The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Receives $15,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

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Rob Thomas
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
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Louisville, Ky. – Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).

The grant will be used toward The Kentucky Center ArtsReach program, which provides under-served youth and their families with access to performances and arts education opportunities, so that they may express themselves more fully and become more engaged, compassionate and creative community leaders in the future.

Since 1991, The Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach program has collaborated with generous donors and community centers throughout Metro Louisville to provide quality arts programs with an emphasis on hands-on arts experiences. Through its innovative approach and connection to the cultural heritage of Louisville’s communities, ArtsReach ensures that the arts are no longer an afterthought in the development of healthy, self-assured, dynamic youth and their families.

“The generous support of donors like The UPS Foundation is what makes programs like ArtsReach possible,” said Kim Baker, president of The Kentucky Center. “With this grant, The Kentucky Center will be able to inspire even more deserving Metro Louisville children and their families through the arts.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2014, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $104.2 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at To get UPS news direct, visit

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support The Kentucky Center’s efforts to bring the arts to underserved youth in its community,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

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About The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts.