Ignite Louisville is our award-winning program for up-and-coming leaders. Participants get leadership development training from the Center and some of our best partners, including Brown-Forman Corporation, Norton Healthcare, and the U.S. Army. Then they put their learning into practice through the Ignite Louisville Challenge, where teams work on ambitious projects for local nonprofit agencies.The most recent graduating class contributed over 2,500 hours of service and provided over $350,000 in value to the nonprofit agencies.
The current class found out yesterday which nonprofits they’ll partner with for the next six months. Here are the nonprofit-team pairings:
Doctor’s and Lawyers for Kids will work with:
Scott Maloy, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP, Stephanie Palacio, BrightSpring Health Services; Ebony Pryor, New Birth Church; Emily Savage, Humana Inc.; Hayley Pugel, RunSwitch Public Relations; Lacy Shumway, Norton Healthcare; and Jasmine Weatherby, Louisville Metro Council
LIBA (Louisville Independent Business Alliance) will work with:
Natalie Fehder, Scoppechio; Jenna Haugen, University of Louisville; Mark Jeziorski, Louisville Metro Emergency Services; Jennifer Lea, GE Appliances, a Haier Company; Amir Nahavandi, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Meredith Slater, CASA of the River Region; and Emily Wilson, Yum! Brands
Sleep in Heavenly Peace will work with:
Kristin Ayres, Tri-Arrows Aluminum; Elizabeth Cobb, Kentucky Hospital Association; Greg Harbin, BrightSpring Health Services; Mallory Howell, Humana Inc.; Allison Hughes, GE Appliances, a Haier company; Taylor Jolly, Mercer; and Jessica Thornton, Louisville Metro Government
USA Cares will work with:
China Hepburn, Louisville Metro Government; Raelyn Adkins, Beam Suntory; Zac Conley, LG&E and KU Energy; Cory Moneymaker, The Healing Place; Belicia Parga, Papa John’s International; Elizabeth Strehl, Humana Inc.; and Carla Wright, Greater Louisville Inc.
Wellspring will work with:
Serrita Bell, Presbyterian Foundation; Kathleen Cogan, Brown-Forman Corporation; Katherine Graf, Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company; Josh Lester, Eaton Corporation; Mike Patterson, Texas Roadhouse; Holly Poe, Papa John’s International; and Shantelle Simpson, Park DuValle Community Health Center
Young Authors Greenhouse will work with:
Victoria Coleman, Hosparus Health; Katie Curran, Galt House Hotel; Brian Lightsy, Farm Credit Mid-America; Amanda Regan, GE Appliances, A Haier Company; Shannon Rickett, University of Louisville; Maria Schaefer, Humana Inc.; and Lavel White, Office For Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods