Black Belt Community Foundation receives award from Alabama Asset Building Coalition



Dr. Carol Prejean Zippert accepts Community Champion Award from ( L to R.) Larry Lee, Board Chair, and Michael Milner, Executive Director, Alabama Asset Building Coalition.

The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) received the “Community Champion Award” from the Alabama Asset Building Coalition at their western regional conference held Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the City of Livingston Community Center. Dr. Carol P. Zippert, BBCF board member, received the award for the foundation.
The award recognizes the work of the BBCF, “for their continued commitment to their mission in supporting programs that economically empower individuals and organizations in the Alabama Black Belt.”
The BBCF has made over $1 million in grants to community development projects in its 12 county focus area. Some of these grants specifically supported asset building activities, i.e., promoting Individual Development Accounts, co-op development, small farming projects, credit union development, as well as other grants that supported educational, cultural and civic efforts to uplift the community.
The Alabama Asset Building Coalition is a statewide collaborative to promote financial stability for individuals and families by encouraging savings, financial education and other wealth building programs. The coalition strives to build an economic foundation that will allow the underserved residents in Alabama to reach their highest potential and strengthen their financial future.
For more information on the Alabama Asset Building Coalition visit their website at: http://www.AlabamaABC.org.

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