Celebrate Black History Month

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As a boy, Bill Farmer, President of United Way of the Bluegrass, didn’t know exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew he wanted to have a career where he could wear a suit. Now, day in and day out, Bill can be found sporting a suit and tie, even on casual Friday. 

Bill knew his desire for a successful and suit-filled career started with a strong education. He recently shared how his mother helped create educational expectations for he and his brother. His focus on education allowed him to achieve many “firsts” in his life and career. 

As we celebrate the final week of Black History Month this February, hear Bill’s story about his memories of segregation, his work to desegregate a school and why It Matters to his life.



Education matters.  To learn more about the work UWBG does to support school readiness and student success in our community, and why It Matters, visit our website.