About the AIDB Foundation

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  • The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation was created in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to encourage private support for AIDB’s charitable, educational, research and training programs. The Foundation provides funding for a vast array of programs and projects at AIDB, including major construction and renovation of facilities, development of new and expanding programs and experiences in professional development, academics, student life, outreach, and the arts.


AIDB Foundation Board of Directors

  • Allen D. Cope (President), Deputy General Counsel, Honda North America, Inc., Lincoln, AL
    Antonio Calloway (Vice President), Desktop Manager, State of Alabama Department of Labor, Montgomery, AL
    Laura Grill (Secretary), President/CEO, East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
    Charles A. Collat, Jr. (Treasurer), VP of Quality and Training, Mayer Electric Supply Co., Inc., Birmingham, AL
    Fred J. McCallum, Jr. (Immediate Past President), Retired, President, AT&T Alabama, Birmingham, AL
    Jerry W. Dozier, Retired, VP/Manager, Merrill Lynch, Shelby, AL
    Jeffrey B. Gaskin, Financial Advisor/Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Charlotte, NC
    M.P. "Pat" Greene, Jr., Retired, VP of Marketing, Bellsouth Services, Talladega, AL
    James I.  Harrison, III, Owner, Harrison Galleries, LLC, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Joseph K. "Joe" Lombino, Retired, Senior VP, The Ayco Company, L.P., Powder Springs, GA
    Grant Lynch, Chairman, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
    Thomas A. Ritchie, Attorney, Birmingham, AL
    Mike Royer, General Manager, The University of Alabama WVUA, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Tony Smoke, VP, Eastern Division, Alabama Power, Anniston, AL
    Larry D. Thornton, Sr., President/Owner, Thornton Enterprises, Birmingham, AL

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