We thank you for your 2018 alumni dues contribution to the Leadership Kentucky Foundation. Your gift will go to support programming that aims to teach, connect, and engage leaders across Kentucky. In recent years, we have also expanded programming to include New Executives to Kentucky and Elevate Kentucky, a new program for young professionals.
We also have provided space for optional, additional support for the Lisa Murrell, Angie Woodward or Elmer Whitaker scholarship funds, all of which help deserving class members with tuition cost of the Leadership Kentucky program.
Established in 2016, the Angie Woodward Scholarship honors our longest serving leader who was a class member of Leadership Kentucky in 1988, President from 1989 — 2001 and a member of the Leadership Kentucky Board of Directors from 2011 - 2016. The scholarship is available to LKY class members seeking financial assistance for program participation.
Lisa Murrell was a member of the 2008 LKY Class when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Since Lisa had never smoked, she and her doctor discovered the most likely suspect - radon. In memory of her brave fight against cancer and Lisa’s spirit of courage, compassion, selflessness, and inspiration, her classmates created a scholarship which has helped many across the state to participate in the Leadership Kentucky experience.
Named for the founder of Whitaker Bank and numerous Eastern Kentucky companies, the Elmer Whitaker Scholarship Fund will assist LKY candidates from Eastern Kentucky. Elmer is also committing to a match of up to an additional $100,000 to encourage others to support the fund. Matching donations should be received by November 1, 2018. When the full amount is reached, investment income from the fund will support scholarships and programming that will enrich leadership opportunities in the Eastern Kentucky region.