Leadership development is a force for good in the world.

For nearly four decades, the Leadership Louisville Center has enabled over 7,000 individuals to effectively impact themselves, the region, and the world. Every dollar invested in their leadership takes flight! It extends far beyond its original value as leaders give back, lives are changed, businesses prosper, and the community is transformed.

Ed Glasscock, Chair of the Destination: LEADERSHIP campaign, and Cynthia Knapek, President of the Leadership Louisville Center

VIDEO: Our president, Cynthia Knapek and capital campaign chair, Ed Glasscock, share the exciting news about our new home and the Destination: LEADERSHIP campaign.

Donate by March 10th and “Leave Your Mark” on the new Center

As renovations are about to begin, all donors are invited to a first-ever Graffiti Party on the evening of March 15th to leave your name and a message on the unfinished walls for posterity. See more donor benefits

Take the lead in this force for good.

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Our vision is a new home for the Leadership Louisville Center – a place to convene, to collaborate, to connect.  A place that benefits the entire community.  A place that will be a world-class destination for all those who believe leaders must truly be lifelong learners.


Click to see how far a dollar can soar

Click on the dollar to launch our infographic. You’ll see fellow civic leaders and maybe even your own organization in these true stories of community impact and connections.

The latest architectural renderings…

Classroom space (left) and alumni lounge area (right).

Your pledge and financial gift will enable us to:

• Dramatically increase both the quantity and quality of leaders in our community

• Create a community space that is a central destination where issues are discussed, problems are solved, ideas are generated, and connections are made

• Be a national destination for social innovation and leading-edge leadership development

More about 707 West Main Street


707 W. Main St. will be the new home of the Leadership Louisville Center, with a move-in goal of summer 2017.

The transformed Leadership Louisville Center’s new home will be at 707 West Main Street in 2017.  This new community convening space will better promote an exchange of ideas and collaboration, as well as provide the Center’s leadership and staff with the classroom space and modern technology needed to further its mission.

The Destination: LEADERSHIP campaign has a $3 million fundraising goal to fund the purchase and renovation of the two story space located in a historic building in the heart of downtown.  This new facility is a true gem, with street-level access, windows on three sides with views of the Ohio River and the Fort Nelson Park, access to green space for outdoor training sessions and close proximity to hotels and after-hours activities for out-of-town participants.  We believe in the transformative power that well-designed space has to drive outcomes.  As we expand our programming and impact, our role as a community convener and regional leadership development provider will increase exponentially in this new physical space.

Already, the campaign is 73% to goal, or $2.2 million, thanks to the generous support of leadership investors including:

James Graham Brown Foundation, Ed Glasscock, Sandra Frazier, Lift a Life Foundation, Humana Foundation, Lindy and Bill Street, Ina Brown Bond, Gheens Foundation, Norton Healthcare, D.D. Williamson & Co, Inc.

Today, we need your leadership as we transform to your World-Class Center for Growth, Connections & Community


Download Pledge Form (pdf)

Donor Benefits

$2,500 and above

– Your name etched onto beautiful illuminated prism that greets guests at lobby entrance (placement commensurate with gift amount)

– Invitation to exclusive VIP sneak preview event

– Tickets to Grand Opening celebration

– Virtual Donor Wall & Year-end report name recognition

$1,000 – $2,499

– Name permanently displayed on alumni lounge donor wall

– Tickets to Grand Opening celebration

– Virtual Donor Wall & Year-end report name recognition

Gifts Under $999

– Tickets to Grand Opening celebration

– Virtual Donor Wall & Year-end report name recognition