Sara Hemingway has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Humanities board of directors.
During her term on the 23-person volunteer board, Hemingway will help set policies, award project grants to community organizations, and participate in fundraising to help meet the growing demand for Kentucky Humanities’ programs. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Humanities and its community partners across the Commonwealth invest more than $1 million annually in support of public humanities programs throughout the state.
Hemingway has served as the Executive Director of the Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation since 2004. Located in Owensboro, the Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation is a capacity-building resource designed for opening minds, supporting the development of new skills, and linking efforts to ensure economic opportunity, well-being, and prosperity for citizens.
Hemingway has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector, serving as Executive Director of the Green River Area Community Foundation, and working with the Owensboro Community College Foundation, United Way of Sumner County (Tennessee), and the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
She was recognized for her professional excellence and community service with the 2001 Athena Award. She currently serves on the Leadership Kentucky Board of Directors, the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, Grantmakers of Kentucky, Bloom Kentucky, Donors Forum of Owensboro, and the Civic Engagement Institute.
Hemingway is an active participant in the Owensboro community, serving as a founding board member of Impact 100 Owensboro, a founding member of RiverPark TBA (Tomorrow’s Broadway Audience) Executive Board, President of the Junior League of Owensboro, and a volunteer for the St. Stephen Cathedral. She is also a graduate of Leadership Owensboro and Leadership Kentucky.