Reminder: 3rd Annual Oaks Eve Bash at Woodhaven Country Club Thursday, May 5

Oaks Eve Bash

WHAT |          Celebrate Kentucky Derby tradition by attending Kosair Charities’ 3rd Annual Oaks Eve Bash featuring complimentary appetizers, desserts, silent auction and live music benefiting Kosair Charities.

WHEN |          Thursday May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

WHO |            Hosted by Steve Linebaugh, Mark Krish, Tom Mercer, Chris McClellan and Nick Clark benefiting Kosair Charities.
WHERE |             Woodhaven Country Club 7200 Woodhaven Rd Louisville, KY 40291

MORE |           Everyone is welcome to kick off this festive time of year with a great event for a great cause. The night will feature musical performances by PC & The Final Verdict and Stilry Row Band. A cash bar will be available along with complimentary appetizers and desserts. The cost to get in the door is a $30 per person or $50 per couple. Attire is cocktail/semi-formal.

To RSVP, call Steve Linebaugh at 502.873.8790 or email Erin Fowler

Louisville Zoo to Donate 220 Plush Animals to Kosair Kids®

WHAT  |         The Louisville Zoo is dedicated to providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals to enhance their well-being and enrich the quality of their lives and to share conservation information about animal habitats. They are also dedicated to bettering the quality of life of those in the community. Zoo members, guests and staff have generously donated 220 plush animals to be presented to Kosair Charities.

WHEN |        Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m.
WHERE |        Kosair Charities 982 Eastern Parkway Louisville, KY 4021 


About Kosair Charities:  Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. For more information please visit or call 502.637.7696.

About The Louisville Zoo: A non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) .

Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82 Presents Fishing For Kosair Kids® Tournament

WHAT |         Mt. Washington FOP Lodge #82 presents the Fishing for Kosair Kids® Crappie Tournament.

WHEN |        Sunday, May 1, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE |    Taylorsville Lake State Park

Possum Ridge Boat Ramp

KY 44 East of Taylorsville to KY 248

Follow signs to entrance of Taylorsville Lake State Park at Possum Ridge Rd.


Sunday, May 1, 5:00-6:30 a.m.

Briar Ridge General Store

21 Old Briar Ridge Road

MORE |           Entry fee into the tournament is $50.  First place prize is $500 (based on minimum of 50 boats). There will be a cookout and raffle following the tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit Kosair Charities. For pre-registration or for more information, please contact Tim Morris at (502) 773-0866. 

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 or call at (502)724-9991.