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W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Arts Endowment

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Established in 1993 with a $2 million goal and a lead challenge gift from Lucille Little, this fund supports early-childhood arts education. Its purpose is to develop creativity in children 12 years and younger through KET broadcast and online fine arts content, and professional development resources for teachers, childcare providers and parents.

Examples of initiatives funded by the Little Arts Endowment include: Art-to-Heart, a broadcast series distributed nationally featuring interviews with artists, teachers, parents and children plus footage from exemplary programs across the country; Arts Toolkits, professional development multimedia resources for teachers in the areas of visual art, drama, dance, music and social studies; electronic field trips to the Kentucky Opera, Horse Cave Theatre and the Speed Museum; and the Stage One theatrical performance of Appleseed John.

The following generous donors have contributed to the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Arts Endowment:

  • Ashland, Inc.
  • Mira and the late Don Ball
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bill Beasley
  • Suanne H. & Paul W. Blair
  • The W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation
  • The Alexander G. Campbell, Jr. Foundation
  • The late Albert Clay
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crabtree
  • The CSX Corporation
  • F. Scott Downing
  • The William Stamps Farish Fund
  • Virginia and the late Victor Fox
  • Donna and the late John R. Hall
  • Humana Foundation
  • James P. Gray II
  • The Kentucky-American Water Company
  • Dr. Margaret Lewis
  • The LG&E Energy Foundation (LG&E/KU)
  • The late W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little
  • Nancy Wells Lovett
  • Jim McDaniel
  • Overbrook Farm
  • The late O. Leonard and Lillian Press
  • The Randleigh Foundation
  • Mrs. Judy and the late James L. Rose
  • The Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Mrs. Martha Helen and the late Albert P. Smith, Jr.
  • The Steele-Reese Foundation
  • The Sutherland Foundation
  • The UPS Foundation
  • Mr. George Van Meter, Jr.
  • Verizon
  • Mrs. Isabel and the late E. Wilson Yates
  • The late Mr. William T. Young, Sr.