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KHS Foundation

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KHS Foundation

The Kentucky Historical Society receives financial support for programming from gifts to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, a fundraising organization with its own board of directors.

Foundation activities range from the Fund for KHS and honorary and memorial gift programs to the Kentucky History Half Marathon.

Learn how to support KHS with your gift.

Contact the KHS Foundation (502) 782-8130 with questions or concerns.

KHSF Board of Directors

The KHS Foundation Board of Directors may have up to 30 directors, including selected directors emeriti.  Each director serves a three-year term for a maximum of three full terms. Current directors represent Kentucky’s philanthropic, equine, corporate, and professional communities.


President, Steve Stewart, Frankfort

1st Vice President, Carolle Jones Clay, Louisville

2nd Vice President, Dan Barbercheck, Louisville

Treasurer, Ryan Newcomb, Frankfort

Secretary, C. Scott Alvey, Versailles

Immediate Past President, J. David Smith, Jr., Lexington



Jerry Deaton, Frankfort

Stephen Gray, Lexington

Heather French Henry, Louisville

Chris Morris, Louisville

Tom Munninghoff, Covington

Dr. Gerald L. Smith, Lexington

Charles W. Stewart, Frankfort

Jed Weinberg, Hindman

Marion Forcht, Corbin, Emeritus

Elizabeth Lloyd Jones, Midway, Emeritus

Dr. James C. Klotter, Lexington, Emeritus

Crit Luallen, Frankfort, Emeritus

Lois Mateus, Harrodsburg, Emeritus

Margaret Patterson, Frankfort, Emeritus

Robert E. Rich, Cincinnati, Emeritus

Cynthia Torp, KHS President, Ex Officio

Career Opportunity - Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Director

KHSF is seeking a strategic, creative, adaptable, and confident self-starter to lead the Foundation through growth and impact in the Commonwealth. A successful Foundation Director will be energized by the opportunity to create a renewed development program that supports the mission of the Kentucky Historical Society, to deepen the engagement with supporters of all kinds, and to raise awareness of the Kentucky Historical Society, working with a team dedicated to its mission.

Learn more here

Apply here.

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Staff