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UK Center for Leadership Development
to host a nonprofit leadership expert

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  The Center for Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will welcome Robert Long as the 2015 W. Norris Duvall Leader in Residence Feb. 23-27. Long is currently the visiting Distinguished Professor of …

Horses and Hope launches new campaign
to build mobile unit for exams, education

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  First Lady Jane Beshear, along with representatives from the Kentucky Cancer Program, the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center and KentuckyOne Health, launched a new Horses and Hope campaign to raise $1 million for a mobile unit …

Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction underway at Keeneland

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The 25th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction began Monday, Jan. 5, and offers a wide variety of seasons, trips, tickets, unique experiences and other auction items.   The six-day fundraiser consists of an online and telephone …

UK students tackle food waste problems, while also helping feed Lexington’s hungry

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Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing   A new program at University of Kentucky is fostering community outreach to those in need, educating students about hunger and nutrition, and helping the university repurpose its food waste.   The …

Fifth Third Bank surpasses $4 million in donations to Stand Up To Cancer program

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Fifth Third Bank said it has exceeded $4 million in donations to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) through contributions from its SU2C credit and debit cards as well as its 2014 “Pay to the Order of” campaign.   The Bank …

Give and take: Goodwill gives employment to thousands and continues to take donations

  They take donations, but Goodwill gives, too.   Goodwill Industries of Kentucky placed Kentuckians into 2,881 jobs during its 2014 fiscal year, a 14 percent increase over 2013 job placements. The non-profit also paid more than $17.7 million in …

LEXPARK’s “Food for Fines” brings in over 6,000 cans for God’s Pantry Food Bank

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  The Lexington Parking Authority announced that its LEXPARK “Food for Fines” food drive exceeded all expectations. The first program of its kind in Lexington, Food for Fines raised over 6,200 cans of food as payment for over 600 meter …

Special Creations: Senior Center group knits, crochets ‘chemo hats’ for area cancer patients

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  When Charlotte Cooper was just 10 years old, she picked up a crochet hook and began making things for other people. Handkerchiefs with crocheted borders (“We didn’t have Kleenex back then”). Baby blankets. Even a coat for her beloved …

Legends account for over $715,000 in gifts to various local organizations over the past year

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The Lexington Legends donated a total of $715,645 to a variety of non-profit organizations serving central Kentucky in the past year.   The Ivy Walls Charitable Giving Foundation Fund at Bluegrass Community Foundation, in cooperation with the Legends and business …

Kentucky State Police’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive nets 116 tons of holiday food

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  Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said that the agency’s recent ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide to help feed the needy during the holiday season.   Brewer initiated the program in …