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Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, community and charity

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for free enterprise because it has promoted America’s commitment to community and charity. We want a system that emphasizes community and charity because these features of American society involve coming together, voluntarily, to help one another. We want a system that elevates beneficial, personal...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive messages for youth about exceptionalism through charity

Columns for families based on the book It Can Be Done @studentsleadusa If somebody describes America as a selfish or greedy country, we shouldn’t fall for it. Tens of millions of Americans have made charity a priority throughout their lives. Most assistance for people who needed it traditionally came from family, churches and charity. Partly because of neighbors pitching in to help neighbors, we...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Exceptionalism through respect for faith, a positive message for youth

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa Every thoughtful person knows religion raises some of life’s biggest questions. Should a person believe in a higher, godly power? If so, is that godly power good, bad, or maybe even a little of both? What type of religion, if any, should a person practice? The purpose of this column is not to say which religious faith,...

Charity golf outing benefitting Sunrise Children’s Services hits $500,000 mark in 10th year

Thanks to a very generous contribution by his company, A&K Construction president Kenny Hunt announced that this year’s charity golf tournament for Sunrise Children’s Services helped the organization reach the $500,000 mark for funds raised. A&K Construction, presenting sponsor of the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing, contributed more than $30,000 that night,...

Nonprofit Research Collaborative reports record-breaking year for charitable fundraising

Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw...

Professional Wildcat alums will face off against non-UK pros in the alumni game

  For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros will face a team of non-UK pros.   Tickets for the 2014 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24, at 6 p.m. in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m.   Tickets for the annual Alumni Charity Game go on sale July 28 at 10 a.m. (Photo provided) Set to tip off Sunday...