STEAM sophomore accepts philanthropy award for work with ‘Backpack Payback’ project in East Aftrica

Aisha Ndayishimiye, a sophomore at the STEAM Academy, has received a 2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award for her efforts with a “Backpack Payback” project benefiting youngsters in her native East Africa. She accepted the honor from the Bluegrass Chapter and the Thoroughbred Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during a National Philanthropy Day celebration...

Philanthropy conference to be 'force for good' and bring together fund raisers, nonprofits

An educational conference bringing together fundraising, nonprofit and business leaders from across Kentucky will take place in Louisville at The Parklands of Floyds Fork on Thursday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will present Philanthropy in the Commonwealth: A Force for Good.   Andrew Watt (Photo...

UK, Association of Fundraising Professionals local chapter celebrate the role donors play

Don and Cathy Jacobs, on left, received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ top honor as the 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Philanthropist Award. (Photo from UK)   By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky joined the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nov. 13 in celebrating the vital role that donors and nonprofit...