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Kentucky’s 24 hours of giving — Nonprofit organizations to participate in Kentucky Gives Day

Nonprofit organizations from throughout the state will participate in the sixth annual Kentucky Gives Day on May 22. The 24-hour online giving campaign gives the 164 participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from midnight through 11:59 p.m. – all through a single online site, www.kygives.org. “Charitable nonprofits are eager to showcase their work to strengthen...

Eleven WKU fraternity members to make cross country ride, raise money for Alzheimer’s research

Eleven members of a Western Kentucky University fraternity will make the sixth Bike4Alz cross country ride this summer to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The members of WKU FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta) are riding with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Bike4Alz, which was founded by WKU students in 2010. The previous five teams have biked more than 13,000 miles and raised nearly $250,000 for research. The...

Venture Connectors to host A Southern Drawl blogger Grace Wainwright at June 6 luncheon

Fashion, fitness and travel blogger Grace Wainwright will share the story behind her success as a social influencer June 6 in Louisville. Grace Wainwright Wainwright, whose reach now includes more than 174,000 followers on Instagram, will be the featured speaker and Venture Connectors’ June luncheon. Venture Connectors’ monthly luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Muhammad...

‘Legal Food Frenzy’ campaign nets 630,000 pounds of food for regional food banks; winners announced

During the second-annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy March 15 through April 2, the state’s legal community donated more than 630,000 pounds of food to benefit children in need. The 2018 campaign was an opportunity for Kentucky lawyers and legal staff to compete outside the courtroom to donate food and raise funds. Proceeds generated help Kentucky’s seven regional food banks prepare for increased...

Lift a Life Foundation, CFL to host three events throughout May to discuss improving food access

The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville will host three events in May to encourage community discussion about improving food access. The Let’s Talk About Food forums will offer up the latest information on the local food environment, and give attendees the chance to participate in innovation activities, as well as meet neighbors who are also concerned about food access...

Baptist Health Foundation announces Andy Powell, Sue Stout Tamme as newest board members

The Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville recently elected two new board members to four-year terms. Andy Powell “We are thrilled to add the talents of Andy Powell and Sue Stout Tamme to our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Mary Michael Corbett, executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville. Powell has been with Republic Bank for 19 years in various capacities...

A ton of beef (yes, 2000 pounds) headed to food banks from Beef Council, Cattlemen’s Association

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Where’s the beef?  Well, a ton of it – that’s right, 2,000 pounds – is heading to Kentucky food banks, thanks to a donation from the Kentucky Beef Council and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association.   The announcement was made during a press conference on the Capitol grounds this week where Gov. Matt Bevin signed a proclamation designating May as Beef Month in...

Venture Connectors names Innovative Therapeutix winner of 2018 Venture Sharks competition

Venture Connectors has named Innovative Therapeutix Inc. the winner of its 9th annual Venture Sharks™ business competition. Innovative Therapeutix is the developer of LullaFeed, a feeding device for infants that uses music reinforcement. The final round of competition was held May 2, where five entrepreneurs seeking funding for their business plans faced off with a panel of savvy investor sharks...

BCTC’s Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association fulfills little boy’s dream of riding a bike

There is nothing more joyful than when a little boy receives a bike. And when the boy has disabilities that prevent him from riding a regular bike, it’s through the generosity of others that make his dreams of riding a reality. Presenting a check for more than $1,300, students with Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association were proud to see their...

Keeneland partners with God’s Pantry Food Bank to distribute 1,400 pounds of surplus food

Keeneland has partnered with God’s Pantry Food Bank to donate more than 1,400 pounds of excess food from its spring meet dining operations to benefit charitable organizations in central Kentucky. Keeneland coordinated pickup of proteins and vegetables each race day with God’s Pantry Food Bank via MealConnect, which is an online food recovery tool created by Feeding America. The Food Bank is a member...

$15,000 in donations to One Parent Scholar House to fund pre-K education for children of single parents

A surprise presentation was made Tuesday to One Parent Scholar House (OPSH) teacher Jenny Campbell with donations of a $8,000 PNC Foundation grant check to One Parent Scholar House, $4,800 in DonorsChoose.org gift cards and $2,200 worth of Apple iPads and accessories. The announcement today is part of a $5 million alliance between the PNC Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, which is entering its second...

The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families to feature work of Union artist Lindsey Jaeger May 18

The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families will host its first Art Benefit, Reflecting Nature: The Art of Lindsey Jaeger, on Friday, May 18. “We are thrilled to exhibit Jaeger’s original work, which was specifically created to benefit The Nest’s Childcare Program,” said Jeffrey White, PHR, executive director of The Nest. The Nest’s Childcare Program provides free long-term, temporary,...

Big Brothers Big Sisters launches Brothers Reaching Back campaign to recruit more men of color

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (BBBS) recently launched its Brothers Reaching Back campaign in an effort to recruit more men of color as volunteers and to better serve children throughout Central Kentucky. When the campaign launched in early March, only four  African-American males served as mentors in Fayette County. So far, two additional African-American men have been matched through...

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...