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Kosair Charities Advisory Council Announces 2019 Gifts & Grants

Louisville, KY— December 5, 2018Kosair Charities Advisory Council, composed of seventeen distinguished community members, announced the recipients of their 2019 Gifts and Grants awards. Eight recipient organizations were selected after an extensive application and interview process. The total amount of all awards is $300,000, a piece of the full 2019 grant commitments by Kosair Charities.

2019 Kosair Charities Advisory Council Grant Recipients

“On a daily basis, there are hundreds of non-profits in Kentucky and Southern Indiana doing incredible and selfless work,” said Bob Bonsutto, Chair of Kosair Charities Advisory Council. “To have the opportunity to meet so many of these organizations and individuals, and support their diverse work with children through these grants, is so meaningful.”

The Advisory Council exists to help advise the Kosair Charities Board of Directors, and each year collectively receives selects grant recipients. “We at Louisville TKO are honored to be a recipient of Kosair Charities Advisory Council Grant.  Our mission is to empower the youth of Louisville to build successful futures through a structured boxing program, positive reinforcement, academic support, and connection to the community,” said Joe Reeves, TKO board member. “The funds that we have been awarded through this grant, will help us extend this mission to a new footprint of youths in the community, and for that, we are very grateful.”

The following grants were announced at a press conference Wednesday morning:

  • Help Us Grow ($25,000) – Incorporates character development and confidence building components to help struggling readers become confident grade level readers, thus improving their life’s trajectory.
  • Louisville Visual Arts ($25,000) – Improves lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support. LVA seeks to engage, inspire, and improve our community through the arts.
  • Living Faith Community Development Center ($28,434) – Dedicated to improving the quality of live for Louisville residents via the following principles: safe communities, development and personal empowerment for our families.
  • Commonwealth Theatre Center ($34,704) – Develops youth and our community through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance.
  • George’s Scholar Institute ($35,000) – Works to embrace, educate and empower youth in Louisville.
  • Sowing Seeds With Faith ($41,192) – Paring diverse youth academically and socially for the adverse moments in life by instilling accountability, expectations, structure and faith.
  • Black Community Development Corporation ($49,650) – Fosters social and economic empowerment to distressed communities in Louisville.
  • Louisville TKO, Inc. ($61,020) – Empowers youth to build successful futures through a structured boxing program, positive reinforcement, academic support, and connection to the community.

“The Impact of this grant honestly is hard to put into words. As a grassroots organization, to see this actually come to fruition is beyond my wildest dreams,” said DaMarrion Fleming, president & founder of Sowing Seeds With Faith. “This grant will academically push youth in the right direction with a new level of accountability that we can put on both youth and parents.”

MEDIA NOTE: To schedule a time to interview Keith Inman, members of the Advisory Council, or organizations receiving grants, please notify Lindsay Wehr at lwehr@kosair.org.

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About Kosair Charities: Since 1923, Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. We know that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care each year. For more information, please visit kosair.org

Kosair Charities Announces Gifts & Grants, Honors Area Leaders at Crystal Ball

2019 Gifts & Grants and award recipients announced at Oct. 25 event Louisville, KY— October 26, 2018 — Local individuals and organizations that make a difference in the lives of children were celebrated at the 4th Annual Kosair Charities Crystal Ball on Thursday, October 25 at the Kosair Shrine Center. The event honored distinguished community […]

Kosair Charities Announces $1.2 Million Grant to Help End Child Abuse

Grant will support the Face It ® Movement addressing child abuse & neglect in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 18, 2018)Kosair Charities announced today a $1.2 million-dollar grant to Kentucky Youth Advocates to continue funding for the Face It ® Movement, a multi-partner initiative aiming to prevent child abuse. The grant was unveiled at a joint press conference on Thursday morning.

The Face It® Movement, launched in April 2013, is fully funded by the Kosair Charities grant and coordinated by Kentucky Youth Advocates. It was formed in response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth. The grant supports primary prevention programming, campaign management, marketing, community education and awareness, trainings and education for youth and professionals, conferences, educational events, and policy advocacy and implementation focused on safe kids and strong families.

Face It has grown from a small group of initial partners to nearly 60 partner organizations—including nonprofits, government agencies, medical professionals, child-serving agencies, neighborhood centers, the courts, advocacy organizations, and school systems—across Kentucky.

“There is nothing more important in our Commonwealth than protecting our children,” said Keith Inman, president of Kosair Charities. “The Face It ® Movement brings together community members and organizations who collectively can effect change.”

In five years, partners have trained nearly 6,000 professionals on child abuse prevention and recognition, distributed 60,000 educational resources across the Commonwealth, and successfully advocated for eight statewide policies that have become law in Kentucky.

“The essence of this movement lives in both policy and programs,” said Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. “We must ensure the proper policies are in place while simultaneously activating effective programming. Child abuse prevention work will continue until it is no longer a societal issue.”

The press conference announcing the grant was hosted at Neighborhood House, led by Executive Director, Yvette Livers, who helps activate the resources provided by the Face It ® Movement. Established in 1896, Neighborhood House was the first settlement house in Kentucky. Over 119 years later, it is a community center that serves children and families living in Portland and surrounding low-income neighborhoods.

About Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates believes all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and secure. As THE independent voice for Kentucky’s children, we work to ensure policymakers create investments and policies that are good for children. Learn more at www.kyyouth.org.

About Kosair Charities
Since 1923, Kosair Charities has shown children their potential, instead of their obstacles. Through our grant and financial assistance programs, we are advancing child advocacy services, childhood education, clinical research, pediatric healthcare, and social services—setting the stage for kids to take flight. Learn more at www.kosair.org.

Guest Post: Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life

115,000 men, women and children are waiting on a lifesaving transplant; in Kentucky that number is around 1,000. Being a registered organ donor is so important to many donor and recipient families across the entire state of Kentucky. It’s very significant in my life as well.

My name is Crysta McGee and I am a Community Educator for Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life in conjunction with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. I focus on youth and multicultural outreach. My story starts way before my job and only begins to explain why Kosair Charities means so much to me, TFL and KODA. All of our missions converge; all three organizations are involved in helping save lives.

My granddad was living the best retired life. While I went away to college, all that began to change for him. He started going into renal failure and was put on dialysis several days a week. The only cure for dialysis is a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, Granddaddy was ineligible for transplant for many reasons.

I saw my family’s situation and basically stereotyped organ donation and transplants (like many other people)- I thought it was something that just impacted older people. It would never happen to me nor anyone younger than me.

I was TOTALLY wrong.

The first day I walked into the TFL office on the Eastern Parkway Kosair Charities Campus (also known as the house of good deeds to me), I was hit with so many stories and pictures of children that have been impacted by this wonderful mission. Seeing these Kosair Kids® in the flesh has totally changed my way of thinking about donation and about life in general.

Louisville resident, Eleanor received a heart transplant when she was just 2 months old- she’s now 7, loves going to school and playing with her little sister.

Riley was born with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. His parents were told he wouldn’t make it to 2 years old. Thanks to someone saying yes to donation, Riley just celebrated his 13th birthday and he’s competing in the upcoming Transplant Games of America. Posters of him are featured in Circuit Court Clerks Offices across the state.

Keegan saved 5 lives when he was 6 years old- 3 with his organs and his heart valves saved 2 little boys around his age. 75% of donated heart valves go to pediatric patients. I never got the chance to meet Keegan, but I know he was an awesome little dude from working with his mom Shannon.

Many more stories could be told about the people I’ve met and the stories I’ve been moved by, but I’ll spare you some reading!

We have space to celebrate these kids and their families as well as funds to go around the state and tell their stories thanks to Kosair Charities! Our partnership makes our reach even greater just by having the Kosair name attached.

Registering as an organ donor simply means if I could save a life, I would save a life. It could possibly help one of our Kosair Kids!

Remember to say YES to organ donation and be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Happy Donate Life Month! DonateLifeKY.org

To learn more about Trust for Life click here.

 

Come enjoy the B3 Bash– A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon & Beer; Saturday, January 20

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B3 BASH – A CELEBRATION OF BACON, BOURBON AND BEER
January 20, 2018 at Mellwood Art Center
Proceeds to benefit Kosair Charities®

WHAT |          B3 Bash: A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer to benefit Kosair Charities is the tasting event in Louisville you don’t want to miss. Guests will enjoy amazing bacon creations by 15 local chefs and restaurants, as well as signature cocktails from Four Roses Bourbon and Woodford Reserve, a variety of craft beer from West Sixth Brewing, in addition to wine from Old 502.

WHEN |          Saturday, January 20th   from 6-11 p.m.,
Bacon tasting is 6 – 8 p.m. ONLY
Tony and the Tan Lines perform from 8 -11 p.m.

WHERE |        Mellwood Arts Center 1860 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

MORE |           The B3 Bash general admission tickets are $80 (advanced purchase)/$90 at the door; tickets include all food and drink. Guests can save $5 off each ticket by using the promo code: ‘kosairkids’. Note: this is for advance ticket sales only.

There are a limited about of V.I.P reserved tables for $1,200 that include eight (8) tickets and premiere seating at the event, along with all food and beverages – these tables are available via advanced purchase only.

All chefs will compete for the “Best of the Bash” title and trophy. Attendees will act as the judges as they sample all of the delicious bacon creations. The night will include live music by Tony and the Tan Lines, a silent auction to benefit Kosair Charities® and much more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.b3fest.com or contact John Stewart at info@b3fest.com or (502) 905-2236.

Media Contacts:
John Stewart: 502-905-2236
Stephanie Smith: 502-432-4489
Erin Jones: 502-774-0767

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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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

Media Photo Opp: Thurs Dec. 28 Clark Jewelers to present Kosair Charities a check for $5,000

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MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 AT 10 A.M.

CLARK JEWELERS TO PRESENT A $5,000 CHECK TO KOSAIR CHARITIES®
Jewelry industry charity makes grants after voting campaign.

Elizabethtown, KY — December 27, 2017— Clark Jewelers of Elizabethtown, KY will present a $5,000 check from the Jewelers for Children (JFC) to Kosair Charities on December 28, 2017 as part of a local grant program. JFC, a non-profit organization founded by the jewelry industry in 1999 is dedicated to helping children in need. This is the fifth year the charity has run the program. Each year, JFC funds ten $5,000 grants for local children’s charities around the country. Jewelers were asked to nominate their favorite local organization.  Public voting on the Jewelers for Children Facebook page www.facebook.com/JewelersforChildren) determined the charities to receive the grants.

“We are very glad to be able to support the good work Kosair Charities does in our community,” says Tom Clark of Clark Jewelers. “This grant is an impactful way to help support the excellent work Kosair Charities does locally to help children in our community. Now, through our work with Jewelers for Children, we are able to support Kosair Charities with this generous grant. Thank you to all of Clark Jewelers and Kosair Charities’ friends and family members who participated in the online voting to help Kosair Charities receive the votes necessary to receive this grant.”

 

Voting began on November 6, 2017 and ran for two weeks. More than 12,000 people were motivated to visit the Jewelers for Children Facebook page and vote for their favorite, local charity. Clark Jewelers worked in conjunction with Kosair Charities to encourage people to vote. Their success was evident.

 

“Through the generous support of our friends, family, and community members we are able to provide funding to Kosair Charities. The Jewelers for Children grant will directly impact the children and families in need in our community through the work of Kosair Charities,” says Tom Clark.
Clark Jewelers is located:  510 W Poplar St, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

 

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ABOUT CLARK JEWELERS

Clark Jewelers, founded 58 years ago, is a business based on family tradition and community. Tom Clark, Sr. opened the first store in 1959 alongside his wife Martha, in downtown Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Currently Clark Jewelers has two locations. In 1977, the branch in Bardstown, Kentucky was opened. The Elizabethtown store moved to its current location in 1990. Clark Jewelers was founded on principles of honesty, hard work, and customer service. With the outstanding guidance and leadership of our parents, Clark Jewelers is still family owned and going strong 58 years later. For more information about Clark Jewelers’ products or services, please call (270) 765-5997 or visit them online at http://www.clark-jewelers.com. 

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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

ABOUT JEWELERS FOR CHILDREN

Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $53 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through charity partners such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Make-A-Wish® America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International and the Santa-America Fund.

Media Photo Opportunity this Thursday: December 14 – Sneak Peek of Kosair Kids® Playhouses

Building Industry Charitable Foundation, YouthBuild Louisville, River City Bank & Kosair Charities® Are Building Dream Playhouses for Two Deserving Kosair Kids®

WHAT: The Building Industry Charitable Foundation of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, in partnership with Kosair Charities, YouthBuild Louisville, and River City Bank will present the dream playhouses built for two very deserving Kosair Kids® during the “Revealing of the Playhouses” event upcoming March 22, 2018.

The construction of the dream houses began earlier this fall, and this Thursday the children selected will be able to preview the progress of their new dream playhouses for the first time. This is a wonderful opportunity for the media to interview the families and see the construction of the playhouses. 

WHEN:       Thursday, December 14 starting at 4:30 p.m.

WHO:       Playhouse Builders:  Scott Welch (Welch Builders, Inc.) and Tommy McKechnie  (Stonehenge Construction, LLC)       Interior Designers:  Lisa Lynn Designs & Lisa Steinbock (Steinbock Interiors, LLC)
Sponsors: River City Bank, Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, Kosair Charities, and YouthBuild Louisville
Playhouse recipient: Ellie Kate Cook and her family
Playhouse recipient: Lucas Tucker and his family

WHERE:     YouthBuild, 800 South Preston Street Louisville, KY 40203

WHY:          The playhouses are designed, built and decorated especially for each recipient, and the children are involved in every step of the process. Registered builders and remodelers of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA) teamed up with local businesses to create playhouses that will not only enhance the child’s life, but will also serve as a therapy-aide for continued strength and improvement to their quality of life.

The playhouses are a perfect project for the foundation because it allows members of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville to use their talents and expertise to not only build something special for a deserving child and family, but also share their skills with the students of YouthBuild Louisville by mentoring the young people involved in the trades program.

The 2018 recipients are:

Ellie Kate Cook

Six-year-old Ellie Kate loves the color pink, princesses, farmhouses, barns, and horses. She was adopted from China at the age of 20EllieIMG_7831 months. Originally deaf, but with the help of cochlear implants, Ellie Kate has been able to hear for the past 3 years, but she is still behind. She began kindergarten this past year and while she struggles to keep up with her peers, she is making tremendous strides. Ellie Kate’s wonderful family includes two brothers ages 10 and 14, and her mom and dad are currently in the process of adopting another little girl with a hearing loss.  Her playhouse will expand her language capabilities, social, and play skills and will also benefit her new sibling with hearing loss.

Lucas Tucker

Diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, seven-year-old Lucas has a larger than life personality. He loves meeting new people, stuffed animals, learning about new things, Michael Jackson and shoes, for which he has given a name to everyLucasIMG_7988 pair in his household. Lucas’s loving family includes two brothers ages 10 and 15. He has low muscle tone, cognitive and speech delay, and his new playhouse will assist him in the life skills he requires, muscle tone, social skills, and very importantly, his independence.

 

About the Building Industry Charitable Foundation: The Building Industry Charitable Foundation was granted 501(c)3 status in 2009. It operates under the Executive Committee of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville with the mission to use the talents, resources, and abilities of members of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville to improve the quality of life of special needs children and adults in the community. The Building Industry Charitable Foundation developed the playhouse project as a way to showcase the talents of the Association’s Registered Builder and Registered Remodeler members while providing a meaningful experience to local children and young adults through its partnerships with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville.  For more information, visit BICFLouisville.org.

 

About YouthBuild Louisville: YouthBuild Louisville’s mission is to capitalize on the positive energy of young adults by helping them rebuild their communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education, responsibility and family. YouthBuild aids unemployed and undereducated young people, ages 16-24, in building affordable housing for homeless and low-income families in their own communities. They split their time between the construction site and the classroom, where they earn their GED or high school diploma, learn to be community leaders and prepare for jobs or college. To learn more about YouthBuild Louisville, visit youthbuildlouisville.org.

 

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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

Kosair Charities® announces Holiday Donation Drive

Making the Holidays Brighter for Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s Kids

The stories of Kosair Kids® are heartwarming, but they all have one thing in common – the love of toys, books, and bikes. Kosair Charities is excited to kick off their “Holiday Toy Drive” officially on Wednesday, November 22.

This donation-based program enables the community of Louisville and southern Indiana to giveKosairHolidayWishlist back to Kosair Kids® by simply donating a new book or toy valued between $15-$20.

This year’s wish list includes the following:

  • Art Supplies
  • Board Games
  • Chapter books
  • Legos
  • Barbies
  • Superheroes

Please note: Toys must be brand new in a box and unwrapped; books should be for all reading levels up to 8th grade.

MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

Kosair Charities Corporate Kite Club member, Park Community Credit Union is officially kicking off the “Holiday Toy Drive” with the purchase of toys and books to donate on Wednesday, November 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Target in Middletown, 12975 Shelbyville Road.

“Park Community Credit Union values giving back to the community. On November 22nd, we’ll be shopping at the Middletown Target to surprise a few families with presents for the holidays. We’ll also be buying family games, coats, and stocking Kosair with items they need to spread holiday cheer this season. We love our friends at Kosair Charities, and we’re thankful for this opportunity to further their mission,” stated Ellie Yerkes, Director of Business Development at Park Community Credit Union.

How can the public and other organizations donate? If you would like to hold a toy drive at your office and need more information, or a collection bin, contact Kaitlin White at (502) 637-7696, x106 or kwhite@kosair.org.  For individuals who wish to donate, please schedule a time to drop off donations at 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky, by contacting Kaitlin directly at the phone number or email address above. To make a monetary donation visit kosair.org.

 

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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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

Kosair Charities® Announces Partnership with U of L’s raiseRED Dance Marathon

RaiseRedKosair Charities to match first 50 dancers who raise $1,000
Event Date: February 23, 2018

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 1, 2017) – Kosair Charities is proud to announce a new partnership with the raiseRED Dance Marathon, presented by Papa John’s Pizza. RaiseRED is a nationally recognized student-led philanthropic campaign that fights to end pediatric cancer and better the lives of children and their families in Louisville.

 

RaiseRED focuses year-round to support the children, families, and doctors fighting pediatric cancer at UofL.  Fundraising has begun and will cumulate with an 18-hour dance marathon celebration on February23, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m.

Kosair Charities has committed to match up to $50,000 for raiseRED’s top 50 student fundraisers in 2018. In 2017, raiseRED’s top individual fundraiser raised more than $4,000 and overall 1,000 students raised more than $459,000 through 6,585 unique donations. RaiseRED’s 2018 dance marathon has a fundraising goal of $550,000. Since raiseRED’s establishment in 2013, more than $1,000,000 has been raised for the fight against pediatric cancer at UofL.

“RaiseRED is excited to begin this partnership with Kosair Charities. Our aim is that through our combined efforts and a common mission, we can spread our influence and further benefit the lives of children in our community, stated Mary Grace Gormley, raiseRED Sponsorship Coordinator. We are so grateful to be working with Kosair Charities, and we can’t wait to see where this partnership takes us!”

All proceeds from raiseRED Dance Marathon will support patient care in the UofL Physicians – Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders outpatient practice as well as research performed at the University of Louisville. You can donate now: https://raisered.org

 

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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

About raiseRED
RaiseRED is a nationally recognized student-led philanthropic campaign that fights to end pediatric cancer and better the lives of Louisville children and their families. RaiseRED is the University of Louisville’s largest student-run philanthropic organization and the only student organization to support the clinical and medical research efforts at the University of Louisville. RaiseRED works year-round to support the children, families, and doctors fighting pediatric cancer at UofL. For more information, please visit https://raisered.org/. Follow raiseRED on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Kosair Charities Announces 2017-18 Gifts & Grants Recipients

 

Kosair Charities is proud to celebrate those that make a difference in the lives of children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana with its annual Crystal Ball, which will be held on Saturday, OInvitation_Frontctober 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kosair Shrine Center, located at 4120 Bardstown Road.

The Crystal Ball event was designed to acknowledge and honor a select group of the area’s most distinguished members of the medical community, as well as to spotlight and garner awareness for the amazing work of a number of exceptional Kentucky & Southern Indiana charities.

“This year’s celebration will continue to honor the hard work and dedication that our partnering agencies provide to our community,” stated Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities, Chairman of the Board. “Every one of these organizations makes a difference in the lives of Kosair Kids®.”

MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with attendees and special award winners

7:30 p.m. Dinner begins

8:00 p.m. Award presentation recognizing Tori Murden McClure, Dr. Judy Theriot, MD, CPE, The Jones Family and the gifts and grants recipients.

More about the awards are listed below:

The Randy Coe Service through Leadership Award

The Randy Coe Service through Leadership Award recipient reflects the moral values, compassion, and commitment to serving humanity exemplified in a leadership role in non-profit organizations. Randy’s values, ethical conduct, and service above self are the key factors in choosing the individual to receive this award. The Randy Coe Service through Leadership Award shall be given to Tori Murden McClure.

The Roger Fox Award

The Roger Fox Award recognizes a physician whose dedication to children provides hope that all kids will one day be able to run and play. That was the hope Roger Fox had and never lost. Mr. Fox was a dedicated member of Kosair Charities who passed away prematurely and this award is given in his honor. The 2017 recipient of the Roger Fox Award goes to Dr. Judy Ann Theoriot, MD, CPE.

The Sam Swope Community Leadership Award        

The Sam Swope Community Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group who have advanced children’s goals for the future through vision, innovation, and self-sacrifice.  The 2017 recipient of the Sam Swope Community Leadership Award is the Jones Family.

The following organizations are a part of the 2017-18 Gifts & Grants program:

  • Americana Community Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  • Bluegrass Center for Autism
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (The)
  • Boys & Girls Haven
  • Camp Quality USA—Kentuckiana
  • Carriage House Educational Services
  • CASA of Bullitt County
  • CASA of the Heartland
  • CASA of the River Region
  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Center for Women and Families (The)
  • Central Louisville Community Ministries
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities (The)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Dorman Preschool Center
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville
  • Dream Factory (The)
  • Dreams with Wings
  • Duchenne Research Education and Miracle Foundation
  • Eastern Area Community Ministries
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
  • ETA Teen Center
  • Exploited Children’s Help Organization
  • Family & Children’s Place
  • Family Community Clinic
  • Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Louisville
  • Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm (The)
  • Fund for the Arts (The)
  • Gilda’s Club Louisville
  • Green Hill Therapy
  • Hardin Memorial Health Foundation
  • Healing Place (The)
  • Heuser Hearing and Language Academy
  • Home of the Innocents
  • Hope Southern Indiana
  • Hosparus
  • House of Ruth
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America—Kentucky Chapter
  • Jewish Community of Louisville
  • Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville
  • Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare—Children’s Peace Center
  • Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children—Camp Hendon
  • Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation
  • Kentucky School for the Blind
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates (Face It® Movement Project Management)
  • Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies (The)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (The)
  • Lighthouse Promise
  • Lindsey Wilson College—Nursing Program
  • Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Louisville Central Community Centers
  • Louisville Metro Police Foundation
  • Maryhurst
  • Meredith-Dunn School
  • Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. of Greater Louisville
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society—Kentucky/Southeast Indiana Chapter
  • Pitt Academy
  • Plymouth Community Renewal Center
  • Portland Christian School
  • Project One
  • Salvation Army (The)
  • Scottish Rite Club of Bullitt County Scholarship Program
  • Shively Area Ministries
  • Shriners Hospital for Children—Lexington
  • Silver Heights Camp and Retreat Center
  • Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents
  • South East Associated Ministries
  • South Louisville Community Ministries
  • Southwest Community Ministries
  • Southwest Family Ministries
  • Spalding University
  • Special Olympics Kentucky
  • Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky
  • Joseph Children’s Home
  • Matthews Area Ministries
  • Vincent de Paul of Louisville
  • Summit Academy of Greater Louisville
  • Trust for Life
  • University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital
  • University of Louisville Autism Center
  • University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics
  • University of Louisville Pediatric Clinic
  • University of Louisville Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
  • University of Louisville’s Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric Neurorecovery
  • Uspiritus
  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services
  • Volunteers of America Mid-States
  • Wednesday’s Child
  • Wesley House Community Services
  • Workwell Industries
  • YMCA Safeplace Services
  • YouthBuild Louisville

 

The total amount gifted will be announced the night of the Crystal Ball.
MEDIA NOTE: To schedule a time to interview the award recipients and organizations receiving grants, please notify Erin Jones, 502.774.0767

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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. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.