The award is given to “an individual or organization who, through their actions, displays extraordinary service, loyalty, commitment and human concern to Down Syndrome of Louisville and the entire community” according to the organization’s executive director, Diana Merzweiler.
At the award ceremony June 22 , Ramsey was praised for his leadership in assuring a pool of UofL students who volunteer as tutors for Down Syndrome of Louisville’s adult academic intervention program. UofL student-athletes regularly volunteer with social skill building and fund raising events.
UofL’s Weisskopf Center and Neonatal Follow-up program also work hand-in-hand with DSL to make sure newly diagnosed patients and their parents get the care and support they need.
Ramsey said he was “humbled” by the award and pledged that “UofL will continue to partner with you as we work toward a better tomorrow for all of the special people in our lives.”