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Campaign update

The Destination: LEADERSHIP campaign launched in fall of 2016 with a $3 million fundraising goal to secure the purchase and renovations of approximately 10,000 square feet of office space for the Center’s new home at 707 West Main Street.

Leadership investors include:

  • James Graham Brown Foundation
  • Ed Glasscock
  • PNC Foundation
  • Lift a Life Foundation
  • Sandra Frazier
  • Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Humana Foundation
  • Lindy and Bill Street
  • Anonymous
  • Republic Bank
  • Ina Brown Bond
  • Gheens Foundation
  • Norton Healthcare
  • D.D. Williamson & Co, Inc.

Special thanks to the capital campaign steering committee:

  • Chair: Ed Glasscock
  • Claire Alagia
  • Jeff Bringardner
  • Paul Costel
  • Laura Douglas
  • Sandra Frazier
  • Bill Hollander
  • Nana Lampton
  • Mike Moll
  • Tom Monahan
  • Mary Morrow
  • Todd Spencer
  • Bill Street

Thanks to all donors who helped make the new Center a reality

About the new Center at 707 W. Main Street

The Center’s search for a new location began in January 2016 with goals to have great visibility, easy access for members and open and collaborative meeting and classroom space for members and staff.  After months of evaluation, 707 West Main Street, which is a two-story office condominium unit containing 10,000 square feet located in a historic building, was determined to be the best fit for the organization. It is a rare opportunity to find space on a prime corner of the downtown with street-level presence, windows on three sides with views of the Ohio River and 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. Partners on the renovation project include Miranda Construction, Swope Design and K. Norman Berry & Associates.

The Ed Glasscock Leadership Development Classroom

The Ed Glasscock Leadership Development Classroom

On March 27, 2018, at the Grand Opening celebration, the Center was dedicated to the leadership legacy of Bill Street, former president of Brown-Forman Corporation and long-time supporter of Leadership Louisville. A highlight of the new facility is the Ed Glasscock Leadership Development Classroom, which features natural light, modern technology and unique glass architectural features, and will host all future Leadership Green Room courses. Additionally, the PNC Alumni Lounge includes gathering and café space with views of the Ohio River. Sandra Frazier received kudos from the campaign steering committee and was recognized with the naming of the executive conference room.
See more photos and descriptions of space

Coming soon

Phase two of the project will reclaim an overlooked and underutilized green space behind the building to create a new park plaza.  The design for the space is inspired by the award winning High Line park in New York.

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