William E. Barth Foundation

The William E. Barth Foundation was established as a charitable, non-operating, private foundation through the generosity of Mrs. Louise Barth Laffan and Mrs. Dorothy Barth Jockell. The foundation was established in honor of Mrs. Laffan's and Mrs. Jockell's brother, William E. Barth. Mrs. Laffan and Mrs. Jockell taught in the Jefferson County School System. Throughout their life, they exemplified a strong interest in the welfare of children. Mrs. Dorothy Barth Jockell taught home economics at Eastern Junior High (now Breckinridge Elementary) located on Broadway in Louisville. Mrs. Louise Barth Laffan taught history at Atherton High School for approximately 35 years.

Mrs. Laffan died on February 27, 1993. The Foundation was first funded in 1994. Distributions to local charities were made initially from the Foundation for the calendar year 1994 in the year of 1995. The grants are restricted to Louisville and Jefferson County and are given for local charitable purposes. In 1995, the Foundation distributed $17,500 to 12 different charities. In 2010, the Foundation distributed in $186,500 to numerous charitable organizations. Total grants approved annually regularly exceed five percent (5%) of the total portfolio value. The number of bequests continue to grow each year. A list of charitable organizations assisted by the William E. Barth Foundation in 2010 is listed below.

Dodd & Dodd Attorneys was established in 1869 and has represented the donors' family for an estimated 50 years. While the donors considered fulfilling their charitable intent through the Louisville Community Foundation, as a private decision, they elected to utilize their attorney. The assets of the Foundation consist of assets presently managed by the Sachs Investment Company. Allen P. Dodd, III is the current President of the William E. Barth Foundation. The members of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation consist of Mrs. Mary Sachs and members of the law firm of Dodd & Dodd Attorneys PLLC: Allen McKee Dodd, Elizabeth Dodd Lococo, and Briana Geissler Abbott. Applications for grant requests may be directed to any member of the law firm of Dodd & Dodd Attorneys PLLC.

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Inquiries for additional information may be made to:

Allen P. Dodd III
William E. Barth Foundation
Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC
2000 Waterfront Plaza
325 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-1108
Fax: (502) 587-7756

Charities assisted by the William E. Barth Foundation in 2010:

  • 21st Century Parks
  • Actor's Theater
  • Adelante Hispanic Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Bellewood Presbyterian Church
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Blue Apple Players
  • Boys' Haven
  • Cabbage Patch
  • Carriage House
  • Cardinal Hill Rehab
  • Center for Women
  • The Child Connection
  • Choices, Inc.
  • The Council on Mentally Ill
  • Custom Quality Services
  • Families for Effective Autism
  • Family & Children First
  • Friends for Life
  • Gilda's Club
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Green Hill Therapy
  • Guardiacare June 8, 2011
  • The Healing Place
  • Heuser Healing
  • Highlands
  • Home of the Innocents
  • Hosparus
  • House of Ruth
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts
  • Kentucky Museum of the Arts
  • Kentucky Opera
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
  • Kentucky Waterways
  • Kilgore Samaritan
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Library Foundation
  • Light House Promise
  • Louisville Asset Building
  • Louisville Central
  • Louisville Comprehensive
  • Louisville Forum
  • Luther Luckett
  • Louisville Science Center
  • Metropolitan Housing
  • National Society
  • Olmstead Parks
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Presentation Academy
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. George Community
  • St. Joseph Children
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Care Experts
  • Society of St. Vincent
  • Specialized Alternatives
  • Summerbridge
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Louisville Liberal Studies
  • VIPS
  • Volunteers of America
  • YMCA Safe Place
  • Zoom Group