Our three-month statewide program for young professionals

Applications for ELEVATE Class of 2022 Now Available!


Leadership Kentucky

Say hello to the Class of 2021!

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Class of 2021


Meet the Class of 2021!

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BRIGHT Class 2020

New Executives to Kentucky

Are you a new-to-Kentucky executive leader? This one-day event is for you!

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Leadership Kentucky Foundation

Improve Your State

Created in 1984, Leadership Kentucky Foundation is a non-profit educational organization which brings together a selected group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. Our goal is to prepare our participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. By fostering an understanding of how the state’s issues are interconnected, and by forging new relationships among community and regional leaders, Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future.

The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers four unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky, BRIGHT Kentucky, and New Executives to Kentucky.

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