LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - One member of Kentucky’s Congressional delegation is continuing his tradition of donating his salary to non-profits in his district, which encompasses Jefferson County.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, announced on Tuesday that his $174,000 salary, after taxes, in 2019 will be divided among 35 agencies.
During his first campaign in 2006, Yarmuth made the pledge to donate his entire salary to local charities, and he has honored that pledge during each of his 13 years in Congress.
“If you’re looking for an alternative to the dysfunction that has plagued Washington and Frankfort the last few years, Louisville’s non-profits are a good place to start,” Yarmuth said. “While charity can never make up for government’s failure to meet its responsibilities, our community organizations have done so much to serve and enrich the lives of our friends and neighbors, leading the way in making Louisville a vibrant, warm, and wonderful place to call home.”
He added, “I consider myself fortunate to be in a position to help these organizations continue their good work.”
This year’s recipients are:
Alley Cat Advocates; Bates Memorial Community Development Corporation; Berry Center; Bridgehaven Mental Health Services; CASA of the River Region; Center for Women and Families; Family & Children’s Place; Family Scholar House; First Tee of Louisville; Fund for the Arts; Gilda’s Club;
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville; Harbor House of Louisville; Jefferson Community and Technical College; Jewish Community Louisville; Kentucky Humane Society; KET Fund for Excellence; KMAC Museum; Louisville Orchestra; Louisville Parks Foundation;Louisville Urban League; Louisville Zoo
Maryhurst; Metro United Way; Muhammad Ali Center;
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Shawnee Golf Course; Simmons College of Kentucky; Speed Art Museum; StageOne; The Library Foundation; Wellspring; West End School; YouthBuild/
Yarmuth has given more than $1.5 million to Louisville organizations through his salary donations, during his time on office.