Heaven Hill Brands donates $30K to Simmons College

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Heaven Hill Brands is lending a helping hand to a Louisville college.

The company is giving $30,000 to Simmons College of Kentucky.

The money will be used for student scholarships, support for the West Louisville Forum and funding for a new food service program.

Details for two scholarships were also revealed during the ceremony. Martious White, of Louisville, and Terri Turner, of Nashville, Tennessee, were recipients of the scholarships.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Heaven Hill Brands President Max Shapira and Simmons College President Dr. Kevin Cosby were on hand Tuesday morning at Simmons College as plans for the partnership were revealed

“Heaven Hill is proud to give back to the community in which our facility has been located since 1871 and support the students of Simmons College of Kentucky,” said Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill Brands. “We see this as building a relationship between our two organizations as our footprint grows in the West End community.”

“Investment in Simmons College of Kentucky and our students is exactly what’s needed to turn things around in the West End community,” said Dr. Kevin Cosby, President of Simmons College of Kentucky. “Our students live in a food desert in the West End. We are delighted that business leaders in our community, such as Heaven Hill Brands, understand the significant impact they can make for positive change in the West End.”

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