Your investment in Leadership Shelby touches dozens of worthy causes across our community from every sector and individuals from every walk of life. Professionally trained in leadership development, those leaders then possess the knowledge, tools and confidence to be and do more in the common goal of making our community the best it can be. Our alumni are found in every good work going on in our community and our region by sharing their skills and abilities through selfless service. It is at the core of who we are as a 501(c) 3 organization. A significant service project that meets a community need is a prerequisite to each class completing our flagship program. Whether you are an individual or socially conscientious business or organization, your support enables our critical mission of strengthening the leadership skills of individuals serving worthwhile organizations today while expanding the leadership potential we will need for many tomorrows. There has never been a better time to invest in rising up new leaders while continuing to support those currently serving. The positive influence of the Leadership Shelby program can be felt throughout our community. Help lead the way and become a change agent by investing in our community’s bright future. Your tax deductible donation will help us continue the important work of meaningful leadership development.

There is also an option to mail in a donation to Leadership Shelby, P.O. Box 24, Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Are you a business or organization interested in investing in leadership? Thank you for considering partnering in our mission. We have several ways for you to be involved. Your generosity helps keeps tuition affordable and leadership development accessible to all in our community. Please contact Darlene Snow, Executive Director, at [email protected] or call 502.655.5082 for more information.


The window of opportunity to take your investment in leadership to our Founders Circle level will open again soon. Thank you to our current Founders Circle partners.

Thank you to our current Founders Circle partners.


  • Alumni Luncheon-$600
  • Commencement Banquet – $600
  • Transportation Sponsors – $500
  • Lunch Sponsors – $350

  • Opening Retreat- $400
  • Breakfast Sponsors- $250
  • Closing Retreat -$250
  • Opening Reception Sponsor $150
  • Class Hospitality Sponsor – $150


“The Board of Directors of Shelby County Farm Bureau and leadership in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency decided in the early days of Leadership Shelby that if the story of agriculture was to be told in Shelby county we were the organizations to share that story. From the inaugural class through today we have encouraged participants from both the Board and Agency to not only be participants but to also give back to the program. We have proudly been a sponsor of Agriculture Day since 1996. As agriculture changes we feel very strongly that we are the organization to keep the citizens of Shelby county informed in regards to all things agriculture. KFB is a proud Founders Circle Sponsor”

Pat Hargadon, Agency Manager, Shelby County KFB, LS Alumni

“As I look back years ago when I graduated from Leadership Shelby, I seeing a changing community; one that is filled with excitement and heart aches. We are growing. We have new people and jobs moving into Shelby County every day. Leadership Shelby has seen many changes also and this program is “GREAT”! I have close friends I made while I was in the program that have moved on to help others in education, government and other aspects of the community. We need programs to help those with drug problems, need shelter, food, clothing, childcare and to care for our senior citizens. This program helped me become the leader I am today and I regularly support it. If you are not an alumni of this program and want to make this community a better place, please fill out an application to join. If you’re a graduate then please continue your involvement. It will be worth every penny! It only takes one person to change your life and Shelby County and that is YOU!”

Belinda Nichols, LS Alumni

“CUB has been a big supporter of Leadership Shelby since its inception and many of our employees are proud graduates of the program. It has enabled them to grow as leaders and have a much greater understanding of the community.”

David Bowling, CEO, Citizens Union Bank