Endowments & Named Funds

Perpetual Trusts

John & Lucy Milton Charitable Trust

Established in 1968 by Mr. Milton, a pioneer in the automobile industry and a patent attorney. John Milton was a longtime friend of the Marshall family and member of Second Presbyterian Church.

Louise Marshall Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Established in 1978, shortly before the death of Louise Marshall, founder of The Cabbage Patch. Miss Marshall established this trust to benefit her beloved Cabbage Patch and insure it would remain a vital ministry far beyond her lifetime.

Recreation/Youth Development Endowment Funds

Lloyd 'Pappy' Redman Youth Development Fund

Established in 2000 in honor of Pappy Redman, a staff member for much of the 1940’s. Pappy was particularly influential in establishing thriving sports programs at The Cabbage Patch. Pappy believed the comprehensive programming and strong discipline practiced by The Patch had life-changing impacts on the lives of children and youth.

The Cabbage Patch Circle Arts Endowment Fund

Established in 2006 when The Circle dissolved their non-profit status after 95 years of faithful service and support to The Cabbage Patch Settlement House. The Cabbage Patch Circle (one of Louisville’s oldest “service auxiliaries”) understood the impact of creative arts on the mind, soul and spirit, and wanted to ensure that future generations were able to participate in a variety of arts programs at The Patch.

Caroline Price Reid Recreation/Youth Development Fund

Established in 2012 in loving memory of Caroline Reid by her family. Caroline Reid was a great friend and supporter of the Cabbage Patch and its programs. This fund has been created to help support extracurricular programming in the arts, athletics, and leadership development. These Cabbage Patch programs provide new learning opportunities, enhance physical well-being, and help children and youth be self-sufficient.

The Polly Williams Recreation/Youth Development Fund

Established in Polly’s memory in 2013 through gifts made by her family members. For several years Polly coordinated a group of women from St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church to teach art classes. An accomplished artist herself, Polly catered to this effort with her inherent talents and truly loved getting to know the children. Quick to praise each child’s work and help strengthen their confidence in abilities and potential, Polly served as a monumental figure in their lives.

Educational Opportunities Endowment Funds

Kurfees-Buchanan Memorial Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1986 in memory of Billie Clair Kurfees; 2006 in memory of Don Kurfees (Past President of the Board) and 2011 in memory of Don Buchanan (husband of Karen Kurfees Buchanan and past Board member); in recognition of their devotion to education and belief that it can change lives.

Anne B. and Dr. William H. Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1992 through a bequest made by Dr. Fields. In 2012, additional gifts were added in memory of Mrs. Fields. Dr. Fields was a longtime board member (1984 to 1990) and served as President of the Board of Directors for two terms. Dr. and Mrs. Fields were longtime supporters and strong believers in the mission of The Cabbage Patch.

Alex J. Burch Memorial Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1995 in loving memory of Alex who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Alex liked to work and would have really rather worked than go to school, but he also recognized the value of an education. This fund was established through the money Alex had saved toward his college education.

Martin Sweets Memorial Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1996 through memorial gifts made by the many friends of Martin Sweets. Mr. Sweets was a longtime board member of The Cabbage Patch. He was a man of great faith and believed that God’s grace and a good education could make all things possible.

Marea and William Gardner Foundation Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1996 in memory of William Gardner and in honor of Marea Gardner. The Gardner family believes in the importance of education and the role it plays in shaping futures.

The Joan Cralle Day Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1997 in support of the life-changing work done at The Cabbage Patch and in recognition of the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Roosevelt Chin Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1998 in honor of Mr. Chin’s 50 years of involvement at The Cabbage Patch. Mr. Chin devoted his entire life to the welfare and development of the inner-city children and families served by The Cabbage Patch.

William E. Whaley, III Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1998 in loving memory of Bill by his family. Mr. Whaley’s family has a long history of support and involvement at The Cabbage Patch. Bill served in the Vietnam War where he gave his life for his country.

Mrs. James (Edith) Breed Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1999 in loving memory of Edith by The Cabbage Patch Board of Directors. Mrs. Breed was an avid supporter of The Cabbage Patch and served as President of the Board of Directors for three terms.

The Mildred Horn Foundation Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2000 in support of capable inner-city young people striving toward a brighter future through education.

James Paton, III Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2001 in loving memory of Jim and his belief in the power of education. Jim firmly believed that education changes lives and expands minds. For more than 20 years, Jim served as Chairman of the English Department at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He loved seeing students grasp new ideas, think new thoughts and catch a vision for their future.

The Moisan Family Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2003 by Len, GiGi, Dan, David and Sara Moisan in recognition of the power of education and God’s saving grace, which changes lives forever.

The Otis H. “Deacon” Ellis Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2004 in memory of Otis H. “Deacon” Ellis, who worked as many as three jobs at once while putting himself through college and law school. He later gave the gift of a college education to his three children so they could concentrate on their studies, and provided financial help to others as well. This continues his spirit.

The Lawler Family Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2005 in recognition of the many doors a good education will open.

The Rotary Clubs of Louisville Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 1996 from a portion of the proceeds made from their annual auction, which focused on helping children have success in school.

The R. W. & Maggie T. Marshall Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2006 by The Marshall Charitable Foundation, Inc. in honor of its founders Robert W. and Maggie T. Marshall. They felt that education is the best possible investment in the future.

The Theobald Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2007 by Anne Theobald Boyd in memory of her parents, Frances Jones Theobald and Robert Jordan Theobald, who had great faith and a strong belief that a good education can change a life forever.

Scholtz Family Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2007 in support of the life-changing work of The Cabbage Patch and the belief that, “you don’t work your way out of poverty, you educate your way out of poverty.”

Dennie Schrecker Memorial Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2008 in loving memory of Dennie Schrecker by many friends. Dennie knew that education changes lives and expands minds. Having grown up at The Patch, Dennie knew first-hand that the programs of The Patch could profoundly change the lives of children.

W. Rodney Napier Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2011 by the Board of Directors in recognition of Rod’s (“Mr. Napier”) thirty years of service at The Cabbage Patch and his vision and work to establish The Cabbage Patch’s formal Educational Opportunities Program.

Caroline Price Reid Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2012 in loving memory of Caroline Reid by her family. Caroline Reid was a great friend and supporter of the Cabbage Patch and its programs. She appreciated the profound difference an education can make in an individual’s life.

The Kim and Doyle Glass Educational Opportunities Fund

Established in 2013, the Fund supports the life-changing, purpose-driven education programs offered by The Patch year-round to at-risk children. The first priority of the Fund is to provide needed financial scholarships to bridge the gap between a student’s available resources and his or her remaining financial need. Through scholarships and programs, recipients of the Fund are empowered to be self-sufficient, maximize their true potential and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty in our community.