Jerry Greenwell Named Recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Award

Local professional advisor, Jerry Greenwell was the recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Award during the Community Foundation of Louisville’s 15th Annual Professional Advisor Seminar on May 11. The award honors Jerry for his excellence in philanthropic advising and his many years of dedication to the community.

The Wilson Wyatt Award is named after the co-founder of the Community Foundation of Louisville and honors philanthropically-minded professional advisors who are committed to giving back to the community. Prior recipients of this award include Shelly Gilman of Lynch Cox Gilman and Goodman; Bruce Dudley of Wyatt Tarrant and Combs; and Bea Rosenberg of DMLO CPAs.

Serving the community, Jerry is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable planning. Receiving numerous accolades over his 42-year legal career; the Wilson Wyatt Award is now among his awards that include The Best Lawyers in America, Louisville’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates, and Kentucky Super Lawyers.

In addition to these accomplishments, Jerry served on the Community Foundation of Louisville Board of Directors from 2005 – 2014. He continues to be involved in the Foundation, volunteering on the Mission & Impact Committee, co-chairing CFL’s Future Impact Campaign, and continuing to be one of the Foundation’s most trusted advisors.

“I have a special place in my heart for Jerry Greenwell,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville.” Jerry has consulted with numerous clients about their charitable wishes and regularly connects them to the Foundation when appropriate. By helping clients incorporate charitable giving into their plans, Jerry has had a significant impact on the growth and success of our Foundation and our community as a whole. Jerry’s example and commitment to giving back inspires us, and he will continue to be a valued partnership over the years.”

The admiration is mutual. “I feel very honored to receive the Wilson Wyatt Award and am proud to be associated with the Community Foundation,” said Greenwell. “The people who work at the Foundation are among the hardest working and most dedicated individuals with whom I have been associated. The results of their efforts are evident in the more than doubling of funds at the Foundation to more than $530 million in the less than ten years Susan Barry has been there and the millions of dollars that have been given to truly worthy causes. Susan has just done an outstanding job in assembling and developing a team of professionals whose goal is to do good for the community.”

Jerry’s dedication to keeping his clients aware of philanthropic efforts and his influence on our board throughout the years is recognized highly at the Foundation and we are honored to recognize him as this year’s Wilson Wyatt Award winner.