ATTENTION ARTISTS: Submit Your Original Artwork to the JAZZ CAT BALL PRELUDE PARTY for the Chance to Win $3,000 and Become the 2015 Jazz Cat Ball Promotional Artist!
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary invites all Alabama artists to submit their Jazz Cat Ball inspired original artwork for the chance to become the 2015 Jazz Cat Ball Promotional Artist and win $3,000!
Leading us into the Jazz Cat Ball 2015 season, the GBHS Auxiliary will be hosting our Prelude Party on November 20th, 2014. This FREE, public evening of food, music, and incredible local art will give all in attendance the chance to vote on the submitted artwork, with the winner receiving the $3k prize that has been generously given by an anonymous donor and the honor of having their artwork used in all promotional pieces for the 2015 Jazz Cat Ball.
All submitted work will be displayed at the Jazz Cat Ball Prelude Party to be held on November 20th, 2014, and voted on by those in attendance of this free event. Artists, their friends and families are encouraged to attend!
All submitted pieces will also be available for purchase by silent auction during the Prelude, with artists receiving half of the winning bid.
Interested in submitting your artwork? Download the Commitment and Information Form HERE.
Commitment forms must be turned in to GBHS by Friday, October 24th.
Artwork must be turned in to GBHS by Thursday, November 6th.
GBHS welcomes Allison Black Cornelius as interim executive manager
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is pleased to introduce our interim executive manager, Allison Black Cornelius, founder and president of Blackfish Consulting
Allison brings an array of expertise to GBHS, including consulting, project management, and fundraising services to government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and the nonprofit sector. As a guide to thriving nonprofits, Allison is a champion and inspiration to many. She has trained more than 700 nonprofit boards and raised more than $30 million for charity through her public presentations.
Allison received her public policy, governance, and leadership training at the Social Enterprise Initiative, Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University and completed Advanced Board Consulting at BoardSource. She is well known for her volunteer work in leading public policy initiatives and legislation on behalf of abused and underserved women and children. Allison and her husband Jeff have five children and three rescue dogs.
We are excited to work with Allison Cornelius as she helps foster new ideas and promote the values of our organization.
"Allison shares a passion for our mission and brings a unique set of talents to GBHS that will propel the organization in a new direction," GBHS board president Lucy Thompson Marsh said.
In its beginning, GBHS was founded in 1883 by Dr. John Herbert Phillips, the first superintendent of Birmingham's schools. Dr. Phillips founded the Birmingham Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals because Phillips believed that a well-rounded child must be taught humane values and compassion. Presently, GBHS is the largest and oldest humane society in Alabama.
True to our mission of promoting the humane treatment of people and animals, GBHS is continuing to provide homes for hundreds of pets while implementing numerous community programs outreach and volunteer opportunities.
Please help us welcome this great addition to our team. For more information on Allison and her group, please visit www.blackfish.org