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.
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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!
This multi-use fieldhouse will be next to the Manual softball field (near the corner of Ray Baer Boulevard and W. Cardinal Boulevard).
In 2017, Kindred Healthcare partnered with the University of Louisville to announce The Hive, a collaborative work space and incubator
The Manual Achievement Center is a 21st century learning space serving the academic needs of all Manual students.
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
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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.
Please click on the pictures to the left to learn more about the board members.
Diana was born in Louisville KY. She graduated from Pleasure Ridge Park High School (class of '78), she attended Jefferson Community College, University of Evansville and several technical schools. After returning to her beloved City of Louisville in 2002 with her husband Rob and three son's, Joseph, a MST Manual graduate Class of '14, and currently studying Aerospace Engineering. Dominic, a current MST Manual student, Class of '17 and Michael, a current student at Jeffersontown High School, Class of '18.
Diana is a full time REALTOR with Coldwell Banker McMahan. She has several designations, she is a Relocation Specialist, Military Specialist, Home Stager, HUD Specialist and New Home Construction Specialist to name a few. She is a member of GLAR, KREC, JDRF, duPont Manual PTSA and Jtown PTSA. She has been the VP for the duPont Manual Baseball Boosters for 4 years and board member for 5. So you will either find her working real estate or attending a baseball game or marching band performance but always looking for a way to help out.
Please feel free to call me if you have questions, my cell is 502-553-9935.
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.
Ian McClure is the Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR), Innovation and Economic Impact and Executive Director, UK Innovate at the University of Kentucky (UK). He leads efforts to translate UK discoveries for the public good, seek equitable returns on UK intellectual property, develop innovative approaches to develop, fund and support opportunities for near-stage research, enhance UK’s investments in innovation, catalyze a culture and capacity for entrepreneurship, and expand industry and other collaborative research partnerships with UK Research and in Kentucky more broadly.
Ian’s portfolio includes oversight of the UK Office of Technology Commercialization (UK OTC), UK Innovation Connect for industry partnerships, UK Innovation Economic Development, and UK’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training. As UK OTC’s previous Executive Director, he oversaw a team of 25+ staff managing the University’s innovation, intellectual property and startup portfolios. Ian is also the Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for AUTM, the world’s leading association for technology transfer professionals, an advisory board member for the Oak Ridge Institute, the chair of IPwe’s Advisory Committee for University Technology Transfer, Launch Blue Advisory Board member, and is the past chair of OVALS. He is also a co-founder of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a state-funded and KSTC-managed program to provide IP and tech transfer services to all other universities in the state that do not currently have dedicated IP and tech transfer resources. As an innovator, Ian is a PI or Co-I on three federal grants (NIH and EDA) focused on tech-based economic development.
Ian began his career as a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Intellectual Property (IP) transactions attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, L.L.P. in Louisville. Following private practice, he helped build a startup company in Chicago, IPXI, the world’s first financial exchange for IP and technology rights. He led through product development, capital raise, proof of concept, and growth to 30+ full-time employees and three offices. Ian was Vice President of IP Strategy for Black Stone IP (acquired by Houlihan Lokey), a boutique investment bank headquartered in San Francisco focused on IP-rich M&A and technology-driven transactions. In parallel, he teaches graduate courses on the Law & Business of IP Management at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Ian has been named one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by IAM Magazine every year since 2012.
Ian has published extensively in law and business journals related to the intersection of IP, business process, and corporate governance, including with top IP & Technology law reviews such as UC Berkeley, Fordham University, and Santa Clara University. In addition, he has presented to numerous symposiums and conferences on IP licensing, valuation, risk, and strategy. Ian graduated cum laude with a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from DePaul University College of Law.
Treasurer, Crimson Mission
Brad leads MCM’s Assurance Practice and is the practice leader for the Public Company Services group. Brad's client focus is middle market growth oriented companies focused in a wide range of industries, primarily including manufacturing, distribution, services, and retail. Brad is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the accounting and auditing committee for Baker Tilly International. Prior to joining the firm, Brad was a partner with Ernst & Young where he led the entrepreneurial services group in Kentucky working with a variety of publicly traded and privately held entities principally focused in the areas of accounting and auditing. Additionally, he led the Firm’s entrepreneur of the year program for Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Brad has a son who graduated from HSU program in 2013 and a daughter currently in the J&C Program, graduating in 2016. He is the Past President of the Baseball Booster Program and is the current President of the Softball Booster Program.
Brad is on the Board of Directors and Chairman of Metro YMCA; the University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen School of Accountancy Advisory Board; Past Chairman Board of Directors for Kentucky Special Olympics, Board of Directors and Treasurer for Association Corporate Growth and Enterprise Development Corporation Board of Directors.
Joey Wagner is an Entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky with over 20 years of Events & Marketing Experience.
Joey is currently the owner of the J Wagner Group, a full service Events, Marketing, Public Relations, and Multimedia Company.
Other Companies Joey is an Owner/Partner of.
Rocketeer Sports - Sports Marketing Agency focusing on Sports Marketing, Sponsorships, NIL (Name, Image, Likeness, & Events.
Silent Wolf Productions - Louisville based production house specializing in brand-centric video to elevate your business in the digital age.
DerbyVIP.com - High End Concierge Service for the Kentucky Derby that focuses on Housing, Transportation, Fashion, Security, and access to the Hottest Events at Derby Weekend.
As an undergraduate at Morehead State University, Joey played on the school’s Baseball and Golf teams before earning his Master’s in Sports Administration and Marketing from Morehead State.
Joey and his wife Nikki have two children, Jaden (14) and Chloe (12).
Mike McDaniel has served as Manual’s director of alumni since March of 2003. He is a 1964 graduate of the school, where he earned three letters in baseball and was also sports editor of The Crimson-Record. After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 1970, he taught English, coached baseball and was director of athletics at Iroquois High School during a 19-year stint at the South End School. In 1990 he became assistant principal at Fairdale High School where he retired in 1998.
Graduated from Presentation Academy1956. Married to Attorney Robert Haddad for 56 years. Have two children,son, Bruce Haddad, Manual Graduate Class of 1979, daughter, Camille Haddad-Bowling, Class of 1983, four grandchildren, Danielle Haddad, Class of 2008, Parker Bowling, Class of 2012, Kevin Hunter Bowling, Class of 2014, and Derek Haddad, graduate of Atherton High School, Class of 2012.
Member of the Jefferson County Board of Education for 1976-1980 and 1990-2014. Served as Chairperson for 8 years and Vice-Chair for 5 years.
Served in many capacities in PTA from 1967-1983, including Audubon, Camp Taylor, Durrett, Noe, and Manual.
Presently serving as the Early Childhood Chair for the 15th District PTA, serving on the Early Childhood Committee in collaboration with Metro United Way, serving on Crimson Mission Committee at duPont Manual High School.
Recipient of the Ky PTA Recognition for 2015 at duPont Manual High School.
Dr. Clifford Kuhn
Cliff is retired from over forty years of psychiatric practice, during which he was a Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He and his wife Connie are the parents of Greg Kuhn, Manual's Assistant Principal. They are also the proud grandparents of Jordan Kuhn, Noah Braden, William Kuhn, Emma Braden, Garrett Barry, and Jordan Kuhn, all of whom have been or are currently Manual students.).
Dr. Beverly Cox Keepers proudly boasts that she is a native of Louisville where she continues her career path in education. She began her career teaching English, journalism, theatre, and photography at Butler High School where she provided leadership to many student actives and academic programs. She completed a Master of Arts in English, and decided to lead outside the classroom as a principal, and returned to U of L for a Rank I in School Administration with principal certification (P-12).
Beverly was named Assistant Principal at Southern High School in 1988, and one year later, she was promoted to Principal at the Youth Performing Arts School. In July1991, she became Principal of both DuPont Manual High School and the Youth Performing Arts School. During her nineteen year tenure as principal, student enrollment increased along with academic and athletic achievements, and artistic accomplishments in the performing and visual arts. The Dr. Beverly Keepers Counseling Center was dedicated in her honor at Manual High School.
Having completed her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Organizational Development at U of L and having taught there for several years as a part-time faculty, Beverly decided to make higher education her post-retirement career in 2008. Starting her seventh year as Dean of the College of Education at Spalding University this year, she realizes how fortunate she is to have the opportunity to provide another dimension of her experience and passion for leadership in the preparation of teachers and school administrators. Beverly has two daughters. Tiffany received her undergraduate degree from Centre College and a master and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and lives in San Jose, CA with her husband and daughter. Lauren is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds two master’s degrees from Spalding University. She lives in Louisville.
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.
Kelly Hanson grew up in a military family, which meant living and attending schools in a lot different locations. In 1998, she married Tim Hanson and his USMC career took her a few more places. During 2007, the Hanson family moved to Louisville because they felt it is a nice place to live and raise a family.
Kelly has two children, Ben (Class of 2018) and Ally (Class of 2020). She works as a Pricing Manager for Leidos, as government contractor based in Reston, VA. In her free time, she enjoys attending Ben and Ally’s competitive events and hanging out with family, friends and her pets.
Brian Kopp, DMD
Brian is a native of Louisville. He attended Bellarmine College and graduated in 1994. He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 1998. Brian opened his first dental practice in Mt Washington in 1998. He later sold the practice and opened a new office in Fern Creek in 2002. He recently celebrated 15 years in this location.
Brian has been married to Amy for 21 years. They have 2 children at Manual: Nick, J+C, Class of 2018 and Julianna, YPAS Dance, Class of 2020. Brian has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has been an Adult Leader with the Boy Scouts of America for the past 12 years as his son progressed through the ranks. He has volunteered with his daughters Girl Scout Troop as well in various events. Brian has always been involved with his children's activities such as coaching basketball, football and soccer. He has been involved with the PTSA, served as Vice-President of the Manual Football Booster Club, YPAS Producers, and J+C Publishers. Brian led the revitalization of the scoreboard advertising at Manual Stadium. Brian even painted the inside of the press box at Manual Stadium.
In his free time, Brian enjoys playing golf, bike riding, spending time with family, watching Nick play football and Julianna dance, and evenings around the fire pit with friends and neighbors.
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.
Amy Lapinski is honored and proud to participate on the Crimson Mission Board. Amy has two daughters that recently graduated from the MST magnet program (2018, 2019) at Manual and a son currently attending Manual (2022). She has been an active parent and PTSA member for more than 6 years. Her work as Chair of Manual’s award-winning Annual College Conference for students and families has received statewide recognition.
Amy has been an active volunteer in the Louisville community for over 15 years. Most recently she serves as a Board Member and the Chair of the Community Health and Medical Research Grants Committee for the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. She volunteers at various local non-profits and on statewide political campaigns.
Amy received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Public Administration from New York University. She worked for various health care institutions as a marketing, strategic planning, and communications executive for more 12 years. She and her husband, Sterling, are stalwart allies and advocates for the Crimson Mission and all students and staff at duPont Manual.
Vidya Ravichandran is the Founder and President of GlowTouch, a global company that provides customer support and technology outsourcing services. GlowTouch actively practices impact sourcing, a hiring initiative that targets disadvantaged or otherwise underserved populations that are often overlooked in the search for talent. Most recently, this includes creating remote work opportunities for rural populations in Eastern Kentucky, military spouses and dependents, and older adults. As a WBENC-certified woman-owned business, GlowTouch also seeks out qualified female- and minority-owned enterprises when seeking bids for projects outside of its scope.
Vidya also runs GT Foundation which focuses on initiatives for improving access to quality health care, advocating for better education in the STEM fields, and providing skills training in partnership with workforce development agencies. This year, the Foundation donated 30 ICU beds to a hospital in India, is part of an initiative to increase access to Covid-19 vaccinations, and continued a Go Green project that includes more than 200 employees.
Vidya’s love of technology extends into schools, where she advocates STEM education, particularly in introducing women and minorities to the field and the available career opportunities. Supporting Kentucky schools and colleges to further STEM education is very near and dear to her heart and she serves as a board member of the Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE) for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Tammy is a lifelong Louisvillian. She graduated from Ballard High School and attended the University of Louisville. Tammy is a proud Manual mom of Sophie, a senior in the HSU magnet and Max, a Manual Alum, who is studying Economics and International Business at University of Miami. She is married to Louisville Metro Councilman, Brent Ackerson.
Tammy has been a nurse with Norton Healthcare for 24 years. She has served in multiple capacities over the last 14 years on PTSA Boards from elementary to the present, at duPont Manual High School serving as Parliamentarian on the Executive Board. She has also served on the Site Based Decision Making Council at both Dunn Elementary and Meyzeek Middle School.
She has a passion for supporting public school education and works tirelessly advocating for all students at dupont Manual High School and the Crimson Mission.
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.
Casey is the Director of Portfolio Management at Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) of Kentucky. As a member of the RNDC KY Executive team, Casey co-leads the supplier acquisition and RFP process, along with various responsibilities directly related to supplier relations, contract planning and execution. Additionally, Casey guides the Portfolio Management team in brand development and route to market strategies for hundreds of wine, spirits and non-alcoholic brands. Casey and his team work with notable Kentucky based companies such as Brown Forman and Sazerac as well as many other National and Global wine and spirit producers.
Casey has been an active participant in the hospitality industry in Kentucky for over 20 years. He currently sits on the Board of the Louisville Hotel Association (LHA) which focuses on being the voice of the hotel industry through involvement in the community, local and State government institutions and workplace development. Casey has also previously served on the Board of the Bluegrass Hospitality Association (BHA) which supports the development of the tourism and hospitality industry across the Bluegrass.
Casey is a native of Kentucky having grown up in Louisville before attending the University of Kentucky. Casey’s son, Gavin, currently attends duPont Manual in the HSU program (Class of 2025). Casey and his wife, Courtney, also have two daughters, Corabelle (3) and Charlotte (9 Months).