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A Giving Tuesday Reminder

As the CEO and President of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, I have the privilege of having a front row seat to witness our community’s generosity. One of the ways we mobilize generosity here at the Community Foundation is by facilitating the Corporate Giving Network.  This group is a professional network of business associates who engage in corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and/or community investment. We support this amazing group of professionals by inspiring, simplifying, and amplifying corporate generosity in our region by sharing best practices and by learning from one another.  

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities for good. At the Community Foundation, we do Giving Tuesday a little bit differently. Instead of soliciting donations, we celebrate the incredible generosity from our corporate partners and other funders.  Each year, the companies in the Corporate Giving Network show up in a big way to support the nonprofit community and to improve quality of life for our region. Last year we announced almost $1.3 million in grants at this event.  This year, we exceed that total with over $3.7 million of grants announced.  This astounding number represents the generosity of sixteen corporate funders, along with grant announcements from six of the Community Foundation’s discretionary funds, which together funded grants to sixty-five nonprofit organizations.

My personal mission is to honor God, love my family, and serve my community. Days like Giving Tuesday are a wonderful reminder that there are many who share in this mission to serve our community well. Together, we are stronger than anyone of us could be alone. Together, we are making a difference both now and for generations to come.