Supporting Project Hope


Flaget Memorial Hospital

One of the recent Project Hope supporters, Tower Automotive in Bardstown, spent months raising money for Project Hope through chili cook-offs, a pie-in-the-face competition, and more. They recently presented a check for $3,322 to Andrea Shepherd, CFRE, director of philanthropy.
The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Project Hope fundraising initiative to expand the cancer center has received major support in the last month.

More than $85,000 in pledges and gifts of support have been made in the last three weeks, thanks to generous donors and companies. The Foundation has about $350,000 left to raise for the $1.2 million initiative.

One of the recent supporters, Tower Automotive in Bardstown, spent months raising money for Project Hope through chili cook-offs, a pie-in-the-face competition, and more. They recently presented a check for $3,322 to Andrea Shepherd, CFRE, director of philanthropy.

In addition, Heaven Hill continues to be a major supporter of Project Hope. The distillery is having an event called “A Cure Under Construction” on Friday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event celebrates National Bourbon Day and kicks off with an exclusive tour of the Heaven Hill Plant that includes behind-the-scenes glimpses of sites seldom viewed by the public, including new innovative features. After the tour, guests will be taken to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History for lunch and a special high-end Bourbon tasting with Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Conor O'Driscoll. Upon returning to the Heaven Hill Visitor Center, they’ll enjoy a rare barrel proof Bourbon tasting. Each guest will also receive a hand dip special Evan Williams Single Barrel release, in support of Project Hope. Tickets are $250 each. Contact Kasy Mattingly at kmattingly@heavenhill.com.

If you can't make it to the tasting event, there will also be plenty of National Bourbon Day festivities open to the public at the Visitor Center. Food trucks and a cash bar will be onsite, with a percentage of all proceeds donated to Project Hope. The special Evan Williams Single Barrel release will also be available to dip and purchase for $74.99.

Not able to make it to Heaven Hill for any of the festivities, but still interested in an exclusive bottle to support Project Hope? Contact Kasy Mattingly at kmattingly@heavenhill.com (and you’ll bring a smile to her face by letting her know how grateful you are for Heaven Hill’s support of Flaget!).