Above, HOKC Executive Director Sherry Crose presents the grant award letter to JSF CEO & Senior Editor Dr. James M. Gifford.

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is proud to announce it received a $6,300 grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) to distribute a copy of Patriots & Heroes: Eastern Kentucky Soldiers of WWII by Jack D. Ellis to 300 underserved public and high school libraries across Kentucky.

HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 275 nonprofits, impacting close to 3.7 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from contributing Kentucky Colonels from through the Commonwealth and around the world.

According to Commanding General Hal Sullivan, “When HOKC Trustees met with grant applicants this year, we were reminded how the pandemic has made life harder for many folks, from first responders in community service charities to the clients themselves. Thanks to Kentucky Colonels from around the world who donate to the Good Works Program, HOKC can lend a hand to so many local charities that provide essential services. Because a Colonel cares, we make giving to others a Proud Kentucky Tradition.”

Those interested in being an active Kentucky Colonel or nominating someone to become a Colonel can contact HOKC National Headquarters at 502.266.6114 or go to kycolonels.org.