to more

assistance to cancer patients

$21,921,765 in total

than a dozen patients.

Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Campaign -

throughout Central Alabama,

assistance with medications

• Purchased 2,184 bottles of

September

including those patients

through our Patient Advocacy

Ensure and Boost to assist with

who lack the resources

program.

nutrition needs.

necessary to otherwise receive

• $87,854 – Retail value of

• Provided 28 breast cancer

comprehensive healthcare.

Well-Card Program

patients with lymphedema

• $1,424,557 – Co-Pay

BACKGROUND:

compression products.

Assistance from foundations

• Winner of the Montgomery

The Cancer Wellness

• $20,409,353 – Free drug

Area Chamber of Commerce’s

Foundation was founded in

program through manufacturers

2020 MGM Impact Maker in the

1997 by three oncologists

• Provided 498 patients

Non-Profit Category.

who saw a need for support

with transportation assistance

of cancer patients and their

and 5,750 (unique) rides for

WISHLIST: Chemo Comfort

patients to the Cancer Center.

CONTACT US:

families once they received a

Care Bags (thermometers,

cancer diagnosis.

• Provided $106,884 in

334-273-2279

tissues, crossword puzzles,

transportation assistance,

cancerwellnessfoundation.org

hard candy, socks, blankets,

including gas vouchers.

chap stick, lotion)

.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Beat the Odds Casino Night & Drawdown – October 21

Holidays of Hope December


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CHILD PROTECT

MISSION: The mission of

Child Protect saw a 42-percent

Child Protect is to interview,

increase in the number of

counsel, and be an advocate

forensic interviews and an

So, despite some of the saddest

for children when there are

83-percent increase in the

cases that we have dealt with

allegations of abuse.

number of counseling clients

over the past year, we are

in comparison to the previous

grateful to have had the chance

year. Our agency saw more

to step back and re-examine

In March 2020 when the

children who had witnessed

our own mental health and take

COVID-19 Pandemic started

domestic violence and other

care of ourselves. In doing so,

shutting down our country, it

traumatic events than ever

we are now able to continue

affected us all in one way or

before.

to provide those much-needed

BRAG LINES:

another. As adults, most of us

for ourselves.

services to the least of these in

we were able to adapt and find

Throughout these challenging

a way to continue business

times, Child Protect also

not as usual, but as the “new”

witnessed an overwhelming

normal. The children in our

amount of support from the

community faced challenges

community of these children we

that left them more vulnerable.

serve. We, in turn, were able to

Not only were they missing the

serve the increased number of

academics and socialization

child abuse victims and look at

that school offers, they were

our own self-care. We realized

Barrel of Blues -

also put more at risk for being

that we couldn’t continue caring

Thursday, April 28, 2022

victims of abuse.

for the children if we didn’t care

our community.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Swingin’ Fore Kids Golf Tournament at RTJ Capitol Hill Friday, October 29

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WISHLIST: Financial donations of any size help Child Protect with the day-to-day operations and extra items that a child(ren) may need.

Additionally: • Walmart, Sam’s, Costco,

Target and gas cards • Copy paper • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Individually packaged snacks • Bottled water • Box drinks • Colors and coloring books • Journals

CONTACT US: 334-262-1220 childprotect.org


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COUNCIL FOR LEADERS IN ALABAMA SCHOOLS

professional organization for

day to help improve K-12

school leaders in Alabama.

public education by providing

With 12 affiliates, CLAS offers

exemplary services for

a professional organization

administrators. CLAS serves 12

for every type of school

different affiliate organizations

of public education.

administrator.

representing each type of

BRAG LINES:

BACKGROUND:

public schools and school

Since 1969, the Council for

systems.

MISSION: The mission of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools is to coordinate and facilitate the resources of all members for the advancement

• CLAS is the only Alabama association founded by administrators for administrators.

• We provide professional learning, legal services, communications, advocacy, networking, and rewards/ recognition programs for over 4,000 members statewide.

• CLAS is the premier

administrator in Alabama’s

Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) has focused on children, while providing high-quality

WISHLIST: Join our

professional learning and

Corporate Partnership program

other needs for schools and

to gain valuable access to

school system administrators.

the education community

CONTACT US:

As Alabama’s premier school

through events, networking

800-239-3616

leader organization, CLAS

opportunities and specially

334-265-3610

represents more than 4,000

designed sponsorship

clasleaders.org

members. We work every

programs.

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JACKSON HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

MISSION: For more than four

members of our community,”

progress and celebrate the

decades, The Jackson Hospital

we continue to grow with the

results of a healthier life and

Foundation’s mission has been to

opening of the Jackson Wellness

lifestyle. We provide adults of

serve as an instrument to assist,

Center in the building previously

varying fitness levels a method

advance and strengthen Jackson

occupied by Metro Fitness.

of achieving optimal health

Hospital in its ministry of healing;

through individualized fitness

UPCOMING EVENTS: Blasting Through P.A.D. Clay Shoot at Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club - October 29 Montgomery Mustache Run - November

in its service as a health center

The Jackson Wellness Center

programs, personal training and

for its community; in its provision

is the only wellness center in

tailored fitness plans designed

of the best education possible

the area backed by hospital and

to the fitness goal prescribed by

for students in the various health

clinic resources that provides

their Jackson Hospital & Clinic

fields; and in all related health

community membership

provider. And with one medical

and humanitarian endeavors.

focused on an individual’s

record, your provider can monitor

whole health and wellness

your fitness progress.

Swinging Fore Healthcare Golf event at Wynlakes Country Club August 2022

NEWS: Over the years,

and incorporates outpatient

Midtown Gets Haute at Wynlakes Country Club May 2022

philanthropic dollars raised by

services supporting those health

Through cardiovascular exercise,

the Foundation have helped

goals of individuals and their

strength training and specialty

fund numerous projects at the

referring physician. Members

classes, members can increase

CONTACT US:

hospital. This year, following

and patients of the facility will

productivity, manage chronic

334-293-6940

Jackson Hospital’s mission of

be inspired to understand their

conditions and improve general

jackson.org/foundation

“improving the health of all

wellness goals, track their

health.

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THE WELLNESS COALITION

MISSION: To provide health

BRAG LINES:

WISHLIST:

and wellness programs to

• Established the River Region’s

The Wellness Coalition is looking

businesses and residents in

first CDC-recognized Diabetes

for businesses in Montgomery,

Montgomery, Macon, Lowndes,

Prevention Program, “Change

Macon, Lowndes, Autauga

Elmore and Autauga counties.

Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life”

and Elmore counties who are

BACKGROUND:

(CYL2), in partnership with the

interested in:

Black Women’s Health Imperative,

• Providing our CDC-recognized

The Wellness Coalition was

and helped 70 percent of program

wellness program to employees

established when a group of

participants meet or exceed the

as a benefit. Diabetes imposes

healthcare providers came

program goal of losing 5-7 percent

a significant economic burden

together to work on improving

of their body weight.

on employers, particularly when

healthcare for persons with chronic

• Spearheaded AstraZeneca

including productivity costs.

diseases and little or no health

HealthCare Foundation’s

• Assistance and guidance in

insurance. Our Board Member

Connections for Cardiovascular

creating lactation breaks and

Organizations include the major

HealthSM HeartLink program.

spaces for your employees.

“safety net” healthcare providers—

• Developed a COVID street team

CONTACT US:

those serving underserved

to go door-to-door to educate

334-293-6502

persons in five counties of

residents and dispel myths about

thewellnesscoalition.org

Alabama’s River Region.

COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.

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CENTRAL ALABAMA AGING CONSORTIUM

SERVICE DOGS ALABAMA

“I thought my life was over. Getting Toby from Service Dogs Alabama restored my hope and gave me my life back.” - Darrell (Army veteran) with Toby (service dog for seizures and PTSD)

“Having Popcorn in school every day has changed the whole dynamic of the school. Her interventions allow students to focus longer to better participate in class. Test scores can go up 10 percent with her influence!” - Brandi, Handler of Popcorn at Wetumpka Elementary

MISSION: To develop,

BRAG LINES:

coordinate and support services

CAAC was recently notified

in the communities in our

that the Administration for

service area that promote an

Community Living has awarded

active and independent lifestyle

the agency a $987,743 grant

where those we serve can live

for an Alzheimer’s Disease

and thrive.

Initiative program. Stay tuned for new services we will be

BACKGROUND: CAAC

providing under this grant to

is the Area Agency on Aging

individuals with dementia and

for Autauga, Elmore and

their caregivers.

Montgomery counties. The agency was formed in 1975

CAAC continues to provide a

and is part of a statewide aging

variety of services to the elderly

network that provides a variety

and disabled. Contact us to see

of home and community-based

how we can help you.

MISSION: Service Dogs Alabama (SDA) is dedicated to providing medical and psychological assistance dogs to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities, as well as Facility Intervention Dogs for

training in Madison County; created a prison-based dog training initiative consisting of 70 inmates; and implemented a School Dog program. SDA is certified by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), the

schools and courtrooms.

world-wide authority that sets

BACKGROUND: SDA was

and placing service and facility

founded in 2010 as K-9 4 Kids and received their independent 501(c)(3) in March 2015. SDA has developed a state-of-the-

services to the elderly and disabled in our service area.

the gold standards for training intervention dogs. More than 80 dogs have been placed with qualified individuals/facilities throughout Alabama.

art training complex (Guice

CONTACT US: 334-240-4680 centralalabamaaging.org

Slawson Training Complex);

CONTACT US:

built an additional kennel

334-676-3733

facility to complete finishing

servicedogsalabama.org

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THE BIG GIVE 2021: MAKING THINGS BETTER IN MGM

THE JOHNSON INSTITUTE

MONTGOMERY AREA COUNCIL ON AGING

OUR WORK: Inspired by

MISSION: The Montgomery

WISHLIST: MACOA is

Montgomery’s U.S. Civil Rights

Area Council On Aging

always in need of volunteers

Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and

Trail sites. Last summer the

assists senior citizens by

to deliver meals to seniors!

his loyalty to the United States

Institute kicked off its Scholars

providing services to promote

Consider having your business,

Constitution, the Institute fosters

program, hosting workshops

independent living, by offering

church or organization involved

knowledge of the Constitution,

on civics education to teach

opportunities to enhance

by becoming a Corporate

the independent judicial system

about the U.S. Constitution

quality of life, and by increasing

Route Partner. Corporate Route

it created and our ongoing

and the judiciary. The Institute

community awareness of senior

Partners commit to deliver

pursuit of a more perfect union.

is recording oral histories

issues.

meals at least twice a month.

BRAG LINES: Since its founding in 2019 by admirers

of people who knew Judge

BRAG LINES: In June

to the community and promote

landmark Constitutional rulings.

of 2021, MACOA began a

team building. Please reach out

new Meals on Wheels route,

to MACOA if you are interested

The Northern Route, serving

in volunteering. We would love

meals to 12 seniors in North

to partner with you, ensuring

Montgomery. Meals on Wheels

that no senior goes hungry.

of Judge Frank Johnson, the Institute has helped

This is a great way to give back

Johnson or were affected by his

arrange and host more than

CONTACT US:

1,000 visitors in the historic

Visit thejohnsoninstitute.org

Frank Johnson Courthouse

to learn more, support us

and “America’s Courtroom”

and schedule a tour to see

in downtown Montgomery.

where some of the country’s

The courthouse is one of

most significant Civil Rights

now serves 416 homebound seniors a hot, nutritious meal every weekday.

court cases were decided.

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CONTACT US: 334-263-0532 macoa.org


KIWANIS CLUB OF MONTGOMERY

THE LEARNING TREE

MISSION: The mission is

Today, more than 700 children

to provide a warm and loving

and families are served each

environment with individualized,

year from across Alabama.

empirically validated services

Expanded services now also

and supports for children with

provide Preschool services,

significant educational, medical

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

and behavioral challenges,

Clinics, and Consultation and

helping them develop and

Outreach Services.

maintain a quality of life expected by non-disabled

UPCOMING EVENTS:

members of their family and community.

8th Annual “Angling for Autism” Bass Fishing Tournament at Wind Creek

BACKGROUND: The

State Park on October 9.

Learning Tree was founded in 1983 to provide educational

CONTACT US:

and residential services for

334-252-0025

children and adolescents with

learning-tree.org

developmental disabilities,

sweldon@learning-tree.org

MISSION: Kiwanis is a global

is to raise money for nonprofit

organization of volunteers

agencies that support children

dedicated to improving the

in need in the River Region

world one child and one

area. Since 1955, the Fair has

community at a time.

helped the Kiwanis Club give more than $9.5 million to these

BACKGROUND:

agencies. In 2021, the Club was

The Kiwanis Club of

able to donate $235,000 to the

Montgomery was founded in

children in the River Region.

1919 and has helped improve the lives of countless children

UPCOMING EVENTS:

in the River Region area. With

Please join us for the Alabama National Fair October 8-17, 2021, at Garrett Coliseum.

more than 200 members, the Club is one of the largest Kiwanis clubs in the world. The Alabama National Fair was founded as its signature

CONTACT US:

fundraiser in 1954, and while

334-260-7996

the Fair provides area families with fun, its primary purpose

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