Summit on Philanthropy

Celebrating philanthropy in our community

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | VBC North Hall | 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL

The annual Summit on Philanthropy gala is a celebration of our community's collective generosity. We believe that together we can accomplish more than any one person, one company, or one organization can accomplish on their own and together we strive to improve quality of life for all who call Greater Huntsville "home."

The Summit on Philanthropy will follow CDC guidance. For information regarding the Community Foundation's COVID assumption of risk policy, click here.


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Keynote speaker Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, and the follow ups, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and The Emotional Infrastructure of Places.

In 2021, he released For the Love of Cities REVISITED, an updated version of the award winning book which explores the significant relationship between local economic growth and feelings of passion and loyalty among community residents.

As a sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist, he speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

Peter shares how the mutual love affair between people and their places can be one of the most powerful influences in our lives. As he helps identify and inspire an emotional love for 'home,' his strategies play a key role in defining the future direction of our cities.

Love this community? We do, too. Together we navigated the unanticipated challenges of 2020 to emerge stronger than ever.

We hope you will join us for Summit on Philanthropy 2021 as Peter Kageyama celebrates the unique beauty, creativity, and generosity that makes Greater Huntsville our 'home.'


Platinum Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors

      Silver Sponsors

        Bronze Sponsors

        • HudsonAlpha Foundation
        • Troy 7

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          Community Awards

          Individual and Family

          Joe and Pam Alexander
          Rey and Cynthia Almodóvar
          Bob and Phylis Baron
          Marc and Sheryl Bendickson
          Kathy and Tony Chan/Pei-Ling Charitable Trust
          Dorothy Davidson
          Mike & Theresa Durboraw
          Fran Fluhler
          Jim Hudson
          Alan and Debra Jenkins
          Mike and Patty Lowe
          Lonnie and Helen McMillian and Family
          Jean McCrady
          Bill Stender and Family
          Jan Smith
          Linda Smith
          Jean Wessel Templeton and the Wessel Family


          Rachel Baker
          Sanders Clayton
          United Way Youth Council


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


          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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