Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Foundation names new fundraising leader

Press Release Date:  Thursday, December 18, 2014  
Contact Information:  Laurel Harper
502-564-1792, ext. 4489
Laurel.harper@ky.gov
 


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.

 

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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.