The not-for-profit corporation currently known as The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of KY, Inc., was established in 1909 and was organized for charitable purposes only.  The corporation was first known as The Home for the Incurables and provided residential services for residents of Kentucky who were afflicted with an incurable physical disability or disease.  Along the way, the name of the facility was changed to The King’s Daughters and Sons Home, Inc.  Nursing home services were provided to the occupants of the home.  Throughout the years of the existence of the nursing home, oversight and management was provided by a Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors sold the nursing home and used the proceeds of the sale to establish The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc.  The Foundation fulfills the purpose of providing charitable services to others through the provision of grants to eligible nonprofit organizations primarily in the categories of higher education, health and general welfare programs.

Since 2007, more than $2,000,000 has been awarded to Kentucky non-profit organizations which directly assist Kentuckians in-need.   Health needs, education, safety issues, and general welfare have all been addressed through the funding of grant requests.  Grants awarded statewide have been used to serve at-risk children, disadvantaged youth, the elderly, and disabled children and adults.  Higher education assistance has been addressed both through the provision of scholarships and the establishment of scholarship endowments.  The following are examples of grants awarded by The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc:

  • Assistance to purchase an emergency response vehicle
  • Acquisition of assistive technology devices for the blind
  • Assistance for homeless individuals and assistance to improve access to food
  • Support to adults entering the job market.
  • Support for legal, volunteer and therapeutic advocacy for vulnerable and at-risk children
  • Assistance to purchase specialized equipment for facilities serving the elderly, disabled adults and children, and victims of child abuse.




JULY 1, 2019

TKDSF Board of Directors (left to right): Marc Craft, Ric McGee, Jackie Hernandez, Joy Feist, Michael Busick, Helen Stoner, Carla Hawkins, Jane Peters, Karen Wagers





Mrs. Joy Feist, Frankfort, KY 40601

Vice President:

Mrs. Jackie Hernandez, Frankfort, KY 40601


Mrs. Ric McGee, Lexington, KY 40503


Mr. Marc Craft, CPA, Lexington, KY 40504


Mr. Michael Busick, Crestwood, KY 40014

Mrs. Carla Hawkins, PMP, Frankfort, KY 40601

Ms. Jane Peters, Lexington, KY 40502

Ms. Helen Stoner, Louisville, KY 40218

Mrs. Karen C. Wagers, CPA, Lexington, KY 40503

Directors Emeritus

Mrs. Mary David Myles, Shelbyville, KY 40065