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The Cabbage Patch Fully Funds $6.2 Million Capital Campaign

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Charissa Acree The Cabbage Patch Settlement House cacree@www.cabbagepatch.org 502.753.4421 Cabbage Patch Settlement House Fully Funds $6.2 Million Capital Campaign 100+ year old organization secures gifts and pledges sufficient to avoid long-term debt Louisville, KY (January 30, 2013)— The Cabbage Patch Settlement House has fully funded a $6.2 million capital campaign that added 19,000 square feet and updated 10,000 square feet of existing program space at the organization’s location on South Sixth Street. The Room to Grow Campaign received major support from the James Graham Brown Foundation, which contributed $1.1 million—including a recent $300,000 challenge grant which helped Cabbage Patch reach its goal. Other major support came from the Lift a Life Foundation and the Gheens Foundation, along with 509 individuals and organizations. “We are humbled and energized by the generosity of our faithful donors and the community. We have avoided long-term debt while improving programs and services for those we serve,” said Rev. Tracy Holladay, Executive Director of The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. “The Cabbage Patch is positioned to make a profound impact on the lives of at-risk children and families for the next 100 years.” The new and improved Cabbage Patch re-opened to the public in late 2009 with marked increases in attendance and participation. Additions and improvements to the grounds include a dedicated reading room, wellness center, classroom and program spaces, renovated gym with movable divider walls, and elevators and ramps to make the building accessible to persons with limited mobility. “We are proud to support organizations that have a positive impact on our community. The Cabbage Patch now has up-to-date facilities and can offer more opportunities to at-risk children; giving them a place where they can build healthy relationships, learn important values, and expand their horizons. During the school year about 100 different children attend their programs daily. In the summer, it’s about 150 children a day,” said Mason Rummel, president of the James Graham Brown Foundation. “We’re proud to see Cabbage Patch’s growth and be a part of this much needed expansion for their organization.” The Cabbage Patch Settlement House has served at risk-children and families in the Louisville community since 1910. Annually 1,000 to 1,200 children and youth (ages 8 through college) and their families participate in Youth Development/Recreation and Educational Opportunities programs as well as Counseling and Family Services.  ...

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The Cabbage Patch Announces 2013 Board

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charissa Acree The Cabbage Patch Settlement House 502.753.4421 The Cabbage Patch Announces 2013 Board  Louisville, KY (January 22, 2013)—The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, a local charity working with at-risk children and families, is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors. The executive committee of the Board includes president Rob Crady, Hilliard Lyons; president-elect Walt Kunau, community volunteer; secretary, Mary Beth Boehnlein, YUM! Brands, Inc.; and treasurer George Bauernfeind, Humana, Inc. New members include Pat Murphy, UPS; Larry Cashen, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Heather Graff, community volunteer; Jennifer Arrington, community volunteer; Janie Ferguson, community volunteer; and Cathy Sullivan, community volunteer. In addition, four members of the Board were re-elected to three-year terms: Charlie Farnsley, The Benefits Firm; James Giesel, Frost Brown Todd; Walt Kunau, and George Bauernfeind. About The Cabbage Patch The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth, and their families, to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. First established in 1910, The Cabbage Patch Settlement House serves approximately 1,000-1,200 at-risk children and their families annually through programs in the areas of recreation/youth development, educational programs, and counseling and family services.  As a privately funded charity, The Cabbage Patch relies entirely on contributions from individuals, organizations, churches, corporations, and foundations to meet the needs of those we serve....

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Alumni Feature: Gary Allen Love

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Gary Allen Love, a 15-year employee at Ford Motor Company, a student earning his degree in education, and father of four, is living proof of The Patch’s mission to “profoundly change lives.” At the young age of 11, The Cabbage Patch captured his heart and made a lasting impact on his life.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Fox

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Long before James “Jamie” Fox became a Master Sergeant in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, he was a member of The Cabbage Patch.

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Alumni Spotlight: Phyllis’ Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

PHYLLIS SANTOS is Director of Marketing & Development Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center/ Easter Seals of Louisville. She attended The Cabbage Patch in the 1950s, participating in sewing, art classes, and field trips on the “Big Red Truck” until her family moved a few years later. We recently caught up with her, and she shared her experiences from The Patch. “The Cabbage Patch taught me cooperation and how to have fun,” Phyllis said. “My family’s church (Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian) was next door to The Patch. Between my church, my family and The Patch, I also learned the importance of giving back and getting involved.” “My family was very poor and we could not afford to go on vacations, so being able to take field trips to various places around Kentucky and swimming trips created great memories for me. I especially remember singing and meeting new friends on these trips. I always felt safe and loved at The Patch.” “Winning for Life to me means living a winning life of good values, work ethics and using my blessings and gifts to do what I can to make a difference in whatever direction I am led. This also means having a team spirit of inclusion and respect for all...

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