Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Foundation names new fundraising leader
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) — Robert Micou is
joining the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (KHSF) as chief advancement
officer, where he will lead the foundation’s fundraising efforts on behalf of
the Kentucky Historical Society.
“In this time of declining state support, foundation donors make
it possible for the Kentucky Historical Society to advance its mission of
educating and engaging the public through Kentucky history in order to meet the
challenges of the future,” said KHSF President Bosworth Todd. “It’s more
important than ever that we have a proven leader at the fundraising helm, and
we’re extremely pleased to have someone of Bob’s caliber and experience joining
us in that capacity.”
Micou is a familiar face in Louisville philanthropic circles.
He comes to the foundation from the Louisville Zoo, where as director of
development he was in charge of a $10.4 million capital campaign that in just
18 months since its launch has raised more than $7.6 million. He also has led
fundraising for the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, Louisville
Ballet and St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky.
A graduate of Leadership Louisville’s class of 2011, Micou has
served on several regional boards, including his current seat on the Partnership
for Philanthropic Planning of Kentuckiana. A Louisville native, he earned a
bachelor’s in English at the University of Virginia and a master’s in higher
education at Vanderbilt University, where he was the recipient of the prestigious
David Jones Award for Excellence in Institutional Advancement.
Micou’s first day at the Kentucky Historical Society
Foundation will be Jan. 5.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums,
the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping
people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the
present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the
Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information
about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.