Cocktails & Mingling


Friday March 10th, 2023
Mellwood Arts Center,

Tickets - $25, Must be 21

Click Here for Cocktails & Mingling Party Tickets and Pappy raffle tickets.

Cocktails | Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Full set of 2021 Pappy Van Winkle Raffle Drawing Entertainment
Overview of our 2023 funding priorities



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About us

The Crimson Mission, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization that has been established to raise contributions to provide financial assistance to duPont Manual High School and the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) in Louisville, KY. Incorporated in 2015, the Crimson Mission, Inc.’s sole purpose is make duPont Manual High School a national model of excellence by raising and allocating resources to support and enhance our mission.

The Crimson Mission, Inc. invites the vast duPont Manual Family – our Alumni, current parents, former parents, and community friends – to join us in our mission. Your tax-deductible donation today will support the Mission and our goal of honoring the past, empowering the present and ensuring the future of duPont Manual High School!

Become a Founder


Becoming a Crimson Mission Founder is an important step in maintaining the unique experience at duPont Manual. Your tax receipt will be provided at the end of the year.

If you are interested in Becoming a Founder please email [email protected]

Please click the button below to donate and become forever memorialized with a Founders Plaque for your contribution to duPont Manual High School

Your Donations at Work

Click to see representative examples of what your donation is funding

Fieldhouse Project

This multi-use fieldhouse will be next to the Manual softball field (near the corner of Ray Baer Boulevard and W. Cardinal Boulevard).

The Honeycomb

In 2017, Kindred Healthcare partnered with the University of Louisville to announce The Hive, a collaborative work space and incubator

Manual Achievement Center

The Manual Achievement Center is a 21st century learning space serving the academic needs of all Manual students.

Support the Mission


A Manual education is more than a simple high school education it is an academic experience which prepares our students for college and beyond. Manual students are our leaders of tomorrow. It is our goal to raise funds to make the best education - even better! If you are interested in supporting The Crimson Mission, we ask and encourage your tax-deductible donation in any amount. We do not have an annual kick-off or fund raising campaign so alumni and friends of Manual can support our Mission all year round!

Your gift to The Crimson Mission will support academic enrichment, student achievement, campus wide facility improvements, technology, athletics, plus much more! Our fundraising efforts are accomplished through our ongoing annual fund and the Annual Growing the Mission Gala.

Why should you donate to the Crimson Mission? Here’s a message from a student!

Are you ready to support the Mission? You can easily make your tax-deductible donation online by clicking the donate button below or you can print out the donation form and mail your donation. Either way, you are supporting the students at Manual.

PO BOX 22384, Louisville, KY 40252


    The Crimson Mission, Inc. has assisted with the funding of:
  • microscopes and grow lights
  • rolling trimmer for AP Geography class
  • gas pressure sensors
  • HD video projector
  • outdoor advertising signs
  • gallery pedestal refurbishing
  • box trailer for transport of musical instruments
  • Project Graduation

Thank you for your support of the students at duPont Manual High School!

Founded in 2015, the Crimson Mission serves as a non-profit organization devoted to the students and staff at duPont Manual High School - accepting contributions from alumni, community partners and families and friends of Manual - to fund individual student needs and large-scale projects the school itself cannot fund through its annual state and federal funding allowances. It is our goal to honor the past, empower the present and ensure the future of duPont Manual High School.


Crimson Sponsors

Ram Sponsors

Red & White Sponsors

  • Vidya
  • Sara
  • Sara

The Board

Please click on the pictures to the left to learn more about the board members.