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Our Havana Nights Gala was a huge success! Presented by BB&T and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, over 300 supporters attended our annual gala on Saturday, June 1 at the gorgeous Drees Pavilion.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet meal catered by Jeff Thomas Catering, live music and salsa lessons by Orquesta Kandela Salsa and Latin Band, silent & live auction, and a brief program emceed by Jay Kruz.
The event raised $80,000 toward our mission of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency. Guests also raised an additional $13,950 during our mission moment which benefited our Family Center and included a generous $5,000 gift from Chuck and Shari Thompson.
Thank you so much to everyone who made this event a huge success including our Diamond Sponsors: Fifth Third Bank and TOYOTA along with our Gold Sponsors: ADP, American Mortgage , C-Forward, Daniel & Bradie Courtade, Duke Energy, Eagle Realty Group, FREY Municipal Software, HORAN, Messer Construction Co., @The Model Group, Turner Construction Company
Photos by David Bailey and flowers by Ft. Thomas Florist and Greenhouses
Joseph Subaru of Florence shared the love this week in the form of a $21,254 check from the "Share The Love" Campaign to us and the Newport Professional Firefighters Local 45 IAFF. Thank you Joseph Subaru of Florence!
We, along with all United Way-funded programs, will receive a 20% cut in our allocation starting January 1, 2019. For Brighton Center, that means we must deal with a $263,000 shortfall to start the New Year. We did get an indication in mid-November that allocations would more than likely be reduced by 15-20%, but now the news is official. We will still be allocated $1,052,000 for our programs in 2019. All allocations are posted on United Way’s website. We are grateful for United Ways continued support of our programs and will continue to do amazing work with their investment.
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) recognized Brighton Center for its commitment to workplace safety by presenting the organization with the 2018 KEMI Destiny Award.
The Destiny Awards are presented annually by KEMI to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI's motto, "Control your own destiny." The awards symbolize what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety. Policyholders who earn the KEMI Destiny Award effectively demonstrate to KEMI their ability to manage a formal safety program, provide on-site training and regular safety meetings for employees, and display an ongoing commitment to safety from all levels throughout their organizations.
“We are proud to honor these twenty organizations and highlight their commitment to workplace safety,” said Jon Stewart, President & CEO of KEMI. “Earning the KEMI Destiny Award requires a clear focus, teamwork, and a management philosophy that truly values the wellbeing of employees.”
This is the second consecutive year Brighton Center has received this honor.
“Brighton Center’s culture is surrounded by safety,” said June Miller, Chief Financial Officer for Brighton Center. “We are committed to ensuring that our operations ensure the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and customers. We train our employees that it is everyone’s responsibility to maintain an environment that promotes health and safety and we’ve seen tremendous decreases in claim numbers in recent years because of our proactive efforts.”
To learn more about the KEMI Destiny Award or to access free workplace safety resources, visit www.worksafeky.com.