Applications are now open for the Encore Louisville Class of 2016

For Immediate Release:

Second class to begin for Leadership Louisville Center’s program designed to keep civic-minded retirees connected and engaged


argi_200-presented byEncore_Louisville_100Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 11, 2015) – After a very successful inaugural year, applications are being accepted for the second class of Leadership Louisville Center’s Encore Louisville program. Designed to give community trustees an encore, this program connects retired or retiring leaders in an advisory capacity with local nonprofits organizations in need of their experience, wisdom, and strategic vision. Made possible through sponsorship from ARGI Financial Group, the first class contributed their expertise to 19 nonprofit organizations. This innovative program is believed to be the first of its kind among leadership programs in the United States.

Applications for the Encore Louisville Class of 2016 are being accepted through October 19 at Individuals interested in staying engaged in civic leadership and with their professional peers despite career transitions are encouraged to apply. The upcoming program year begins in December 2015 and ends in November 2016. For additional program details, visit, or contact Angella Wilson at (502) 561-5221 or

More about Encore Louisville

Encore Louisville is a new Leadership Louisville Center program that launched in fall 2014. The program is for individuals who want to continue to give back to the community as they retire, approach retirement or transition from professional careers. The program’s goal is to connect groups of seasoned leaders in an advisory capacity with worthy nonprofits that need help managing critical strategic issues. In this way, the Center anticipates keeping our community’s star talent engaged in civic leadership and involved with their professional peers despite career transitions. Nonprofit organizations gain assistance from the highest level community trustees.

The program takes place over 12 months, and includes four program days (one full and three half days). Participants self-select to take part in one to three projects over the course of the year. Each of these projects will involve a maximum of 10-15 hours each.

The inaugural class in 2015 included 35 community trustees, who worked with 19 nonprofit organizations. See initial results at this link. Nonprofit organizations interested in working with the Encore Louisville participants can learn more by visiting, or can contact Aaron Miller at The Encore Louisville program was piloted in 2014 through the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Fund for Louisville Grants Program. Encore Louisville joins the Leadership Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Focus Louisville and Bingham Fellows programs as a key fifth leadership offering from the Leadership Louisville Center.

About the Leadership Louisville Center

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville.

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For more information, contact:

Holly Prather, Vice President

Main: (502) 561-0458


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