Kosair Charities® is proud to announce their 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Kosair Charities is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board Members and the full list of members that will serve on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn and Larry Craig were elected to the board to serve a five-year term. Jim Szofer’s was elected by virtue of his office for the Kosair Shrine Divan, his term will expire in four years.

Dunn is Executive Director, Office of Legal Services for the Ky. Public Protection Cabinet.

“I feel tremendously honored to join the board of Kosair Charities, an organization devoted to the most laudable of goals: To build better tomorrows for our children,” Dunn said. “I look forward to doing my part to ensure that children in need get the care, support, and services they need to let their dreams take flight.”

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Larry Craig

Larry Craig, also elected, is an established auto dealer for over 40 years and currently owns the Craig and Landreth dealerships. He will also serve a five-year term.

“It is truly an honor to be associated with an organization that’s all about the well-being of children,” Craig said.

Jim Szofer, a consultant for CFW Engineers, was elected by virtue of office for the Kosair Shrine Divan.

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Jim Szofer

“I am very happy to be a member of the Kosair Charities Board,” Szofer said. “It’s great to be associated with an organization that provides so much for the kids in our community, and around the Kentucky-Indiana area.”

Returning to the Kosair Charities board are the following members:

  • Jerry W. Ward, AIF®, Chairman
  • Wendell P. Wright, Vice Chairman
  • John B. Hitt, II Secretary
  • Robert Flowers, Treasurer
  • Matthew L. Brotzge
  • Kirk Carter, PP
  • Eddie Chrisman, PP
  • Randy Coe, AIF®, PP
  • Steve Hueston, Potentate
  • Tom Larimore
  • Harry Lusk
  • Patrick Philip Miller
  • Gary Morgan
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk, David L. Nicholson
  • David Owen, PP
  • Kenneth Reiss, PP
  • JR Riggs, Jr., Potentate
  • H.I. Stroth, Jr.
  • Councilman Glen E. Stuckel
  • Frank Texas
  • Martin R. Walters 

Board Members Emeritus 

  • Brown Allen, PP
  • Samuel G Swope, *deceased

The Kosair Charities Board of Directors help guide, support and lead the efforts to achieve the organization’s mission.

2016 Advisory Council

  • Chandler Blewett
  • Bob Bonsutto
  • Judge Gina Kay Calvert
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Bobby Clarkson
  • Joan Conrad
  • Reba Doutrick
  • Councilman David James
  • Dave Juergens, PP
  • Jean West Losavio
  • Tom O’Bryan
  • John Roth, MD
  • Lester Sanders
  • Craig Scherman
  • Sandy Metts Snowden
  • Bob Thrush
  • Memory Townsend
  • Sam Watkins, Jr.

The Kosair Charities Advisory Council, consisting of leaders in the community, serve as the consulting arm to the board of directors. They aid in maintaining Kosair Charities’ focus on meeting the healthcare needs of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Kosair Charities® announces Corporate Kite Club

Local businesses join to support and enhance lives of children across KentuckianaCorporate Kite Club

(Louisville, KY – Jan. 19, 2016) Kosair Charities launches the Corporate Kite Club, a group of businesses who are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Corporate Kite Club formed in appreciation from Kosair Charities for these organizations’ annual support.

“It’s a great feeling to have so many generous companies on board with us to help Kosair Kids®,” said Vicky Weber, senior vice president of marketing for Kosair Charities. “As a member of the Corporate Kite Club, a company can truly show their commitment to community and compassion for children.”

The Corporate Kite Club recognizes companies making a difference. “At Park, part of our fundamental mission is to work for the success of our members and our communities,” Jim Spradlin of Park Community Credit Union said. “For many years we have had a valuable relationship with Kosair Charities through our charity debit card program.  We feel that this gives us the chance to give back to those in our communities that need a helping hand.   Our organization considers it an honor to work with Kosair Charities and to have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of those that Kosair Charities serves.”

Since 2014 Corporate Kite member Epic Insurance Solutions has collaborated with Kosair Charities to produce Capes for Camp. “We are very proud here at Epic Insurance Solutions to partner with Kosair Charities to provide the resources and money to help send these great kids to Camp Quality for a week,” Don Thompson of Epic Insurance Solutions said. “The fund raising efforts of our team members has been phenomenal and inspirational and facilitated great comraderies. The kickoff event is well attended by our EpiCare volunteers and is a much looked forward to event each year.  We love Capes for Camp!”

There are currently 42 businesses recognized in the 2015-2016 Corporate Kite Club: Abel Construction, Bluegrass Indoor Karting, CAL Laboratory Services, CH Guenther, ClearArc Capital, Arc, Coca-Cola, COIT Cleaning Services, Clariant PP Catalyst Project, ConAgra Foods, Dr. Pepper, Epic Insurance Solutions, First Federal Savings Bank, Flexible Packaging , IPA Foundation, Greenstream International, Ken’s Beverages, KentuckyOne Health, Landstar, LG&E, Lusk Mechanical, Martin Brower, McDonalds, Mercer Transportation Co., Mister “P” Express, Inc, Morgan Stanley, Owen Funeral Homes, Park Community Credit Union, Paul Elmes Corporation, PNC Bank, Premier Packaging, RH Clarkson Insurance Group, Sam Swope Auto Group, Stock Yards Bank & Trust, The Benefits Firm, Thornton’s, Timco Aviation Services, Todd Asset Management, LLC, University of Louisville, UPS, UTC Aerospace Systems, UTXL, and Zeon Chemicals.

Local business interested in joining the club can do so through fundraising, general donations, and sponsorships. Membership is achieved on a fiscal year basis that must reach or exceed $5,000. For more information about the program, contact Erin Fowler at efowler@kosair.org or call at (502)724-9991.