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Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Ky private nonprofit organizations eligible for SBA disaster assistance from February weather damage

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP) in Kentucky that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides...

Campbellsville University receives grant from Baugh Foundation for church outreach program

Campbellsville University has received $50,000 from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation for the university’s Church Outreach Program. “Campbellsville University’s Church Outreach program is significant to churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia and beyond. The CU students are passionate about spreading the love of Christ throughout their state,” Jackie Baugh Moore, vice president...

Nonprofit Research Collaborative reports record-breaking year for charitable fundraising

Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw...

Participants Selected for Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 2018 Summer Residency Program

KFW has selected residents for the 2018 Summer Residency Program, which will take place from June 10 to June 16, 2018, with the aim of connecting artists to further social change. The program is held at Hopscotch House, KFW’s retreat center, and is open to visual, media, and performing artists. Founded in 2006, the SRP encourages women to advance their artistic development, participate in building...

Thoroughbred Charities of America named co-beneficiary of Oak and Derby handicapping event

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been named the co-beneficiary of the Charitable Impact Group’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner presented by LUXAIR Jets. The event will be held in the newly renovated courthouse in downtown Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. NBC racing analyst Randy Moss will host a panel of handicappers including Daily Racing Form’s Mike...

National nonprofit Helping a Hero awards home to Independence, Kentucky Wounded Warrior

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward A crowd of hundreds, which included Congressmen from two states and a U.S. Senator, lined a small street in Independence to welcome a Wounded Warrior and his family into a new handicap accessible home. Country music singer Lee Greenwood points to those in attendance and the crowd reacts at the dedication of a new home for Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver and his family...

Kentucky families to be featured in Ronald McDonald House Calls for Kids in Nashville April 14

The 28th annual Calls for Kids Telecast Sponsored by Dell benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville will be broadcast live from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 14, on WZTV, Fox 17 Nashville. Hosts Katy Morgan, Scott Couch, Erika Kurre and Stacy Case will introduce viewers to RMHC families who have stayed at the House and highlight RMHC Nashville programs while trying to raise $125,000. Proceeds...

Venture Connectors announces 2018 Venture Sharks semifinalists; preliminary round set for April 9

Venture Connectors has chosen eight semifinalists to compete in the preliminary round of its 9th annual Venture Sharks business competition on Monday, April 9, at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and pitches begin at 5:30 p.m. During the event, all eight entrepreneurs will present their business plans to a panel of savvy investor sharks fishing for the next great deal....

Kentucky Humanities going ‘Red’ to celebrate Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Penn Warren’s birthday April 24

Kentucky Humanities will “Paint the Town Red” in Guthrie to honor native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren on April 24th at the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum at 11 a.m. Warren, nicknamed “Red,” plays an integral part in a new literacy initiative spearheaded by Kentucky Humanities in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This announcement also...

Central Kentucky Community Foundation to host groundbreaking ceremony for Home of Philanthropy

Central Kentucky Community Foundation ahs announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Home of Philanthropy will be Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m., located at 200 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown. CKCF serves a 9-county region which includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. The Home of Philanthropy will be a place for nonprofits, businesses,...

Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund, TVG team up for first-ever telethon to support injured riders

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) has announced its first telethon on Sunday, April 8, live on the TVG Network, in association with Betfair. “We are excited to be working with the Jockeys’ Guild to raise money and awareness for this important cause,” said Kip Levin, CEO of TVG. “The recent death of Jose Flores is a tragic reminder of the risks jockeys take every time someone gives...

Leadership Louisville celebrates grand opening of new Leadership Center at 707 W. Main Street

Leadership Louisville opened the doors of its Leadership Center at 707 W. Main St. in Louisville last week. The Center aims to develop the region’s leaders and creates a place to provide for the advancement of our community. The new location allows the Center to leverage its role as a national best practice in the realm of community leadership for broader reach and impact, attracting visitors to...

Community Foundation of Louisville launches ‘A Force for Good’ billboard campagin

The Community Foundation of Louisville has launched a billboard campaign to honor individuals who have demonstrated they are “A Force for Good” in Louisville through their service to others and commitment to the community. Whether through the development of programs, civic engagement or charitable giving, the honorees’ efforts are positively impacting the lives of some of the most vulnerable...

Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, Gerontolgy association hold Advocacy Day in Frankfort

Alzheimer’s Association®, AARP Kentucky, and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology hosted an Advocacy Day at the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort to bring awareness to the increased occurrences of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other dementias. The three organizations and over 100 advocates met with or left informational packets for, all 138 Kentucky senators and representatives. Meetings...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky elects Montgomery, Wright as board officers

Healthcare Executive Allen K. Montgomery, Jr., J.D., of Louisville has been elected vice chair of the board for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Montgomery also was named chair of the Board’s strategic planning and evaluation committee. Additional newly elected Board officers are Brent Wright, M.D., of Glasgow, as treasurer and Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, of Lexington as Secretary. Montgomery,...

R.J. Corman 5K Run/Walk benefitting Chrysalis House set for May 19 in Nicholasville

The R. J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chrysalis House will be held Saturday, May 19, at R. J. Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville. Online registration is now available online at www.cormanracesforchrysalis.com or by calling 859-977-2502. Pre-registration is $20 and will remain open until Wednesday, May 16. Early packet pickup will be Thursday, May 17th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 18th...

Fifth annual Kentucky Gives Day, the 24-hour statewide day of online giving, set for May 22

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns for a sixth year on May 22. Nonprofit organizations interested in boosting or launching their online fundraising efforts are invited to participate. “On the fifth anniversary of the event last year, Kentucky Gives Day helped nonprofits across Kentucky work together to raise over $222,000 through a single website...

Passport Health CEO Mark Carter named chairman of the board of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, effective immediately. Carter has been a member of the Foundation’s board for 12 years, from 2003 to 2010, and again since 2013. He also has served on the board’s executive committee and as chair of the finance and investment committee. Mark Carter “This...