Northern Kentucky has its own population, its own geography, its own history, and its own needs. We also have our own opportunity to make a greater change in our community today, and for the future.
Join us for a special symposium on the transfer of wealth taking place in Northern Kentucky, and the tremendous opportunity to capture some of that wealth to invest back into the community, especially in the areas of poverty, workforce, health, and education.
What? Power in Numbers
When? Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Where? St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018)
Who? Horizon Community Funds in partnership with Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative and media partner Northern Kentucky Tribune, and planning support from the Butler Foundation, Duke Energy, Northern Kentucky Education Council, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation.
How Much? Tickets are $50, and include a light breakfast, coffee and lunch.
Who Should Attend? If you are a person who wants to see a strong future for Northern Kentucky, we highly encourage you to attend. Whether you are a civic leader, nonprofit organization, elected official, employer, or engaged citizen, there is much to be discovered at this event.
What Will Be Presented? Below you will find a synopsis for each main session. In addition, attendees will participate in conversations related to the information and strategies presented throughout the day. Northern Kentucky youth who have been empowered through philanthropy will also share their inspiring stories during our Spotlight on Giving sessions.
The Kentucky Transfer of Wealth Study: This recently-completed study identifies the significant wealth that will pass between generations over the next 50 years. The data provides a clear illustration of the great potential for our state and communities. Encouraging people to consider their communities among their heirs and retaining a modest percentage of this wealth transfer in our community foundations can generate substantial resources toward meeting future needs.
Leveraging Giving through Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky: Learn more about Northern Kentucky’s own community foundation and how we are leveraging giving to make a bigger impact in our community. Nancy Grayson, President of Horizon Community Funds, will also highlight philanthropic data and trends.
What do we know about economic opportunity in Northern Kentucky?: Dr. Matthew Ruther, University of Louisville faculty member and director of the Kentucky State Data Center, uses recent data and statistics to paint a picture in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. While Northern Kentucky compares favorably to other areas of the Commonwealth, local income levels are tied to important social factors like health, education and workforce development.
The Future of Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Northern Kentucky: Learn more about the prevalence of cancer in our region and how St. Elizabeth is partnering with the community to develop a state-of-the-art Cancer Center. Dr. Doug Flora, Oncology Medical Director, St. Elizabeth Healthcare will share how this center - through genetic screening, precision medicine, and attracting the best and brightest talent - will dramatically improve the landscape for cancer care.
Investing in Our Future: Preparing each and every one of our youth in Northern Kentucky for College, Career and Life is complicated and complex. Speakers will share progress to date and recent learnings from convening 300 business, education, and community thought leaders. In addition, learn about two regional cutting edge initiatives; Resilient and Ready by Design, and the Ignite Institute.
GROW NKY: Learn about GROW NKY (Growing Regional Outcomes through Workforce), a comprehensive, holistic approach by NKY’s key regional workforce partners who are committed to driving outcomes for talent pipeline management that will maintain and grow a strong economy and ensure that NKY will attract future business because of a strategic workforce effort, unique to the Commonwealth.
Efforts will be focused on NKY’s high demand sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, IT, Advanced Logistics, Health Sciences, Financial Services and Construction. Our panel will provide insights on the significance of this effort, being led by the NKY Chamber, and expected outcomes, along with explaining why such an effort is critical for continued economic development success in our region.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!