JERRY BAKER’S LEGACY

Prominent businessman and philanthropist, Jerry E. Baker will continue supporting the community for many years to come, even after his death.  A $1 million gift from his estate has been bequeathed to the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky, the single largest gift in the 21-year history of the foundation. “Jerry was an extremely generous person and wanted to establish … Read More

2017 South Central Kentuckians of the Year

In 2017, Col. Robert and Cora Jane Spiller were honored as the South Central Kentuckian of the Year. Col. Spiller was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cora Jane was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1928. Cora Jane grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky where she went to school from first grade through college graduation at Western Kentucky University where she … Read More

BOB KIRBY NAMED SOUTHCENTRAL KENTUCKIAN OF THE YEAR

Bob Kirby is the fifth honoree selected for the South Central Kentuckian award given by The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky. Several community members, friends and family gave him a standing ovation during the luncheon honoring him for his individual contributions to the community and philanthropic causes. . The South Central Kentuckian of the Year Award annually honors an individual or organization for excellence … Read More

MARTHA ANN DEPUTY ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Marty Deputy Establishes Scholarship FundThe woman who changed the face of Bowling Green, one refugee family at a time, continues her legacy through the Martha Ann “Mom” Deputy Scholarship Fund. Humanitarian and philanthropist Marty Deputy established the fund to aid refugees seeking higher education degrees. Marty founded the International Center in 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to help refugees transition ... Read More