(Special from the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, July 12, 2016)
Harvard Business School Fellowship Awarded
Congratulations, J.W. Carpenter
We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Business School Fellowship is J.W. Carpenter.
J.W. has served as Executive Director of the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) since September 2013. Before coming to BEF, Carpenter served as the founding Executive Director for Teach For America Alabama – a branch of the nationally-recognized organization committed to providing and advocating for high quality education for students in low-income communities. Prior to his role with Teach For America, Carpenter was a litigator for the Birmingham law firm of Walston, Wells, and Birchall, LLP. Carpenter earned a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He serves on the boards of A+ Education Partnership, Operation Hope-Alabama, and Youth Entrepreneur Labs. He was named Top 40 Under 40 in Birmingham in 2012, and is an alumnus of both Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama.