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Sommerkamps awarded 2014 Devou Cup for their generosity of time, expertise and money

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  The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present the 2014 Devou Cup to Frank and Patricia Sommerkamp. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 18.   The …

The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards recognize well-known alongside the unknown

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  Louisville’s The Muhammad Ali Center brings back its Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards on Sept. 27 at the downtown Marriott. The Yum! Brand Foundation-sponsored awards are given to those worldwide who “are making differences in their community and beyond.”   …

Weckman twins raise funds … again … from sundae pitch for Covington’s Goebel Park

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  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Well, they’ve done it again.   Adam and Rowan Weckman, twin 11-year-olds, dazzled another crowd and walked away with money. The brothers are the poster children for the Make Goebel Great effort, …

Think you eat like an elephant? Find out and also help stamp out hunger while you’re at it

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Local God’s Pantry Food Bank is teaming up with circus elephants to bring a greater awareness of world hunger.   God’s Pantry and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circuses are hosting Eat Like An Elephant Brunch on Friday, Sept. …

RJ Corman Railroad Group honors its late founder with online slide show presentation

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To honor Rick Corman, the late founder of RJ Corman Railroad Group, the company has created a 21-slide presentation online which chronicles the businessman and philanthropist’s professional achievements.   View the slide show by clicking here.   Corman died in …

Business, community help International Book Project on World Literacy Day fund-raiser

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On World Literacy Day, Sept. 8, the Lexington-based International Book Project will launch a 24-hour campaign to raise awareness and funds to promote literacy.   International Book Project’s Booked for 24 invites the Lexington community to donate, participate and advocate …

Sixth Summit on Philanthropy draws top speakers on social enterprise, innovation

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  Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the 6th annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For the second year, the Summit will be …

Rogers Scholars program benefits from record number of active 5K Glow Runners/Walkers

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  The second annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk to support the Rogers Scholars program drew a record 143 registered participants last weekend at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.   Joshua Nadzam of Lexington was the overall …

No Alumni game? No problem as Coach Cal’s Basketball Fantasy Camp generates $1 million

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  By Eric Lindsey CoachCal.com   On Saturday afternoon, as John Calipari’s team took too long during a timeout of a fantasy camp game, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen started pleading with officials to charge Coach Cal a timeout.   “It’s my …

Eighth annual United Way Golf Classic fund-raiser presented by Lexmark in September

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Join United Way of the Bluegrass and Lexmark as they live united by participating in the eighth annual United Way Golf Classic at Champion Course at Keene Trace on Monday, Sept. 8. The fund-raiser supports United Way partner programs in …