Inman Named to inaugural 2021 Power 50 List

March 13, 2021 – Louisville, KY

Keith Inman, Kosair Charities President, was selected for the inaugural compilation of Louisville Business First’s Power 50 of the most influential members of our business community.

As his career snapshot below shows, Inman’s influence has spanned decades and includes strategic planning on his part that will continue his leadership influence well into the future. A UofL graduate from Elizabethtown, KY, Keith’s career highlights including establishing alumni chapters across the country at his alma mater, becoming Executive Director of the Cardinal Athletic fund. A term as assistant  athletic director for advancement at University of Maryland led to becoming the first permanent president of the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research in Cary, NC created by ESPN and Valvano. He moved back to Louisville as assistant vice president of health sciences at UofL, executive director of the Jewish Hospital Foundation, and ultimately senior vice president of external relations at Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare. As vice president for university advancement at UofL, Inman launched a fundraising campaign in 2007, which peaked in 2014, raising $1.05 billion dollars. Keith’s statewide influence has culminated in his current role as President of Kosair Charities, the largest children’s charity in the state. With a 25-member board, advisory council, staff, partner organizations, and donors, Keith is activating a vision to help not only fix problems children face but help prevent them. This includes joining 100+ organizations to end the unprecedented incidents of child abuse and neglect through the Face It Movement.

A recent economic impact study of Kosair Charities found that over a roughly 5-year period (cumulative) and adjusting for inflation, the estimated overall economic impact of Kosair Charities was

    • A $231.7 million contribution to US Gross Domestic Product, $226.7 million of which was in the Louisville metropolitan region in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

    • The creation or support of around 1,631 jobs, of which 1,598 were in the Louisville metropolitan region.

    • The generation of around $22 million in local, state, and federal taxes, of which around $21.5 million was in the Louisville metropolitan region.


Three of these five years noted were under Keith’s leadership and with the assistance and support of our current Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and staff.

As noted by Louisville Business First, to compile the Power 50 for 2021, LBF solicited nominations from the public and received more than 150 suggestions. The editorial staff and Publisher Lisa Benson also internally nominated candidates who we thought were worthy of consideration.

View the 2021 Power 50 List | View Power 50: Keith Inman
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