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NewsMatch raises $7.6 million for nonprofit news organizations in 2018, setting record for individuals

NewsMatch raised $7.6 million from individual donors and a coalition of major funders for nonprofit news organizations in two months at the end of 2018. During the largest-ever grassroots fundraising campaign to support local news, over 240,000 people gave to 154 newsrooms between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. More than 50,000 new donors supported a nonprofit newsroom for the first time. NewsMatch is a national...

WKU announces record year for philanthropy with more than $45 million in private charitable gifts

Western Kentucky University surpassed its previous record of private support in a fiscal year with a new high of $45 million in private support in 2017-2018. This total includes gifts from more than 14,000 donors from all 50 states and eight countries who made more than 31,000 individual gifts. Donors direct how their philanthropy is allocated, and 786 different initiatives received support that benefited...

Annual golf outing benefitting Sunrise to feature famed showman “Chi Chi” Rodriguez

Now in its 10th year and having raised nearly $400,000, the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing is set to take place May 24 at the Country Club of Paducah. The annual golf benefit, sponsored by A&K Construction, helps Sunrise Children’s Services provide support to children and youth in the Paducah area whose lives are in a state of crisis as a result of abuse and...

Central Kentucky Community Foundation to host groundbreaking ceremony for Home of Philanthropy

Central Kentucky Community Foundation ahs announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Home of Philanthropy will be Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m., located at 200 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown. CKCF serves a 9-county region which includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. The Home of Philanthropy will be a place for nonprofits, businesses,...

Kentucky Philanthropy elects Al Rider chair; to hold Summit in NKY, release updated Transfer of Wealth

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative (KPI) Board of Directors elected former Central Kentucky Community Foundation CEO Al Rider of Elizabethtown as Chairman. Rider’s election comes as KPI prepares for the 9th Annual Summit on Philanthropy, which will be held for the first time in Northern Kentucky at the Newport Aquarium on August 29-30. Known as “Mr. Education” in Hardin County, Rider has held...

Giving can be groovy; arts and entertainment event at ballpark will benefit local charities

  (Photo provided)   “Groove” is most associated with the ’60s, but Lexington is bringing it back.   With live and electronic music, multimedia art and fashion, Give Into The Groove is an event that benefits Lexington charities and entertains the crowd.   It is described as a “creative event for kids of all ages.”   Using all mediums to bridge...

Kosair Charities files suit against Norton, asks accounting for spending; Norton responds

Kosair Charities has filed a lawsuit against Norton Healthcare, Inc., demanding greater accountability for how Norton Healthcare utilizes the millions of dollars raised by the charity.   Kosair Charities has requested that Norton Healthcare provide an accounting of how the charity’s financial contributions are spent. During this same period, Kosair Charities has asked for assurances that the...

2012 Review: Philanthropy, nonprofit stories focus on generosity, service and unselfishness

A community and its citizens can be distinguished in many ways but in no way better than the culture of giving, volunteering, service to good causes and needs of the neediest among us. When good people share their resources – money, time, talent, expertise – we are all enriched and we have the good examples we need to make us better. Our special section on Our Philanthropy and our special understanding...