Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

May 8, 2020
A Note From Leadership


AAF- Members & Friends,


Over the past few weeks, our Executive Committee has been tasked with adapting to the changing environment while still providing programs and initiatives that are valuable to you. We want to pause and say thank you to this passionate team for their hard work and continued commitment to our members!

In this newsletter, you will find all of the initiatives and programs our team as planned for you. This includes a free webinar for mental health awareness month with UofL Psychologist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Liz Cash, and information on our updated signature event, Day at the Downs.

It goes without saying that we can't do anything without our amazing volunteers, and it is now time we start to build next year's team. If you have ever thought about growing your leadership skills and are passionate about the local community and communications industry, give us a shout at


Stay safe and be well.


AAF-Louisville Leadership 

Chris Nation, Chairman of the Board

Kelley Kerger, President

Allison Deely, Executive Director



Due to the recent school closings, AAF-Louisville has been able to extend the deadline for the Bud Ballard Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship for eligible students in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Since 1999, AAF-Louisville has maintained this program through an endowment fund. For more information on donating to the Endowment Fund or applying for scholarships, click the Learn More button below. The application deadline is June 1st, 2020. Spread the word!

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Upcoming Events

Anxiety in the Creative Field

Wednesday, May 20 – 9 AM to 10 AM

What is anxiety? How does it affect your creative process? More importantly, how do you manage it? These are all questions Dr. Liz Cash, Assistant Professor, Director of Research, & Health Psychologist, will be discussing during "Anxiety in the Creative Field". 

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, the AAF-Louisville is offering this webinar FREE to both members and non-members.

Click Here to Register>>>


Event Update: Spring Day at the Downs

Wednesday, September 2nd

AAF-Louisville's Spring Day has always taken place the Wednesday of Derby Week, and we are excited to announce that this year is no exception! This year's event has been postponed to September 2nd to help to ensure that we can continue this great tradition.

Tickets will go on sale to members in June, so keep an eye on your inbox. More details to follow!


2020 Hot 10 Awards: Nominations Are Now Open

Nomination Deadline: May 20th

AAF-Louisville, in conjunction with its Ad2 Louisville division, wants to recognize hardworking young people who are making a difference in their jobs, in the city, and the lives of others.

If you've ever wanted to make sure an employee, co-worker, colleague, or friend received long-overdue recognition, now is your chance!

Questions? Contact:

Nominate Someone Here >>>


Government Relations:
April Update

As a member of AAF-Louisville, you are supporting not only local but regional and national advocacy efforts.

AAF National has been working diligently during April to keep our industry interests top-of-mind with lawmakers. We have posted their most recent report outlining this work on our website.

Read the Report Here >>>