The Door is Always Open
Sharon Receveur is an author, community volunteer, and retired archivist for Metro Louisville, as well as a former Community Foundation board member.
She created the Cuzins Fund, a donor advised fund for her nieces and nephews. She is also a member of the Baylor Landrum, Jr. Society.
When you meet Sharon Receveur for the first time, you are greeted like an old friend. She calls her closest pals her sisters, while younger friends soon become her sons and daughters. Her personal warmth is infectious and comforting. In short, Sharon believes in love. That compassion and desire to connect with others drives her philanthropy in countless ways.
A two-time cancer survivor, Sharon is a founder of Gilda’s Club Louisville, which provides a welcoming community for people living with cancer, along with their families and friends. She recognizes how addictive behaviors tear families apart, so she serves as a board member of The Morton Center to help their programs of healing and forgiveness. By spearheading Louisville's Sister Cities program for 22 years—the last ten on the Sister Cities International Leadership Team—she has connected with other cultures and perspectives. And she loves to bring people and nature together, which is evident in her book that chronicles the history of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
Sharon loves life and she loves Louisville. We are honored that she has entrusted us with her charitable legacy that will support her passions forever.
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