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Sponsor Levels

Sponsorship options are available for the Growing The Mission Gala

Crimson Mission: $10,000

Recognition as CRIMSON SPONSOR on event advertisements and emails.

Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year.

Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event.

Mention in all Media advertising as CRIMSON SPONSOR.

Recognition as CRIMSON SPONSOR during event.

Table choice of 2 bottles of Wine or Bourbon.

Custom created Founders Day Plaque.

Sponsorship spotlight on social media.

VIP seating for a table of 8 at event.

Table signage with company logo.

Full page ad in event program.

Ram Sponsor: $5,000

Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year.

Recognition as RAM SPONSOR on event advertisements and emails.

Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event.

Recognition as RAM SPONSOR during event.

Custom created Founders Day Plaque.

Sponsorship spotlight on social media.

Half page ad in event program.

Seating for a table of 8 at event.

Table signage with company logo.

Red/White Sponsor: $2,500

Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year.

Recognition as RED/WHITE SPONSOR on event advertisements and emails.

Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event.

Recognition as RED/WHITE SPONSOR during event.

Sponsorship spotlight on social media.

Seating for a table of 8 at event.

Friend of Manual: $1,000

Custom created Founders Day Plaque.

2 tickets to Gala.

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

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!

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.

The Board

Timothy Schenk

Assistant General

Counsel at the Kentucky Bankers Association. Tim serves as counsel to 153 member banks ranging in asset size of $21mil to $70bil on issues ranging from lender liability litigation to compliance. Tim has previously worked as a partner at the law firms of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and Morgan Pottinger & McGarvey and as Senior Vice President of litigation of Limestone Bank. Tim serves the community in various ways. Tim was previously on the boards in various forms for Score International, Louisville Legal Aid Society, March of Dimes, Louisville Downtown Development Corporation and the American Bar Association. A 2000 graduate of duPont Manual High School, Tim has tremendous passion for improving Manual. Tim is the current chairman of the Crimson Mission. You can often find Tim meeting with various school faculty or helping coach the baseball team to better understand the needs of students, faculty and parents to ensure that Manual remains the top high school in the country.

Rob King

Mutual Financial Advisor

Rob King has been a Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor for 17 years. He is a Wealth Management Certified Professional and Certified in Long Term Care. He started his career the fall after graduating from Centre College with a degree in Economics. He has lived in Louisville for most of his life.

Rob has served the community in many capacities. He has performed various roles with the Fund for the Arts, including Chairman of NeXt, a prestigious young professional leadership program. During his tenure on NeXt and the Executive Committee, he was a co-founder of the “35 under 35” Leadership Campaign. Rob has served on the Louisville Ballet Board, NAWBO Foundation Board, Centre College Alumni Board, Scout Reach Board for the Boy Scouts of America, and as Kentucky Country Day’s Junior Varsity Basketball Coach for 6 seasons.

Rob has been recognized by NFocus magazine as one of Louisville’s “New faces of Philanthropy”, named Centre College’s Young Associate of the Year, and the inaugural Next! Alumni of the year.

When not working, Rob enjoys playing golf, trying new food, and traveling with his wife and son to new adventures.

Krista Pippen

Krista serves with dual interest on The Crimson Mission board as DuPont Manual alumna, and as a Manual parent to her son, Reese, class of 2023.

Krista is a graduate of the University of Louisville, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Krista is a senior sales professional with expertise in Healthcare IT and Revenue Cycle. Prior to her career in healthcare revenue cycle, Krista spent many years mitigating child abuse and neglect in the field of Social Work. Krista believes that she gained invaluable experience in this field and learned how to effectively communicate and listen. While Krista maintains that she found her passion in healthcare revenue cycle, she still attributes her problem-solving mentality to her years spent driving positive change in the community.

Krista lives in Louisville, KY with her husband, Greg, and her two children, Reese (16) and Emery (12). In addition to her service on The Crimson Mission board, Mrs. Pippen is an avid volunteer at her children’s school and co-leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. In her free time Krista enjoys watching both children play competitive soccer, traveling with her husband and children, and running outdoors.

Sara Holland

Board member

Sara was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. After attending Taylor Allderdice HS, she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania on an Army ROTC scholarship. While at Penn, in addition to participating in ROTC, Sara was a four-year member of the women’s crew earning a varsity letter and a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity. Sara earned a BA in English and History with Distinction in the Major from Penn and was commissioned in the Army as an Engineer. Having been granted an educational delay by the Army, she attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After graduating from law school, Sara served as a law clerk for the Honorable Donald J. Zeigler, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Following her clerkship, Sara was commissioned as a Judge Advocate General (JAG). Sara served on Active Duty for nine years and was stationed in Hawaii, Germany, and at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Sara served in the Army Reserves for another seven years and was assigned to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Pentagon and the 518th Sustainment Brigade in Knightdale, NC. Following her Army career, Sara served as the Head of Legal/HR for ClipperData in Louisville.

Sara’s husband, Dr. Brian Holland, served for seven years as an Army pediatrician prior to completing a fellowship at Columbia. Dr. Holland is currently the Division Chief for Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Louisville. Sara and Brian have two children who have attended duPont Manual: William (MST Class of 2020) and Emily (MST Class of 2023).

As a Manual parent, Sara has served as the cross-country Booster Club treasurer and president as well as co-chair of the PTSA Project Graduation committee. In the Louisville community, Sara has served as the President of the swim team at the Woods of St. Thomas, as a volunteer with Hope Scarves and serves as a Board member of Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation.

Sara enjoys running, reading, photography, and writing letters.

Our Team

Robin Miller

Executive Director