Category Archives: Philanthropy

Camp Fire Alabama empowers young leaders through annual golf tournament

Stephen Porterfield is a shareholder with Sirote & Permutt and chair of the Business Bankruptcy Practice Group. Sirote & Permutt is honored to sponsor the Fourth Annual Kathleen P. Bruhn Memorial Leadership Open, held by Camp Fire Alabama on Monday, June 22, at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. Serving over 11,000 children eachRead More

A spring of support at Sirote & Permutt

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Emily Bates is Sirote & Permutt’s director of marketing & business development. We are proud to have had the opportunity to support a variety of outstanding charitable organizations at several events this spring! In late February, we sponsored the YWCA’s 8th Annual Kids Korner Luncheon. More than 550 generous guests raised $136,450 to support KIDSRead More

Oasis Counseling for Women and Children

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Cynthia Ransburg-Brown is a Sirote & Permutt shareholder and Oasis advisory board member. All great ideas start as a nugget – a kernel. The people who nurture these ideas into reality make a difference in the community and the world around them.  Anne Bruno LaRussa saw a need for counseling and mental health services thatRead More

Sirote’s Jeri Boyd discusses Parkinson’s Unity Walk on Good Day Alabama

When Jeri Boyd was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009, she decided then that she was going to somehow make a difference in the Parkinson’s community. When researching PD walks and fundraisers, she found the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, which is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Parkinson’s research in the community. All of the funds raisedRead More

ArtPlay enriches the community through creative endeavors


Howard Neiswender is a Sirote & Permutt attorney and member of the Alys Stephens Center Advisory Board. Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center (ASC) has been gracing the community with premier artists in music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and family entertainment since 1996. The ASC houses four superb performance venues and is recognized as one of theRead More

Homewood City Schools Foundation: Impacting every student, every day 


Enslen Crowe is a Sirote & Permutt attorney and Homewood City Schools Foundation board member. The Homewood City Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has provided financial support for educational programs and technology for all five Homewood schools since 1994. David Wooldridge, a partner here at Sirote & Permutt, was one of the foundingRead More

Sirote’s finest hour supports United Way of Central Alabama

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Todd Carlisle is a Sirote & Permutt attorney and United Way of Central Alabama board member. The United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization that leads and supports community efforts to improve lives and create positive, long term social change. The organization has been serving the community needs of Jefferson, Shelby,Read More

Susan G. Komen laces up to end breast cancer

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John Cooper is the CEO of Sirote & Permutt. Every year, thousands of people join together to support the North Central Alabama Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer by running and walking at the annual Race for the Cure. Sirote & Permutt has been a long-time supporter of Susan G. Komen ofRead More

Sirote & Permutt supports Urban Ministry’s Table of Hope


Jim Vann is a Sirote & Permutt attorney. When Birmingham’s post-industrial economy took a downward turn in the late 70s, Urban Ministry was there to lift up Birmingham’s inner city neighborhoods and provide basic needs through its Community Kitchen, food assistance and emergency care programs. Today, nearly 40 years later, Urban Ministry is still cultivatingRead More

FOCUS on Recovery: Helping women face the challenges of recovery from substance abuse


David Wooldridge is a Sirote and Permutt attorney and a FOCUS on Recovery Board member. FOCUS on Recovery, a substance abuse recovery residence for women, was recently honored in the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) 2014 Nonprofit Awards, which recognize Birmingham’s leading nonprofit organizations and charities as well as the corporate citizens that support them. AtRead More