Tag Archives: YWCA

ArtPlay: providing a stage for everyone in our community

By Ronald Levitt, Sirote & Permutt attorney and Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center board of advisors member  ArtPlay is an outreach initiative of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Artplay’s mission is to “educate, inspire and nurture creative growth and self-expression in all people of all ages by providing innovativeRead More

YWCA Encourages “Uncomfortable Cocktail Conversation”

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 “uncomfortableRead 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

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

YWCA KIDS Korner: Changing the Lives of Children

By Liz Hutchins, Sirote & Permutt attorney and YWCA of Central Alabama Board Member All children deserve a safe, loving environment where they can learn, play and discover their self worth. But children who are homeless often have tremendous obstacles to face – obstacles that many times can be addressed with a hot meal, aRead More

Partner with YWCA and Allstate Foundation in Ending Domestic Violence

By Elizabeth Hutchins, Sirote & Permutt attorney and YWCA of Central Alabama board member Violent behavior in her home is something no woman should ever have to fear. Sadly, in our nation today, domestic violence affects a woman’s life more than 145 times each hour. One in four women will be affected by domestic violenceRead More

YWCA YWhisper: Changing Your Cocktail Conversation

When you’re at a cocktail party, we bet your go-to topics of conversation aren’t homelessness, domestic violence and racism. But the Birmingham YWCA is trying to change that through YWhisper. YWhisper is an event designed to engage Birmingham young professionals and highlight and promote the programs and services of the YWCA, encouraging “uncomfortable cocktail conversation.”Read More

YWCA Purse & Passion: Not a Dry Eye in the House

By Elizabeth Hutchins, Sirote attorney and YWCA board member Stories were shared, tears were shed and money was raised at the YWCA’s 13th annual Purse & Passion event, held April 19. The ballroom at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel was full, with more than 1,400 people in attendance. The event is the YWCA’s largest funding sourceRead More

YWCA Purse & Passion Luncheon: Raising Critical Funds and Awareness

By Elizabeth Hutchins, Sirote attorney The YWCA of Central Alabama’s 13th annual Purse & Passion Luncheon is coming up on April 19, and Sirote & Permutt is proud to be a sponsor of this great event. The YWCA is close to the hearts of many of us at Sirote because of the huge impact itRead More

Congratulations to the BBJ Nonprofit Awards Finalists

We’d like to congratulate all the finalists for the Birmingham Business Journal’s inaugural Nonprofit Award! Sirote Supports is a proud supporter of many charities and nonprofits throughout Birmingham and the state. Nonprofits are key in building a better community, and we’re excited about this inaugural award. We look forward to reading more about all theRead More