Union hosting Keeneland fundraising event

Published on
April 05, 2016

Keeneland The Union College Office of Advancement is inviting alumni and community members to join them for a fundraising event during Keeneland’s Spring Meet. The event will be held at the Keeneland Clubhouse on Sunday, April 17.

“Union is excited to be part of this event that is such a tremendous part of the Kentucky horse racing tradition,” said Mike McPherson, Vice-President for Advancement. “We always look forward to opportunities to spend time with alumni and friends.”

The Keeneland Fundraiser is part of the Union College advancement plan to develop alumni relationships and support investment in the college programs and student’s. The advancement office plans a variety of annual events each year, often at the request of alumni, in order to develop support for the college. John Moffett, Union alumni and Board of Trustee member, and his wife Carol are hosting the 2016 Keeneland event.

The Keeneland event is held annually in conjunction with the horse track’s traditional 16-day meet that provides early profiles of Kentucky’s best thoroughbreds. Kenneth and Sarah K. Ramsey, Artemus natives and Union alumni, regularly feature horses during the stakes races at Keeneland, and could be expected to make an appearance during the Union event. The Ramsey’s own the Nicholasville-based Ramsey farm, which covers more than 1,700 acres and rides on the success of homebred champion turf male Kitten’s Joy. 

“Our college depends upon the support of our alumni. Those who have used their education and talent to reach great levels of success have an opportunity to provide inspiration to current Union College students to achieve the same,” McPherson added.

Tickets are still available for the April 17 event by calling the Office of Advancement at 606.546.1659. Tickets cost $125 per person and include a Keeneland Clubhouse pass, premium parking pass, buffet lunch and box access for the day’s races. Visit unionky.edu/keeneland for more information.