Caper Proves a Great Time For a Great Cause

On Saturday, Jan. 17, more than 400 people attended the 28th annual Family & Children’s Place Caper event at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The party, which followed the University of Louisville vs. Duke men’s basketball game, featured a silent auction that included items such as U of L and University of Kentucky quilts, spa treatments, gift baskets, computer tablets and other items. A handful of local restaurants provided a delicious variety of food and desserts, and children and adults tested their skills at free throws, footballs tosses and cornhole.

Former U of L Coach Denny Crum visited with friends and fans and posed for “selfies,” and guests were treated to a visit from and autograph session with members of U of L’s men’s basketball team.

Funds raised through Caper support critical programs and services for child survivors of abuse and their families, a need that is greater now than ever before in the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana areas where we work. Annually, F&CP provides help and support to more than 6,500 children and families, and every dollar raised at Caper and other agency events help create bigger, better and brighter futures for Metro Louisville kids suffering violence, abuse and neglect.

Former Miss America to Deliver Keynote at Family & Children’s Place Breakfast

Family & Children’s Place Building Brighter Futures Breakfast will take place from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville. Registration for the breakfast, which benefits the agency’s work with abused children and families, begins at 7:30 a.m.

This year’s keynote will be delivered by former Miss America and incest survivor Marilyn Van Derbur, who has been the television spokeswoman for AT&T, hosted The Bell Telephone Hour, 10 shows of Candid Camera, The Cotton Bowl Parade, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the opening of The World’s Fair.

In addition, she was the television host for The Miss America Pageant for five years. During the past 20 years, Van Derbur has spoken in more than 500 cities. She has testified before two Congressional subcommittees on family violence.

“We are honored to have Marilyn and applaud her bravery in sharing her story with the world”, said Dan Fox, president of F&CP. “Stories like Marilyn’s are a perfect example of why we need F&CP. We want to raise awareness to prevent incidents like hers from ever occurring. It takes an entire community to raise a child. The same is needed to ensure their safety, health and happiness.”

Last year’s near-capacity crowd of approximately 600 people raised more than $164,000 to support Family & Children’s Place programming.

Annually, Family & Children’s Place serves approximately 6,500 children and families throughout Kentuckiana. The agency’s mission is to strengthen the community through healing the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect and promoting safe, healthy and stable families through research-based services. For more information about Family & Children’s Place, visit or call 502.893.3900

April Child Abuse Awareness Rally

Rally to End Child abuse at the Big Four Bridge today.
Many thanks to emcee Pam Darnall, F&CP CEO, Sadiqa Reynolds from the Mayor’s office, Jerry Ward from Kosair Charities, Terry Brooks from Kentucky Youth Advocates and FaceItAbuse our rally partner.
Special thanks go to OxBlu construction cameras for the panoramic view of the attendees.

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Pam Darnall, CEO

Pam Darnall, CEO

Building Brighter Futures Breakfast

The 2014 Building Brighter Futures Breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 17th at the Seelbach Hotel. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast while members of Family and Children’s Place present a first-hand look at some of our programs and services and will conclude with a request for donations.

Reservations are required for this event.  If you are interested in hosting a table, please call 893-3900 x269 for more details.

Welcome New Board Members

Recent additions to F&CP Board of Directors include:

Chris Fears, Controller, Bridgeman Foods.

Michael Masick, Jack Daniel’s Vice President and Director of Global Business Strategy and Analysis, Brown-Forman Corporation.

William Thompson, Transfer Pricing Director, Brown-Forman Corporation.


Vote for F&CP to win!

The Community Foundation of Louisville awarded a

$23,280 Fund for Louisville grant to Family & Children’s Place, funded by Lift a Life Foundation in partnership with the foundation. The grant will provide mobile technology to case managers who visit the homes of at-risk, first-time parents of newborns.

Each of the 11 recipients also has a chance at an additional $2,500 prize from the Community Foundation through a social media contest, where the public is invited to vote for their favorite nonprofit organization.

Voting will take place through a contest on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page, The winner of the $2,500 prize will be announced January 7th.

Go directly to the contest and vote now