2019 Grantmakers of Kentucky

Connect with Kentucky's largest philanthropic network!

 Start Date - End Date

August 06, 2019 - August 07, 2019

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Monday, July 29, 2019

Registration Deadline

Monday, July 29, 2019

Grantmakers of Kentucky 9th Annual Meeting

August 6-7, 2019 | 21c Museum Hotel
167 West Main St. Lexington, KY 40507

Connect with Kentucky’s Largest Philanthropic Network!

For its Ninth Annual Meeting, Grantmakers of Kentucky will return to Lexington for two days packed with opportunities to network with colleagues, learn about the innovative philanthropy being practiced throughout the Commonwealth and engage with a diverse group of speakers, including statewide and national thought leaders!

The Grantmakers of Kentucky Annual Meeting will take place August 6-7, 2019. Our first day will showcase efforts in Lexington and nearby Winchester to create community spaces that are welcoming and inclusive for all residents while also addressing the area’s complicated history.

Our second day, at the 21c Museum Hotel, will emphasize the importance of networks and connectedness as part of transformative philanthropy. Our speakers will include Kathleen Enright, who recently became president and CEO of the Council on Foundations following 17 years leading Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Other speakers and sessions will be announced soon -- but you can begin making your plans now!

Event Details:

When: August 6-7, 2019

Where: 21c Museum Hotel (167 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507). Transportation to site visits on the meeting’s first day will depart from the hotel. All programming on the second day will take place in the hotel’s conference area.

Book your room at the Grantmakers of Kentucky rate!

Grantmakers of Kentucky has secured a block of rooms at the 21c Museum Hotel at a reduced rate of $149/per night. To take advantage of this discount, call the hotel directly at (859) 899-6800 and indicate you are registering with the Grantmakers of Kentucky group.

Cost: $200/individual or $1000/table

Reserve a table!

Attendees at the Grantmakers of Kentucky Annual Meeting can purchase a table for 6 for $1,000. That’s a $200 discount on the price of 6 registrations! This is a great option for foundations who are interested in bringing a large group of staff and trustees. If your organization is interested in purchasing a table, please have one person from your organization register and select the table price option at checkout. Once registered someone from the SECF team will be in touch with you to confirm the other registrations to be associated with the table. If you have any questions about table registration, please reach out to S.E. Spencer at s.e@secf.org or 404-524-0911.


Important Hotel Update! Our host hotel, the 21C Museum Hotel, is SOLD OUT. However, the hotels listed below will put you a short walk from the meeting venue. Please note, regular room rates apply to these hotels.

The Sire Hotel Lexington
(859) 231-1777

Hilton Lexington/Downtown
(859) 231-9000

Hyatt Regency Lexington
(859) 253-1234

Springhill Suites Lexington
(859) 225-1500

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lexington-Downtown/University
(859) 389-6800

The Campbell House Lexington
(859) 255-4281

For more information regarding this event, please contact S.E. Spencer, SECF’s Programs & Partnerships Associate, at (404) 524-0911 or at S.E@secf.org.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Added guest at an already purchased table $0.00
Added guest at an already purchased table $0.00
SECF Member attending only the site visits $100.00
SECF Member Individual $200.00
SECF Member Table Price $1000.00
SECF Non-Member attending only the site visits $100.00
SECF Non-Member Individual Price $200.00
SECF Non-Member Table Price $1000.00

Schedule of Events

  Tuesday Afternoon Site Visits
Join Grantmakers of Kentucky for an afternoon of philanhtropic site visits in Lexington and surrounding areas.
  Tuesday Evening Reception
Join Grantmakers of Kentucky for a reception in Winchester, KY. Transportation to and from the reception will be provided for those attending the site visits.
  Wednesday Grantmakers of Kentucky Meeting


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Location Information

21c Museum Hotel Lexington
167 W Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

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Refund and Cancelation Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration for this event, please contact S.E. Spencer at s.e@secf.org or by calling (404) 524-0911. If you cancel your registration 14 days or more before the event, you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds are available for cancelations made fewer than 14 days before the event. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization at no charge.

Use of Images

Photographs and video may be taken at this event for use by the Southeastern Council of Foundations in marketing materials, on our website, through social media and at future events. If you prefer your image not be used, please contact David Miller, director of marketing and communications, at david@secf.org.