Fundraising into the Winner’s Circle

First Annual Carefree Living Luncheon exceeds expectations

In order to further its mission to offer aid to those in their time of need, Masonic Homes Kentucky launched its new Carefree Living campaign this spring. The campaign was kicked off at a luncheon in March featuring Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day as the keynote speaker, with an ambitious goal of raising $125,000 to offset the $4 million Masonic spends each year subsidizing care for residents unable to cover all of their expenses.

On March 13, more than 200 guests assembled in The Olmsted to hear inspiring stories like Ann’s, and Pat Day’s own unique connection to Masonic. Pat became a household name in 1992 when he won the Kentucky Derby riding Lil E. Tee, scoring one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Derby. Lil E. Tee was considered a long shot for the win, but trainer Lynn S. Whiting identified the colt’s potential and worked tirelessly to prepare him for the race. Lynn was also a close friend and confidante of Pat’s. Lynn spent his final days at Masonic, before passing away in 2017.

“My dear friend and trainer of Lil E. Tee spent his last days at Masonic Homes, and for that I’m eternally grateful,” said Pat. “I could never thank Masonic Homes enough for the care he received while on Campus.”

The luncheon raised more than $126,000 and that number continues to climb. We would like to thank our generous sponsors one more time for making this special afternoon possible. The future

of many of our residents is secure thanks to: