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KPI, Horizon Community Fund team up for Next Gen Giving Summit to crack code on future philanthropy

By Tess Brown Horizon Community Funds More than 150 people gathered at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Northern Kentucky earlier this week for the 2019 Next Gen Giving Summit, hosted through a partnership between Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative. Attendees learned more about what makes young funders tick, what life is like as...

Will Eastern KY capture a share of the enormous wealth to be transferred in the next generation?

By Ron Daley Special to KyForward Eastern Kentucky and the United States of America are in the midst of the greatest “transfer of wealth” (TOW) in the nation’s history. Research estimates that $72 trillion will transfer from one generation to another in the next decade, 2017 through 2026, representing a TOW opportunity of over $7.7 trillion. TOW is an estimate of American household wealth from...

Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Horizon Community Funds of NKy president Nancy Grayson joins Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative board

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative (KPI) has announced that Nancy Grayson, President of Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, has joined its Board of Directors. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Nancy as a member of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative’s Board of Directors,” said KPI Chairman Al Rider. “She brings a depth of experience and perspective for community development...

McClure, Davis among Commonwealth Award recipients at annual KPI Summit on Philanthropy

Spaulding University president Tori Murden McClure and Field & Main CEO Scott Davis are among four recipients of the annual Commonwealth Awards presented by the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative. The awards will be presented Wednesday at the statewide KPI Summit on Philanthropy to be held for the first time in its nine years in Northern Kentucky, at the Newport Aquarium RiverRoom. McClure, of Louisville,...

People in the News: Rider joins KPI board of directors; Head to lead Oliver Group in Kentucky

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative has announced that former Central Kentucky Community Foundation CEO Al Rider of Elizabethtown has joined its Board of Directors. “Al Rider’s vision and passion for his community and the Central Kentucky Community Foundation is unmatched,” said Joe Clabes, KPI president. “His experience in establishing a new community foundation and advancing policies that...

Zepeda, Rider, Hammons to be recognized for service during Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy

Susan Zepeda of Louisville, Al Rider of Elizabethtown and Mike Hammons of Northern Kentucky will be recognized for extraordinary service at the eighth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy next week in Lexington. They will be presented with the prestigious Commonwealth Award during the Summit’s luncheon program on Sept. 1. The Summit convenes at the Griffin Gate Marriott on Aug. 31 and Sept....

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...

KPI Summit: Author Rabb says ‘community connectedness’ key to business sustainability

By Taylor Clements KyForward correspondent   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative kicked off its sixth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy Tuesday with a keynote speech by Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.   Founded in 2008, the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating and informing...

KPI Summit: Author Rabb says 'community connectedness' key to business sustainability

By Taylor Clements KyForward correspondent   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative kicked off its sixth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy Tuesday with a keynote speech by Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.   Founded in 2008, the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating and informing...

Sixth Summit on Philanthropy draws top speakers on social enterprise, innovation

  Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the 6th annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For the second year, the Summit will be presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and St. Louis.   Kosair Charities is presenting sponsor.   The two-day event...

New team serving autistic adults named semi-finalist in the Business For Good Competition

Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative President Joe Clabes, left, Opportunity for Work and Learning CEO David Boggs and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Linda Linville make up WISE, a new organization in Lexington to serve adults with autism. (Photo provided)   WISE, a Lexington-based start-up social enterprise serving adults with autism, has announced that they...

Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative recognizes
lifetime of service with Commonwealth Award

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will recognize Anthony “Tony” Watkins of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky and Randy Coe of Kosair Charities with the prestigious Commonwealth Award at its annual Kentucky Summit held in Lexington on September 11-12.   The annual awards, presented at the luncheon on September 12th, are given to individuals or organizations who have distinguished...

Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative recognizeslifetime of service with Commonwealth Award

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will recognize Anthony “Tony” Watkins of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky and Randy Coe of Kosair Charities with the prestigious Commonwealth Award at its annual Kentucky Summit held in Lexington on September 11-12.   The annual awards, presented at the luncheon on September 12th, are given to individuals or organizations who have distinguished...

Philanthropy summit, Making Connections, explores ways to meet needs in state together

  Making Connections, the fifth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy, will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. This year’s Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative event features Josh Nadzam, the founder of Lexington’s Manchester-Bidwell Replication Project, and Kristin Faust, director of Lending and Network Services for Partners for the Common Good.   The...

Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy explores funding partnerships, connecting for charity

  The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the fifth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington on Sept. 11-12. This year’s Summit, entitled Making Connections, is presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and St. Louis.   The two-day event will include workshops and sessions designed to introduce and explore...

Judy Clabes: Give because you’re part of the community and you care about good works

Growing up in Henderson, a Western Kentucky Ohio River city, is among the things I give thanks for every day. The luck of getting my start in a place where strong families, good neighbors, engaged churches, fine schools and solid values meant a young girl was well prepared to make her way in the world. Along that journey, there have been many reasons to be proud of my hometown roots.   But...