“Our missions converge; both organizations are involved in helping save lives. It’s in our interest to help the Trust keep their message out there because often organ & tissue donations go to kids,” explains Kosair Charities Board Member H.I. Stroth.
The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life was originally linked with Kosair Charities in 2010 by Jefferson Co. Circuit Clerk, David Nicholson, who is a Shriner. That connection led to a more formal partnership including a $100,000 grant from Kosair Charities to support the Trust’s public outreach & education efforts. Now with the generous use of office space, the Trust will save an additional $15,000 per year.
“The more awareness we extend, the more children who will be saved by the miracle of transplantation. As Circuit Clerks, we spread this message in each of our offices. Thanks to Kosair Charities, our reach is even greater,” explains Linda Avery, Calloway Co. Circuit Clerk & Trust For Life Board Member.
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network. KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement agency.
KODA has supported the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ and their Trust For Life since inception in 1992. KODA employees and board members have served on the Trust board for years. Together we promote donation throughout the state and encourage all Kentuckians to be REGISTERED organ donors to save lives.
“KODA’s support of our organization has been incredible. From supporting new ideas and initiatives, data sharing, volunteer development, training, and generous sponsorships, we cherish our partnership with such an outstanding organization,” explains Shelley Heavrin Snyder, Executive Director of KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.
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