By John Cooper, Sirote & Permutt CEO
First of all, the Sirote Supports initiative has been named a finalist in Birmingham Magazine’s inaugural Groundbreaker Awards. The magazine’s editors asked readers to identify the people and projects that are truly making a difference in our community for today and for the future. A panel of experts named Sirote Supports as one of three finalists for the award in the Legal category.
We are very pleased to see our Sirote Supports initiative receiving such wonderful recognition. Most of you are aware that the entire Sirote team generously supports organizations that are making a difference throughout Alabama, and we launched Sirote Supports to help spread the word about their vital causes.
We look forward to the upcoming dinner in late January where the winner will be announced. Whether we win the award outright or not it is truly gratifying to be nominated and recognized. Sirote Supports has surpassed all of our expectations, and we are excited to see how quickly the community has responded positively to our efforts. Sirote Supports is really a natural evolution of the fundamental principles of community service, which our founders instilled in us.
Our second New Year’s “BANG” comes from our own Liz Hutchins who is featured in the latest issue of B-Metro Magazine in their One-on-One interview. Liz was interviewed along with noted stylist Richard Joseph in a discussion of topics ranging from the importance of trust in relationships to giving back to the community in which you live and work.
The complete interview in a video format is available at this link: One-on-One Interview
As many of your know, Liz is a member of Sirote’s Estates, Wills & Trusts department and her practice includes planning for the management and distribution of clients’ estates to accomplish their goals and to minimize estate taxes using sophisticated estate planning tools and techniques. Liz also works with clients to accomplish effective charitable giving and establishes both public and private tax-exempt, charitable entities – a big reason why the Sirote Supports initiative is near and dear to her heart as well.
It’s going to be an exciting year and we plan to keep moving forward with the Sirote Supports initiative and will introduce some new enhancements as the year unfolds. Thank you for your enthusiastic response to Sirote Supports – we hope to continue exceeding expectations and breaking new ground in 2013!
Sirote Supports, a Sirote & Permutt initiative, provides support to programs that strengthen the community and positively impact the areas of health, education and the arts. To learn more about Sirote & Permutt, please visit us at www.sirote.com.