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Greater Louisville fundraising campaign announces new name, co-chairs

Texas Roadhouse’s Kent Taylor and Scott Colosi at the helm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) — Since 2004, Greater Louisville Inc.’s Total Resource Campaign volunteers have worked to connect businesses to each other and to the community, while contributing to the financial base of GLI. While the mission will remain the same, the initiative will now be known as GLI’s Annual Campaign, with the aim of “connecting businesses with Relationships, Opportunities and Ideas.”

Co-chairing this transformational year for the campaign are two local leaders, Kent Taylor, founder and chairman, and Scott Colosi, president, of Texas Roadhouse. The dynamic duo will lead a team of 150 volunteers from September 2012 to January 2013. The 2011 team raised in excess of $1.7 million.

This goal, reached through selling memberships, sponsorships, advertising and securing donations of products and services helps defray operational costs for GLI’s work in the region. Annually, the campaign also connects a volunteer base with community leadership and provides valuable networking opportunities.

“We could not be more pleased than to have these two generous leaders at the helm of the 2012 GLI Annual Campaign,” said Tracee Troutt, Interim CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “The success they have enjoyed with 380 restaurants across the globe speaks for itself. We look forward to Willy braids, armadillos and a hugely successful year.”

Past campaign chairs include: Mary Pat Regan, President of AT&T Kentucky (2011), Jeff Bringardner, President of Humana (2010 & 2006), co-chairs Bill & Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. (2009) and Debbie Scoppechio, CEO of Creative Alliance, Inc. (2008).

For more information on the 2012 GLI Annual Campaign, click here.