Muhammad Ali Center

city sky line

Mayor Fischer: State of the City is strong; LouisvilleKY is well-positioned for the future

Louisville, KY., – Delivering his ninth annual State of the City address from the Muhammad Ali Center on The Champ’s birthday, Mayor Greg Fischer has challenged the community to have the same courage, vision and determination that made Ali one of the most beloved, respected and well-known people the world has ever seen. The Mayor noted that Ali came of age at a time of great change and “refused to let the world dictate what his life could be,” making him a great role model today, “because this is another moment of great change: in society, in technology, and in…

kdf derby festival logo

KDF to honor LouisvilleKY’s favorite son at it’s Kick-off luncheon

April 19, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – Each year, the Kentucky Derby Festival presents the Fifth Third Bank Silver Horseshoe Award, a tradition since 1962, to an individual or organization for their outstanding service to the community. This year’s award will be given to honor the Muhammad Ali Center. The award will be presented at the 61st annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. Along with the award, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation – the Derby Festival’s charitable arm – will also present a $5,000 check to the Center.   “While we mourn…

Ali Center

Inaugural Culinary Kickoff is off to the races in LouisvilleKY

  All-Star Celebrity Chefs Come Together to Raise Funds for the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday, May 4, 2017 Featuring celebrity chefs Todd English (PBS’ Food Trip with Todd English), Beau MacMillan (Food Network), Damaris Phillips (Food Network) and elite vintners, followed by a special live performance honoring Muhammad Ali.   Louisville, KY, – The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 North Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4th from 6pm – 2am. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, will prepare a four-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine…

Kentuckiana Works

LouisvilleKY summit to focus on stronger connection between education and careers

Mayor joins national experts, universities, employers at Ali Center on Dec. 9 Louisville, KY., – Registration is now open for Power Forward, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts, schools, universities and employers to collaborate on a more productive transition between education and career – helping create a stronger pipeline of  talent for Louisville-area employers. The event is Friday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at Power Forward is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc. and funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation….

Metro logo

LouisvilleKY Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI President Kent Oyler to lead foreign-born workforce development conversation

Louisville, KY., – To bring awareness to the professional needs of Louisville’s foreign-born population, Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI president Kent Oyler will lead a workforce development conversation during the Louisville Society of Human Resource Management (LSHRM) networking and lunch event on November 3 at the Muhammad Ali Center. Topics to be discussed include the talent shortage facing our economy, current efforts to attract and integrate foreign-born workers and how the human resource professional community can align their work and engage their companies in welcoming them into the workforce. “Our goal as a city is to do more than keep up…

Louisville Arts Plan

New news for LouisvilleKY’s Master Plan for the Arts

Louisville, KY (September 28, 2016) – More than 220 people participated in an Arts Summit on Tuesday hosted by the Steering Committee of the Greater Louisville Master Plan for the Arts. The goal of the event, which was held at the Muhammad Ali Center, was to engage participants in energizing dialogue that would lead to the development of strategies for the plan. To accomplish this, attendees broke into five groups to brainstorm about strategies that would address the priorities that have already been identified by the community engagement phase of the planning process. Those priorities include: access, cultivation, diversity &…

Muhammad Ali

UPS Foundation gives LouisvilleKy’s Muhammad Ali Center large grant to honor The Greatest

$500,000 Gift to Fund Muhammad Ali center Education Programs to Foster New Generation of Leaders to Carry on Muhammad’s Legacy LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 20, 2016) — The Muhammad Ali Center today announced it has received a $500,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to honor the legacy of the late humanitarian, cultural icon, and Heavyweight Champion boxer, Muhammad Ali.  The gift will fund the Ali Center’s education initiatives, including UCrew, Generation Ali, its Character Education Program “Creating Our Future,” and the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS). UCrew instills in students the tools necessary to conceptualize and launch a small…

Abbey Road on River

What you should know about LouisvilleKY’s Abbey Road on the River

12 Things You Should Know about Abbey Road on the River Beatles Festival Celebrates 12 Years in Louisville before Moving to Jeffersonville in 2017 Louisville, KY (May 16, 2016) – The Wave 3 News Abbey Road on the River will once again kick off summer with five days of peace, love and rock-n-roll this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, 2016. In honor of its 12th and final year at the Belvedere and Muhammad Ali Center, here are the top 12 things to know about the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival. The legendary Zombies will invade Abbey Road on the River on Saturday, May 27…