MISSION: The Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation's mission is
to make a difference in the education, independence, and quality of life for blind and visually impaired students in Kentucky.
Founded in 1984, the Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving students in Kentucky who are blind or visually impaired. The foundation primarily distributes funds to assist and financially support the Kentucky School for the Blind and its statewide outreach services that serve students and their families in Kentucky’s 176 school districts. The foundation also makes grant funding available to agencies and activities that advance issues related to the blind and visually impaired. The foundation’s goal is to make a difference by supporting academic and cultural opportunities as well as resources and assistive technology that enable blind and visually impaired students to lead independent, productive and successful lives. The foundation fulfills its mission through funding grants, awarding scholarships, providing access to assistive technology, and other supportive endeavors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ralph Bartley, Ph.D. - Retired Director of Educational Research, American Printing House for the Blind
Burt Boyer - Retired educator of the blind
William Beavin - Chief Financial Officer, American Printing House for the Blind
Erinn Waggoner - Business Leader OEM Products Owens Corning
Dr. Denise Gray Hunter - Dean of Student Affairs, Jefferson Community & Technical College SW
Carla Manning - Operations Manager, Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Hon. Michael McDonald - Retired from Jefferson Circuit Court
Gary Mudd - Vice President for Public Affairs, American Printing House for the Blind
Bill Pfund - Retired Director of Compliance & Audit, Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc.
Denise Placido - Retired from the Kentucky Office of the Blind
Charles Ricketts, Jr. - Attorney, Ricketts Law Firm
John Roberts - Director of Specialized Academic Program, Oldham County Schools
Bradley K. Sublett - Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors, LLC
Dr. Tuck Tinsley, III -Retired President, American Printing House for the Blind
Jeanette Wicker - Core Curriculum Consultant, American Printing House for the Blind
Gregory Mayes - Associate, Steptoe and Johnson
Will D. Evans - Emeritus