Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham expands philanthropy power statewide

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The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham announced this weekend that they have expanded their operations statewide, changing their name to the Women’s Foundation of Alabama (WFA). The new name reflects the transformation of the organization as the leading voice and philanthropic engine for women in the state.

President and CEO Melanie Bridgeforth made the announcement during a gala fund-raiser at Red Mountain Theater. The fundraiser was headlined by actress Regina King and eight Alabama women who were recognized for work in helping women in the area reported Al.com.

As the state’s only philanthropic organization investing with a gender lens, the Women’s Foundation of Alabama plans to continue to drive the mission of gender and economic equity. In recent years, the Foundation has strategically expanded its power and influence beyond Greater Birmingham and even beyond philanthropy, creating systemic change through ground-breaking research and legislative advocacy. 

The Women’s Foundation of Alabama’s mission is to be the leading voice and philanthropic engine for women in Alabama. They have been a trusted leader in the philanthropic sector for more than two decades.

Bridgeforth told Al.com, “We know that to create true change, real change, you have to be powerful. You have to be influential, and you have to be the umbrella that is bringing all women, all women’s organizations underneath. So [our change]is really about building not just a moment but a movement around women’s causes.”