Kentucky.com: Ball Homes founder, philanthropist Don Ball dies

Don Ball, along with his wife Mira, built Ball Homes into one of the top builders in the country. Don Ball died Friday. (University of Kentucky)
Don Ball, along with his wife Mira, built Ball Homes into one of the top builders in the country. Don Ball died Friday. (University of Kentucky)

Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes and a major Lexington philanthropist, died Friday. He was 81.

Ball helped reshape lives in Lexington and other Central Kentucky communities in 1993 with the founding of the Hope Center, which develops programs to address the underlying causes of homelessness, including addiction. For more on this story, please go to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s website, Kentucky.com.

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