Capital Campaign: Home of Philanthropy


Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Home of Philanthropy is now open. With a Grand Opening celebration on Nov. 7, the doors officially opened to the public on the community’s new home.


Our new Home features:

  • A dedicated space to promote and inspire a spirit of philanthropy throughout our region;
  • A place to foster synergy, strengthen relationships, and prompt new ideas for addressing what matters most to the people we serve;
  • A trusted place for nonprofits, businesses, houses of worship, and organizations to convene and collaborate; and
  • A permanent home to accommodate the growing work of CKCF.

Our Capital Campaign

Since 1960, Central Kentucky Community Foundation has served as a resource, leader, and catalyst for people who wish to make a positive impact on our community.

In this spirit, we are thrilled The Home of Philanthropy is now complete.

Although construction is done, the capital campaign is not. Our goal is to raise $1.3 million of the $3 million projected costs through philanthropy. With leadership contributions, along with other generous gifts from community leaders, the capital campaign has now surpassed $700,000 raised.

Will you join us to build hope for the future through the Home of Philanthropy?

Learn more by viewing our Home of Philanthropy renderings and a list of our partnership opportunities available now.

The new home for our community wouldn’t be possible without the generosity and support of many. Please make your commitment today! Make a gift online, or contact Davette Swiney ( or 270-737-8393), President and CEO, about how you can become a sponsor and make a difference.

Home is where the heart is, and this Home is where our heart will reside and flourish: the heart of those making a difference — the heart of those determined to enhance and build the future of our community — the heart of those changing lives forever.

Contact Davette Swiney or make a gift today.

Our Philanthropy Story

The story of community philanthropy is intertwined with Central Kentucky Community Foundation, so much so, its history is written on the walls of the new Home of Philanthropy.

The story of philanthropy and CKCF’s history continues in various mixed media displays throughout the building, including a historical timeline to greet guests to the building’s Community Hall and digital signage on the upper and lower levels.

“We think it is important to tell the community’s story of philanthropy in the community’s home, the Home of Philanthropy,” said Davette B. Swiney, president and CEO of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. “Thanks to the wonderful work of our creative partners, now everyone who comes here can understand how philanthropy works in our community and, hopefully, be inspired by it.”

Our Community Hall

The lower level of the Home of Philanthropy was intentionally built for community use. The Community Hall features a catering kitchen, multiple layout options, breakout meeting spaces and state-of-the-art technology. It can seat up to 250 people and rental rates vary on the type of use, but nonprofit organizations can use the space free or for a nominal fee. To inquire about availability, call 270-737-8393.




The Cecilian Bank President and CEO Greg Pawley, joined by members of the bank’s Board and staff, presents a $250,000 gift to CKCF President and CEO Davette B. Swiney, members of CKCF’s Board and our Capital Campaign Fundraising Committee.

Click here to read about the gift.

Mike and Dana Bowers


Newcomb Oil


Brandon and Danelle Fogle
Dr. Chris and DaneNell Knight
Joe and Jennie Prather
PNC Bank
South Central Bank


Anonymous Donor
Anonymous Donor
Hardin Memorial Health
Roy H. and Linda Keith, Jr.

R. Terry and Kay L. Bennett
William and Joyce Godfrey


A.D. and Elaine Alicna
Anthony and Leah Abang
Barbara McMahan
Betsy Kiefer

Brad and Leigh Richardson
Carol Jones
Col. Larry and Betty Sue French
Daksha Mehta

Daniel London
David Kiefer
David and Donna Pence
Denis Morrow
Dick and Marilyn Ardisson
Dow Corning
Dr. Robert and Rita Robbins
Ed and Janelle Poppe
Florida Tank & Equipment Inc.
Gene and Mona Ray
Home of Philanthropy Steering Committee
J. Michael and Carolyn Baldwin
Jeffrey L. Ashley and Associates, LLC
Jimmie Dee Kelley
John and Julia DuPlessis
Joy Carroll Miller
Judge John Simcoe
Kelly Mark Easton
Lamonte and Mimi Hornback
Mark and Sheree Nelson
Mark Haynes
Michael and Susan Nethers

Mike and Moninda Coyle
Nannette S. Johnston
Neil and Mary Donna Atcher
Owsley Family Chiropractic
Paul Curtis Estes
Randall and Marilyn Ford
Tammy Moloy
Theodore and Sandra Stiles
Thomas and Shari Clark
Thomas Academy Farm
Tomkins Gates Foundation


Lindsey Alicna
Rick Baumgardner
Teri Bennett
Chris Carter
Michael B. Coyle
Dennis Parrett
Terry Patterson
Jody Prather
Barbara Proffitt
Jeff Richardson
Kevin Ryan
D. Dee Shaw
Jamie Sizemore
Tommy Turner