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Community Foundation Announces New Corporate Giving Network

IMG 1150aThe Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County held the inaugural meeting of the Corporate Giving Network (CGN) today, which was hosted by Redstone Federal Credit Union.  The meeting was attended by 15 corporate giving and/or community relations officers from 12 local companies, including: ADTRAN, Inc., A-P-T Research, Inc., Crestwood Medical Center, Intrepid, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., nLogic, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Simulation Technologies, Inc., Torch Technologies, Inc., Trideum Corporation, Troy 7, Inc., and Venturi, Inc., as well as the Community Foundation who organized the network and the event.

Clay Hagan, Sr. Vice-President of Corporate Development at Torch, stated: “This new network provides an opportunity for individuals involved in charitable giving to meet colleagues in similar roles at other local companies, and to better understand how they are utilizing their charitable dollars to make a difference.”  Membership in the CGN is free and open to employees responsible for their company’s corporate giving program(s).

“We are very pleased with the turnout at our inaugural meeting of this new network,” said Stuart Obermann, President/CEO of the Community Foundation.  “Our hope is that the CGN will allow corporate grantmakers an opportunity to learn from each other, exchange best practices, and better understand the giving priorities of their peers.  This may also lead to more collaboration among grantmakers, which would produce a greater impact for their charitable investments in our community.”

The CGN will meet quarterly and will offer a variety of topics related to corporate philanthropy.  For more information, call 256.535.2065 or email

About the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County

Our Mission:  The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County serves as the trustee of our community’s future, fostering philanthropy and mobilizing partners, while striving for an exceptional quality of life both today and tomorrow.

The Community Foundation, now in its sixth year of operation, has raised or managed over $17M in charitable donations since inception, and has distributed over $5M to more than 250 nonprofit agencies, churches and schools in our community and elsewhere.  The foundation also provides educational, networking and capacity-building services for the nonprofit organizations in our community.

For more information about the Community Foundation and our charitable services available to families, companies and nonprofits, contact Stuart Obermann at 256.535.2065 or or visit