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KET announces John R. Hall Endowment for Education


KET announces John R. Hall Endowment for Education

For Release: 05/23/16 12:51 PM

KET recently announced the creation of the John R. Hall Endowment for Education, which will raise $2 million to support education in Kentucky.

Named in honor of John R. Hall, former CEO of Ashland Oil (now Ashland Inc.) and a longtime supporter of KET, the endowment has raised $1.3 million. In future years, annual proceeds from the endowment will be used to help support educational and instructional services.

“The John R. Hall Endowment for Education will help KET continue to produce and provide resources that support student achievement and improve teacher effectiveness in classrooms across the commonwealth,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO.

Donations to support the John R. Hall Endowment for Education can be made online at or by phone at (800) 866-0366.

KET thanks the following individuals and organizations for their generous contributions to KET’s John R. Hall Endowment for Education: Ashland, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Don and Mira Ball; James E. and Lucky Bassett III; The C.E. and S. Foundation; Robert and Sue Wylie Fox; James E. and Anne I. Hall; Hardscuffle, Inc.; James W. and Pat Host; Martha Rivers Ingram; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; John W. Kessler; Roger and Julie Klein; Charles and Sydney Luellen; the late Dorothy Murrell; the late Virginia Murrell; David Novak and the Life for Life Foundation; Jim and Katherine O’Brien; Jim and Katy Stephenson; Toyota USA Foundation; and Harry Mac Zachem.

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