Scholar House at UofL to host special event to mark first anniversary


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A special celebration Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. will mark the one year anniversary since the opening of the Gladys and Lewis “Sonny” Bass Louisville Scholar House Campus.

    During the celebration, the Bass family will unveil a new sign for the campus. Speakers at the event will be UofL Provost Shirley Willihnganz and interim dean for the College of Education and Human Development, Blake Haselton. Lewis “Sonny” Bass is a Louisville philanthropist who with his wife, Gladys, donated $1 million to the project in Oct. 2007.

    The facility, which provides affordable housing, education and child care for low income single-parent families, was met with community enthusiasm generating a waiting list of nearly 300 before its Oct. 2008 opening.

    All 56 apartments at the Scholar House Campus are now occupied. The child care center, which cares for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, is nearly full and includes the children of parents who live on the Scholar House campus as well as UofL faculty, staff and students.

    The $13.8 million project is a joint effort of Family Scholar House (formerly Project Women), UofL and the Kentucky Housing Corp. The facility is operated by the university’s College of Education and Human Development.

    The Gladys and Lewis “Sonny” Bass Louisville Scholar House Campus is located at the corner of 4th and Bloom Streets.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.