Each year, Brighton Center, Inc. recognizes an individual, business, or organization for their efforts in partnering or collaborating with Brighton Center over time for the good of the community with the Elizabeth Herald Community of Support Award. We are proud to announce that Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation is this year’s recipient!
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. They are concentrating their efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. All of their work is intended to have the greatest impact possible as they, in collaboration with the region's stakeholders, help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community.
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation has been an amazing partner and friend to Brighton Center and has made significant investments across our programming over the years. They have generously supported the start-up and implementation of Northern Kentucky Scholar House, efforts at Homeward Bound Shelter, Brighton Recovery Center for Women, and Workforce Development, specifically in the space of Opportunity Youth. Most recently, the Haile Foundation stepped in to provide $275,000 in total support for residents being displaced in Covington and Newport.
In 2016, the Haile Foundation supported a 12-month planning grant to engage partners serving Opportunity Youth to develop a plan that would help strengthen and support a coordinated, comprehensive, community-based system of services for older youth in Northern Kentucky. That plan was handed off to the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and within that plan, Brighton identified our response, which resulted in Opportunity House. Opportunity House is an innovative program in Northern Kentucky that provides a supportive environment for young adults to reach their educational and career goals, which leads to a pathway to labor market success. Through access to post-secondary educational opportunities, stable housing, and the wraparound services that are part of Brighton Center’s community of support, young adults 18-24 are empowered to achieve educational success, employment, and self-sufficiency. The creation and ongoing support of youth at Opportunity House shows a long-term commitment to the youth of Northern Kentucky.
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Foundation cares deeply about this community. The generosity from their Foundation paired with the passion, and commitment of their Board and staff, has made a meaningful difference in support of our mission. There is no better recipient for Brighton Center’s highest community partner award than the Haile Foundation.
The Elizabeth Herald Community of Support Award was established to honor those people or organizations who work side by side with us to achieve our mission and impact our communities. It is named after Liz Herald, who was a long-time volunteer who spent countless hours leading a Quilting Class for the neighborhood, planning day outings for local seniors, and serving on our Board of Directors. She set the example of servant leadership and believed in our mission with all her heart and soul. This award is the highest honor we give a community partner.
About Brighton Center
The mission of Brighton Center, Inc. is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. We will achieve this mission by creating an environment that rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect, and maximizes resources. Brighton Center impacts the lives of thousands of individuals from infants to older adults through 45 programs across all of Northern Kentucky and beyond.
About Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in our region. We concentrate our efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. In collaboration with our region’s stakeholders, we help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community across ten counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, visit www.hailefoundation.org.