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Kennedy's Kares

2014-15 Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship Award Winners

Kennedy Book Store has donated $10,000 towards scholarships to deserving UK students for many years. These awards were renamed the Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarships in 2001, in honor of the founder and president. Kennedy’s Wildcat Den continues the tradition and this year, once again, ten outstanding students were awarded scholarships. Besides having excellent grades, the candidates must be involved in extracurricular activities, especially benefiting charitable organizations.

2014-15 Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship Award Winners

Student Support Services

Kennedy's is honored to be able to help the University of Kentucky Student Support Services program. The Student Support Services program works with first generation, low-income students with documented disabilities to help ensure their graduation and future success.

Student Support Services

Opera Lex

Kennedy's has donated a $100 Big Blue Basket to the 13th annual "Encore!" fundraiser hosted by Opera Lex. The "Encore!" event seeks to raise money to support the University of Kentucky Opera Theater, the Tom Getchell Scholarship Fund for doctoral students, and the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program which helps support elementary students across the Commonwealth. Kennedy's is grateful to be party to an event that raised thousands of dollars to help support our state's elementary and university students, and would like to congratulate Opera Lex on hosting their most successful fundraiser in the history of the organization.


Kennedy's is a proud supporter of the Kentucky Educational Television Network (KET) and is grateful to be able to help be a part of the $55,000 that was raised in a recent silent auction event to benefit the KET program. KET is the nation's largest public television network and serves as a classroom, town hall, history and science center, and nature preserve to millions of viewers across the Commonwealth. Kennedy's would like to congratulate KET on the recent success and say thank you for allowing us to play a part in that success.

UK Alumni Association

The UK Alumni Association recently raised $10,680.00 at their 2014 Board of Directors Summer Workshop Silent Auction event. Kennedy's would like to congratulate?the UK Alumni Association on this momentous accomplishment and would like to thank them for allowing us to play a part in enriching the lives of such deserving students at the University of Kentucky.

Ronald McDonald House

Kennedy's recently donated several items to be auctioned off at the 2014 Ronald McDonald Red Tie, Gala, and Auction event to be held Friday, September 12th. The Ronald McDonald House Charities are dedicated to helping young children and their families who are dealing with difficult medical situations. Kennedy's is honored to be able to play a role in such an amazing cause and would like to extend sincere best wishes for the upcoming event.

Ronal McDonal House