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...

National Philanthropy Day dinner a time to honor Bluegrass-area philanthropists

  When a little girl is failing with reading and needs the help of a tutor, a day laborer doesn’t make enough money to buy sufficient food for his family, or a family member receives the diagnosis of a devastating illness, nonprofit organizations in the Bluegrass region are there to help.   Often, nonprofits can perform their vital work because of funding they receive from people who...

Fifth Third Bank employees give the largest Workplace Giving donation in LexArts history

LexArts recognized the employees of Fifth Third Bank of Kentucky on Nov. 13 during the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day Celebration.   Fifth Third Bank employees contributed a total of $21,860 during the 2013 LexArts Workplace Giving campaign. This marks the largest one-time Workplace Giving donation that LexArts has received in its 41-year history.   “Fifth...

National Philanthropy Day luncheon honors Kentuckians; nonprofits can reserve table

  A celebration of the philanthropists, organizations and volunteers who make life better in their Kentucky communities will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Lexington.   National Philanthropy Day is celebrated in communities across the country in November to recognize and honor the wonderful contributions that philanthropy — and those active in the philanthropic community — make to our...