When the time came to develop a theme for the 2015 Annual Auction, we looked to the success stories of our alumni for inspiration. Many Cabbage Patch members have made history in their families by becoming the first to go to college, the first to earn a degree…the first to show future generations what is possible. Where can history go from there? The accomplishment of just one person may seem small, but the influence can be enormous! It may inspire the first female President or the first cure for a disease. We make history by driving the message “you can!” home, one child at a time.
We are thankful for all who participated in the 2015 Annual Auction. Whether you donated an item, donated your time, purchased an auction item or raffle ticket or made a donation, you have become a part of our legacy. This year’s event netted nearly $115,000 to support The Cabbage Patch’s mission. Special thanks goes to our presenting sponsor Brown-Forman, our Valedictorian Sponsor Commonwealth Bank and Trust and our Dean’s List Sponsors Sterling G. Thompson Co. Insurance and the Wood & Marie Hannah Foundation!
College Scholar Sherman, who is a sophomore at UK, was kind enough to share his Patch story at the Auction, and this excerpt from his speech shows the profound difference that your support has made in his life:
“Everyone cared, and everyone contributed, which says something significant about The Cabbage Patch. When everyone loves you so much that no one stands out, it means there is a lot of love and guidance for one young man to receive. That level of love made a difference in me, and helped to shape every part of my whole self: evenings in education made me a Cabbage Patch Scholar, the discipline and encouragement of leadership development helped to make me a soldier, debates and conversations in teen club prepared me to be the Public Relations chair of the Black Student Union, and the welcoming atmosphere made it a natural choice for me to take on being the Freshman Welcome week coordinator. Most importantly, unlike too many of my peers who didn’t have a place like this in their lives, I’m also alive today thanks to the patience and love of my father and the Patch staff.”
Thank you for helping young people like Sherman make history!