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 nonprofit 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.

Jennifer Priddy – Executive Assistant & Scholarship Central Coordinator

Jennifer Priddy Executive Assistant and 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.

Gina Clear – Communications & Project Coordinator

Gina Clear Communications and Program Coordinator

A long-time resident of Hardin County, Gina joined Central Kentucky Community Foundation in September of 2018 as the communications and project coordinator. She provides creative development for the foundation’s communication strategy, online content and collateral. She also coordinates special projects and events. Gina is thrilled about the opportunity to work for CKCF as it strives to serve the community.

Gina is a graduate of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, where after graduating college she taught for 13 years. With a background in education, Gina holds a BA in English from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and a MA in education administration from Western Kentucky University. She lives in Radcliff with her husband, Brian, and fur babies. She enjoys photography, volunteering at the Hardin County Animal Shelter, cooking with her husband and showing their bulldogs, Dudley and Rachel.