LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2015) — The Women and Philanthropy Network at UK, now in its sixth year, has provided more than $1 million in grants for scholarships, fellowships, education abroad, special programs and research at the University of Kentucky.
The organization will honor its 2015 grant recipients this evening, Friday, April 10, at a reception at Maxwell Place. This year’s contribution officially surpasses the $1 million mark, at $1,044,265.
The University of Kentucky founded the Women and Philanthropy Network in September 2007, under the leadership of former President Lee T. Todd Jr. and former First Lady Patsy Todd. This effort recognizes the essential and continuing role of women in the life and progress of the university.
Women and Philanthropy brings together women of diverse talents and experiences who share the ambition of building a better UK and a better Kentucky. The same dedication, energy and faith that have led to their individual successes are summoned now to this common cause.
The 2015 grant recipients include:
- Kara Cecil: College of Arts and Sciences — FOCUS: Fast –Track Orientation for College Undergraduate Success. Awarded $9,805.
- Beth Barnes: College of Communication and Information — Travel Abroad Scholarships. Awarded $25,220.
- Mary John O’Hair: College of Education — Providing Behavior Analysts to Work in High Needs Schools. Awarded $44,620.
- Tony English: College of Health Sciences — Scholarships for Women of Minority Backgrounds to Facilitate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Awarded $20,000.
- Heather Carpenter: Honors Program — Undergraduate Research Grants. Awarded $25,000.
- Jeff Spradling: Robinson Scholars Program — Robinson Excellence Scholars. Awarded $44,420.
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