Summit on Philanthropy

Celebrating philanthropy in our community

Although 2020 has not gone according to anyone’s plans, there have been some amazing stories of compassion, commitment, and community that have emerged from this very difficult season.  At the Community Foundation, we have had a front row seat to witness our community’s overwhelming response. Our donors contributed a total of $728,722 to the Emergency Relief Fund to help our community recover from the COVID crisis. And just a month later, answered the rallying cry for racial equity with donations totaling $378,135 to the Racial Equity Fund.

We love this community. We believe in this community. We support this community. We are looking for partners who believe like we do and who will join us in providing visionary leadership to help our community recover and emerge from these unprecedented times more resilient than ever. 

Please join us for our Summit on Philanthropy virtual celebration as we honor our community's strength throughout this challenging year, and are inspired by the incredible acts of generosity that bring us together to support this community we love in its time of need.


September 10, 2020

Summit on Philanthropy is an annual celebration of our community's generosity because we believe that together we can accomplish more than any one person, one company, or one organization can accomplish on their own. This year, the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is celebrating our community's generosity. We are #StrongerTogether.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Torch Technologies

    Gold Sponsors

      Silver Sponsors

        Bronze Sponsors

        • A-P-T Research
        • BKS Partners
        • HudsonAlpha Foundation
        • Troy 7
        • Turner Construction Company

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          Community Awards


          Jan Smith
          Dorothy Davidson
          Jim Hudson
          Fran Fluhler
          Linda Smith
          Alan and Debra Jenkins
          Joe and Pam Alexander
          Mike and Patty Lowe
          Jean McCrady


          Bob and Phylis Baron
          Marc and Sheryl Bendickson
          Kathy and Tony Chan/Pei-Ling Charitable Trust
          Lonnie and Helen McMillian and Family
          Bill Stender and Family
          Jean Wessel Templeton and the Wessel Family


          Rachel Baker
          United Way Youth Council
          Sanders Clayton


          Torch Technologies
          Vector Wealth Strategies
          Toyota Alabama
          ERC, Inc.
          Venturi, Inc.
          The Boeing Company
          Redstone Federal Credit Union
          COLSA Corporation
          Intergraph Corporation


          Huntsville Hospital Foundation
          John and Ruth Jurenko Foundation
          Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation

          Professional Advisor

          Chris Hinson
          Chris Russell

          Unsung Heroes

          Kingslea Merkel

          Partners in Philanthropy Award

          Torch Technologies, Inc.

          Chairman’s Award

          Gary Saliba

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