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Endowed faculty fellowship established at Murray State’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

For the first time, donors have established a faculty fellowship to support the nonprofit leadership studies program, now housed in the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership within the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University. The Patricia and Robert Long Endowed Faculty Fellowship will be endowed with a $105,000 donation from the Longs to recognize and...

Kentucky fans can bleed blue to save lives, beat Tennessee and relieve blood shortage

The Cats beat the Vols on the field this season; now it’s time for UK fans to roll up their sleeves and use their lifesaving powers to help Kentucky beat Tennessee in the 33rd annual Big Blue Crush blood drive event. Crush 2020 Shirt Last year, Kentucky Blood Center and Kentucky fans claimed victory over Tennessee fans and Medic Regional Blood Center after a disappointing 2018 loss. During a year...

WKU announces partnership with FreeWill to provide community free resource in writing legal wills

The mission of Western Kentucky University has always been to provide research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for students, alumni and community. Whether a Hilltopper walked on campus a few short years ago or has been an advocate for WKU for decades, the university has always strived to support members of the WKU family today and in the future. In that spirit, WKU has partnered with FreeWill...

God’s Pantry Food Bank recognizes Hunger Action Month in September with several new initiatives

Every September, God’s Pantry Food Bank along with Feeding America and the network of food banks around the nation stand together to fight hunger. The month is known as Hunger Action Month, and it’s a month to spread the word, take action, and dedicate to finding a solution to this hunger crisis. This year with COVID-19, Hunger Action Month activities will look a little different, but the...

CFL kicks off commitment to equitable economic development with $500,000 loan to LHOME

In acknowledgement of longstanding racial and economic inequities in the Louisville area, the Community Foundation of Louisville has announced that its CFL Impact Capital fund will exclusively support equitable economic development efforts through investments in affordable housing, Black-owned and other underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs, and community facilities in underinvested neighborhoods. The...

Susan and Oliver Ramsey establish fund at EKU to promote names of football players on jerseys

The donors who make up the Eastern Kentucky University giving community each support a unique passion. For Susan and Oliver Ramsey, their passion is student-athletes. No matter the distance or time passed, the Ramsey’s have continued to support EKU football, rarely missing a game in more than 40 years. “Since the late 70s, we have maintained season tickets within Roy Kidd Stadium,”...

BBB Trends: Mindful, effective giving in times of tragedy; figure out where to give before the disaster

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau When we see tragic events unfolding, such as natural disasters or tragic shootings, the first thing we want to do is fix it—right now! Unfortunately, that’s not exactly the way things work. Major disasters take time to sort out and recover from, and the charities that provide support need help long before the disaster or tragedy strikes. When donations are...

Study shows children in Central, Eastern Kentucky more likely to face hunger than overall population

God’s Pantry Food Bank announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. It is the only study that provides food insecurity data at the local level. Map the Meal Gap 2019 reveals that food insecurity exists in every county in God’s Pantry Food Bank service area. It also...