Tag Archives: nonprofits

Celebrating 50 Years Forward

By Jack Neal,  Sirote & Permutt attorney Birmingham has embarked on a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 1963 – a pivotal year in the Civil Rights era and in our city’s history.  The celebration – named 50 Years Forward – offers numerous opportunities throughout the year for us to reflect on the CivilRead More

Gumbo, anyone?

By Cynthia Ransburg-Brown, Sirote & Permutt attorney What do you do with a dynamo gumbo recipe, a couple of Duck Dynasty costumes and a group of attorneys who want to help others? You enter the 3rd annual Girls, Inc., Cajun cook-off, of course! If you smelled Cajun spices coming from Birmingham’s Linn Park on Saturday,Read More

Encouraging, Inspiring Others to Volunteer at the Heart of Sirote Supports

By Cheryl Oswalt, Sirote & Permutt attorney Since the firm began in the 1940s, one of the main pillars of Sirote & Permutt has been volunteer work and charity. The firm’s founders emphasized the importance of each attorney finding a cause he or she believed in, and donating time and/or money to it. That’s whyRead More

YWCA Purse & Passion: 14 Years of Empowering Women

By Liz Hutchins, Sirote & Permutt attorney I’m always amazed when I hear the stories shared by women who have faced – and overcome – seemingly insurmountable adversity. That’s why I’m so happy to be a part of the 14th annual YWCA Purse & Passion Luncheon. Each year, guests at the luncheon witness amazing storiesRead More

First Ever Parkinson’s Fighter Walk a Huge Success!

By Jeri Boyd, Sirote & Permutt paralegal and Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk founder It’s amazing the difference we can make when we work together! I am truly humbled by the turnout at our first ever Parkinson’s Fighter Walk, which raised more than $12,000 for Parkinson’s Disease research! It was an awesome experience, and the fundsRead More

Congratulations to Joel Rotenstreich, Recipient of the NCCJ James Head Award

By Karl Friedman, Sirote & Permutt attorney Impacting one person’s life can go a long way. Joel Rotenstreich recently received the James Head Award Lifetime Award from the Alabama Chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). I’m proud to have known Joel for many years. I taught him Sunday School growing up,Read More

Nonprofits Make Our City Go Round

By Emily Bates, Sirote & Permutt’s director of marketing & business development Birmingham is regularly ranked as one of the nation’s most philanthropic communities. More specifically speaking, it was ranked No. 3 among the nation’s 50 largest metros in August 2012 when it comes to percentage of discretionary income given to charity, according to the study byRead More

The Birmingham Business Journal Unveils Nonprofit Awards’ Finalists

Recently, the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) announced the finalists for this year’s second annual Nonprofit Awards. Sirote & Permutt was honored to be recognized as a finalist in the Corporate Citizen category for our Sirote Supports initiative. This category honors Birmingham companies for the community service and charitable activities to which they contribute their timeRead More

Sirote Attorneys Support Pancake Breakfast

Sirote’s Stephen Porterfield, Barry Ragsdale and Justice Tom Woodall lent their support and their hearty appetites to The Kiwanis Club of Vestavia – Hoover Pancake Breakfast held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Mountain Chapel Methodist Church.  More than 220 breakfasts were served, raising almost $5,000 which the Club will donate to a number ofRead More

Offering Kids a Rey of Hope

By John Cooper, Sirote & Permutt CEO and member of Holy Family Cristo Rey Board of Directors All young people deserve an opportunity to receive a solid education and strong foundation on which to build their lives. However, for some, that opportunity is a challenge. That’s what makes Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High SchoolRead More