Board Member Spotlight: Bill Alverson
Blue Grass Community Foundation proudly welcomes Bill Alverson to our board of directors. Although new to the BGCF board, Bill is not new to philanthropy or the Community Foundation.
A lifelong resident of Bourbon County and a graduate of Paris High School, Bill connected with BGCF in 2010 when he wanted to learn how to establish a foundation to benefit the Paris Greyhounds’ football program. A longtime friend and mentor recommended he talk to Lisa Adkins, president/CEO of BGCF.
“I immediately liked the Community Foundation’s mission and its commitment to the community it serves,” he says.
Bill, the former CEO of Traditional Bank, is also committed to his community. Along with several alumni from Paris High School, Bill co-founded the Paris Independent Schools Education Fund at BGCF to benefit a new generation of students. The fund has
awarded grants for field trips, classroom innovation, art, STEM programs, and more.
Furthering his commitment to supporting educational initiatives in Paris, Kentucky, and beyond, Bill also established the Paris Enterprise Fund at BGCF. The fund is named for The Paris Daily Enterprise, the newspaper Bill’s family owned from 1942 to 1975. Bill credits his parents, Louise and Jesse Alverson, with his desire to be involved in his community.
Since he officially retired at the end of 2019, Bill has more time to spend with his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Hamilton and Lloyd, and more time to spend bettering his community.
“I’m honored to be part of the Community Foundation,” says Bill. “BGCF’s passion for helping others is a good fit for me.”
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