Testimonial: Llewellyn Scholarship Fund

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Llewellyn Scholarship Fund

Charley Nell Llewellyn spent her lifetime working to make a difference for people. She was an extraordinary lady who left an extraordinary gift to Hardin County. Her $3.4 million total charitable gift is the largest single philanthropic gift ever given in Hardin County.

Charley spent her lifetime advancing causes she believed in — including rights for all people, particularly women. She was an advocate for disadvantaged children and adults, foster care children and mentally and physically challenged people.

A native of Alabama, Charley moved to Elizabethtown in 1965 and worked as a Social Worker for Hardin County Schools from 1967-1987. She was named Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in 1978, and in 1981 she was named the Kentucky Member of the Year by the National Organization for Women.

Now, she will forever continue to advance her most passionate pursuit — educational opportunities for students in Hardin County.

Through her gift, scholarships will be awarded annually to Hardin County Schools graduates. The scholarship fund is for students who have qualified for college admission and who are economically disadvantaged. The scholarships may be awarded for up to four years if the student continues to meet established academic criteria.

To get started setting up a scholarship fund, or for additional information, please contact Davette Swiney at 270-737-8393 or by email at dswiney@ckcf4people.org.