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  • 9/14/16 10:20 am EDT
    New York has the High Line, Chicago has its Millennium Park and Birmingham — we have Railroad Park, which, like its peers, was built around railroad tracks and has helped revitalize a city and provide a gathering space for all residents.  “Great cities have great parks,” says Camille Spratling, Executive Director of Railroad Park. “When you visit Railroad Park you see the unity of our city and region. This park is common ground for everyone, and it reflects the diversity ofmore...
  • 9/7/16 10:10 am EDT
    What happens when you combine real-time art with a group of people gathered in a room to celebrate success and raise money for a good cause? A little bit of magic.  That’s what happened recently when nationally recognized artist Erik Wahl painted in real-time during an evening recognizing top advisors of Protective Life’s ProEquities division. The banquet, a celebratory dinner for high-performing ProEquities independent advisors, raised funds for the good causes of the Ronaldmore...
  • 8/24/16 2:41 pm EDT
    A trip to the theater should be a thing of joy — an escape from the day-to-day, an entry into a world of creativity. But for families of children with autism, attending a live theater performance can be difficult. That’s why Red Mountain Theatre and the Autism Society of Alabama have teamed up to create sensory-friendly productions that make theater accessible to everyone.“People with autism often have heightened sensitivities to light and sound, and may feel uncomfortable in unfamiliarmore...
  • 8/11/16 2:29 pm EDT
    This August, Dr. Laura Fiveash will stand at the doors of the Spring Valley School and welcome students into this special school’s new home. Located in the former Aldersgate Methodist Church on Lakeshore Parkway, the school has moved into its first permanent home. Its mission is personal to Executive Director Dr. Fiveash.  In addition to having a DrPH in maternal and child health, Dr. Fiveash is the mom of 15-year old triplets. Born at 26 weeks premature, the three — Nick, Jacobmore...
  • 7/29/16 2:52 pm EDT
    If you’ve driven down Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue North, chances are you’ve passed the red brick Firehouse Shelter countless times. But you may not know what happens within those walls.Firehouse Shelter is the headquarters for Firehouse Ministries, which serves more chronically homeless men than any agency in the state of Alabama — over 4,000 each year. More than an emergency shelter, the Firehouse Shelter works with its clients to address the complicated, systemic challenges of homelessness. Asmore...
  • 7/15/16 3:53 pm EDT
    Protective Life Employees Live Their Commitment to The American Heart Association
    There once was a time when Mona Leopard didn’t know if she would be able to dance at her son’s wedding. By her own admission, she was struggling with her weight, unable to do all the things she wanted to do. But after making some major life changes to make sure she could, last year she did just that.  Mona chooses to take her new commitment one step further, by banding together with co-workers to help others. The Protective Life paralegal is one of the many employees who aremore...
  • 5/31/16 10:24 am EDT
    It’s not every day that someone gets to dig into Birmingham’s history — literally. But in May, that's exactly what volunteers from Protective Life had the opportunity to do. With hands in the soil, they helped build Red Mountain Park’s newest resource — a 12-table picnic area that makes the park more accessible to all.Now that’s a great day of work.“Before Red Mountain had this picnic area, we didn’t have a place for large groups to sit together and have a meal or enjoy each other,” says Katiemore...
  • 2/24/15 12:28 pm EST

    A day after UAB, UA and Birmingham Botanical Gardens named, another four recipients announced as part of five-year, $23 million community commitment 

    Tokyo, Japan-based Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (Dai-ichi) and Birmingham-based Protective Life Corporation (Protective) announced four  additional recipients as part of the companies’ $23 million, five-year community commitment.This announcement comes one day after a total of $4 million was pledged to The Alabama Drug Discovery Program, a partnership between UAB and the Southern Research Institute; the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce; and themore...
  • 2/23/15 3:02 pm EST

    More entities to be named as part of a total five-year, $23 million commitment to the local community 

    Tokyo, Japan-based Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (Dai-ichi) and Birmingham-based Protective Life Corporation (Protective) – whose formal merger was effective Feb. 1, 2015 – today announced the recipients of their initial $4 million of a total $23 million, five-year commitment in community gifts.The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in partnership with the Southern Research Institute, the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and the Birmingham Botanicalmore...
  • 1/28/15 5:00 pm EST
    The Protective Life Foundation announced today that it awarded nearly $4 million in donations and grants in 2014. In 2014, through grant dollars and volunteer hours, the Foundation touched 247 organizations focused on a wide spectrum of services, from addressing health disparities and hunger to supporting education, the arts and robust community revitalization projects.  Large nonprofit anchors such as the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Zoo, the McWane Sciencemore...

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