The power of partnership

Blue Grass Community Foundation is participating in the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's national replication of On the Table.

Support for On the Table is one part of Knight Foundation's efforts to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. The Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.

Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to present On the Table for the third consecutive year. By working together, we create a stronger, better community for all. On the Table is made possible by the efforts of our many committed partners that are serving on this year's Engagement Committee.


Funding Partners



Engagement Committee

Ivy Brashear
Mountain Association for Community and Economic Development
Craig Cammack
City of Lexington, Office of the Mayor
Mary Cobb
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Anne Gay Donworth
Lexington Public Library
Anissa Franklin
Urban League of Lexington
Kurt Gohde
Transylvania University
Vanessa Grossl
Colleen Hall
Lexington Public Library
Andrea James
S&A Strategies
Christian J. Motley
Michelle Hollingshead
Imprint Coaching + Consulting
Karissa Porter
Common Good Community Development Corporation
Lance Poston
University of Kentucky
Alexis Meza De Los Santon
CARES Junior Counselor
Milton Meza De Los Santon
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Hoda Shalash
Community Volunteer
Nada Shalash
Community Volunteer
Miranda Scully
Fayette County Public Schools
Emanuelle Sippy
Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
Kristy Stambaugh
City of Lexington, Aging and Disability Services
Todd J. Stoltzfus
University of Kentucky
Darryl D. Thompson
Fayette County Public Schools
Kremena Todorova
Transylvania University
Richard Young
Adrian Wallace
The Bishop & Chase Foundation


Lead Placemaking Consultant

Jay Pitter, MES, is an author, lecturer and international placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centers. She leads institutional city-building projects rooted in neighborhood knowledge and focuses on cultural heritage, interpretive planning, gender-based mapping, inclusive public engagement, safe streets and healing fraught sites.



Andrea James
S&A Strategies
Reva Russell English
Artist, Activist, Farmer


Super Hosts

What's a Super Host? Super Hosts are organizations—nonprofits, places of worship, businesses, schools, civic organizations and others—that commit to hosting at least 10 tables, 8 to 12 people per table. If this describes your organization, please contact us at (859) 225-3343

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More about On The Table 

To learn more about On The Table, email us at 
or call us at 859-225-3343.



499 East High Street,  Suite 112,  Lexington, KY 40507

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