Big Mama & Philanthropy

Stemming from the annual, internationally known TED conferences, Louisville hosted their very own TEDxTylerPark program on July 10. TEDx, where the “x” stands for an independently organized TED event, is a local, self-organized program centered around the spirit of spreading ideas and bringing people together in a TED-like experience.

Over a dozen speakers gathered for a sold-out conference which centered around “fusion.” The theme all about publicly celebrating the combination of two or more worlds, ideas, or elements that people may not typically think go together.

Among this year’s speakers was the Community Foundation of Louisville’s very own Ramona Lindsey. Ramona spoke about Big Mama and Philanthropy. Her talk titled, “If Big Mama Can,” shared stories of Louisville’s working class matriarchs who demonstrated principles of responsible financial stewardship that laid the foundation for family wealth creation. Ramona challenged listeners to build on Big Mama  legacy to build perpetual legacies for the common good of community.

“The staff at the Foundation are innovative and passionate. It is no surprise that one of our own had the honor of speaking at Louisville’s TEDxTylerPark,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “Ramona seamlessly connected Big Mamma’s and Philanthropy to celebrate the combination of two worlds fusing together. We are so proud to have her represent the Foundation in all that she does.”