Summer Bash Luau

Photos by Tim Valentino

Guests broke out their leis and Hawaiian prints for Kentucky Select Properties’ eighth annual bash on Aug. 16. The night was filled with festive drinks, Southern and Hawaiian cuisine and karaoke. Guests hula danced the night away for a great cause, Blessings in a Backpack.

After Hours at the Speed

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

On Aug. 17, the Speed Museum opened their doors for a particularly entertaining After Hours. WFPL’s “Strange Fruit” presented a lecture and Q&A, and performers from Play Louisville presented a thrilling drag show.

The Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Guests had a fun night sampling food, wine and spirits at the Kentucky Stroke Association’s annual fundraiser on Aug. 21. Lisa Puffer, the event’s honoree, shared her stroke journey and story of recovery with attendees.

Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Photos by Tim Valentino

More than 1,000 business and civic leaders gathered at the Omni Hotel for this occasion on Aug. 22. Guests had the chance to hear from two-nationally recognized leaders – the Honorable Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Amy Liu, vice president and director of Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

Shelbyville Horse Show

Photos by John Harralson

This annual equestrian event, featuring contenders from all over the country, was held Aug. 1-4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

A Nashville Encounter

Skull’s Rainbow Room established in 1948. Printers Alley in Nashville, Tennessee.

By Janice Carter Levitch

It just made sense: pack an overnight bag and drive south to Nashville to see what all the hubbub was about. My parents visited Nashville when I was a wee tike, and they would return home with stories about Printer’s Alley and the mysteriousness it provoked. Honky-tonks and country music always seemed a little foreign yet familiar to me, and I created stories in my head about cowboy hats and steel guitars. I suppose that was a great influence on my curiosity about Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash (I daydreamed we were related and could sing as well as she did). It also could explain why wearing all black just makes sense to me since Johnny did.

Janice at the Keep Shop wearing a custom Stetson made exclusively for Noelle.

When I finally saw the city skyline, I wondered how many talented folks had found their fame in this place nicknamed “Music City” (imagine the stories if these city walls could talk). I stayed at Noelle Nashville, a newly renovated hotel built in 1930 located smack dab in the center of downtown Nashville and conveniently adjacent to Printer’s Alley. Upon arrival, it became clear to me that this ain’t no honky-tonk. The hotel valet greeted me with enough Southern charm to melt even the coldest butter on a homemade biscuit. Noelle is chicly adventurous and designed as an experimental hotel for those folks who want a true Nashville experience. From the moment you arrive, it becomes more than a place to lay your head.

Luxury begins in the lobby where you check in and are quickly drawn to the retail boutique, Keep Shop, where you can find a Stetson hat made exclusively for Noelle. The artwork is also noteworthy, and each floor features a different artist like Caroline Allison, who has been taking photographs in Nashville for the past 20 years as a historical reflection of life in this special town.

The historic Trade Room lounge.

Nick Dryden is the head of the architecture and interior design firm DAAD that led the recent renovation. He gave me the most gracious tour of Noelle along with architect Jamie Sinz. These two know every nook and cranny of the place. The crowning achievement, in my opinion, is the rooftop garden, called Rare Bird.

“We strive to include partnerships with artists and have over 60 local artists as part of this venture,” Nick said. “The coffee shop is unique. There are no coffee makers in the rooms, but you can get a special coffee corral brought to your room in the morning if you request it (at no charge). We try to speak to the continuum of past, present, future. We are looking at the historical adaptation of this building, but we want it to be very much about today.”

Noelle is all about today, a modern version of what was and still is the place to be in downtown Nashville. Inside the hotel you’ll find Makeready Libations & Liberation, an American tavern-style restaurant that serves up an extensive in-house charcuterie plate and mouth-watering entrees. Nashville still has that air of mystery about it, especially down Printer’s Alley at a place called Skull’s, where you can experience excellent jazz and get a sense of music history.

It’s always nice to get away for a day or two and sip some champagne on a rooftop while surrounded by the buzz of a magnetic city. VT

Obituaries

Ralph F. Grove.

Grove, Ralph F.

Ralph F. Grove, surrounded by family, peacefully passed on Aug. 16, 2018, at the age of 92.

He was born in Pitcher, Oklahoma, one of 12 children who have remained close throughout the years. Ralph left home at 16, joining the Navy, and served in WWII aboard the USS Corregidor aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

A self-made man, he owned and operated many restaurants in downtown Louisville. His great work ethic made him a very successful restaurateur. The Kupie Restaurant at Chestnut and Armory was a favorite for downtown business people, including WHAS, Courier Journal, Federal and Telephone Company employees. It was a real family business as his children all worked there. He was widely known for his daily lunch specials, country ham and biscuit and gravy breakfasts and most of all, his famous cheesecake. He generously greeted his customers and friends with an impressive free buffet during the holidays.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeane Easterling Grove and his first wife, Ella Leber Grove. Ralph will also be lovingly remembered by siblings, other relatives, Masonic Home friends, & Wentworth neighbors, including a special friendship with Joe Paul & Maria. Also, a special thank you to his Hosparus team, including nurse Cassie for her care and compassion, and to the nurses at Baptist Palliative Care Wing.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Carol (Al) Hinkle, Kathy (Joe) Becker, Ralph (Nuray) Grove, Jr., Wendy (Dale Veron) Grove and his special granddaughter, Wendy Hanger.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2018, at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “in St. Matthews.” A memorial service and a time of sharing will follow visitation starting at 6 p.m.

Harmon M.D., Donne DeMunbrun

Donne DeMunbrun Harmon M.D., 92, died Aug. 26 at the Nazareth Home.

She was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and a retired physician who had a family practice in Shively.

She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Medical School, and was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, Jefferson Co., Kentucky and American Medical Associations. She was a board-certified member of the American Academy of Family Practice and was cited by Who’s Who in American Women and in Medicine and Healthcare.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. Truman Weldon DeMunbrun; her son, Michael Jerome DeMunbrun; and her granddaughter, Katherine Georgia Webb.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Donald L. Harmon; son, Dr. Steven M. DeMunbrun (Gretchen); daughters, Julie DeMunbrun and Suzanne Gilmore (Steve); grandchildren, Suzi Green, James Green (Stacey), Paul B.A. Webb, Andrew T. Webb (Caitlin), Alex DeMunbrun, Holly DeMunbrun and Eric DeMunbrun; and great-grandchildren, Lily Green-King, Julie Green-King, Josie Green-King and Ian Cummins.

Funeral was held on Aug. 29, 2018, at Pearson’s, 149 Breckinridge Lane, with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held preceding the funeral.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society or Hosparus Health.

LaRue, Grace Joy Lerch

Joy LaRue, 90, of Louisville, passed away Aug. 24.

Joy was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished her dogs and visits to the beach and enjoyed music, reading, traveling and cooking. She was resilient and optimistic in all aspects of her life.

Joy was born in Louisville in 1928. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, where she volunteered enthusiastically in the kitchen. She was an artist and a member of Homemakers.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Christine Emrich Lerch and Marshall Lerch; her beloved husband, Paul Edwin LaRue; and her brother, George Fredrick Lerch.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Joy LaRue Coffman; son-in-law, Eric Coffman; granddaughters, Anna Christine Coffman and Sarah Kathryn Coffman; nieces, Sharon Lerch Gathright (Johnny) of Longview, Texas, and Sandra Lerch Goodwin (Michael) of Houston; cousin, Michelle Tonna Souder Browning (Travis); and a wealth of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

The family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers and nurses at Baptist Hospital, Beehive Homes of Lyndon, Barton House and Jefferson Place, as well as Hosparus Health of Louisville, who appreciated her wit and feisty spirit.

Her funeral service was held Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 901 Breckenridge Lane, with burial following in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held Tuesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Expressions of sympathy are welcome in the form of donations to her church or Woodstock Animal Foundation.

John Asher, the ‘Face’ of Churchill Downs, Dies at 62

John Asher. Photo by Chris Humphreys.

For nearly two decades, John Asher shared his horse racing expertise, along with his love for family and music, with the readers of The Voice-Tribune in a weekly column titled, “Horse Sense,” which he ceased writing in July 2016 when his schedule became too hectic. Many of us had the opportunity to work closely with John, who served as vice president of racing communications for Churchill Downs; all of us revered him as a local legend known – quite literally – around the world. The Voice team is saddened by his sudden passing and heartbroken for his family, friends and colleagues. We are grateful, however, to have had the opportunity to know him.

John Asher, who was known as the face of Churchill Downs, died Aug. 27 after suffering a heart attack while on vacation with his family in Florida. He was 62.

An irreplaceable ambassador for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, Asher joined Churchill Downs, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, in January 1997 and had served as vice president of racing communications since March 1999.

“To say that racing has lost one of its giants with the passing of John Asher does not begin to capture the impact this man has had and will continue to have on the Churchill Downs family,” said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “His passion for the Kentucky Derby, horse racing, his WKU Hilltoppers, great music and above all else his loving family was genuine and infectious. Racing has lost an icon. I, and many others, have lost a kind and generous friend. We will miss John’s laugh, his unmistakable voice and his unique storytelling. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Dee, his daughters Heather, Erin and Emma and his grandsons, Cameron and Caden.”

John Asher and family.

Born Nov. 22, 1955, in Leitchfield, Kentucky, Asher was a proud alum of Western Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Prior to joining Churchill Downs, Asher was an award-winning radio journalist at WHAS-AM and WAVE-AM in Louisville, where he earned five Eclipse Awards for “Outstanding National Radio Coverage of Thoroughbred Racing” and countless other honors, including a National Headliner and Scripps-Howard Award and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Radio and Television News Directors Association and Kentucky Broadcasters Association. Asher also was honored seven times by the Associated Press as Kentucky large market radio’s “Best Reporter.”

Horse industry honors bestowed upon Asher include the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year award in 2006; the Charles W. Engelhard Award for excellence in media coverage from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders; the Dean Eagle Award from the Knights of Columbus; and a media award from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.

Asher was selected in March 2010 from a pool of more than 5,500 nominees from the region as one of 128 individuals recognized as Leadership Louisville’s Connectors. These “Connectors” are described as successful in getting things done because of their distinctive style of “trusted leadership.” 

Asher was recognized in 2004 as “Public Relations Practitioner of the Year” by the Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. A former president of the WKU National Alumni Board of Directors, Asher also was honored with a “Summit Award” for his volunteer efforts for the university.

Asher was well-known for his generous community service outreach and volunteerism. He was a former member of the board of directors of the Kentuckiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and was honored as the chapter’s “Volunteer of the Year” in 2004.

Plans for a memorial service that could occur as early as next week will be finalized in the coming days, according to his wife Dee Asher. VT

What’s Cooking

Heine Brothers’ Opening Two New Locations This Fall

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, has announced that it will open two new locations this fall, 410 W. Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, and 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood.

“We’ve had requests for years to open new coffee shop locations throughout the region, and we’re excited to bring Heine Brothers’ to both New Albany and Okolona,” said Heine Brothers’ Co-Founder and President Mike Mays. “Heine Brothers’ shops are places to relax or recharge, to share ideas and conversation and to connect. We’re excited to bring that to these well-established neighborhoods.”

Heine Brothers’ plans to hire up to 20 new baristas to staff each of the two new locations – those interested can apply online at heinebroscoffee.com. Both new locations will include a spacious cafe, plenty of patio seating and a convenient drive-thru. Heine Brothers’ is working with Studio Threesixty on design and furnishing and The Koetter Group on construction.

These two new Heine Brothers’ shops will bring the total to 17 cafés in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area.


Taste of Independents Raises $22,000 for APRON Inc.

APRON Inc. presented the fourth annual Taste of Independents on July 22 at the Olmsted. The silent auction produced $6,000 and the 320 tickets sold produced $16,000 for a total amount of $22,000.

The taste was one of their most successful events to date. Hundreds of happy, hungry people enjoyed food and drinks from more than 40 local food and beverage vendors. Melodious music by the fabulous Robbie Bartlett trio served as a beautiful backdrop while the crowd pondered which auction prize to bid on and which dessert or dish to taste next.

Two distinguished awards were given out this year:

The “Corby Award”

This award is officially named the Dean Corbett Award for service to Louisville’s independent restaurant community. This award is given annually to people or organizations that actively promote and support the independent spirit in Louisville. This year, the award was given to Paul Tuell from Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey for his tireless commitment to helping bring new guests and exciting ideas to the independent restaurants.

The APRON Founder’s Award

This award is given to people who have gone beyond the call of duty in their support of APRON Inc. This award has only been given twice. This year, the award was given to Ellen Gill McCarty, recently retired chef from The Science Hill Inn. Ellen epitomizes what APRON is about. She has been a huge supporter and cheerleader for their mission from the start – always at their tasting events and helping with their publicity. She is also a recipient of their help. She is a survivor of two bouts of cancer, and the two grants helped her through the rough financial times. She is truly an example of strength, generosity and humility.


Four Roses Names Will Mejia as Best Home Bartender

Last month, Four Roses Distillery launched its first-ever at-home cocktail competition, inviting all backyard bartenders, self-taught mixologists and kitchen cocktail crafters from around the country to share their best Four Roses cocktail recipes to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the brand.

Will Mejia from Phoenix, Arizona, was named Best Home Bartender for his Peach Rose cocktail, which will become Four Roses’ Official 130th Anniversary Cocktail and served at a number of events around the country, including the internationally acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Festival this September.

“While most cocktail competitions feature experienced professionals, many Four Roses followers and friends create stand-out drinks for dinner parties, cookouts and any number of other Mellow Moments,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses master distiller. “Will’s Peach Rose is a refreshing drink anyone can make at home and that we’ll use to toast Four Roses’ 130-year history.”

When he’s not mixing up cocktails at home, Mejia’s day job is vice president of design at Meltmedia in Tempe, Arizona.

“I started playing around with cocktails many years ago,” Mejia shared. “I then realized the enjoyment I get when sharing new drinks and recipes with my friends and family. I started making clear ice for my cocktails and sharing videos on Instagram, and the outreach from the community has been amazing. Talk about Mellow Moments. My buddy told me about this contest, so I whipped up my wife’s favorite drink, shot a photo of it at my office with a few co-workers and hit submit.”

In addition to naming rights to Four Roses’ 130th Anniversary cocktail, the Best Home Bartender will also receive a Four Roses barrel head, signed by Master Distiller Brent Elliott, and a trip for two to attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival this September.

Best Home Bartender competition entries were recreated by a qualified mixologist and judged by a panel of industry experts to determine the grand prize winner. Cocktail submissions were judged on taste, creativity, aroma and presentation.

Take a look at the recipe to handcraft a Peach Rose at home and toast to Four Roses’ 130th Anniversary.

Peach Rose

1 oz Four Roses Single Barrel

Quarter of yellow peach

¾ oz simple syrup

¾ oz lemon juice

1 oz Pimms®

Splash of ginger beer

Lemon rind and fresh basil for garnish

Muddle peach with simple syrup and lemon, then add the Pimms® and Four Roses Single Barrel. Shake over ice and strain into a mason jar. Add pebble ice and splash with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon rind and fresh basil.

Forget Me Not

Taylor Long’s line of scarves benefits the Alzheimer’s Association

By Janice Carter Levitch

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

Currently a senior at the University of Cincinnati, Taylor Long is working on her bachelor’s degree in fashion design. She was once required to attend a class for entrepreneurship, which set her on the path to create White Flower Designs.

Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, White Flower was inspired by Long’s  grandmother, Mary David Crigler, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 64. Every year, there is a Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and a flower ceremony kicks off the event. The white flower is known as a forget-me-not and has become Long’s signature design on the scarves she has created.

“Within the Alzheimer’s community, the white flower represents the first survivor of Alzheimer’s,” Long explained. “With that in mind, I wanted to make it a business model to include a portion of the proceeds to go to the Alzheimer’s organizations in my grandmother’s honor.”

“When I was trying to figure out what my product would be, it seemed like a silk scarf would be easy enough to grasp, and I could implement the design,” she recalled. “Laying out the pattern, deciding on the shape and then who would actually make them was an exciting process.”

The scarves are made in Cincinnati by Sew Valley, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides designers and entrepreneurs with resources and technology. Pale lavender in color with the white forget-me-not print, it’s a slender silk scarf with a satin weave that can be worn around the neck, as a headband or simply tied to the strap of a handbag. The scarves are offered at $75 a piece with 10 percent of all proceeds donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Long felt like the message of the business model had the potential to grow beyond the scarf. As a model who is represented by agencies in Atlanta, Miami and Chicago, Long has modeled for Kohl’s, Rue La La and No Nonsense, to name a few, and has a keen instinct for marketing while understanding how important it is to develop a product with meaning and longevity. White Flower Designs is now the primary focus of her career, and she hopes to add more products in the near future.

Long has made connections throughout the Alzheimer’s community and plans to continue to spread the word and raise awareness – and hope – one scarf at a time. VT

White Flower Designs

whiteflowerdesigns.org

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Lawn at Waterfront Park

8:30 a.m. Sept. 8

angiron@alz.org

502.451.4266

Late-Summer Libations


Cocktails crafted by Taste America chefs

Content provided by Estes Public Relations

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national culinary program is visiting Louisville for the first time on Oct. 19 at Ashbourne Farms, presenting an extraordinary meal showcasing America’s rich and diverse culinary scene. The meal will be curated by visiting all-star chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta, local all-star chef Annie Pettry of Decca and host chefs Jason Jones and Patrick Roney of Ashbourne Farms. Other celebrated chefs will be a part of the evening and so will many talented bartenders.

Concocting the signature Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktail at the event will be guest mixologist and co-owner of Tales of the Cocktail Neal Bodenheimer (Cure, New Orleans). Joining Bodenheimer will be Eron Plevan (ALEX&NDER), who will be crafting a special gin cocktail for the reception, as well as Jeremy Johnson (Meta), Matt Brown (8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen), Keri Smith (Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar) and Adam Staniszeski (Hell or High Water). Visit jamesbeard.org for more information about the event.

As summer comes to end, enjoy these late-summer libations from a few of Taste America Louisville’s featured bartenders.

Photo courtesy of 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

Matt Brown – 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

Sublime

2 ounces Woodford Reserve

¾ ounce house-made allspice dram

½ ounce demerara syrup

Blood orange purée

Large ice cube

Orange peel for garnish

Swipe the bottom of the glass with blood orange purée. Stir ingredients and pour into glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with orange peel.

Photo courtesy of Estes PR

Keri Smith – Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar

Calling Card

2 ounces Woodford Reserve

¾ ounce Cardamaro

1-2 dashes of Doc Crow’s house bitters blend (2 parts Angostura bitters, 1 part Old Fashioned bitters)

Stir all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour into a chilled glass. Serve with a Bourbon Barrel Foods Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherry.

Photo courtesy of Meta.

Jeremy Johnson – Meta

Harvest Moon Sour

1 ½ ounces Woodford Reserve

¾ ounce Sibona Camomilla liqueur

¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

½ ounce ginger syrup

2 dashes Bittercube Bolivar Bitters

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 egg white

Combine ingredients with one egg white in a shaker tin, shake for 30 seconds with one ice cube, shake for 15 to 20 more seconds with several more cubes and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with sprinkle of ground rose hips and cinnamon.

Photo by Ron Jasin

Eron Plevan – ALEX&NDER

Pinot Noir Gimlet

1 ½ ounces Copper & Kings American Dry Gin

¾ ounce Meiomi Pinot Noir

¾ ounce lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup

Tools You’ll Need:

Shaker

Hawthorne strainer

Jigger

Shake all ingredients except the Pinot Noir and fine strain into a chilled coupe. Top with Pinot Noir and garnish with a cherry. VT

Family Scholar House

Family Scholar House Director of Mission Advancement Kellie Johnston; the nonprofit’s Chief Possibility Officer, President & CEO Cathe Dykstra; and Director of Strategic Initiatives Kate Brackett. Photo by Bill Wine.

For more than 20 years, Family Scholar House has worked diligently to support single-parent students. To learn more about the work they’re doing and the upcoming Celebration of Education Gala, we spoke with Director of Mission Advancement Kellie Johnston.

THEIR MISSION

The mission of Family Scholar House is to end the cycle of poverty and transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. “The families we serve are all very low-income, have all experienced homelessness or unstable housing and all are seeking to break this cycle of poverty through education,” said Johnston.

WHO THEY ARE SERVING

“In 2017, we served 3,497 very low-income single-parent families with 4,718 children, as well as 431 former foster youth who have aged out of the foster system,” Johnston explained. “Currently, 271 of these families are served residentially, living on five of our area’s campuses, with the rest in our pre-residential program receiving assistance with food and emergency needs, academic coaching, family advocacy and children’s services.”

Family Scholar House provides these comprehensive services with 12 full-time and four part-time employees and a dedicated army of volunteers. “In 2017, 1,976 community members worked with us to help our families on their journey to self-sufficiency,” Johnston said.

THE GIVE FOR GOOD GOAL

Family Scholar House will be participating in Give For Good Louisville on Sept. 13 by providing donors with the opportunity to fund key children’s programs to help their families:

• Children’s Art Therapy – A donation of $12.50 will provide art supplies for one FSH little scholar to learn to express emotions and heal.

• “Mommy & Me” Cooking Classes – A donation of $53.25 provides the ingredients and instruction for six families who are learning to cook healthy meals on a budget.

• Toddler Book Club – A donation of $100 provides books, snacks and activity materials for children ages two through six to develop a love for learning and reading.

PREPARING FOR THE CELEBRATION OF EDUCATION GALA

“This will be our 21st year to host a Celebration of Education event, where we get the opportunity to share our success stories with the community and celebrate our supporters who make our success possible,” Johnston said. This year’s gala will feature Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, the new president of the University of Louisville and will be held at the Omni Hotel. Reservations are still available and can be purchased by calling 502.813.3086.

HOW WE CAN HELP

“Family is part of our name and exactly what we provide to disadvantaged adults and children in our community,” says Johnston. “The best way for the community to support us is to become a part of that family. Please email me at kjohnston@familyscholarhouse.org to get involved in any of the following ways:

Volunteer – Invest your time, talent and passion in the lives of eager and motivated adults seeking to change their lives and the lives of their children. We cannot do what we do without dedicated volunteers. Opportunities include children’s activities, tutoring all ages, mentoring, career and job shadowing/internships, leading workshops and many more. If you have a skill and passion you are willing to share, we’d love to have you join our family.

Learn more – One of the greatest ways to support FSH is to learn more and spread the word. We need advocates for our program sharing our stories in our community so that more people will understand the great need and impact our program has on our community.

Donate – When our participants come to Family Scholar House, they are coming from homelessness or unstable housing and often do not have the basic necessities to set up their first stable home. We are always seeking donations of new or gently used household necessities to help our families get a good start. Our greatest needs are always clean mattresses, beds, sofas and kitchen tables. If you have items to donate, we’d love to talk to you.

  Give – Because Family Scholar House receives no federal or state funding for our programs and services, it is necessary for us to raise 100 percent of our operating budget each year. We have many dedicated supporters who provide this financial support, but the need is great. As you are considering year-end, tax-deductible gifts, please keep Family Scholar House in mind. Investment in our families is a long-term investment in Louisville as they graduate and become contributing members of our community.” VT

Family Scholar House

Celebration of Education Gala

6 p.m. Sept. 21

Omni Hotel

familyscholarhouse.org

502.584.8090