For the fifth straight year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has donated his congressional salary to over two dozen Louisville non-profit organizations.
Yarmuth made the pledge to give away his annual salary when he first ran for Congress in 2006, and has contributed more than $600,000 since taking office.
“With our economy in recovery, a lot of really wonderful organizations are being forced to cut already lean budgets. I am very fortunate to be in a position to offer this small assist as these groups work so diligently and effectively to enrich the Louisville community,” he says.
The following groups received this year’s salary:
Anne Braden Institute — University of Louisville
Center for Women and Families
Family and Children’s Place – Child Advocacy Center
Family Scholar House
Home of the Innocents
Jewish Community of Louisville
Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts
Kentucky School of Art
KET Commonwealth Fund
The Library Foundation
Louisville Fund for the Arts
Louisville Urban League
Muhammad Ali Center
Volunteers of America
Youth Build Louisville