Board & Staff

The Birmingham Foundation is guided by a very active Board of Directors which represents the community in making decisions regarding both our grant-making investments and our financial investments.

Board of Directors

As of January 2019, the Birmingham Foundation Board of Directors includes:

* Indicates Founding Member

Name

Position

Terry Wirginis

*

President

Jack Simmons

*

Vice President

Don Gordon

*

Treasurer

Rev. Eileen Smith

*

Secretary

Maurita Bryant

*

Hugo Churchill

*

Michelle Figlar

*

Max Harleman

*

Carey Harris

*

Betty Kripp

*

Tara Matthews

*

Prince Matthews

*

Beth Marcello

*

Ken McCrory

*

Biff Swager

*

Rachel Vinciguerra

*

Staff

Name

Position

Contact

Mark S. Bibro

*

Executive Director

Marion M. Schafer (Mernie)

*

Executive Assistant

Tribute to Floyd R. Ganassi

The Birmingham Foundation extends its deepest condolences to the family of Floyd R. Ganassi, who passed away in August 2013. Mr. Ganassi was a founding member of the Birmingham Foundation and served as Director, Board Chair, and Emeritus Chair during the Foundation’s existence. Mr. Ganassi contributed his service and expertise since the Foundation’s inception and was instrumental during the process of moving the Birmingham Foundation’s offices into its current space in the Brashear Center.

Tribute to Daniel A. Goetz

Daniel A. Goetz was first Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dan passed away in May 2010. He was a dear friend of the Birmingham Foundation and the South Side community. Dan was instrumental in establishing the Foundation after the sale of the South Side Hospital to UPMC in 1996, and in its early years guided it on a path to success, which continues to this day.