By Emily Bates, Sirote & Permutt’s director of marketing & business development
The Firehouse Shelter held its first-ever Summer Benefit Luncheon on June 21, 2013, at The Harbert Center in Birmingham, Ala. The guest speaker for the event was none other than Ozzie Newsome, general manager of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and former University of Alabama and NFL football Hall of Famer.
By Lenora Pate, Sirote & Permutt attorney and American Cancer Society board member
The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Tee Up for Life golf tournament was held June 10, 2013, at Old Overton Golf Club in Vestavia, Ala. Many supporters attended to help raise money for the fight against cancer while enjoying a day on the green.
By Joey Ritchey, Sirote & Permutt attorney and Family Connection board member
Family Connection held their Golf “Fore” Homeless Youth tournament June 3, 2013 at Timberline Golf Club in Calera, Ala. The event raised money for the nonprofit organization and the resources it provides to homeless youth and their families in the community.
By Rebecca Redmond, Sirote & Permutt attorney and on the Women’s Committee for PreSchool Partners
Sirote Supports is a proud sponsor of PreSchool Partners’ Food Truck Round Up. This year’s Food Truck Round Up was held May 4, 2013, at Colonial Brookwood Village. Many local food trucks and restaurants came out to support the cause and serve up their best dishes to over 1,200 guests from the Birmingham community.
By John Cooper, Sirote & Permutt CEO
It is hard to believe that one year has now passed since we launched the Sirote Supports initiative and website. What a wonderful year it has been.
As you know, Sirote Supports was created to help raise public awareness of programs that strengthen our community and positively impact the areas of health, education and the arts. Or as Lenora Pate says, Sirote Supports is “Our voice. Your link. Their cause.”
By Liz Hutchins, Sirote & Permutt attorney and YWCA Central Alabama board member
The YWCA Central Alabama held its second annual YWhisper Event on June 6, 2013, at REV Birmingham’s brand new SocialVenture Space in Woodlawn, Ala. The event aimed to engage young professionals, raise awareness about the YWCA’s programs and services and promote “uncomfortable cocktail conversation.”
By Melinda Mathews, Sirote & Permutt attorney and BCRFA board member
Supporters of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) turned out on Saturday, May 18, to enjoy the 5th Annual Pink Palace Casino Night at Ted’s Garage in downtown Birmingham. This year, Pink Palace Casino Night went to the Caribbean, and it could not have been more entertaining for all the supporters.
I am not only a board member of the BCRFA, I am also a volunteer and a huge supporter. Having had breast cancer myself while my kids were young, I feel passionately about supporting this cause. The Pink Palace Casino Night has long been one of my favorite events of the BCRFA. With the extravagant themes and casino games, being a part of a great cause has never been so enjoyable.
By Joe Bluestein, Sirote & Permutt attorney
Did you know Alabama has the third highest death rate from prostate cancer in the country? For this very reason Dr. Thomas E. Moody, a Birmingham Urologist and good friend of mine, founded the Urology Health Foundation in 2003. Ever since serving as the foundation’s attorney, this cause has become very close to my heart. I’m so proud to have the support of my firm and fellow attorneys here at Sirote.
By Rod Steakley, Sirote & Permutt attorney
As the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustee’s Attorney, it was an honor to attend the 13th Annual Alabama A&M University’s Black Tie Scholarship Gala in Huntsville. The event was held April 5, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Al. This year’s theme was “Ensuring the Legacy of Excellence Through Scholarship and Research.”
The theme could not have fit better for what those of us here at Sirote have continued to strive for since the firm was founded. My fellow attorneys and I have long made a commitment to education and making it one of the most important efforts we focus on in our communities.
By Robert Baugh, Sirote & Permutt attorney and President of the Birmingham Bar Association
As the current President of the Birmingham Bar Association, it is an honor to serve during such an important time in our nation’s history. The Journey for Justice Gala, held May 4, 2013, was a special opportunity to bring together the legal community and commemorate the role of lawyers and our legal system during the civil rights events in Birmingham in 1963. As a Sirote & Permutt attorney, I am proud of our support and contributions toward making the Journey for Justice Gala a success.