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Hudson gift to Auburn University’s Cary Center to start volunteer program for college students

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Kim and Tim Hudson recently made a $100,000 gift to the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Auburn University to start a leadership philanthropic and volunteer program.

The gift from the Auburn alumni will establish the Kim and Tim Hudson Fund for Excellence, which will be used to support the new Volunteers in Philanthropy, or VIP, program.

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Historic Auburn home officially dedicated as Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Cary CenterAUBURN – With the use of a historic Auburn home to house the newly established Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University is poised to pursue philanthropic responsibility and nonprofit leadership education, outreach and research on a national level.

The Cary Center, in the historic Halliday-Cary-Pick home, was formally dedicated today. The second oldest home in Auburn was generously gifted to the college by Frances Pick Dillard, a founding member of the Women’s Philanthropy Board, and her family, to promote the expansion of the college’s already successful philanthropic efforts.

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Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium featuring experts on ‘Navigating the Challenges in Today’s Economy’

AUBURN –The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will present its seventh annual Spring Symposium on Monday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. At this year’s symposium on “Navigating the Challenges in Today’s Economy: Preserving Wealth and Pursuing Philanthropy,” business and government leaders will discuss financial and economic issues.

Speakers will include Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general for the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office; David Altig, senior vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Burt White, managing director of research for LPL Financial; and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Leura Canary.

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Head of Gulf Power, AU alumna to speak at AU Women’s Philanthropy Board luncheon

AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will host its 2008 Fall Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 19, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Susan Story, AU alumna and president and CEO of Gulf Power Company, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla.

Story has served as president and CEO of Gulf Power Company since 2003. Gulf Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Story joined Southern Company in 1982 as a nuclear plant engineer. Throughout her tenure, she served as Executive Vice President of Southern Company Engineering and Construction Services, Vice President of Southern Company Supply Chain Management, and as Vice President of Real Estate and Corporate Services at Alabama Power Company. In addition to her professional leadership, Story is an active philanthropist and serves on numerous industry, civic and state-wide boards. Throughout the years she has been recognized for her business and philanthropic leadership.

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AU Women’s Philanthropy Board Symposium to feature Bronner as keynote speaker

AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will host its sixth annual Spring Symposium on Monday, April 7, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Featured speakers will be David G. Bronner, CEO of Retirement Systems of Alabama; John Manley, managing director, equity strategist for Smith Barney’s Private Client Division, New York; Alabama’s State Treasurer Kay Ivey; and co-founders of Feed Projects, LLC Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson (http://www.feedprojects.org).

The title of this year’s symposium, “Today’s Decisions for Tomorrow’s Money,” reflects the Women’s Philanthropy Board’s commitment to providing educational activities supporting the achievement of financial and philanthropic aspirations,” said June Henton, Dean of AU’s College of Human Sciences.

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