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2015 ANNUAL REPORT Finding Needs. Funding Change.


BRENDA’S CASE MANAGER REPORTED DRASTIC IMPROVEMENTS WITH BOTH HER FAMILY LIFE AND DEMEANOR.

BRENDA Brenda knows her journey to becoming a nurse at a nursing home is uphill, but she takes it one step at a time. When she found MY HOME, a Salvation Army program funded by The Women’s Fund, she was moving out of the shelter system, showed signs of depression, and lost her driver’s license due to outstanding fines. It was anything but an ideal situation for her and her two young children. After counseling and legal services, Brenda’s fines were cleared and she passed her driver’s license exam. Her case manager also reported drastic improvements with both her family life and demeanor. Now, Brenda is well on her way to becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

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CANDICE OPENED A SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND RECENTLY ACCEPTED A PROMOTION.

CANDICE Candice knew firsthand the importance of quality early childcare, but she couldn’t always pay the $250 per month for her fouryear- old son Trevor to attend. When she couldn’t afford it, she would miss work to stay home with him. Over time, Candice’s repeated absences put her at risk for losing her job. Fortunately, Candice connected with Forever Home, a First Light, Inc. program funded by The Women’s Fund. A social worker helped place Trevor in a Jefferson County Head Start class where he was able to play with older children and develop social skills. His academic skills are blossoming and he is maturing faster than at his previous daycare. Because Candice’s work attendance has improved drastically, she was able to open a savings account and has recently accepted a promotion.

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PRESID EN T ’ S WE LCO M E

I M AG I N E T H AT YO U A R E S T U C K A N D D E S P E R AT E . T H E R E ’ S N O WAY TO S TAY A F LO AT.

You’re a 21-year-old single mother of two, working at a fast food restaurant and earning less than $20,000 per year. That’s hardly enough money to pay the rent, put food on the table and cover basic childcare. Then your car breaks down and you have no savings to get it fixed. All of a sudden, keeping your job is out of the question and you can no longer afford daycare. This is not fiction. This is reality. It is happening to thousands of single mothers in our area every single day. But your investment in The Women’s Fund helps write a different kind of story for many moms. Your generous support gives low-income moms and their families a chance to achieve long-term success instead of facing one shortterm emergency after another. Through our nationally recognized initiative, Collaboration Institute, The Women’s Fund is bringing agencies together,often for the first time, to provide the skills, education, childcare, and life coaching essential for women to succeed. We’re focusing on both generations at the same time. Because of this pioneering work of The Women’s Fund, lowincome single mothers and their children now have a choice and a chance. 4 | AN N UAL RE PORT 2015


2016 marks The Women’s Fund’s 20th anniversary. For twenty years, supporters like you believed in a stronger voice for women and girls. In the past five years, since becoming an independent nonprofit, 5,534 women and 3,384 of their children have benefitted from programs of The Women’s Fund. Our vision for the future is even bolder. By 2020, with your help, 12,000 women and their children will be on their way to financial independence via two-generation programs. That’s ten percent of all women and children living in poverty in Birmingham. You can make this vision possible! Join with us as together we create a community of hope and opportunity for all women in Greater Birmingham. Sincerely,

Lisa Engel 2015 Board Chair

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“MY CHILDREN SAW MOMMY GO TO SCHOOL AND IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM. WE WERE ALL GOING TO SCHOOL.”

MONIQUE “There were times when I doubted myself,” says Monique, a participant in Prescription for Success, a program funded by The Women’s Fund as part of our Families Forward initiative that gave her the training she needed to become a pharmacy technician. “But everyone around me, especially my career counselor, was so encouraging. They would not let me give up.” Monique is the single mother of two small children, Shaniyah and B.J. Prior to enrolling, Monique worked part time at Target and lived in her car for a time. When she heard about the opportunity, she signed up right away. While she was in class or studying, her kids were in educational childcare just down the hall. “[The Women’s Fund] got me back on track in my life,” Monique said. “I was able to get a steady job and a stable home. My children saw mommy go to school and it meant a lot for them. We were all going to school. They were excited about all of us getting to learn.” Monique graduated at the top of her class and now works as a pharmaceutical technician at Walgreens. She starts nursing school at Jefferson State Community College this fall. 6 | AN N UAL RE PORT 2015


OVERV IEW

O U R M I SS I O N : The Women’s Fund inspires women to use their philanthropic power to create positive change for women and their children through collaboration, grantmaking, and advocacy.

OUR VISION: Moving women beyond poverty.

OUR REGION: B LO U N T

WA L K E R S T. C L A I R JEFFERSON SHELBY

*

44% O F F E M A L E - H E A D E D H O U S E H O L D S W I T H C H I L D R E N L I V E I N P O V E R T Y I N G R E AT E R B I R M I N G H A M . FO R A M O M A N D T W O K I D S , T H AT M E A N S A N I N C O M E O F $20,160 O R L E S S .

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“I’M SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE MY DEGREE IN THE FALL.”

K AT R I N A “The jobs that are available without an advanced degree pay low wages that weren’t enough to provide for my family of two. I took low wage jobs because I didn’t have a college degree. I started college at UAB in the 1980s and dropped out when my father became ill. In 2011 I went back to school for two and half years at Jefferson State and then transferred to UAB to work toward a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I’m scheduled to receive my degree in fall 2016.” - Katrina, a mother of a student at Cornerstone Schools. With The Women’s Fund’s tuition assistance for her child at Cornerstone, she was able to pay for her bachelor’s degree.

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O U R I M PACT : In Greater Birmingham, 44% of female-headed families live below the poverty line. We provide women with the supports needed to move into higher wage jobs with benefits. THANKS TO YOU AND OUR PARTNERS, THE WOMEN’S FUND INVESTED IN WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN VIA OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES IN THE AMOUNT OF:

$

352,000

THIS INVESTMENT SERVED

258

WOMEN AND

469

OF THEIR CHILDREN

I N 2015, W IT H YOU R SU P P O R T:

108

WOMEN ENROLLED IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

153

OF THEIR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

67

WOMEN SECURED NEW EMPLOYMENT OR EARNED A PROMOTION

104

WOMEN OPENED SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, SAVING A TOTAL OF

3.77 MILLION

$

160,573

$

ACQUIRED VIA NEW ASSETS INCLUDING HOMEOWNERSHIP,TAX CREDITS/ REFUNDS,OR NEW INCOME

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“WE NEED A CONVENER. SOMEONE HAS TO LEAD. THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN FILL THAT ROLE IS THE WOMEN’S FUND.”

GUIN ROBINSON D I R E CTO R O F C O M M U N I T Y O U T R E AC H , J E F F E R S O N S TAT E C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

“Working with The Women’s Fund has changed the way Jeff State thinks about its students. Now we’re more aware of the challenges they face outside the classroom, especially our single mothers. We’re forming new partnerships to help our parents complete the programs. A lot of organizations could benefit from collaboration, but it’s hard. We need a convener. Someone has to lead. The only one who can fill that role is The Women’s Fund.”

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OUR W OR K Thanks to your investment, we are removing barriers and creating opportunities for low income women to become self-sufficient. Here’s how:

CO LLABOR ATI O N Rather than create new agencies, we fund agency partnerships that better address the needs of low income moms and their children at the same time. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we are enhancing the work of all.

OU R C O LLAB O R AT I V E I N I T I ATI VE S: 2 0 1 5 -2016 C O L L A B O R AT I O N I N S T I T U T E A two-year curriculum to create and fund formal collaborative proposals that use a two-generation approach to increase the financial security of low-income women and their children. S T E P P I N G I N TO H O M E OW N E R S H I P A two-part initiative which includes a public campaign to inform low-income women about local housing and available credit services and a 2:1 matched savings program for homeownership or post-secondary education. FA M I L I E S FO R WA R D A collaborative, two-generation initiative that provides single mothers with post-secondary education and skills training needed for in-demand jobs such as pharmacy technicians, vision assistants, or dental assistants while simultaneously providing early childhood education for their children. FIN D I NG NE E D S . F U ND I NG C H A NG E . | 1 1


G RANTMAK I N G Economic supports such as childcare, housing, and student financial aid are critical stepping stones for many low income moms working to move out of poverty. Funding these services allows more women to leverage their existing resources to achieve economic stability for their families.

OU R G R ANT R E C I P I E N T S: A L A B A M A PA R T N E R S H I P FO R C H I L D R E N T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program ($17,500) provides associate degree scholarships to single women working in the early care education field. C H I L D CA R E R E S O U R C E S Supplemental Child Care Program (SCCP) ($17,500) - childcare subsidies for working mothers enabling them to afford necessities such as food, clothing, housing and medical care. CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY Project Independence ($20,000) - increases young homeless women and their children’s access to sustainable living incomes by providing economic and educational support. C O R N E R S TO N E S C H O O L S O F A L A B A M A Helping Single Moms Succeed ($20,000) - provides tuition assistance for mothers of Cornerstone students completing school or job training programs. FIRST LIGHT, INC. Forever Home ($20,000) - Houses homeless women and their children quickly while offering wraparound social services and diminishing financial support. 1 2 | AN N UAL RE PORT 2015


G R E AT E R B I R M I N G H A M H A B I TAT FO R H U M A N I T Y Permanent Address ($50,000) - offers affordable, secure housing for low-income female heads of households. J E F F E R S O N S TAT E C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E A N D S T. C L A I R H E A D S TA R T St. Clair Job Readiness and Childcare ($25,000) - provides clinical medical assistant training for single mothers of children in St. Clair County Head Start to improve their economic security with a transferable, credentialed skill. BRITTANY, JENNIFER, AND SHANNAH, PARTICIPANTS IN THE ST. CLAIR JOB READINESS AND CHILDCARE PROGRAM, WITH THEIR CHILDREN AND CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATES

T H E S A LVAT I O N A R M Y My Home ($15,000) - assists women in their move to permanent housing by providing supports including utility deposits, rental deposits, and furniture while stabilizing their long-term economic security. U N I T E D WAY O F C E N T R A L A L A B A M A Individual Development Accounts ($100,000) – provides matched savings for education and homeownership. Women can save up to $2,000 to be matched 2:1 for homeownership or higher education. FIN D I NG NE E D S . F U ND I NG C H A NG E . | 1 3


ADVOCACY Without change in obstructive state policies, women’s success is finite. We work to educate elected officials about policy-related issues affecting women and advocate for change to allow women to reach their full potential.

OU R ADVO CACY I SS UE S: P R E DATO R Y L E N D I N G R E FO R M Current regulations allow payday and title loan shops to charge interest up to 456 APR. We support legislation to lower interest rates, set a minimum loan term of 30 days, limit the number of loans allowed per year, and maintain a central database for payday loans so Alabama consumers can access needed small loan products without deepening their financial strain. P R E - K E X PA N S I O N We support the expansion of Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, ranked number one in the nation, to all families. Currently, only 1 in 5 children in the state has access to this program.

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COM MU N IT Y SU PPO RT INDIVIDUAL & FOUNDATION Livy Abele Debra Abolafia Dalia & Dr. Keith Abrams Barbara Aland Jeanne B. Alexander Karen Allen Linda Merz Allison Altec, Inc. Laura Anderson Gail C. Andrews Tommy Angelillo Paul Angell Dr. Melanie L. Appell ArchitectureWorks LLP Suzanne Ashe Ruth Atkinson Ann Avery Katie Avery Candi Bagby Kay & Lee Bains Tynley Baker Peggy Balliet Stephanie Banks Elizabeth Barbaree-Tasker Laine & Zack Barnes Dr. Deborah Barnhart Nancy Barr Simmy Barrocas Kristie Barton Brooke & Bob Battle Jane & Joe Battle Nancy Baxley Bayer Properties, LLC Suzanne C. Bearman Michelle B. Bearman-Wolnek Beth Beaube Melissa Beck Christy Bellamy Josh Bennett Katherine S. Berdy Robin Berger Sarah Bergquist Alison Berman Andy Bernstein Anne & Dr. Neal Berte

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Peggy Biga James Birchall Gary Bishop Mimi Major Bittick Evelyn Black The Honorable Sharon Blackburn Marie & Duncan Blair Dr. Cybele Raver & Clancy Blair Sheila Blair Renee Blalock Dalton Forman Blankenship Mary M. Bledsoe Brenda Blue Sarah Blutter B-Metro Cathy D. Boardman Paul Bolus Barbara G. Bonfield Polly Borasino Javacia Bowser Alice Meriwether Bowsher Julia H. Bradley Neila Brantley Emily & Joel Branum Marcie Braswell Marilyn Breaux Elna Brendel Lynn & Steve Briggs Vicki L. Briggs Lella C. Bromberg Sharon Bromberg Dell & Dixon Brooke Maggie & Will Brooke Katherine Brown Keith Brown Mimi Browne Rebecca Bryan Babs Buchanan Sydni Buck Derry Bunting Michele Burbank Elizabeth Burgess Barbara Burton Sharon Burton Leigh Burton Carol Butler Emily & Dowe Bynum

The C. Eugene Ireland Foundation Cadence Bank Kelley Caine Dr. Harriott D. Calhoun Meredith Ray Calhoun Myla Calhoun Susan Calhoun Charlotte Callihan Gioconda Calvo Cale Campbell Betsy Canterbury Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto Lin Carleen Leslie H. Carlisle Waldemar Carlo Donie & Ken Carlson Trish & Brian Carnahan Christina Carnes Rebecca Carpenter Nicole & Josh Carpenter J.W. Carpenter Nicholas Carras Susan & the Honorable John Carroll Brian V. Cash Amy Cashio Jean Cecil Vickie M. Chandler Deborah Channell John Chapman Lydia C. Cheney Megan LaRussa Chenoweth Lindsey & Lewis Chitwood Martha Chitwood Michael Choy Elizabeth Choy Caroline Choy Dr. Mary Claytor Kate Cleveland Margaret Cobbs Carl Coghill Lynne & Dr. Mark Cohen Brooke Coleman Susan Colvin Helen Combs Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Christie Connolly


Peggy Connolly Jean & Gil Conrad Alexandria Conroy Buzz Coons Dale Cooper Lynne Cooper Anne Copeland Caryn Corenblum Kathryn Corey Maggie & Kyle Cornelius Leslie Allen Coyne Cindy Fisher Crawford Elizabeth & Bart Crawford Judy Crittenden & Philippe Lathrope Rosanne Crocker Baker Crow Shannon Crutchfield Chrissy Cullum Onna Cunningham Heidi W. Damsky Annie Damsky Margaret Daniel Linda Daniel Andrea Dapkus Jane & Dr. Melvin H. Davis June F. Davis Taylor Davis Shannon Davis Bill Dawson Holly & Bob de Buys Cindy Dearman Jill Deer Jennifer DeLawrence Dr. Eleanor DelBene Nancy M. Delony Glyn Denton Chinelo Dike-Minor Betsy Dobbins Jessica Dolly Carey Donaldson David Donaldson Charlotte Donlon Kay & Bruce Donnellan Erin Donohoo Steve Donohue Susan Doss Susan Doughton Alice Doyle Laurie Drake Kat Drennen Dr. Patricia Drentea

Caroline Drummond Danielle Dunbar Carlette Durham Bingham Edwards Jessica Edwards Lynn Elgin Helene Elkus Michele & Bill Elrod Ellen & Dr. Fred Elsas Dr. Bonnie Embry Martha Emmett Ilana Engel Lisa & Alan Engel Ruth Engel Dr. William Engel Carol & Mark Entman Beverly B. Erdreich Kaydee Erdreich-Breman Rachel Estes Lorrin Etka-Shepherd Rebecca Eubanks Susan & Sid Evans Sallie Farmer Andrea Faush Carolyn Featheringill Featheringill Foundation Cherie Feenker Dess Feick Taylor Fendley Carol Filler Barbara E. Fine Grace C. Finkel Arlene Fisher Jonathan Fitts Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith Katie Fleury Sally & Al Folcher Kira Fonteneau Sara Anne Ford Michele Forman Ben Foster The Frank & Fred Friedman Family Foundation Samuel Frazier Sherri T. Freeman Randall Freeman Dr. Liesel French Cathy O. Friedman Rachel Friedman Sally Friedman Linda Friedman Brantley Fry & John G. Wilson

Rebecca Fulmer Karen Fulton Sena & James Fuqua Julie Gabis Joseph Gamble Jessica Garrison Jeris Gaston Jason Gaston Jenny Gauld Jan Gautro Dr. Kathleen Gee David Germany Dr. Piyanka Ghosal Gerry P. Gillespy Phoebe Givens Katherine Glenn Sarah Glover Nancy & Glenn Goedecke Annie Goldberg Debra Goldstein Ali & Charles Goodrich Elizabeth & Mike Goodrich Mary & Braxton Goodrich Gillian Goodrich Renuka Gopinath Emese Gormley Rita Goyal James Goyer Ellyn S. Grady Vincent Graffeo Kathy Graham Lisa Graham Joyce Greathouse Susan & Steve Greene Dr. Allison & Tim Gregg A.W. Gregg Catherine Gregory Celeste Grenier Eleanor Griffin Emily Grimaldi Christina Grinkmeyer Chris Grissom Jessica Grover Martha Haarbauer Ann Damon Haas Brenda Hackney Georgia Sullivan Haggerty The Honorable Madeline H. Haikala Andrea & Kent Haines Angela Fisher Hall Phyllis & David Hall

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Leigh Hancock Judith Hand David Hannan Patricia & David Hansen Julie Clugage & Richard Hardegree Rose Harper Shannon Harris Marcia Hart Sherry Hart Jameka Hartley Carla Hawley Katherine Haynie Leah S. Hazzard Hilty Hazzard Margaret Head Cissy Held Ginger Held Lauren Helmer JP Hemingway Mary Hendley Aisha Henley Allison Herren Ronne & Donald Hess Jill Hicks Highlands School Stephanie Hightower Dr. Constance H. Hill Holly Jaap Hilton Carey T. Hinds Laura Hinton Barbara Hirschowitz Amy Hodges Pam & Pete Holby Heather Holmes Emily Holmes Dr. Michael Honan Dr. Kathryn Honea Regina Hoods Wendy Hoomes Kathryn Horton Rosilyn Houston Gloria Howard Claire Hubbs Marcia & Adams Hudson The Honorable Nyya ParsonHudson & John O. Hudson III Mitch Hughes Janice Hughey Jim Hughey The Hulsey Family Fund Will Hustwit

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Brandy Hydrick Julie Ingram Ashley Inscoe Lanier Isom Melody Izard Evelyn & John Jaap Kathy Jackson Jeanne Jackson & Dr. Mark Lester Kimberly Jackson DeeAnne Jackson Ruby Jackson Brett Janich Gayle Janzen Alison Jenkins Dr. Elizabeth Joe The John & Delia Robert Charitable Trust Dr. Nancy Dunlap Johns Kathleen Johnson Sallie Johnson Willene A. Johnson Ann Johnston Daphne Johnston Shelby Johnston Alesia M. Jones Barbara Jones Ellen Jones Tonya Jones Margaret Jones Sharon & Wise Jones Jennifer Jones Elizabeth Jones The Honorable Abdul Kallon Virginia Karle Laide Karpeles Nazha & Gerry Kassouf David Kassouf Gerald Kaufman Konya Keeling-Johnson Jeanne Kelly Scott Kelly Lydna A. Kern Sandy Killion Judi L. King Sissy Hembree Anna Kittinger Ricki Kline Deirdre Knight Elizabeth Koleszar Kay Kornmeier Sophie & Kevin Kozak

Dr. Polly Kratt Sheri & Dr. Jimmy Krell Allison Kuehn Eileen Kunzman Lee Kuwica Clementine Lacey Holley LaGrone Jayna Lamar Pauline Lamar Cynthia Lamar-Hart Christine Lambert Leewood Lanier Joyce Lanning Katrice Larece Wanda Lauderdale Ashley Leavell Pierre Lebeau Sahra Lee Cheryl Lee Peyton Lee Gayle W. Leitman Camie & Dr. Jim Lester Sarah Yenson & Ted Lester Dr. Sara Anne & Jay Lester Dr. Matthew Levey Faye & Dr. Robert Levin Mary & Mitch Levine Emily & Bob Levine Debra Lewis Anne Liles Dr. Dominque Linchet & Jay Bender Mitzi Link Carolyn W. Long Sharon Long Kendyl Lowe Dr. Linda Lucas Dr. Ruth Ann Lyman Betzy Lynch Glendacile Lyons Sara Doughton & Webb Lyons June Mack Koko Mackin Sally & Brian Mackin Kim Maddox Dake Madray Eileen & Danny Markstein Dr. Suzanne Martin Cindy Martin Margot & Edgar Marx Charles Mason Melinda Mathews


Cecilia Matthews Stuart Maxey Cynthia May Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc. June B. Mays Katie & Andrew McAllister Debra McCallum Lynne McCallum Andrea & Jamal McCaskey Lesley McClure Phyllis McCombs Maggie McDonald Julie McDonald Alexandra McElroy Jennifer McEwen Emily McGowin Virginia McKibbens James S. McLane Christine McLean Louise & Frank McPhillips Lisa Mead Ashley Meadows Robert R. Meyer Foundation Candy Meyerson Kathy Mezrano Jennifer Miller Julie C. Miller Michael Millsap Anoop Mishra Kasdin Mitchell Colin Mitchell Peggy Monaghan Lovie Montgomery Dianne & William Mooney Jill & Jeff Mooney Loren Mooney Eleanor Moore Callie Morant Cheryl Morgan Jane H. Morgan Texys Morris Martha Morrow Steve Mote Sherri Moultrie Nick Moussalli Dorothy A. Mueller Grace Murphy Dr. Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich & Dr. David W. Ullrich Carol Myers Nancy Nagrodzki

Sara Nall Natalie Nations Amy Neiman Christy & David Nelson Samuetta Nesbitt Florina Newcomb Adrienne Newton Dr. William Nicholas Kate & Claude Nielsen Andrew Nix Patricia Norris Annetta & Robert Nunn Barbara & David Oberman Pamela & Bill Ochsenhirt Dr. Kim Oh Michael Oh Virginia O’Hara Joy O’Neal John Page Dottie Pak Michelle Pake Dr. Sarah Parcak George Ann & Alton Parker Claire Parker Martha Parson Lenora Walker Pate Arti Patel Dr. Renee A. Peacock Katherine Pearson Cathy Pearson Pat & Dr. Gayle Pelham Daryl Perkins Lauren Perlman Marjorie Perlman Betsy G. Perry David Perry Karen Peterlin Dane Peterson Lee Ann Petty Liz Pharo Sheila Phillips Ann Phillips Diana Plosser Paula Pointer Maibeth & Robert Porter Rashel Post Bette Powell Katherine Powell Carol & Wilmer Poynor Nancy Poynor Dale Prosch Gloria Purnell

Frances Quick Marilyn Raney Dr. Anuradha Rao Bryna Rapp Lynn Rathmell Cybele Raver Lynn W. Raviv Jennifer Ray Christine Ray Courtney Ready Mary Frances Reed Vickie Reid Mary Neal & Dudley Reynolds Meye Reznik Ashley Rhea Randi Rhone Martha Anne Rich Jim Richardson Morgan Richardson Suzi & Art Richey Patricia Ritchie Lauren & Stuart Roberts Dr. Sara Robicheaux Darryl Robinson Dawn Rock Rebecca Rodamar Brenda Rodgers Kim & Bruce Rogers April Rogers Sherri & David Romanoff Cantor Jessica Roskin Jane & Neil Ross Frances St. John Rouse Wright & Herndon Rouse Lana Royal Barbara & Dr. Stuart Royal Royal Cup Coffee Elizabeth Rushing Lia & Rusty Rushton Charlotte Russ Judith S. Russell Rebecca Rutsky-White Amy Saag Kristin Sartelle Rebecca Satterfield Leah Scalise Dr. Isabel Scarinci Diane Schilleci Judith Schulman Miller & Rabbi Jonathan Miller Emily Schultz Kristina Scott

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Virginia Scruggs Anne Marie Seibel Kristi & Tom Selden Nick Sellers Susan Sellers Dr. Pia Sen Joyce & Dr. Arthur Serwitz Meredith & Mitesh Shah Sonali Shah Dr. Neha Shah Purvi Shah Jacque Shaia Dawn & Richard Sharff Lisa J. Sharp Katherine Sharp Karen Shepard Carolyn Sherer Tanya Shunnara Betsy Sidwell Bobbie S. Siegal Rhonda H. Siegel Betsy Simmons Serena Simoni Lindsey Sims Barbara Sims Dora & Dr. Sanjay Singh Lindsay Sinor Laura Sisson Andrew Slater Jeanie Sleadd Ann Smith Deborah & Gary Smith Christian Smith Deborah Smith Jacob Smith Jenny Smith Renee Smith Christina Smith Graham Smith Elizabeth Smith Jessica Smith Mary Ann Smith-Janas Elaine Smyth Jim Sokol Lauri & Dr. Weily Soong Terri Southall Meredith Spencer Spencer Foundation Joyce Spielberger Camille Spratling Stephen Stallcup Mary S. Steiner

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Hampton & Bart Stephens Martha Ann Stevenson Beth Stewart Jody Stewart Merrill Stewart Chappell Stewart Pardis Sooudi Stitt Barrie Stokes Amanda Storey Dr. Deborah Strevy Dr. Margaret & Dr. Sunil Sudarshan Yolanda Sullivan Mary Lee Sullivan Dr. Farah Sultan Susan Tate Kevin Tavakoli Eugenia Heslip Taylor Lora Terry The Laclede Group Foundation Callen Thistle Dorothy Thomas Kendra Thomley Valerie Thompson James A. Thompson Jean Thompson Alex Thompson Keith Thomson Emily Thornton Sharon Tinsley Ellen Tipton Cynthia & Dr. Raymond Tobias Cynthia Todd Stacey Torch Stacy Townsend Dr. Roxanne Travelute Haydn Trechsel Peachy & Dr. Jack Trigg Debbie Tuck Jean Tucker Pamela Turbeville Jason Turner Mimi Wilson Tynes Sharon Underwood Constance W. Urist Kavita Vasil Frances Verstandig Cindi Minzell Vice Alison Virden Dr. Cameron Vowell Constance Wagnon Marlene Waller

Emily Walters Sarah Warburton Reilly Ward Joanna & Paul Ware Leila Watson Bobby Watson Susan Watterson Gayle Watts Harry Waugh Edna Weaver Yvette Weaver Jane S. Webb Katharine Weber Pat Weil Mushka Weinbaum Phyllis G. Weinstein Allison Westlake Dr. Marjorie Lee White Jarrette White Rhonda White Mary White Sarah Whiteside Margaret Whiteside Dr. Nancy Whitt Karla & Ford Wiles Dr. Catherine Mason & Dr. Jay Wilkins Jane Williams Janice H. Williams Alice McSpadden Williams Cheryl Williams Tiffany Williams Whitney Williams Katie Wilson Mary Lynne Wilson Dr. Ellen Witt Pat Wittig Hannah Wolfson & Dr. Randy Law Christopher Womack Women’s Foundation of Mississippi Bevelle Worthen Teresa M. Wright & Bennett F. Wiggins Cathy Wright Louise Wrinkle Nancy Yarbrough Caroline Yeilding Gail Yeilding Anne Yuengert DeLynn Zell


LEGACY CIRCLE (2011-2015) TRAN S FOR MATION FOR WO MEN Lin Carleen, Founder Gillian Goodrich Kate & Claude Nielsen Dr. Cameron Vowell

I MPACT FOR WOMEN Brooke Coleman Judith Crittenden Lisa Engel Emily & Bob Levine Dianne Mooney Alice McSpadden Williams Jane Kaul Wilson

SMART PARTY 4.0 CORPORATE SPONSORS Regions EBSCO HealthSouth Foundation Altec Industries, Inc. Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Cadence Bank Maynard Cooper & Gale PC Milo’s Tea Company, Inc. Tonya Jones Salon Spa University of Alabama at Birmingham

H EA RT FOR WOM EN

TR A I L B L A Z E R FO R WO ME N

Judy & Hal Abroms Candice Bagby Kay Bains Brooke & Bob Battle Dr. Martha Bidez Blair Family Fund Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto Clarus Consulting Group Denise Dauphin Dunn French Foundation Ruth Engel Linda Friedman Ronne & Donald Hess Foundation Jeanne Jackson & Dr. Mark Lester Dr. Nancy Dunlap Johns Ricki Kline Dr. Kim Oh Barbara Royal Donna Dearman Smith

LaVeeda Battle The Honorable Agnes Chappell Dr. Liesel French Brenda Hackney Cheryl Kidd Debra Lewis Deborah McGill Smith The Honorable Nyya Parson-Hudson Dr. Isabel Scarinci Lindsey Tanner Frances Verstandig Karla Wiles Delynn Zell

Dunn-French Foundation St. Vincent’s Health System RSM ArchitectureWorks Bayer Properties Bradsfield & Gorrie CardioVascular Associates of the Southeast Christy/Cobb, Inc. - Consulting Engineers Corporate Realty Associates, Inc. Crowne Partners Dora and Sanjay Singh Indian Springs School Joe Piper, Inc. Kianoff & Associates Leaf & Petal Schaeffer Eye Center

Royal Cup Coffee Highlands School Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Renasant Bank Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic Jennifer D. Davis, MSN, DMD Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg & Moore, P.C. Mayer Electric Supply Co. Inc.

WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE AND EXTEND OUR THANKS TO ALL OF OUR DONORS. IF YOUR NAME HAS BEEN INADVERTENTLY OMITTED OR MISSPELLED, PLEASE NOTIFY BABS BUCHANAN, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AT 205-326-4454 OR BBUCHANAN@WOMENSFUNDBIRMINGHAM.ORG.

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IN-KIND ArchitectureWorks Ascend at the Aspen Institute Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Birmingham magazine Black Sheep Kitchen B-Metro Catherine Mayo Photography Chip Shots Photography Clarus Consulting Group

COLLABORATION INSTITUTE Alabama Power Foundation Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama Wells Fargo Vulcan Materials Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Foundation The Thompson Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Carden Johnston International Wines and Craft Beer Jones is Thirsty Junior League of Birmingham Marigold Designs Merrill Lynch Ms. Foundation Regions Supreme Beverage Vitalogy Wellness

FAMILIES FORWARD Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation United Way of Central Alabama Education Vision Council The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Wal-Mart State Giving

SMART PARTY 4.0 SMART HONOREES AT IRON CITY (L-R): ELIZABETH FEATHERINGILL PHARO, ALLISON BLACK GREGG, SALLY MACKIN, ELIZABETH HUGHEY BRANTLEY, ANNE COPELAND, ANURADHA “ANU” RAO, MICHELLE BEARMAN-WOLNEK, MYLA CALHOUN, CYNTHIA LAMAR-HART, LARA EMBRY

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LEAD ER SHIP 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa Engel, Chair Tracey Morant Adams Vicki L. Briggs Liesel French Linda Friedman Connie Hill

SMART PARTY 4.0 COMMITTEE Meredith Shah, Co-Chair Graham Smith, Co-Chair Hampton Stephens, Co-Chair Katherine Berdy Kate Birchall Marilyn Bonner Polly Borasino Emily Branum Hillary Carnel Megan LaRussa Chenoweth Cindy Fisher Crawford

Wendy M. Hoomes Alesia M. Jones Ellen Jones Tonya Jones Ricki Kline Emily Hess Levine

Nyya Parson-Hudson Bisakha Pia Sen Lindsay L. Sinor Mary Ann Smith-Janas Lindsey F. Tanner Karla Wiles

Debra Taylor Lewis Dianne A. Mooney Barbara H. Oberman

Taylor Davis Carey Martin Donaldson Brantley Fry Kelsey Gallant Mary Goodrich Patricia Hansen Jill Harper Marcia Hart Sarah Hoffman Divya Keshavan Anna Kittinger Natalie Laseter

Emily Naman Leann Neal Sarah Peinhardt Katie Powell Christy Ray Bryna Reid Randi Rhone Emily Schultz Yvette Weaver Hannah Wolfson Bevelle Worthen Caroline Yielding

Jaclynne Maxwell Kasdin Miller

STAFF Jeanne Jackson................................................................................................................................ President/CEO Babs Buchanan.....................................................................................................................Development Director Mary Page Wilson-Lyons...........................................................................................................Program Director Wright Wiggins Rouse......................................................... Communications and Donor Relations Manager Jacob Smith......................................................................................................................... Development Manager Hope Lloyd............................................................................................................................. AmeriCorps Member

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