Our 2019 Donations
Here at TrinSoft, we believe all companies and individuals have a responsibility to improve their community. We also believe every company can make a difference, no matter their size, or the size of their community. Whether we define that community as our local towns and neighborhoods, or the global economy, every contribution matters.
In 2019, we continued our tradition of setting aside 10% of our profits for donations. At the beginning of the year, team members were asked to submit names of charitable organizations from around Central Kentucky and throughout the world. The team members submitted the names of organizations they were passionate about or were even personally involved with.
Some of the organizations TrinSoft contributed funds to are listed below with information and their website. We hope you will also consider learning and contributing to these amazing organizations.
Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center is committed to providing a happy and healthy camping environment for all ages to have fun in the sun. According to their website, “Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center is a faith-based camp for people of all ages. Located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of Appalachia, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center offers field trips, day retreats, and overnight options for individuals and groups year-round and summer camp programming during June and July.”
Beaumont Middle School has a boy’s basketball team that we are proud to support. The school is known for its commitment to education and physical fitness. According to their website, “The mission of Beaumont Middle School is to educate students for meaningful participation in a changing world. Building upon a thorough foundation of basic skills, we want to respect personal uniqueness and educate the whole child to reach maximum potential. By using a team-oriented setting and utilizing input from the entire school community, we are committed to help students: (1) achieve academic success, (2) demonstrate appropriate behavior, and (3) participate in extracurricular activities.”
The Bluegrass Fraternal Order of Police donation we made supports a local lodge house for officers in the state of Kentucky. According to their website, “Our lodge is the second largest lodge in the state of Kentucky, serving over 1,000 members from various local law enforcement agencies. This lodge is dedicated to serving and representing law enforcement professionals in the greater Lexington area. Our mission is to serve and advocate for our membership at the local, state, and national level.”
Christian Flights International is an organization that has been a pillar of service since 1977. According to its website, “Christian Flights International is an organization committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to relief, recovery, and development in Ranquitte, Haiti. An organization in operation since 1977, CFI conducts life-changing mission work in Ranquitte… CFI is able to provide medical care at the Bendawest medical clinic, vital nutrition for children from birth to five years at the nutrition clinic, clean drinking water, an agriculture program, and new home construction.”
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 1883 and is now considered one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the United States. According to their website, “Cincinnati Children’s will improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education, and innovation. For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best: Medical and quality-of-life outcomes, Patient and family experience, & Value today and in the future.”
Communicare opened its doors to Kentucky in 1967, with the mission of servicing the mental health of its citizens. According to their website, “Communicare is one of fourteen community Kentucky mental health centers providing behavioral health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in the Lincoln Trail ADD District. This district includes the counties of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington.”
Easterseals has made a difference in every community it has touched since opening its doors in 1919. According to their website, “For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 69 affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5M people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more. In schools, workplaces and communities, we’re fostering environments where everyone is included and valued — with a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered.”
The Georgetown Stingrays Swim & Dive Team is a swim team in Georgetown, Kentucky, which runs in the summer months while school is out for local children. According to their website, “The Stingrays aspire to provide a fun and competitive experience through swimming and diving for the Georgetown/Scott County area while stressing the importance of teamwork and hard work. In a typical summer season, participants will swim against 6-7 area teams.”
Girls on the Run is an organization dedicated to building up young women who will become the leaders of tomorrow. According to their website, “At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.”
God’s Pantry Food Bank began in 1955 from the back of a station wagon. According to their website, “The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources.”
Hospice of the Bluegrass℠ (or Bluegrass Care Navigators℠) is committed to the quality of life that the residents of the Bluegrass have. According to their website, “Hospice of the Bluegrass℠ is Bluegrass Care Navigators℠. Whatever challenges you face with a serious illness, Bluegrass Care Navigators℠ guides and provides the right care to improve comfort, quality of life and peace of mind. If you’re coping with a serious illness, our expert care works to improve how you feel, keep you at home and empower you to live as fully as possible. If you’re a family caregiver, our experts educate and train you to care for your loved one with confidence while also caring for yourself. If you’re a health care professional, we partner with you to provide evidence-based care and improve outcomes for your patients and their families.”
Her Knight is celebrating 10 years of fathers and daughters bonding across the nation. According to their website, “Her Knight is much more than just a dance—it’s a chance to show your daughter just how loved she truly is! At Her Knight, we’re focused on showing young girls God’s love through their relationships with their parents and other important adults in their lives. Our dance is an unforgettable evening for girls ages 4 – 12 to spend with the special Knight in their lives.”
Jonesborough Middle School is located in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It is home to an amazing robotics team that builds competition-ready robots. According to their website, “Our mission at Jonesborough Middle School is to create a place where our students are cared for, safe, dedicated to learning, and working toward the future.”
The Junior League of Lexington is an organization that nurtures the growth of leading women and their community. According to their website, “The Junior League of Lexington is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Lexington, Kentucky, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.”
Lafayette High School Softball encourages students to be active while making sure their education is their first priority.
The Lexington Catholic Volleyball Team is a local volleyball team, which we are proud to support. They promote physical activity and the importance of education to high school students.
The Lexington Christian Academy is a school in the Bluegrass dedicated to faith-based education. According to their website, “FAITH….SERVICE…. EXCELLENCE. These simple words are powerful on their own. Together they form the backbone of our school. Our FAITH is the cornerstone of our school. We believe that all truth is God’s truth and every class and activity is taught through the lens of a Christian worldview. Our students are challenged to SERVE others as Jesus taught us that true disciples of Christ must serve one another joyfully. LCA is committed to EXCELLENCE in all things; academic, artistic, and athletic. It is because of these foundational beliefs in FAITH, SERVICE and EXCELLENCE, that Lexington Christian Academy is embarking on our 30th year of producing scholars who are lovers of Christ and ready to impact the world to glorify Him.”
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is an organization committed to researching for solutions to various neuromuscular diseases. According to their website, “Since 1950, we’ve spearheaded efforts to transform the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.”
The APHON Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic is a special tradition and celebration of the children who have been affected by cancer. According to their website, “APHON Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic a day to celebrate life, health & the hope for a cure. Each year the staff of Kentucky Children’s Hospital get together and host the Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic. This event is a special day for all pediatric cancer patients from KCH (past and present) to take a break, and celebrate being a survivor! This is one day we get to give these children that they don’t have to worry about receiving chemotherapy, getting poked with needles, or taking yucky medicine! Instead, they get to focus on sno-cones, face painting, games, prizes, and most importantly- just being a KID!”
RettSyndrome.Org is committed to spreading the word about Rett Syndrome, which is a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects a child for the rest of their life. According to their website, “Rett syndrome is a rare non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs primarily in girls and more rarely in boys. Rett syndrome leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life. Finding trusted information is the first step towards simplifying this journey. The information found here is reliable, current and vetted by global experts in the field of Rett syndrome… For 20 years, we have relentlessly pursued advanced and comprehensive research to transform the lives of all those affected by Rett syndrome. We are focused on delivering treatments and ultimately a cure for Rett syndrome while empowering families with the resources, connections and encouragement they need to thrive.”
The Revive Life House is an organization committed to addiction recovery. According to their website, “Revive Life House offers a supportive, clinical addiction recovery program that, with the power of Jesus Christ, helps Kentucky men struggling with addiction reclaim, strengthen, and establish a new outlook and a positive life.”
The Salvation Army has been around since 1865 and enriches every community it serves. According to their website, “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
The South Lexington Youth Baseball organization provides physical activity and fun to the community. According to their website, “The South Lexington Youth Baseball organization dates to 1956 when it was founded under the name of the Southern League. In the early 1970s, the Southern League, by that date called Southern Little League, merged with the Stonewall Independent League under the banner of South Lexington Little League with a 10-team Major League division and several Minor League teams. For 62 years, SLYB built a tradition of excellence playing on 60′ basepaths (46/60). In 2019, SLYB made the switch to 70′ basepaths (50/70) with 9, non-divisional teams. Over the years the Minor League has expanded to about 8-10 teams annually and in the 1990s the Rookie League (now 7 and 8-year olds with about 11-14 teams annually) and Tee Ball (now 3 to 6-year-olds with 16-22 teams annually) comprise the league’s make-up.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is a leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. According to their website, “The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”
The Lexington Dream Factory is an amazing organization committed to making dreams come true. According to their website, “To a seriously ill child, the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood can be the best medicine of all. It may be the inspiration that motivates the child to hang in there through a time of great suffering and burdensome treatments. The Dream Factory, Inc. was founded in 1980 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, by Charles Henault. Today, through over 38 chapters nationwide, including the Lexington, Kentucky chapter, the Dream Factory grants dreams to children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses. The Lexington Chapter of the Dream Factory grants dreams to children in the Lexington, Southern and Eastern Kentucky area. We receive dream requests and the time-frame for granting those dreams are often dictated by physician’s permission and health restraints. In the fiscal year of 2014, our chapter granted 31 dreams, ranging from trips to Disney World, concert tickets and backstage passes, and shopping sprees.”
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky has been making educational history since its first class. According to their website, “In the Department of Computer Science, our international experts are recognized for their contributions in crucial research fields. Whether researching distributed systems, networking, visualization, artificial intelligence, data mining, bioinformatics, software engineering or any other area, we engage students in compelling projects that affect how we live. In addition having faculty members who work within the UK Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments and the Laboratory for Advanced Networking, we maintain a rich partnership with the University of Kentucky Biomedical Informatics Institute.”