“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

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.

Here’s how your ticket purchase and donations go to support the V Foundation:

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

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 your ticket purchase and donations go to support the West End School:

Supporting operating costs to continue to serve the current and future gentleman at the school.

Your tickets to support these great causes can be purchased online.

The University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities is committed to building a collaborative partnership among the area’s leading autism resources.

The center promotes clinical research & provides training for caregivers & educators working with these children. The UofL Autism Center also collaborates with community agencies with the intent to build a statewide network for the development of regional centers across Kentucky.

Here’s how your ticket purchase and donations go to support the UofL Autism Center:

Specialized interventions for newly diagnosed children: Early social-communication intervention groups conducted by a speech pathologist and Psychologist targeting behavioral compliance, social responding and interaction and early communication skill in young children newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).