Kosair Charities is adopting a new name as it celebrates 100 years of serving children across our region. While “Kosair for Kids” is a slight adjustment to its name, it is no detour from its mission to help all children live life to the fullest.
Kosair for Kids President Barry Dunn explained that the change followed months of research and planning to celebrate the beloved charities’ second century of service. “The Kosair for Kids name better communicates our mission, which in turn will help us reach more children who need our support,” Dunn said. “In our centennial year, we are more committed than ever to our mission.”
Kosair for Kids is the catalyst that creates a world where children in need live life to the fullest. In 2022, its efforts touched the lives of nearly 200,000 children thanks to generous supporters who want to see every child succeed. 94% of programs supported in 2022 serve children with medical disabilities. Kosair Kids in all 120 Kentucky counties and throughout Southern Indiana experienced the power of joy thanks to generous contributors.
Many know the well-respected charity best for supporting life-changing programs by funding medical care and equipment for children in need. This year, Kosair for Kids plans to spend at least $1 million to pay medical bills and equipment costs for needy children.
Kosair for Kids also reaches children through a robust grants program. Each year, organizations that impact children’s lives rely upon Kosair for Kids to fund programs that provide therapy services, protect kids by working to end child abuse and neglect, and support families going through crises. In addition, the Kosair Kids Experience Fund creates opportunities for children of all abilities to experience the power of joy through unique events. In 2022, more than 2,100 Kosair Kids and their families participated in events such as the annual holiday party and Boo at the Zoo. Later this week, three Kosair Kids will travel to Houston, Texas, for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience UofL Baseball at the Shriners Children’s College Classic baseball tournament, where they will throw out the first pitch.
Today’s announcement is the latest chapter in a storied history of helping children. In 1923, a group of Kosair Shriners recognized the need for an orthopedic children’s hospital in Kentucky. They purchased land on Eastern Parkway and built an institution that would change generations of lives. Today, Kosair for Kids continues its philanthropic mission by funding pediatric healthcare, research, education, child advocacy, and social services.
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Contact Kosair for Kids Sr. Vice President of Communications Chris Williams with any questions. You can reach Chris at (502) 814-9910 (office), (502) 693-2492 (mobile), or firstname.lastname@example.org.