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JustFundKY has always been about the long haul. We know that fairness for all LGBT Kentuckians will not be achieved overnight. We need to keep our education efforts on track for many years to come. That's why we have created the Cliff Todd Endowment–to have a perpetual funding stream for education efforts for the next generation and beyond.Our Legacy Group was formed to promote long term giving. Individuals who earmark a part of their estate to JustFundKY are members of the Group. No matter how large or small the donation, it is a way to leave an incredible gift for the next generation. This year we celebrate the life of Jack Burch and his legacy gift of $10,000 to JustFundKY. Jack was a long time advocate for the disadvantaged. As the Executive Director of Community Action he assisted countless Central Kentucky families who were in need of help. Jack was a fierce advocate for the poor. His advocacy was always thoughtful, intelligent and effective. Jack believed in fairness for all and testified in support of the Fairness Ordinance in Lexington. With respect to his legacy donation, his partner Lanny Adkins said: "Jack was a patient and very loving person who wanted to do good. He was dedicated to improving our society and appreciated JustFundKY's contribution to that mission". We are indebted to Jack Burch for his great work and generosity. This year we have also received a $3,000 donation in honor of Federal Judge John Heyburn of Louisville. Judge Heyburn was a very well respected Judge who ruled that Kentucky's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional. Upon his passing, a former Kentuckian Rebecca Westerfield, who now lives in San Francisco with her wife, sent the contribution to JustFundKY as way to honor Judge Heyburn's legacy for equal rights. What a fitting tribute! These generous contributions will help us continue our work and help us get a little closer to our goal for fairness for all LGBT Kentuckians.
JustFundKY sponsored four young Kentuckians to attend the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change Conference in Denver, Colorado in February to further leadership development in our community.
JustFundKY is pleased to announce our co-chairs for next year's event: Shaye Rabold and Carl Frazier. These two young, dynamic and talented individuals bring much to the table for JustFundKY. Each of them has a wealth of experience, organizational skills and enthusiasm. We are very excited about their willingness to lead JustFundKY's efforts for the coming year.
Shaye currently serves as a senior advisor to Mayor Jim Gay. She was the Executive Director of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship after serving as chief of staff in the Office of the Mayor from 2007-2010. She holds a master's of public admininstration degree from the UK Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. Shaye was named a Lexington Young Professionals Rising Star in 2008 and one of Business Lexington's Leading Women in Central Kentucky in 2009. She has two children, three-year old twins, Charlie and Eloise.
Carl is a partner in the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden. He is the current co-chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Diversity Working Group, has served on the Executive Committee of the KBA Board of Governors, and is past chair of the KBA Young Lawyers Division. Carl is president-elect of the Transylvania University Alumni Board, Vice-President of the Lexington Opera Society and a Board member of Leadership Lexington. He is recepinet of the Transylvania University Young Professional Award, Fayette County Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and UK College of Law Young Professional Award.
This was our second Derby Eve Party.
Website: Gatsby, A Derby Eve to Remember 2014
What a great event! Thanks to everyone that came out to support of "Super Heros".
View the slideshow from the event.
Our 2015 Grant award winners are posted.
Our 2013 Fundraiser was a hit! Our gallery of images is now live.
Please visit http://justfundky.org/derbyeve/gallery/ to see all of the images from the event.