Jera Stribling, Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Community health, education, human services, arts and culture

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PROFILE:  Jera Stribling is executive director of the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been in this role since January 1995. Previously she served more than six years as executive director of the Alabama Power Company Foundation.

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Jera Stribling has served in foundation leadership positions and provided direction for nonprofits in the southeast for 20 years. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Joseph S. Bruno Foundation, Executive Director of Alabama Giving, a statewide network of foundations and corporate giving programs and as a trustee of a family foundation. Jera has consulted with community and family foundations and businesses on board training, communications, organizational development and strategic planning.

Jera served as Executive Director of the Alabama Power Company Foundation and worked in Marketing and Corporate Communications at Alabama Power and Duke Power Company. As a founding board member of Voices for Alabama’s Children, the Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama, and Alabama Giving, she initiated the organizations and secured support of national foundations.

Jera has a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama. She is a past board member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and currently serves on the board of directors for the YWCA of Central Alabama, the Literacy Council and the Norton Board for Birmingham Southern College. Jera is a frequent speaker and annual guest lecturer at the University of Alabama and Auburn University on nonprofit management, social responsibility and philanthropy.