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Study shows Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges contribute $700 million to economy annually

Kentucky’s private nonprofit colleges and universities add $700 million to the Kentucky economy each year and are responsible for creating nearly 10,600 Kentucky jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). The report underscores the public benefits that a healthy private college sector provides to the commonwealth,...

Statewide Summit on Philanthropy to feature keynoter Cleveland Fed president Loretta Mester

Loretta Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will be keynote speaker for the eighth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. The theme of this year’s conference is “Economic Transition: Leading Through Philanthropy.” To register, click here. Options are available to attend just the luncheon...

AIKCU receives James Graham Brown grant to conduct data analysis of state’s private colleges

The James Graham Brown Foundation of Louisville has awarded a grant of up to $690,000 to the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities to help Kentucky’s private nonprofit colleges and universities engage in a strategic analysis of their core academic operations and enhance their viability. The James Graham Brown Foundation has long been a major supporter of Kentucky’s nonprofit...