Yarmuth donates Congressional salary to non-profits for 11th year
The 31 organizations that will benefit from the donations.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth is again donating his government salary to charity.
The Louisville Democrat announced that 31 local non-profit organizations will split his congressional income.
Yarmuth has followed through on a campaign pledge from his first election by donating his salary every year since 2006. In the 11 years he has been in the U.S. House of Representatives, he has donated his after-tax Congressional income. His 2017 salary was $174,000. Over the years, that has added up to $1 million.
In a release, the 3rd District congressman said,"Charity will never be able to replace the vital role of government, but these organizations each have a profound and positive impact on people's lives and greatly enrich our community. I am fortunate to be in a position to do a small part in helping in their good works."
Here is an alphabetical list of organizations that will receive different percentages of the money:
Alley Cat Advocates
Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Center for Women & Families
Denny Crum Scholarship Fund
Family Scholar House
Fern Creek High School Ivy Plus Academy
Filson Historical Society
First Tee of Louisville
Fund for the Arts
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Jewish Community Louisville
Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
League of Women Voters Education Fund
Louisville Downtown Partnership
Louisville Metro Police Foundation
Louisville Parks Foundation
Louisville Urban League
Metro United Way
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
St. John Center
Simmons College of Kentucky
West End School
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