President and CEO Gordon Brown Honored as 2016 Hero for the Home
Annual Heroes for the Home Breakfast event raises $130,000
Louisville, Ky. (June 2, 2016) – President and CEO Gordon Brown was named the 2016 Hero for the Home during the Home’s annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 2 at the Mellwood Arts Center. The event raised $130,000 for the organization.
Brown was honored for his 21 year leadership of Home of the Innocents. He led the organization through two capital campaigns, a large expansion in services and the creation of a state of the art facility for Kentucky’s children.
Home of the Innocents Board Member Amy Spears presented Brown with this honor. “In this world of constantly changing needs and circumstances, Gordon has led the Home with his unwavering vision of how to best serve Kentucky’s children, especially at the Home of the Innocents.” The Hero for the Home Award is presented to a member of our community who has given long-lasting support to the Home’s children.
Brown was also honored by Mayor Greg Fischer, proclaiming June 2, 2016 Gordon Brown Day in the city of Louisville. Along with this honor, Congressman John Yarmuth spoke about Brown’s accomplishments and shared a note to Gordon from President Barack Obama. In addition, Brown was named Honorary Captain of the Belle of Louisville.
The award was presented to Brown in front of a crowd of more than 550 guests who enjoyed breakfast while hearing about the history of the Home and learning about services provided for the region’s children in crisis.