Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering at our Chapter-wide events, or within our event committees? There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from planning our events, to assisting the day-of, and helping connect us throughout the community. Interested?

Be an advocate: being a voice for those who cannot advocate for themselves is an extremely rewarding experience. Raise awareness to end the stigma!

Become an event participant: sign up as a Walker or Team Captain for our Take Steps walk (April), or purchase a ticket to attend our annual Casino for a Cause (October) to join other members of the IBD Community to actively raise funds for our mission and research in an exciting group environment.

Volunteer at an event: whether you are an individual, a member of a family, a member of a small or large community group, volunteers are what make our efforts a success. This rewarding experience is flexible to your schedule and can create a huge impact! Volunteer opportunities available in April and October at Take Steps & Casino for a Cause respectively, and monthly engagement opportunities available as needed. 

Serve as a Committee Member: give back to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation by engaging as a part of the team who joins hands to make certain that our events are a success! Show your strengths and passion for our mission by assisting us in planning our annual Take Steps Walk (April), or Casino for a Cause (October), or joining our Corporate Engagement or Volunteer Engagement & Recruitment Teams; including Healthcare Professionals. 

Give us a call! (646) 387-2149. 

Friends of the Foundation: 2023

We would like to recognize our Partners in the community, our Friends of the Foundation, who choose to support us throughout the year, across our campaigns, and more: 

Workplace Giving

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter is proud to participate in the workplace giving campaign of Community Health Charities and United Way. At many workplaces employees can direct contributions to the charity of their choice. Look for our name and agency code in your company campaign. If you don't find us, please ask your employer to add Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #85772

As many United Way regions are served within our Chapter's territory, please contact your local United Way for the contributor choice number in your area. 

Chapter Contacts

Chapter Mailing Address:

PO Box 1249
Calera, AL 35040

2023 Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Dan Chu
    Chapter President 
    Associate Professor - UAB Medicine, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Damian Doggett
    VP & Controller - Books-A-Million
  • Taylor Graham
    Corporate Engagement Chair
    Principal - Graham Capital
  • John Grizzle
    Corporate Engagement Committee Member
    AVP/Investments - Growth Capital Partners
  • Michele Hill, MD
    Physician - Total Dermatology 
  • Marsha Maines

    Gulf Coast Leadership Council Chair
    Assistant Project Manager - White-Spunner Construction

  • Linda Newman
    Volunteer Engagement & Recruitment Chair
    Retail Operations Manager - Regions Bank
  • Dr. Kirk Russ
    Healthcare Professional Engagement Committee Chair
    Assistant Professor of Medicine - UAB Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology


PO Box 1249
Calera, AL 35040
United States


(646) 387-2149

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