Our over 6,000 graduates include some of our community’s most dedicated trustees. Our alumni have assumed more than 5,000 leadership positions on the boards of virtually every community and civic organization, donated over $8 million to local charities and provided thousands of hours of volunteer service.

We take a lot of pride in what our graduates have accomplished for the city. Our graduates created The Housing Partnership and the Regional Leadership Coalition. They were the catalyst for the robust farmer’s market programs we enjoy today. Connections made in our classes led to Jewish Hospital’s support of the Louisville Science Center’s Pulse of Surgery program and to the success of the Zoo’s Glacier Run capital campaign.

The positive outcomes benefiting the entire community can be seen everywhere:

“Our Story is Yours” – 2012 Year-End Impact Report (pdf)

The Leadership Louisville Center continues to grow and thrive, but the reality is, Our Story is Yours.

Past Ignite Louisville challenge projects

Fifty-six local nonprofit agencies who have benefited from the challenge.

Bingham Fellows Outcomes

Highlights of the work of our Bingham Fellows.

Our Stories

How Leadership Louisville Center graduates are making a difference in our community. Below are a few great stories – click “Our Stories” for more!

  • Ben Reno-Weber“Through Focus Louisville, my organization found a great new partner in YouthBuild Louisville, one of the highlighted community groups. We’ve been working to strengthen this partnership and we recently connected them with their most recent hire, who was one of our volunteers.”
    Ben Reno-Weber, CEO, Kentucky YMCA Youth Association

  • Shawn Gardner“Professionally, I have forged a network that would have taken me decades to establish, but through Bingham Fellows, I accomplished this feat in a matter of months.”
    Shawn Gardner, President and Founder, 2NOT1 Fatherhood and Families, Inc.

  • Marsha Weinstein“I love this story! What started as a conversation at the 2011 Leadership Louisville Luncheon is now becoming a new attraction in Louisville – Birthday Park! At the luncheon, I told Bill Weyland my idea about establishing a Birthday Park to honor the Hill Sisters. He immediately offered to give us a site on 4th Street for the Park. When Connectors Maggie Harlow and Ashley Roberts learned about the project they jumped on board (literally – they are now Vice-President and Secretary of the Board). By pulling together enthusiastic and committed leaders, anything is possible!”
    Marsha Weinstein, President, Center for Integrative Health

  • Charles Hambley“The work of the ’96 Bingham Fellows had significant impact on our small farm.  From only three or four farmers markets in the early 90s to the large numbers today, the Bingham Fellows were ahead of the curve in helping small farms sell directly to the customer.  It’s put my three kids through college!”
    Charles Hambley, Founder and Operator, Hambley Farms