Al Rider Retires

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Al Rider Retires

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Al Rider

November 1 was a significant milestone in the life of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. Chair Elect Terry Patterson announced that the Board of Directors accepted the retirement of Al Rider as President and CEO at their last meeting.
During his tenure with us, Al’s list of accomplishments and organizational affiliations is lengthy. He has served as President of Rotary, Treasurer of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, on the Workforce Investment Board of Lincoln Trail Area Development District, on the retirement2Advisory Council for the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Al has facilitated numerous educational summits and conferences for this region and the state, spoken at state and national conferences and served as a resource for many organizations and businesses in our community. He as assisted on numerous fundraising efforts for community initiatives. He was the 2008 recipient of the Joseph W. Kelly Award for leadership in education and the 2011 Hardin County Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

retirement3Al has served as our only President and CEO. Hired by North Central Education Foundation on May 27, 1992, Al has led the Foundation in great growth and development. Al’s vision and passion for both our community and Central Kentucky Community Foundation are unmatched. As Board members we have all been enriched by our work with Al. It is with deep regret, appreciation and understanding the Board accepts Al’s retirement.