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Community Foundation of Louisville launches billboards promoting positivity

In a day and age when news spreads around the world with lightning speed, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with negativity. But a recent billboard campaign launched by the Community Foundation of Louisville sought to counter that negativity by honoring individuals in the Louisville area who work to serve others and demonstrate a commitment to their community.

The “Force for Good” campaign launched March 19, with billboards placed at various locations throughout Louisville, and remained on display through late April.

Susan Barry, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville, said the organization was excited to “flood Louisville with positive imagery of people who embody what it means to be ‘A Force for Good.’”

Billboard honorees included:

• Karina Barillas, executive director of La Casita Center

• Raymond and Kim Burse, philanthropists supporting the Psi Boulé Fund and the Community Foundation’s African American Legacy Fund

• Jocelyn Church and Corey Nelson, directors of Grace Kids! A Church for Children

• Arthur Cox, executive director of St. George’s Scholar Institute

• Bert and Jane Emke, philanthropists supporting the National Council of Jewish Women’s Light the Way Fund and the Family Drug Treatment Court

• Jackie Floyd, community volunteer in the Russell neighborhood

• Mahogany Mayfield, co-founder of GLOW, Girls League of the West

• Andrew Noland, philanthropic supporter of various initiatives that remove barriers to education

• Sarah Nuñez, assistant director of the University of Louisville Cultural Center

• Moshe Ohayon, founder of Educational Justice

• Mona Page, founder and executive director of Rhonda’s Another Chance Inc.

• Angela Renfro, executive director and founder of the Kristy Love Foundation

• Georgia Turner, director 2NOT1: Fatherhood & Families Inc.

“We hope the campaign will inspire others to think how they can be a force for good and see the Community Foundation as a partner in creating a community where people and place thrive,” said Barry.