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What a fabulous way to start the first day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 20

The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue

Over 200 gathered on March 20th to bring generosity to Day Spring at our Empower Breakfast, held at The Olmsted.

The morning was beautiful, and the most spectacular part of the event were our speakers. Jackie DeToma, Kim Ernst, Mary Ford, Amy Barnes, Glen and Mary Margaret Kalley, Harriet Harrison and Daniel Noltemeyer all gave us a glimpse into their lives and how Day Spring has created such a positive impact for them.

Their candid, personal, first-hand experiences of dealing with disabilities helped us all to have a better understanding. We were able to see that it is now more important than ever to grow our mission!

Community Access=Community Connections

Cecil has lived at Day Spring for four years at his home in Audubon Ridge subdivision and is very active in Day Spring’s Community Access (CA) program. Philip Perry, a staff member who works closely with Cecil reports, “We are out and about in the community daily.” Cecil enjoys visiting Games on Tap Board Game Café, as well as participating in yoga & tai chi at the YMCA, and archery in J-Town. He’s met many people through his participation in CA and especially enjoys socializing with friends at Games on Tap. “Anything related to video games, comics or movies are Cecil’s favorite and he loves to discuss them with friends,” says Philip.

Cecil’s CA program is specially designed for his interests. “I like to meet new people & get out,” shared Cecil. Day Spring offers the CA program to help individuals build relationships and become involved in the community. It looks like Cecil is well on his way!

Empower Society Members Recognized

In October we hosted a fun event honoring our Empower Society members. Members were recognized with society pins and had the opportunity to meet residents, enjoy refreshments and tour a Day Spring home. Empower Society members have committed to a multi-year giving pledge at one of our Empower Breakfast events. Our next Breakfast event is: March 20, 2019.

7th Annual Golf Classic was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone for supporting our 7th Annual Golf Classic event! It was a beautiful day on the course and we had many generous sponsors. Shannon Cogan from WAVE 3 News along with Dick and Emily Barrett led our shotgun start for over 100 golfers. We are grateful to the many Golf Classic committee members, volunteers, staff and residents for making this fundraising event such a huge success.

Big THANKS to our Major Sponsors:

Presenting:  Roller Die & Forming

Day Light: Bee Line Courier Service

Sunshine: Riverside Parking, Lesco Manufacturing and Mill Steel Company

Beverage: UPS, Willis Klein Commercial, Sims Dentistry of Louisville and Bosse Construction

Congrats to our Siesta Key Raffle winner: Brian Holloway, all of our Silent Auction and Golf Tournament winners.

We'd also like to thank Mac Brown for providing the photography.

2018 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration

2018 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration

Congratulations to the award winners at Day Spring’s 2018 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration. Each year we gather to celebrate Day Spring and the individuals and organizations who have shown great commitment and dedication to transforming the world for people with developmental disabilities:

2018 Spirit of Day Spring Award Winners:
  • Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP)
  • Kentucky Concrete Association (KCA)

2018 Billy Coakley Memorial Direct Support Professional of the Year Award Winner:
  • Rachelle Smith

2018 Direct Support Professional Rising Star Award Winner:
  • Koko Carter

2018 Service Recognition Award
  • Beth Barrett

If you missed this year’s celebration we hope you will join us in 2019! 

Empower Breakfast Event: We Thank You!

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your support of our 2018 Empower Breakfast!  Speakers at this year’s event shared many inspirational stories of how Day Spring has transformed the world for people with developmental disabilities. This is only possible WITH YOUR HELP! Thank you to our speakers, table hosts and every person who donated. Because of your support, we are able to provide caring, personal services in a variety of residential settings and help people with developmental disabilities in creating a fulfilling life. If you were not able to attend this year, but would like to support our mission you can DONATE HERE.

On behalf of the residents, families, staff, THANK YOU again! 

We’ve been selected to participate in the Brackets for Good Kentucky 2018 tournament!

Tip-off is March 2...stay tuned for more information as this exciting date draws near! #BFG18

Picture the Annual College Basketball Tournament (and all of the March Madness excitement!). Replace the teams with local non-profits. Day Spring will go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket style fundraising tournament. We find out who we are matched with on February 15 – stay tuned! Click here to donate for Day Spring (at 8:00 pm Friday, March 2) at Tip-Off:

Our Offices Have Moved

We are excited to announce that the renovations are complete at our Meadow Drive office building and some members of our staff have moved into the new office space. Human Resources and Program staff will remain in the Ford Community Center (3430 Day Spring Court) while our Business, Family Home Provider, Development and Administrative staff will work from our new Administrative Building (2210 Meadow Drive). We are looking forward to hosting an Open House (details TBA) event in a few months but in the meantime, if you are in the area (just off of Bardstown Road across from Costco), stop in and see us!

Volunteers Visit the Baxter Avenue Apartments

The residents and staff at our Baxter Avenue apartments greatly appreciated the hard work and enthusiasm shown by all the volunteers who beautified the outdoor landscaping areas around the apartment building. A special thank you to Jimmy Baltenberger’s family, Peace United Church of Christ youth group (Fort Wayne, IN), the Newton family, and Mike and Lou Ann Stone.

Look for us in ForGood Magazine

The most recent issue of The Community Foundation of Louisville’s ForGood magazine not only features Day Spring, but a resident of our woman’s group home, Mary Ann Lewis, also graces its cover! In the article, “What Makes a Community?”, Day Spring is used as an example by the author who explores the idea that community is established by the connections created by individuals, rather than just physical geography.

Thank you to Mary Ann Lewis and Sarah Trester for representing our wonderful community so well in this article. We are honored to be included in this publication that focuses on philanthropy in Louisville and encourage you to read the entire article.

FRANK Magazine’s Recent Meat Men Feature

The September issue of Frankfort, Kentucky’s FRANK magazine had a nice feature called, “For the Love of Meat,” focusing on our very own David Harrod’s Meat Men BBQ sauce. As you will read, David Harrod and Dick Barrett, both Day Spring family members, have formulated their own BBQ sauce and sell it for $5 per bottle.

All proceeds benefit Day Spring and we are grateful to both Dick and David for their support!