The Birmingham Foundation is guided by a very active Board of Directors which represents the community in making decisions regarding both our grant-making investments and our financial investments.
Board of Directors
As of January 2019, the Birmingham Foundation Board of Directors includes:
* Indicates Founding Member
|Terry Wirginis *||President|
|Jack Simmons||Vice President|
|Rev. Eileen Smith||Secretary|
|Mark S. Bibro||Executive Director|
|Marion M. Schafer (Mernie)||Executive Assistant|
Tribute to Floyd R. Ganassi
The Birmingham Foundation extends its deepest condolences to the family of Floyd R. Ganassi, who passed away in August 2013. Mr. Ganassi was a founding member of the Birmingham Foundation and served as Director, Board Chair, and Emeritus Chair during the Foundation’s existence. Mr. Ganassi contributed his service and expertise since the Foundation’s inception and was instrumental during the process of moving the Birmingham Foundation’s offices into its current space in the Brashear Center.
Tribute to Daniel A. Goetz
Daniel A. Goetz was first Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dan passed away in May 2010. He was a dear friend of the Birmingham Foundation and the South Side community. Dan was instrumental in establishing the Foundation after the sale of the South Side Hospital to UPMC in 1996, and in its early years guided it on a path to success, which continues to this day.