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Central Kentucky Community Foundation welcomes four new members to its board of directors

Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the philanthropic focal point of the region serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors.

Drew Ballard

Drew Ballard, John Beavin, Ed Durnil and Greg Lee were recently installed as members at a CKCF board meeting.

CKCF Board Chairman Lindsey Alicna said the four newest members were selected because they are community leaders and champions who elevate philanthropy in the region.

“CKCF is the philanthropic core of our region and must have individuals who want to improve our community at the forefront of our organization,” she said. “As we welcome our four new board members, we certainly have continued that strong commitment to have those types of individuals as our leaders.

“They are a diverse group not only in their professions, but also in their geographic areas they represent that we feel will broaden our reach and deepen our impact throughout our region.”

John Beavin

Drew Ballard is the Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer with Wilson & Muir Bank and prior to his current position, he worked at Abound Credit Union (formally Fort Knox Credit Union) for seven years. He is a graduate of Bardstown High School and the University of Louisville’s College of Business and Public Administration.

“Being a part of CKCF will allow me the opportunity to help better serve my community by assisting people with their desire to help support their communities in various ways,” Ballard said. “Our region is rich with people and businesses who want to ensure there are ample opportunities afforded to its citizens, both presently and in the future.”

He added, “By helping these individuals and businesses find an avenue that helps support their giving goals, we can have a lasting impact on all our community members and stakeholders.”

John Beavin is a graduate from Meade County High School. He attended the University of Kentucky and began his career with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance right after graduating. In addition to working at KFB, he does a lot of work in the health insurance field and is a registered representative with LPL Financial.

Ed Durnil

He is chairman of the Meade Activity Center board of directors and has been instrumental in the execution of sports and educational programming for Meade County.

“There are not many organizations where the goals, efforts, and outcomes are based on the collective vision of a group of selfless leaders making a difference for their community. It is an honor to be a part of such an organization and hope that the value I may add will equal the joy that I will get from the successes of CKCF,” he said.

After Ed Durnil graduated from the University of Kentucky, he started his professional career in real estate. Now 30 years into his career, his institutional knowledge has made him a leader in the brokerage and financial community.

Durnil also has a lifelong commitment to helping with local school and athletic programs. He is a Tranzon Advisor and resides in Elizabethtown.

Greg Lee

“Our family has been committed to growing the greater community for well over five decades and being asked to join the board of CKCF continues that tradition while permitting me to effectively assist in the direction and course of charitable giving,” he said.

“Simply put, CKCF is likely the finest organization in Central Kentucky to ever be available as the guiding force for making our communities the most effective way for individuals and businesses to carry forward their largesse in long term gifts and educational programs.”

Greg Lee was born and raised in Hardin County. He is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working at Nolin RECC as an intern in 2007 and became a full-time employee in 2011. His career trajectory with Nolin enabled him to become CEO in 2019.

“I consider it an important civic duty to be a part of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. I am hopeful that my involvement yields significant and important positive contributions to our communities,” he said.

The directors on CKCF’s board are all volunteers and have been elected to a three-year term.

From Central Kentucky Community Foundation

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