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Press Conference;Tues,, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Kosair Charities Advisory Council to grant over $225,000

Kosair Charities® Advisory Council to grant over $225,000 to five local children’s organizations this Holiday Season
Press Conference and Check Presentation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

WHAT |                 The Kosair Charities Advisory Council is excited to grant over $225,000 to six local, non-profit organizations whose mission is to better the lives of kids in our community. The 2017 recipients are as follows: AMPED Youth Center in West Louisville, Bingham Clinic, Doors to Hope, First Gethsemane Family Development Center, Lemonade Day and Louisville Leopard Percussionists.

Kosair Charities Advisory Council members selected these six deserving children’s organizations to receive grants between $25,000 and $70,000 from Kosair Charities. These grants are in addition to the over $14 million dollars given at The Crystal Ball, Kosair Charities annual gifts and grant event, which was held in early October of this year. *Media note: You can learn more about each of the organizations prior to the press conference below.

WHO |                     The Kosair Charities Advisory Council, Dave Christopher, AMPED Youth Center, Allan M. Josephson, MD, Bingham Clinic, Lorena Miller, Doors to Hope, Keith A. Bush Sr., First Gethsemene Family Development Center, Lauren Coulter, Lemonade Day,  Diane Downs, Louisville Leopard Percussionists.

 WHEN |                 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE |               Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, Community Room  982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217

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

Kosair Charities Advisory Council Members include:

Sarah Barker

Chandler Blewett

Bob Bonsutto

Judge Gina Kay Calvert

Jerry Cantrell

Bobby Clarkson

Joan Conrad

Reba Doutrick

Robert Hart

Councilman David James

Jean West Losavio

Tom O’Bryan

John Roth, MD

Lester Sanders

Craig Scherman

Sandy Metts Snowden

Sam Watkins, Jr
Ex Officio Members

Randy Coe, AIF®, PP, President Kosair Charities

Jerry Ward, Chairman of the Board


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 (  or call 502.637.7696 (tel:502.637.7696) . Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook ( , Twitter ( or Instagram ( .

AMPED Youth Center:  AMPED is a free youth music program that provides a safe environment for youth to explore their creativity through music. AMPED provides free access to education, instruments, technology and performance opportunities for Louisville's young minds to thrive through the power of music.​

Bingham Clinic: The Bingham Clinic exists to maximize the emotional and behavioral health of children, adolescents and families through innovative, comprehensive and preventive clinical services. This has an impact beyond the region through the education of child and adolescent mental health professionals and the development and transmission of new knowledge.​

Doors to Hope: Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement, and engages in advocacy for women and immigrant families.Doors to Hope offers several programs including preparation for taking the GED exam, tutoring for English as a second language (ESL), afterschool tutoring, a Women’s Group, and individual advocacy as needed.​

First Gethsemane Family Development Center CFD: Since their incorporation in 1996, it has been the mission of the CFD to partner with government, business, and civic leaders across the city of Louisville to “reduce the barriers of success.�?? By providing quality programs and services to our surrounding community through social, educational, and recreational activities the CFD has the ability to impact not just our surrounding communities, but the entire Louisville Metro area.

First Gethsemane CFD hosts more than twenty programs that service hundreds of youth and adult participants throughout the year, at little to no cost. Many of the youth programs focus on summer services during school adjournment, which counteracts summer learning loss while providing a safe and secure environment.

Lemonade Day: Lemonade Day Louisville is working to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. They are helping prepare today’s youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. The foremost objective is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.​

Louisville Leopard Percussionists:  Louisville Leopard Percussionists mission is to provide a comprehensive musical experience for children that enriches lives and builds community. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists (LLP) are a performing ensemble comprised of 60+ student musicians ages 7-14, who reside in 26 different Louisville zip codes and attend 48 different schools in and around Louisville, Kentucky.

The children of Metro Louisville have developed music appreciation, performance skills, proficiency on a variety of percussion instruments, and learn to improvise, compose, and teach music, and to care for their instruments. These skills build creativity and self-confidence and teach life-long values of personal discipline, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and community.​

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