Kentucky Nonprofit Network names Delzotti, Engel as newest members of board of directors

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the state association of nonprofit organizations, has elected Michael Delzotti of Lexington, President and CEO of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, and Alan Engel of Louisville, retired Nonprofit executive and active community volunteer, to its board of directors. Alan Engel Michael Delzotti Delzotti brings over twenty-four years of experience to...

University of Kentucky’s 2018 DanceBlue raises more than $1.8 million for pediatric cancer research

At 8 p.m. Sunday evening, more than 900 students jumped and cheered in response to the amazing work that came to fruition. With joyful hearts, tired feet and cheerful dispositions, the dancers at the 2018 DanceBlue Marathon lasted 24-hours of no sitting and no sleeping in honor of the tireless pursuit of finding the cure to pediatric cancer. In its 13th year, DanceBlue was ecstatic to reveal its fundraising...

Kentucky Society of CPAs taking applications for summer business camp for high school students

The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its summer business camp program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. BASE Camp will be held June 10-14 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville. Selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format. Tuition...

Ky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to offer free tax preparation service at Parkside Apartments

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) will be operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Parkside Apartment Complex in Lexington through the 2018 tax season. KCADV has helped to provide this service to local residents for almost 10 years as a part of its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Program. The VITA program offers free tax help to people who make $54,000...

Kentucky State Police raffling off 2018 Dodge Charger to support Trooper Island for underprivileged children

The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five-passenger ride that combines legendary muscle car heritage with safety and comfort features suitable for family duty. Cloaked in a Destroyer Grey...

Sweet Blessings seeking volunteers for seventh anniversary bake-a-thon set for February 27

Every child deserves a birthday cake. Sweet Blessings is a nonprofit organization creating specialty birthday cakes for children ages 4 to 17 who are living in poverty, facing a life-threatening illness or with special needs. In 2017 Sweet Blessings served 2,730 children in Central Kentucky. Each birthday cake is handcrafted with a special design tailored especially to that child. To celebrate Sweet...

Applications being accepted for first Health Equity Fund Grants; two $20,000 awards available in 2018

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with the Center for Health Equity, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, the Humana Foundation, and Metro United Way are pleased to announce the establishment of the Health Equity Fund to support local nonprofits working towards improving root causes of health. The $150,000 Fund will award a minimum of $40,000 each year for the next three years...

Sunrise Children’s Services names Lyons, Pinkston, Weeks as newest members of board of directors

Sunrise Children’s Services, Kentucky’s largest private child services provider, announces the addition of three individuals to its board of directors as the nonprofit grows and adapts to the changing demands of caring for children in crisis. Sunrise’s newest board members as of Jan. 2018 include: Billy Lyons Billy Lyons is currently corporate counsel at Conduent Incorporated in Lexington, Ky....

Ky Nonprofit Network honors member organizations, legislators and officials with advocacy awards

Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, presented three member organizations, five legislators and eight officials with awards as part of its 13th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort on February 1. The annual event provides nonprofit organizations statewide with the opportunity to meet legislators and support Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s...

Red Cross asking blood donors to help maintain supplies as severe weather, flu disrupt donations

Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. In 2018, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting...

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope names Old National Bank vice president John Douglas to board

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, which offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies at its base in the Kentucky Horse Park, is pleased to welcome John Douglas to its Board of Directors. John Douglas A native of Cynthiana, he graduated from the University of Kentucky before starting a successful career in banking and finance that has spanned nearly 30 years. Douglas is currently a vice...

KentuckyOne Health to host Go Red for Women event at Jenny Wiley State Park Lunch and Learn

As part of the national effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, is partnering with the American Heart Association to host a Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn event. The event will take place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 The luncheon will be held at the Wilkinson Stumbo Convention Center, located in Jenny Wiley State...

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science accepting community mini-grant applications

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement and Research (CER) program is accepting applications from community partners for funding to support health outreach projects. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Participants in a UK CCTS community mini-grant project Grants will provide $2,500 to develop, implement, and evaluate small-scale,...

Rural Blog: Kentucky native Lora Smith works to help Appalachian nonprofits with innovative impact fund

Community builder Lora Smith is working to help Eastern Kentucky with a unique approach: a first- of-its-kind impact fund that gives a financial boost to nonprofits serving the area. The organization also invests directly in communities through real estate acquisition and development to improve dilapidated small town downtowns. “Smith co-founded the Appalachian Impact Fund with Louisville philanthropist...

KyForward founders Judy and Gene Clabes to receive Behringer-Crawford Two-Headed Calf Award

KyForward founder and publisher Judy Clabes, along with her husband and Northern Kentucky Tribune senior editor Gene, are among the winners of the 2018 Two-Headed Calf Awards presented by Northern Kentucky’s Behringer-Crawford Museum. The awards, which honor Northern Kentuckians for significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service, are named for the museum’s...

Annual Wrapped in Red gala benefiting Louisville Red Cross set for March 10 at downtown Marriott

In Louisville, red is a commonly seen color to show support for UofL. However, expect to see even more people wrapped in red on March 10 to celebrate the life-saving work of the American Red Cross. To be held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, 500 guests are expected at Wrapped in Red, which is presented by Brown-Forman. The eighth annual Wrapped in Red Gala highlights the Red Cross Kentucky disaster...

World Experts to present at 21st annual Conference on Problem and Responsible Gambling Issues

As gambling expands in and around Kentucky — for instance, with Keno, Historical Racing, and new land-based casinos — problem gambling awareness and prevention become more important with the possibility of individual gambling addiction. Presenters at the 21st Annual Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG) Educational and Awareness Conference, at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center...

Bluegrass Tomorrow to recognize 2017 Vision Award winners February 6 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort

Herb Miller of Columbia Gas, Scott County Judge Executive George Lusby, President John Marsden of Midway University, Larry Jones of Community Trust Bank, and KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, are among the honorees at Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Vision Awards Breakfast February 6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington. George Lusby The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored...

Community Foundation of Louisville, partners award more than $463,000 in grants to local nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL), in partnership with the Lift a Life Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation and CFL donors, including William O. Alden, Jr., awarded $463,029 in Fund for Louisville capacity-building grants to 28 local nonprofits this morning. More than 50 nonprofit representatives, CFL Board members and donors gathered at Americana Community Center to honor the...