Education Builds Hope

The 2019 Don & Mira Ball Education Builds Hope Luncheon is scheduled for May 16, 2019 at 12 noon at the Carrick House in downtown Lexington. Now in its eighth year, this much-loved event is the premier fundraiser for One Parent Scholar House, a program that empowers single parents to earn their college degree by providing affordable housing for their families, on-site care and development for their children, counseling, and support from a community of staff and neighbors.




Featured Speaker:

Dr. Adolph Brown

Dr. Adolph Brown credits much of his success to his humble beginnings, being reared by a single mother in abject poverty in inner city housing projects infested with gangs, drugs and violence. He was the first in his family to participate in Head Start, graduate from high school and attend college. Dr. Brown is now an author, researcher, educator, businessman, and keynote speaker whose presentation is unique, powerful and relevant to empowering others through education.




Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor:
Don and Mira Ball

Presenting Sponsor:
Cathy Jacobs and Don Jacobs, Sr. Charitable Foundation

Magna Cum Laude Sponsors:
UK Department of Philanthropy

Cum Laude Sponsors:
Computer Solutions and Services
PNC Bank
Wabuck Development Company, Inc.

Dean’s List Sponsors:
Central Bank & Trust Co.
Clay Ingels Co.
Judy & Cecil Dunn
Harrod Concrete & Stone
James Motor Company
Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance (KEMI)
Lexington Housing Authority
Jerry and Charlotte Lundergan
Pieratt’s Inc.
Quantrell Auto Group
Erin and Bill Rouse
Robert and Ruth Straus
UK Healthcare
Dr. Joseph Zerga

Half-Table Sponsors:
Atchison Heller Construction Co.
Ken and Jane Kerns
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC