Davette Swiney – President/CEO

Davette Swiney

Davette works with many community organizations to come together on community opportunities and initiatives. She began serving CKCF and the community as President/CEO in February 2014, after four years with the Foundation. Her vision is a community that grows stronger everyday through the power of philanthropy. She leads work in early childhood education, community development, philanthropy and nonprofit partnerships through endowments.

Davette has many years of non-profit experience. Previously she worked with a community coalition to empower communities to make systemic changes to address youth risk factors and drug use. Through this, she gained valuable experience conducting community needs and resource assessments, strategic planning and agency collaboration. She has written, managed and peer reviewed state and federal grants.

She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has lived in Elizabethtown since 2008.

Currently, Davette serves on the Endow Kentucky Commission, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the Hardin County AM Rotary Club.

Misty King – Finance Manager

Misty King
Finance Manager

Misty moved from Kansas City to Kentucky in 2015. She joined Central Kentucky Community Foundation in February 2016 as the Finance Manager and brings over 15 years of investment accounting experience.  She enjoys seeing the impact the foundation has on the community and is proud to be a part of making our region a better place to live and work.

Misty received her bachelor’s and MBA from Park University. She and her husband live in Elizabethtown where they enjoy hiking and biking the many trails throughout the area, baking and decorating cakes and catching the latest movie at the theater.

Jennifer Priddy – Executive Assistant & Scholarship Central Coordinator

Jennifer Priddy
Executive Assistant & Scholarship Central Coordinator

Jennifer joined the CKCF team in January 2016 as Executive Assistant and Scholarship Central Coordinator. Jennifer maintains CKCF’s scholarship process along with Scholarship Central, the online application portal. Supporting the president and CEO, she also manages the daily office operations, assists donors, plans special events and works with community organizations to support donor’s charitable wishes.

Jennifer grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, moving to Kentucky in 2000. She resides in Elizabethtown with her husband and four children. Jennifer has a heart for helping others and enjoys making a difference in our community through volunteer opportunities. She is also an active sports mom, who spends much of her time cheering on her children at various events and activities.

Sarah Strader – Communications & Project Coordinator

Sarah Strader
Communications and Project Coordinator

A native of Hardin County, Sarah joined Central Kentucky Community Foundation in July of 2017 as the Communications and Project Coordinator. She provides creative development for the Foundations communication strategy, online content and collateral. She also coordinates special projects and events. Sarah is thrilled to be working alongside others to keep Central Kentucky a great place to live.

Sarah holds a BS in marketing from Western Kentucky University. She resides in White Mills with her husband and three children where she enjoys spending time outdoors, pursuing her hobby of photography and reading great books.