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The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is proud to announce a successful first year of its SDF Cares program. SDF Cares is an organization-wide giving program that encourages and fosters opportunities for Airport Authority staff to volunteer their time with local organizations and events in the community and region. The program celebrates its one-year anniversary in conjunction with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day Week of Service. In its first year, nearly 50 employees participated in SDF Cares, giving more than 540 total hours of their time to nearly 40 organizations and community events.
“I am proud to see our airport teams making a difference on so many levels,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “It’s important to give back, whether that’s volunteering in schools, churches or hospitals – we are able to go beyond our airports’ boundaries and be part of the community. We’re grateful to the various groups who partnered with us to make the first year of SDF Cares a success.”
The Airport Authority coordinated multiple off-site Giving Days, or volunteer opportunities, throughout the year. SDF Cares opportunities were held in partnership with The ARC of Kentucky, Blessings in a Backpack, Brightside, Dare to Care, Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville, Norton Children’s Hospital and Wayside Christian Mission. Individuals also donated their time at various events and with local groups they support. Follow the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to see staff in action with the hashtag #SDFCares.
There are opportunities for the Airport Authority to partner with additional local organizations to participate in Giving Days. If an organization is interested in working with the Airport Authority, please contact Darrell Watson at (502) 363-8509 or Darrell.Watson@FlyLouisville.com. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority, which owns and manages Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU), is comprised of approximately 160 employees who work in a variety of areas including customer service, operations, public safety, engineering, maintenance, finance and business development.