As a part of a blog series, we are featuring one of the counties United Way of the Bluegrass serves each week.
Last week, we featured Clark County. This week, let’s get to know Fayette County!
If you didn’t already know, it probably comes as no surprise that Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” and is home to the Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland racecourses. Lexington is also home to numerous museums and historical structures including Ashland, the former estate of statesman Henry Clay. You can take a socially distant tour!
Did you know that 39.5% of Lexington residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher? This means Fayette County has the tenth highest college education rate among U.S. cities! Lexington is a consolidated city-county and is governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, making it a unique structure in the Bluegrass.
At United Way of the Bluegrass, we are proud to work with the men and women of Fayette County to make a difference across the Bluegrass, including our incredible Fayette County Board of Trustees!
During the last fiscal year:
Your support through financial gifts and volunteer time help to make an impact in the following organizations that serve Fayette County:
4Kids, a Faith Community Partnership
American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter
Arbor Youth Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bluegrass Council of the Blind
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington
Child Care Council of Kentucky
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass
Clark County Homeless Coalition
Community Action Council
Fayette County Public Schools
First 5 Lex
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council
Growing Together Preschool
Hope Center, Inc.
Jubilee Jobs of Lexington
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Lexington Woman's Club Clothing Center
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
The Hearing & Speech Center
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Salvation Army
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
YMCA of Central Kentucky
Stay tuned this week as we take a closer look at volunteers and an organization in Fayette County.
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