The Cabbage Patch family honors the life of Kimberly “Kim” Hazelwood Glass, a modest yet immensely talented alumna who was received into God’s arms on December 27, 2014. Kim started out as an active Patch member in early elementary school. As she developed her skills as an architect in her adult years, she made the transition to leadership as a Board member and a driving force behind The Patch’s facility expansion which was completed in 2009.
As a young Patch participant, Kim was active in Leadership Development, Teen Club, softball and basketball and the High Adventure program. As part of High Adventure, Kim pushed her boundaries by completing a 100 mile canoe trip in Missouri and exploring the Canadian wilderness on a fishing trip. While her courage and determination pushed her to excel in such adventures, she is also remembered as the gentle soul who didn’t really want to catch any fish; she was afraid of hurting them.
Kim’s influence has enriched the enduring legacy of The Cabbage Patch. She was the first College Scholar in The Patch’s history, and recently she and her husband established the Kim and Doyle Glass Educational Opportunities Fund to help ensure that future generations would benefit from educational attainment. She served on the Board of Directors for six years, and was the primary architect on The Patch’s expansion that added 19,000 square feet of space for educational, recreational and social services.
“Kim’s service to The Patch is in keeping with the tradition of Miss Marshall (founder) and Mr. Chin (long time staff member),” says Rod Napier, Director of Programs and Facilities. “She had a strong, engaging presence that commanded respect, and her motivation was always about helping others.”
Our prayers are with Kim’s family, and we offer our gratitude to God that Kim’s talent, influence and devotion will live on through the ministry of The Cabbage Patch. Kim’s obituary can be found here: Kimberly Hazelwood Glass
Memorial donations may be made to “The Cabbage Patch Settlement House Kim and Doyle Glass Educational Opportunities Fund,” 1413 S. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY, 40208.