With great privilege 

comes great responsibility

Trifecta event tickets and donations support cancer research, youth education, and food security.

To much is given
much is expected...
Right now
in this very moment...
You have the power
to change lives
The West End School
gives boys at high risk of almost every index of failure, an educated pathway to a better life.
Your tickets & pledges
support tuition expenses at this rigorous academy, and you help create a better life for these boys and everyone they meet.
The UofL Autism Center
facilitates research & training for caregivers & educators working with children with autism.
Your contribution
funds specialized interventions for newly diagnosed children, creating a better life for autistic youth and everyone they meet.
The V Foundation
has proudly awarded more than $225 million for cutting-edge cancer research. Your contributions will benefit cancer research worldwide.
So, you can see..
Your decision to treat yourself to a night of dancing and elegance makes a difference in the world.


Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide.

The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses.  The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee.

“The V Foundation is honored to be selected as the charitable partner for the Trifecta Gala. We are grateful to the Bridgeman family and all of the special guests and donors who share our passion for ending cancer forever. What an incredible evening this will be on the eve of the Derby!”

Susan Braun

CEO, V Foundation

Here’s How You Can Help


Proceeds will benefit cancer research funded nationwide through the V Foundation, as well as local charities.

West End School

Youth Education

The West End School opened in 2005 to solve a big problem in the community. Boys in the West End are at high risk for almost every index of failure: academic, achievement, truancy, dropout rates, school suspensions and expulsions, delinquency, and incarceration. So the West End School created a place to address all of these issues.

Through the School’s rigorous academic and personal standards, they encourage their students to attain the highest possible level of scholarship, intellectual growth, responsibility and character.

West End School is a free, private, college preparatory elementary and middle school for young men. Admission is open to boys entering pre-kindergarten through seventh grade who are on free or reduced lunch, are capable of doing academic work at grade level or above and who would benefit from a safe environment and high

Their graduates have been offered more than $2 million in scholarships to many of the top high schools in the state.

Here’s How You Can Help


Proceeds will support operating costs to continue to serve the current and future gentleman at the school.

Dare to Care

Food Security

Dare to Care partners with nearly 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to distribute food to our community. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided more than 19 million meals to our community.

Dare to Care also fights hunger through programs targeting the most vulnerable in our community. These programs include Kids CafeBackpack BuddySchool PantryPrescriptive PantryMobile PantryCooking Matters, and a variety of targeted initiatives to reach senior citizens.

Here’s How You Can Help


Proceeds will support operating costs and food donations.