Sally Purnell Mackin, Executive Director

sally mackinSally Purnell Mackin is a proven long-term strategic leader. As Executive Director of the Woodlawn Foundation, she is helping to craft a vision and path forward for one of Birmingham’s great historic neighborhoods. Woodlawn Foundation was formed in 2010 to serve as the lead organization in the Woodlawn United partnership, a network member of Purpose Built Communities. Purpose Built Communities is a nationally recognized nonprofit that provides free consulting services to community organizations across the country that work to eliminate blight and unleash the untapped potential of individuals living in poverty through holistic community revitalization.

Sally earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. Her professional background includes experience in marketing and advertising in the retail industry as well as expense and operation management. She has worked in the financial industry as a licensed broker, participated in extensive fundraising efforts of several Birmingham charities and served on many non-profit boards. Sally is certified as a Licensed Salesperson through the Alabama Real Estate Commission, is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and has completed the Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals at Columbia University Business School.

Sally is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the 2012 class of Leadership Birmingham and the 2015/2016 class of Leadership Alabama. Sally also serves as an Advisory Board Member of Building Alabama Reinvestment (BAR); an Advisory Member of Community Policing & Revitalization (CPR) City of Birmingham and an Advisory Member of the UAB Department of Education.