Honoring William "Bill" Baxley, II
The program included Master of Ceremonies Barry Ragsdale and speakers, George Beck, Judge Charles Price and Julian Butler, who all did a masterful job of roasting and toasting our honoree.
The evening’s program was recorded through pictures and a video of the program. The pictures are available here, The video will be on the ACJF website soon. Whether you were able to attend or not, we hope you will enjoy viewing these reminders of what an outstanding event it was.
2017 Beach Party a Great
Success at the Marina!!
This year’s beach party was at a new place and for the first time there was music, ice cream, wine and birds to pet in addition to the familiar drinks, kids games and great conversation. The Saturday afternoon party following ALAJ’s annual conference was described by several attorneys and their family members as spectacular, perfect, great fun, and relaxing. Check out the pictures taken at the Sandestin Marina and pay particular attention to our many sponsors that made this event both fun and meaningful. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance ACJF’s grantmaking to support nonprofits across the state providing support and services for disadvantages families and children.
ACJF Board Member honored for Public Service
John is one of the most highly respected lawyers in the state whose distinguished legal career includes serve as a civil rights attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center (1975-1984), law school professor (Mercer University 1985-1986), U.S. Magistrate Judge (1986-2001), Dean of the Cumberland School of Law (2001-2014), Acting Director of the State Ethics Commission (2015-2016), and leader and pro bono participant in numerous local, state and national bar association service and research activities. (Read more)
Sight Savers Alabama Health & Vision Screenings
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (RE4ES)
ACJF’s Executive Director was among the 28 philanthropic and racial justice advocates invited to be a part of the first Alabama event sponsored by the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (RE4ES). This initiative was established recently with the mission of increasing the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism. The day-long event, held in Birmingham on February 17, focused on Racial Equity for Economic Security. RE4ES is working with grantmakers and nonprofit partners to identify what it takes to advance racial equity strategies to increase economic security in the South. (Read more)