$1M Haile Foundation gift to help Vision 2015 implement goals

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation has announced a four-year, $1,000,000 investment in Vision 2015, a gift that will help the organization attract the people and organizations necessary to achieve its vision.

Vision 2015, a community strategic plan for the nine-county Northern Kentucky region, includes specific goals to transform the region through improvements in education, the economy, governance, livable communities, the urban core and regional stewardship.

The Foundation's gift will be paid in installments, allowing Vision 2015 to meet critical funding needs for program management and implementation.

These goals often are adopted and implemented by area organizations, agencies, governments, businesses, and volunteers.

"This generous gift is vital for Vision 2015 to build and sustain its current programs and initiatives," says Vision 2015 chair A.J. Schaeffer.  "The resources will allow us to continue our efforts to transform the community's regional vision into reality."

Vision 2015 believes that, with closer cooperation with public, private, and civic partners, Northern Kentucky can achieve regional success and accomplish the 10 year community-wide strategic plan developed during the visioning process in 2005.

"Both Vision 2015 and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation are committed to addressing the most pressing needs in our community," says John Domaschko, Vision 2015's interim president.  "The majority of the funds will go towards economic development, educational excellence, and livable communities, as these three focus areas most closely align with the wishes and vision of The Foundation and Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr."

Writer: Kevin LeMaster
Source: Kara Clark, vice president of strategic initiatives and communication, Vision 2015
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