Melanie Bridgeforth

The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham

A native of Athens, Alabama, Melanie has dedicated her entire professional career to fighting for equitable systems and sound public policy solutions that create deeper, sustainable change in Alabama.

As President & CEO of The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, Alabama’s only philanthropic foundation investing with a gender lens, Melanie is charged with boldly expanding the organization’s direction to not only grow targeted philanthropic investments, but also to bolster rigorous research and institute public policy advocacy to secure long-lasting, systemic change for women and communities.

Prior to joining The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham in March 2018, Melanie served as Executive Director of VOICES for Alabama’s Children and as the Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association.

Melanie is a proud graduate of The University of Alabama where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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