Kim Hudson to speak at Auburn’s Women’s Philanthropy Board Winter Board Meeting

AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will host its 2011 Winter Board Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Kim Hudson, who co-founded the Hudson Family Foundation with her husband, Tim, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.

Kimberly Bruner Hudson, a native of Walton, Ind., graduated from Auburn University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminology. Kim and Tim met at Auburn and married in 1999. Kim attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and earned a law degree in 2000. She is affiliated with the Davis Law Firm in Auburn.

Registration for the event is $35 and includes lunch. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $350. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. To register, contact the WPB office at (334) 844-3524 or e-mail wpbchs1@auburn.edu.

Make checks payable to the Auburn University WPB for the Winter Board Meeting and mail to: AU College of Human Sciences, Women’s Philanthropy Board, 210 Spidle Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.

The Hudsons founded the Hudson Family Foundation in 2009 with a commitment to make “a positive and long-lasting impact in the lives of children who have a genuine need for assistance with regard to a specific physical, emotional or financial circumstance,” according to its website, www.hudsonfamilyfoundation.org.

The foundation carries out its mission through grant programs designed to assist children and families in need, scholarship awards for deserving high school seniors, the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” initiative and the “Rookie Reader” program. The Hudsons also promote volunteerism through the foundation and host a number of community service projects and fundraisers. Foundation funding is provided through the Hudson’s own personal investment, donors, grants, corporate sponsorships and fundraising events.

Kim is involved in numerous nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama. She actively supports CURE Childhood Cancer, the Georgia Transplant Foundation and the Moyer Foundation that started Camp Erin, a bereavement camp for children.

Together, the Hudsons promote the efforts of the Atlanta Braves Foundation and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by serving as advocates and celebrity spokespersons on issues related to advancing and addressing the needs of children.

The Hudsons have two daughters, Kennedie and Tess, and a son, Kade. They live in Auburn.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.hudsonfamilyfoundation.org.

Women’s Philanthropy Board corporate partners and grantors who helped underwrite the Winter Board Meeting include The Alabama Power Company, Kiplinger, The Dubberly Group – Merrill Lynch, Moore Wealth Management, Wilson, Price, Barranco, Blankenship & Billingsley, P.C., Charlotte Gaston Interiors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Gallery One Fine Art Inc., The Hotel at Auburn University, Auburn University Outreach, The Flower Store, Sykel Enterprises, BB&T Wealth Management, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and Community Service Grant from Alabama State Rep. Mike Hubbard.

Contact: Sidney James Nakhjavan, (334) 844-9199 (www.humsci.auburn.edu/wpb), or
Amy Weaver, (334) 844-9762 (aew0025@auburn.edu)