Upcoming Events

BGCF365 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Malone’s Prime Events

Members of BGCF365 will have the opportunity to hear representatives from five local nonprofits present their proposals for projects that will make Lexington’s neighborhoods a healthier place to live, work and thrive!

Don’t miss this chance to network with fellow BGCF365 members, enjoy refreshments, learn about local nonprofits and vote to award $25,000 in grants!!

BGCF On the Table Breakfast

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Malone’s Prime Events

We’re inviting our fund holders and friends to join a conversation about how Lexington is growing and changing. On the Table is an opportunity for people who eat, work and/or play in Fayette County to gather and discuss Lexington’s environment, jobs, growth, neighborhoods, design and more!

Your input will be directly incorporated into Imagine Lexington, the city’s 2023 Comprehensive Plan that will direct how Lexington grows and changes over the next 20 years.

An Evening with Heather McGhee

Thursday, April 28, 2022
University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom

Blue Grass Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, University of Kentucky’s Office for Institutional Diversity, and our community partners will present An Evening with Heather McGhee, on Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm, at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom.

In her New York Times best-selling book The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee argues that racism has costs not just for people of color but for white people as well. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy, and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?

Heather McGhee will explore these questions, and more, in a keynote address, followed by a conversation with Renee Shaw, KET’s director of public affairs. Her keynote will be proceeded by a short program filled with performances and exciting announcements of how we will put these ideas into action to advance racial equity in our communities.

Tickets will be available soon!