Fund for Greater Lexington

How do we make Lexington the best community it can be? Together, we build a great public endowment:

What is your dream for Kelley’s Landing?

The Fund for Greater Lexington is thrilled to announce the selection of Gresham Smith, an outstanding and experienced design firm, to develop a master plan for Lexington’s newest park, Kelley’s Landing. Kelley’s Landing will be the first publicly-owned access point to the Kentucky River in Fayette County and over the next year, we need you at the table to help guide what this park looks like.

Help shape the future of Lexington-Fayette County’s waterfront by telling us your vision at the link below:

What is the Fund for Greater Lexington?

The Fund for Greater Lexington is a permanent community endowment, an always growing charitable resource investing in transformative community projects that improve the quality of life for all of Lexington.

Imagine the Possibilities…

The Fund for Greater Lexington will support sustainable, transformative projects across five pillars:

Why these five pillars?

Because Lexingtonians want:

  • A vibrant, engaging and walkable city with beautiful public spaces, parks and trails
  • A city filled with and inspired by public art, music and cultural events accessible to everyone
  • Amenities like youth programs and farmers markets
  • Access to fresh, healthy food for every child and family
  • A region where equity and inclusion are valued and everyone is welcome
  • Affordable housing, educational opportunities and safe neighborhoods

How do we identify projects?

A series of stakeholder interviews yielded valuable insight into unique opportunities and challenges across the five pillars.

Combined with our own criteria, this process provided a foundation for selecting transformative, sustainable projects with the potential to have the greatest impact on quality of life in Lexington.

The Fund for Greater Lexington’s commitment to a brighter future is exemplified by the initial projects selected for a total of approximately $650,000 of funding. Learn more about these projects:

We are building a $30M endowment in the next 5 years.

We’re nearly halfway there, but we need your help to reach our goal!

You can help Lexington become the best it can be. Today and for future generations.

Join us! Donate now and make a gift that supports Lexington and the Bluegrass in perpetuity. We accept a wide range of assets, providing you the ultimate flexibility in charitable giving.

Your donation may be eligible for a tax credit! Learn more about the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.

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Headley Butler, Noa Gimelli, Anne Murry, Wes Murry

Honorary Co-Chairs

Anthany Beatty, Eunice Beatty, Jenna Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Stephen Webb

Board of Advisors

Beth Bell, Price Bell, Brent Bruner, Olivia Davis, Harding Dowell, Jeff Fugate, Rebekah Gray, Christy Hiler, Chapman Hopkins, Katie Kaufman, David Kloiber, Marci Kloiber, Kristi Runyon Middleton, Christian Motley,  Nick Nicholson, Eric Orr, Mary Quinn Ramer, Andy Reynolds

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