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Opelika Giving Day

2019 Opelika Giving Day

On Tuesday, May 7th, The Community Foundation of East Alabama presented checks to all the Opelika Giving Day non-profits that benefitted from being a part of the first annual online giving event that was held May 1. The checks represented a total of $30,775.00 raised. The non-profits were: Arts Association of East Alabama represented by Phillip Preston and Petrina Maher; …

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2018 Eggs on the Plains

2018 Eggs on the Plains

“Eggs on the Plains” is the first Big Green Egg Fest in the Lee County area! “Eggs on the Plains” will provide samplings of delicious foods cooked on the Big Green Egg.  The event will be Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the Plains of Auburn at the beautiful Olgetree Village Shopping Center.  Eggs on the Plains will raise funds to …

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2017 East Alabama Nonprofit Summit

2017 East Alabama Nonprofit Summit

Join us as we bring together nonprofit leaders, administrators, board members, volunteers, philanthropists from throughout the East Alabama region for a conference featuring experst in the nonprofit field. Topics will include: Ten Things You Need to Know About Nonprofit Management Strategic and Succession Planning Using Online and Social Media to Reach Your Primary Customer Creating and Executing a Resource Development …

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Auburn University Fraternities Giving Back

Auburn University's lnterfraternity Council (IFC)

On July 6, 2017, the Community Foundation of East Alabama convened a meeting between Auburn University’s lnterfraternity Council (IFC) and nonprofit organizations in the Auburn/Opelika area. Representatives from the Food Bank of East Alabama, Community Market, Boys and Girls Clubs, The Exceptional Foundation, Haddie’s Home, Ways2Serve, Exodus Ranch, and Alabama Rural Ministries attended this meeting. Duncan Asbury, IFC President, told …

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“Eggs on the Plains” is the first Big Green Egg Fest in the Lee County area

Eggs On The Plains

Watsons’ Backyard Living and Weichert Realtors, Porter Properties are passionate about giving back to the community. The proceeds from Eggs on the Plains will benefit The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama; a local non-profit, providing opportunity for adult special needs people. The event will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 on the Plains of Auburn at the beautiful Ogletree Village Shopping …

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2016 Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund Recipients

2016 Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund Recipients

The Wayne Murphy Scholarships are presented to one male and one female Auburn High School senior student/athlete that display the traits former AHS Coach and Athletic Director Wayne Murphy valued and demonstrated in his life such as enthusiasm, leadership, character and a strong work ethic. This year’s recipients are Morgan Brown and Dana Echols. Morgan played football and baseball at …

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Cedar Abbey

Cedar Abbey

The mission of Cedar Abbey is  to inspire people to connect to God through prayer, to unify the body of Christ, to be a place of refuge, to bring awareness to social justice needs, and to serve others through hospitality.   Cedar Abbey is working to restore a mid-1800’s brick warehouse to be a welcoming creative community center in downtown Opelika. …

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2015 Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund Recipients

The Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund was established at the Community Foundation to honor the legacy of one of the true champions of Auburn High School athletics. A group of Auburn High alumni and others came together to honor Coach Murphyʼs legacy by creating a permanent scholarship fund in his memory. The Wayne Murphy Scholarships are awarded to an Auburn High …

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Fly-In on Armed Forces Day

Air Show

Aviation Education Outreach hosts Fly-­In on Armed Forces Day Aviation Education Outreach (AEO) is hosting a Fly-­‐In event on May 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the South side of the Auburn University Regional Airport. The Fly-­‐In will feature several vintage and war bird planes on display as well as other military vehicles. The event supports and promotes …

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