"A" Club Educational and Charitable Foundation

The Alabama "A" Club
Educational and Charitable Foundation
P.O. Drawer 1961
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-1961

Q: What is The Alabama "A" Club Educational and Charitable Foundation?
A: A fund established to support a variety of educational, charitable, scientific, and literary activities.

Q: What is the purpose of the Foundation?
A: To encourage contributions for the advancement, promotion, endowment, and maintenance of a fund for educational, charitable, scientific, and literary activities.

Q: Why was the Foundation started?
A: Following the death of Dr. Pat Trammell, Coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant and several of Pat's teammates recognized that there was a need to assist the families of former University of Alabama athletes in times of hardship. Particularly, they were concerned about medical expenses and educational needs. The current Foundation has evolved from this limited view to one that is broader in scope.

Q: Who started the Foundation?
A: Tommy Brooker, James A. Sharpe, Joseph K. Sims, and Billy Neighbors were the incorporators for the Foundation, December 31, 1968.

Q: What kinds of needs are met by the Foundation?
A: Educational, through non-athletic scholarship assistance; medical re-imbursement for needs not covered by insurance; other needs that may come to the attention of the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Q: Is the Foundation a non-profit organization?
A: Yes. It was incorporated in the State of Alabama.

Q: Does the Foundation have a tax-exempt status?
A: Yes. For more information contact the Foundation.

Q: Is the Foundation connected with The University of Alabama?
A: No.

Q: How are requests for assistance handled?
A: The Board of Directors usually will hear of the need from a member of the needy family or someone close to the family. The Board of Directors then review the request and act based on the by-laws of the Foundation.

Q: May I make a request to the Foundation?
A: Yes. Anyone may make a request and have it reviewed and acted upon by the Board of Directors.

Q: Can anyone contribute to the Foundation?
A: Yes.

Q: What form may the contribution take?
A: Any form of your choice such as direct gifts, bequeaths by will, donations by deed, or otherwise.

Q: Can the contribution be "earmarked"?
A: Yes.

Q: How can I become a member of the Foundation?
A: The Foundation has no members, only participants.

Q: How may I participate?
A: Contribute whatever you can to this worthy cause.

Q: How may I find out more about the Foundation?
A: Contact the Foundation, in writing or any director in writing.

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