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          Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation (KACF) is pleased and honored to announce that Fifth Third Bank has pledged $50,000 to benefit KACF’s Capital Campaign.  KACF launched the Capital Campaign on October 12, 2001, with a goal to generate funds to purchase and renovate 715 and 717 West Main Street for its new home, as well as to add to its endowment.

          “We are proud to be participating in the restoration and revitalization of Louisville’s historic Main Street,” says KACF Director, Mary Miller. The new location will position the organization closer to local attractions such as the Science Center and the Slugger Museum.

          “We are honored to have the support of such an important institution in the Louisville banking community,” says KACF Chairperson and Capital Campaign Chair Marlene Grissom.  “The generosity of Fifth Third Bank greatly assists us in reaching our total campaign goal of $4.7 million.

          For further information regarding the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation’s Capital Campaign, please contact Marlene Grissom at (502) 589-0102.

About the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art and craft heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft artists and education of the public. In 2001, the Foundation celebrated 20 years of supporting over 400 artists and providing educational programs to over 500,000 school children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Foundation is supported in

part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet. The Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.  For more information visit or call 502-589-0102.

About Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bancorp is comprised of 16 affiliates located in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida and West Virginia. The Bancorp, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has approximately $75 billion in assets.  Fifth Third has grown to become one of the premier financial institutions in the U.S., and is touted as “among banking’s best…” by the Wall Street Journal.  A progressive, innovative organization with a reputation for service excellence and financial strength, Fifth Third has earned a place among the most admired corporations.




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