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The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for all citizens in the counties of Boyle, Mercer, Garrard and Lincoln counties. The Foundation serves the charitable interests of donors who have established charitable funds as part of a permanent, collective, philanthropic resource for the current and future needs of the region.

The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation is an affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation of Louisville, a tax-exempt public charity that administers charitable funds created by individuals, businesses and organizations for the betterment of their communities.

The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation was organized in 2002 to provide the services of a community foundation to local residents and to begin building a collective charitable endowment for the Wilderness Trace area.

If you’d like to make a contribution to one of the general funds at the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation you may do so by clicking here.

Advisory Board

  • Tom Poland, Chair
  • McKinley Dailey, Vice Chair & Secretary
  • Andrea Miller, Secretary
  • Flem Messer (Boyle County)
  • Tom Poland (Boyle County)
  • Harry Nickens (Boyle County)
  • John Stomberger (Boyle County)
  • Jim Adams (Lincoln County)
  • Jerome Flynn (Lincoln County)
  • Andrea Miller (Lincoln County)
  • James Bushnell (Garrard County)
  • McKinley Dailey (Garrard County)
  • Mary Adrianne Davis (Garrard County)
  • Pete Chiericozzi (Mercer County)
  • Carol Conover (Mercer County)
  • Jill Cutler (Mercer County)
  • Milward Dedman (Mercer County)

The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation supports the A.C.T.S. program at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.  The A.C.T.S. (Arts for the Classroom Ticket Subsidy) program makes free tickets available to qualifying public school students.  Last year, a grant of $7,100 from the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation allowed students from Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer Counties attend high quality and professional performing arts programs.  This grant helped reduce any financial and geographical barriers that would prevent student from these life-enhancing experiences.

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Tom Poland
Tom Poland
Advisory Board Chair
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Mike Schultz
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Vice President, Development & Stewardship
502.855.6953
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