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The Northern Kentucky Fund honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Annual Chamber Dinner in September 2013.

(September 25, 2013) The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation honored Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Annual Chamber Dinner in September 2013.

The Devou Cup honors the generosity of donors who make a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky, now and into the future. Named for 19th century philanthropist William Devou, the Cup has been awarded to exemplary philanthropic leaders since 2004.

Across their 45-year marriage, Bill and Sue have given their time, talent, and treasure to Northern Kentucky. Together, they established The Butler Foundation to assist low-income, Northern Kentucky families as directly as possible. In the last three years, The Butler Foundation has granted more than $1.5 million to schools, churches, and charities. Concern for the community also inspired Bill to launch Life Learning Center, Inc., a Covington-based public charity that provides a comprehensive continuum of education and care to help at-risk individuals step up to their highest potential.

Sue is The Butler Foundation’s director. Her philanthropic work includes serving as a founding board member of Northern Kentucky Harvest. She was on the volunteer committee of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation, which helped raise funds to build a Hospice Center in Northern Kentucky. She recently joined the board of The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Bill is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Corporex Companies, which he founded in 1965, and a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame. He founded the Metropolitan Growth Alliance and co-chaired Forward Quest, which provided a community development roadmap for 20 years and continues today as Vision 2015. An active philanthropist, he currently serves on the Boards of the Lindner Center of Hope, the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Bill has received the Carl H. Lindner Award for Entrepreneurial and Civic Spirit, the Lincoln Award from Northern Kentucky University, and the United Way of Northern Kentucky’s Visionary of the Year award. Most recently, Bill and Sue received the 2012 Celebration of Life Award from the Cancer Support Community. 

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