A relationship begun nearly half a century ago is still going strong.
As taken from the Kosair’s for Kids Blog Post
Since 1982, Kosair for Kids has been a solidly dependable supporter of children’s health programs at the University of Louisville. This year, total donations have reached more than $50.4 million.
Moving the total past the $50 million mark this year is over $1M in funding from the charity – the largest in Kentuckiana – to support programs in pediatric forensic medicine, neuro-recovery and cancer research along with the Center for Women & Infants at UofL Hospital.
“Kosair for Kids has made immeasurable contributions to the University of Louisville, this community and beyond. I believe what makes a partnership great is a shared vision. And that is certainly the case with Kosair for Kids and UofL,” said Uof President Neeli Bendapudi. “Kosair for Kids has given to so many areas across the University of Louisville and the impact can be felt far and wide throughout our community, region and beyond.”
A young patient receives therapy at the Kosair for Kids Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery.
“Louisville is my home, UofL my school, and Kosair for Kids is my passion. It is special to be able to pull it all together to help children move forward,” said Keith Inman, president of Kosair Charities. “For almost 100 years Kosair for Kids has had one mission, one focus, and that is for children to overcome their obstacles and reach their full potential. For 38 of those years, the University of Louisville has been an important partner, as we have invested in research, programs, facilities and people at the university who can make that vision, that mission a reality.”
The support is as important to UofL for its consistency as much the dollars donated, said UofL Vice President for Advancement Jasmine Farrier. “All philanthropic gifts are impactful, but this level of extraordinary support given consistently over decades is truly transformational,” Farrier said. “We are so fortunate to have Kosair for Kids’ commitment to our children’s health programs.”