Black Belt Community Foundation names 2016 Legacy honoree, continues philanthropic mission


BIRMINGHAM,Ala. (WIAT) — The Black Belt Community Foundation had a big night on Tuesday, as they brought a little of the black belt to the magic city.

The Gee’s Bend Quilters provided entertainment as the foundation honored John D. Johns, the president and CEO of Protective Life, as their 2016 Legacy honoree.

CBS42’s Sherri Jackson joined a packed house at the Harbert Center to emcee the program and learn how the foundation lives up their motto: Taking what we have to make what we need.

In his remarks, Johns applauded the “inside-out” approach to the work and mission of the BBCF.

The foundation continues its mission of partnering in philanthropy for people and organizations to transform the black belt.

To learn more about the BBCF, you can CLICK HERE, or follow the link at the end of the article (

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