Butler Foundation Honored for Community Service Through NKADD/Area Agency on Aging
For Immediate Release
FLORENCE, KY December 21, 2017 – The Butler Foundation was honored as the recipient of the Community Service Award by the Northern Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living’s Council on Aging during an event December 7.
As the philanthropic organization supported by Covington-based real estate investment firm Corporex, the Butler Foundation was established in 1979 to directly help low-income Northern Kentucky families. In 2016, the Butler Foundation helped more than 150 individuals by providing emergency hardship relief.
One Northern Kentucky resident, Sandra Miller, received life-changing assistance from the Butler Foundation in 2017, when she received a grant to upgrade her motorized wheelchair. Miller, who has cerebral palsy, said she probably would have had to move to an assisted living facility without the wheelchair modifications, which include headlights and electronically raising the chair’s seat.
Other grants funded by the Butler Foundation purchased a portable oxygen concentrator to help an oxygen-dependent client remain active in her community, purchasing or modifying electronic scooters, and helping to purchase prosthetics.
In the accompanying photo, NKADD Human Services Associate Director Anne Wildman stands with Sandra Miller and Barbara Schaefer, Executive Director of the Butler Foundation.
The Council on Aging meets monthly on the first Thursday, except January and June, at NKADD, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence KY 41042. Meetings start at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The next meeting will be February 1, 2018.