The Future of Giving 

The Voice-Tribune and Community Foundation of Louisville present a check to the 2017 New Voices of Philanthropy honorees.

This October, The Voice-Tribune is teaming up with the Community Foundation of Louisville to honor New Voices of Philanthropy, which highlights people ages 21 to 35, and Future Voices of Philanthropy, which includes those who are 21 and under. The honorees are individuals who are making a substantial impact in our community and were nominated by their peers and the Louisville nonprofit community. We are so pleased to celebrate these outstanding, young philanthropists at an upcoming event at the Speed Art Museum.

The Details

The event takes place 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Speed Art Museum. This year’s honorees will be recognized for their work with Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Empowered, Inc., Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Refugee Ministries and March of Dimes. The winners will receive a grant to benefit their respective charities, and their stories will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Voice-Tribune.

Guests who attend the event will be offered complimentary cocktails provided by Cathead Vodka, a cash bar and appetizers from Wiltshire Pantry. At the conclusion of the event, guests are invited to attend Speed After Hours free of charge. 

Speed Art Museum.

The Criteria

“Winners are chosen based on the time, talent or treasure they devote to a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Greater Louisville,” said Liz Bingham, The Voice-Tribune’s event coordinator. “They are also selected based on the innovation, courage and inclusivity they demonstrate in volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.” Past winners include Kelsey Petrino Scott of the Petrino Family Foundation, Ozair Shariff of the Muhammad Ali Center, Cathy Shircliff of Backside Learning Center, Zakiya Lacy of Mahogany Foster, and Hannah Rose Neuhauser of Young Authors Greenhouse.

The Community Partner

For the second consecutive year, the Community Foundation of Louisville is collaborating with The Voice-Tribune to celebrate the younger generation of philanthropists in the city of Louisville.  “The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky, and, as they say, it’s truly a force for good in the city of Louisville,” said Bingham. “Their leadership in philanthropy is exemplified through their attainment and management of $530 million in assets and more than 1,600 charitable funds.” The Community Foundation utilizes these funds to connect donors, nonprofits and civic partners to create a lasting impact in the community so the people and the city of Louisville can thrive.


“The Voice has an almost 70-year history of covering the community of Louisville, and this history includes those who have made it their mission to give back,” explained Bingham. “The Voice created New Voices of Philanthropy because it’s important to encourage and recognize the younger generation of philanthropists. We want to help ensure that the current level of philanthropic efforts within the city of Louisville continues to grow and will continue to thrive for generations to come.” VT

New Voices of Philanthropy

The Speed Art Museum

6 – 8 p.m.Oct. 19

Tickets: $25