Bama Blitz 2020 Has Ended

Supporting Culverhouse LIFT

$2,150,000+ RAISED  1,200+ GIFTS

Culverhouse College of Business has raised $380,000+ from 200+ gifts!

Thank you so much for your generosity during #BamaBlitz 2020!

What does it take to make a meaningful impact in the community? Culverhouse LIFT helps answer that question.

Bama Blitz, The University of Alabama’s annual online fundraising drive, launches Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00 a.m. CST and concludes Thursday, September 17 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Every college across campus has its own cause during Bama Blitz. For our college, the priority is Culverhouse LIFT, which has leveraged student talent to improve job skills of adults and teens in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere throughout the West Alabama region since 2014.

Making a Difference in the Community


About Culverhouse LIFT

Culverhouse LIFT provides free classes for anyone in the community who would otherwise not have access to such courses and education because of lack of financial resources or other obstacles. A secondary goal is to provide support to the small business community and local entrepreneurs

Recent LIFT News

Bama Blitz Returns 9/15 to Benefit Culverhouse LIFT

Culverhouse LIFT Goes Virtual to Support Learners, Small Business Owners

Culverhouse LIFT Supports West Jefferson County Businesses

LIFT by the numbers

7,500 +

Service hours since 2014.


Student volunteers and leaders.

1,200 +

Community participants (working-age adults, veterans, senior citizens, and high school students).

50 +

In-town classes per week.

Hear from our members.

“Our first Culverhouse LIFT class had 10 people at Tuscaloosa’s McDonald Hughes Community Center. Today it’s now the largest student service organization at The University of Alabama, teaching over 600 people and utilizing over 350 student volunteers per semester.”

David Hose, Culverhouse LIFT Co-founder

“I think it’s important wherever you go to school, you should give back to that community as well. It’s helped improve so many skills of so many students I’ve seen.”

Emma Bell, Student Instructor

“The biggest goal of the program is to bring people together…it’s brought people from UA and the community together who may have never met before and created a sense of community throughout.”

Keishun Smith, Graduate Student Instructor

“At the end of the day, you want to establish a relationship with the people in these classes and make sure they’re getting what they want out of it. That’s our biggest goal in each class we teach, no matter what subject”

D.J. Antonacio, Student Instructor

“[ACIIR] Partnering with LIFT offers us a great opportunity to fulfill our center’s educational and outreach purposes…The surveys we did before and after the training provide us some valuable data that is beneficial to the center’s research.”

Boyi Zhang, ACIIR post-doctoral researcher

“Everybody wants to be of value. It sounds corny, but everybody wants to make the world a tiny bit better rather than making it worse.”

Lisa McKinney, Culverhouse LIFT Co-founder

Ready to take the next step?

Contributions made to the Culverhouse Bama Blitz passion project will go directly toward Culverhouse LIFT’s ongoing – and significant – expenses.

Furthermore, funds will help grow Culverhouse LIFT so that it can begin offering its job skills classes and training sessions in more West Alabama communities, either in-person or virtually.

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