Blessings in a Backpack and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts have once again been selected as the primary beneficiaries of the 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.
Through Blessings in a Backpack, a child in need can be fed on weekends for one year for just $100. Since 2012, the money donated by Unbridled Eve has provided 76,000 hunger-free weekends for kids across the nation, including Roosevelt Perry Elementary School in Louisville. Students enrolled in this program also show improved health, increased attendance, higher reading levels and better test scores.
The Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts was founded in 2016 to leverage the arts to fulfill children’s vital needs and to drive access to the arts throughout Greater Louisville. In two years, the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund has invested over $1 million to support arts education, access and excellence – impacting the lives of more than 75,000 people in the Louisville community. The Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is proud to help the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund achieve its mission.
In addition to our primary beneficiaries, the Unbridled Eve Executive Committee also selects a group of smaller beneficiaries each year to support a variety of causes throughout the community. The rest of the 2018 beneficiaries will be announced in April.
Other 2017 beneficiaries included: Animal Care Society, APRON, Inc., Down Syndrome of Louisville, Jefferson Community & Technical Foundation, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp, Metro United Way, Miracle League of Louisville, Inc., Operation Homefront, SOS International, dba Supplies Over Seas, Super Student Athletes, USA Cares, WESTEC (The Blue House) and Winter HAYven.
Our thanks to every ticket buyer, auction bidder and independent donor who made it possible to support all of these amazing organizations!