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Shields to headline NKU’s Friends of Steely Library fundraiser on May 23 in Newport

Northern Kentucky University’s Friends of Steely Library organization is holding a fundraiser on May 23 called “Good Food • Good Drinks • Good Books” at New Riff Distilling in Newport. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will support the Friends of Steely Library scholarship, established in 2016 to help high-achieving library informatics students continue and complete their degrees. The...

Kentucky State Parks Foundation launches poster series featuring 16 state parks; first three unveiled

The Kentucky State Parks Foundation today unveiled the first three of 16 posters that will make up a series of illustrations highlighting state parks throughout the Commonwealth. The project, called “Kentucky Parks & Crafts,” is a fundraiser for the Kentucky State Parks Foundation, which protects, enhances, advocates for and promotes the natural, historical and cultural resources of Kentucky’s...

Celebrate the ‘Run for the Roses’ at the Dinsmore Homestead’s annual Kentucky Derby party

In a matter of days the 144th Run For the Roses aka The Kentucky Derby will take place in Louisville. The front lawn of the Historic Dinsmore Homestead will transform into the party that has become a Northern Kentucky tradition. The Historic Dinsmore Homestead continues their tradition with their 15th Derby Day at the Dinsmore. This is a remarkable celebration, as well as the chief annual fundraiser...

Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Nonprofit Research Collaborative reports record-breaking year for charitable fundraising

Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw...

Celebrating a hero: Honoring Covington Ladies Home Resident Mae Luster’s Marine grandson

Covington Ladies Home resident Mae Luster may have suspected something was up when she entered the dining room at CLH and saw so many of her kin gathered in one place. Just a regular Sunday visit with Granma? No, this time something much more. Mae Luster with family members, celebrating their hero. (Photo provided) Mae’s big family wished to honor Mae’s grandson, Marine Lance Corporal Justin...

Campbell County Public Library now accepting applications for board of trustees position

Campbell County Public Library is seeking applications for an opening on its board of trustees. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Applications will be accepted through May 31, and interviews will be scheduled in June/July. The term begins October 1, 2018. Members of the Library’s board of trustees are appointed to serve four-year terms. Board member Tracy Smith is currently serving the unfulfilled...

St. Vincent de Paul Summer Breeze Program provides relief to those at risk in NKy, needs donations

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is planning for the heat and humidity of summer. During the summer, many in our community are at risk, especially during a long stretch of 100-plus-degree days.  Many that fall into this risk category are children, the elderly and those who are suffering from life-threatening respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma and lung cancer. Through the Summer Breeze...

Participants Selected for Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 2018 Summer Residency Program

The Kentucky Foundation for Women has selected residents for the 2018 Summer Residency Program, which will take place from June 10 to June 16, 2018, with the aim of connecting artists to further social change. The program is held at Hopscotch House, KFW’s retreat center, and is open to visual, media, and performing artists. Founded in 2006, the SRP encourages women to advance their artistic development,...

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth plans Verses For The Commonwealth fundraiser at Roebling Point

Tickets are on sale for Verses For The Commonwealth, a fundraiser sponsored by the local chapter of the nonprofit organization, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. The event is billed as a night of poetry and action at Roebling Point Books and Coffee (306 Greenup Street in Covington) on April 28, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $8 on Eventbrite, or for $10 at the event. The...

TANK Gives FREE Rides on Southbank Shuttle Trolley while Roebling Suspension Bridge is closed

TANK’s Southbank Shuttle Trolley will be FREE to riders beginning Thursday, April 12.  Free rides will last through May 31. “TANK recognizes that the closure of the Roebling Suspension Bridge has created a challenge for our customers and the residents and businesses in Covington, particularly those in the Park Place and Greenup area,” said Andrew Aiello, TANK General Manager. “Offering...

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky Awarded $5,000 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award

Bilz Insurance has earned a 2018 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award in recognition of its exceptional volunteerism and commitment to making positive change happen in the local community. The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky provides shelter for local women and men throughout the winter in the belief that homelessness is an emergency and that shelter is a basic necessity for human beings....

Bourbon and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra on April 21, tickets on sale for match made in Newport

Linking Kentucky spirits with tasty musical programming becomes an annual event on April 21 as the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra hosts its inaugural Bourbon Barrel Ball in Newport at 6:30 p.m. The inaugural event will be held at the former IMAX Theater at Newport on the Levee. As the official gateway to The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Northern Kentucky’s own Symphony hopes to make its “Ball” a recurring...

St. E’s Garren Colvin joins the council of trustees for the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky

Garren Colvin has been appointed to the board that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, the new community foundation that serves Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky. Colvin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare since June 2015, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Under Colvin’s...

Tickets still available for SQUARE1’s High School Entrepreneur Competition and Fundraiser

Five high-school-student lead companies will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes on April 18th at the St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger. Tickets are available for the finals luncheon here. Sales end Thursday, April 12th at midnight. The final follows the March 28 Startup Scholars Regional Business Competition at Gateway CTC Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise....