Philanthropy Center For Children Opens

by Sheila Ash

Officials with the Louisville Community Foundation and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana held a ribbon cutting Tuesday on a new store to teach kids about charitable giving.

The new Philanthropy Center is part of the Sam Swope Junior Achievement BizTown in which school age children learn what it’s like to manage a business or run a city. Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville, says anyone can be a philanthropist.

“And as you can see from being in BizTown philanthropy comes in all shapes and sizes and all ages too,” she says.

The center is based on the book “Philanthropy…a big word for big-hearted people” written by a local mother-daughter team. Proceeds from the book will support Blessings in a Backpack, a Louisville-based organization that fights child hunger.