Fulfill Societal Needs
The Holle Family Foundation feels a strong calling to care for those who cannot care for themselves. We look for nonprofits working to address the immediate and long-term needs of children, people with special needs or addiction issues, and those dealing with hunger or homelessness.
Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
Provide Opportunities for Achievement
We know that when individuals are able to achieve their personal and professional goals, they position themselves to positively affect their families, their communities, and society as a whole. We hope to improve our collective future by providing meaningful opportunities to individuals with limited resources. Because whether their goals are centered around academics or theology, music or art, it’s a noble pursuit to strive for growth.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of others.
Foster Future Leaders
The Holle Family Foundation believes that true leadership is born in service to others. That’s why we support organizations that involve children and young adults in service projects that teach leadership concepts and an appreciation of nature and our responsibility to the environment and to others. We want to inspire a new generation of leaders who are adventurous, empathetic, and endowed with self-worth.
Celebrate History and Culture
Music, art, cuisine, customs, and other elements of culture all have an uplifting effect on the human condition. They connect disparate people, breed creativity, teach discipline, encourage connectivity, and promote a deeper appreciation for the skills and contributions of others. The Holle Family Foundation values the history and beauty of our communities. We support groups working to tell the stories of Alabama’s cultural contributions to the world.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Centers for Excellence
University of Alabama Holle Award
The Holle Awards are named for Brigadier General Everett Hughes Holle, a 1950 graduate of The University of Alabama who served as an announcer, director, writer and producer during his 40-year career at NBC 13. Holle was a member of the College of Communication and Information Sciences’ board of visitors where he passionately invested in the success of University of Alabama students for years. In 2019, the Holle Family Foundation gave the largest donation in College history, part of which went towards funding the Holle Awards for Excellence in Creativity and Communication.