Cultural Center

Compas Peer Mentor/Ambassador Program
Latino Success Fund

Your gift to the Latino Success Fund assists our peer mentoring services specifically aimed at the Latino student population at UofL.  This program allows Compas Peer Mentor/Ambassadors to serve all incoming first-year, first-time degree seeking freshmen and transfer students from Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. Compas represent the Cultural Center’s Hispanic Latino Initiatives with recruitment, retention, and community outreach. This peer mentor program is essential to the student success initiatives in the Cultural Center.

The Louisville Tango Festival Scholarship
The Louisville Tango Festival Scholarship is available to full-time and part-time Latino/a/x and Hispanic students pursuing a degree in any major at the University of Louisville. Preference for this scholarship is given to students who have been active in Latino & Hispanic arts or community groups.  The Louisville Tango Festival awards this scholarship one time per year and this year we are joining with the Annual Day of Giving to raise funds for the endowment of the scholarship. This will allow us to make the scholarship available on an annual basis.

The Sagar Patagundi Alumni Scholarship for DACA and Undocumented Students
Established by alumnus Brian Buford (College of Education and Human Development, 1990), the Sagar Patagundi Scholarship will be awarded to subsidize the cost of higher education at the University of Louisville for undergraduate DACA and undocumented students. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by funds available at the time the awards are granted, and will be managed by the director of the Hispanic/Latino Initiatives Office (HLSI) at the University of Louisville.

About the namesake: Sagar Patagundi came to the United States when he was 11 years old with his family. They all entered the country legally, but his father was eventually denied a green card after his application was pending for 11 years and was forced to return to their native country, India.   Later his mother returned as well, leaving Sagar and his two brothers alone in the United States to pursue their dream of a college education. Sagar enrolled at U of L and became a key figure in the immigrant rights movement, founding a student organization called FIRE (Fighting for Immigrants Rights and Equality) and speaking nationally about the issues that undocumented students face.  He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2014 with BA in Communication and continues to work as an advocate for social change with the ACLU of Kentucky and other local organizations.  

African American Alumni Council

The council seeks to strengthen the bond between the university and the African American community; create and promote community service opportunities; help advocate for and mentor students; and work collaboratively to develop networking and engagement opportunities. Your support will help the Council offer unique programming that helps us achieve our goals and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives for all UofL students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You may also choose to support the AAAC Scholarship.

Black Diamond Choir
The Black Diamond Choir is a one hour credit course offered at the University of Louisville each semester listed as Music 109 (optional). Organized in 1969, the student gospel group has been singing and sharing the "Good News" locally and in various locations within Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. Your gift will support the choir with performance travel, programming, recruitment, on-campus and local community events, and expenses for student not covered by aid received.


The Cultural Center Gift Fund

Porter Scholarship
The Porter Scholarship program is the largest scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Named after a former university trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter Sr., the scholarship program was created in 1984. The mission and purpose are to provide academic, personal and professional support and to all recipients of this scholarship.  Your support will help the program aid students with expenses not covered by the scholarship including books, study abroad opportunities, personal/professional development, and other needs that will help students persist and graduate.

African American Male Initiative (AAMI)
The African American Male Initiative at the University of Louisville seeks to increase the retention, graduation, engagement and overall success of African American males by addressing various scholastic and social challenges, through academic engagement, mentoring, peer connection, and student involvement. Your gift to AAMI will provide resources that allow the program to support students with financial need and programming to enhance the experience of UofL’ s Black male students.



We're LIVE with the Cardinal Marching Band!
Oct 24, 2018

We’re LIVE with the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band to talk to Spencer, head drum major, and Steffany, feature twirler, about how #RaiseSomeL donations impact the Marching Cards. If we’re lucky, we might even get a sneak preview of some things they’ve been working on! Visit before 11:59 p.m. to lock in your support!

It's the Cardinal Cash Cab!
Oct 24, 2018

It's Cardinal Cash Cab!! We cruised around campus playing a few rounds of trivia with students to help #RaiseSomeL for the campus cause of their choice. PLUS, we've got special celebrity guest Dan McDonnell, Head Coach of Louisville Baseball Baseball. Our Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) will be out on campus this evening! Find the Louisville Alumni golf cart and you just might get a chance to answer trivia and earn funds for any area on campus. But hurry, this event only lasts until 6pm today!

$5000 Challenge Fund
The area of campus with the greatest number of donors will receive $5,000 in additional funding! Second place will receive $1,000, and third will receive $500. Make Your Donation. Increase your Impact. Raise Some L.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 RaiseRED Dance Marathon 407
2 $1,000 College of Arts & Sciences 228
3 $500 Speed School of Engineering 75
4 College of Business 68
5 Kent School of Social Work 40
6 McConnell Center 32
7 College of Education & Human Development 26
8 Optimal Aging 26
9 James Graham Brown Cancer Center 24
10 Cultural Center 22
11 LGBT Center 22
12 School of Medicine 21
13 Sustainability Initiatives 15
14 Student Wellbeing 14
15 Athletics 13
16 Graduate School 11
17 REACH - Resources for Academic Achievement 11
18 School of Nursing 10
19 Brandeis School of Law 8
20 UofL Alumni Association 8
21 Women's Center 8
22 Fraternity & Sorority Life 7
23 UofL Libraries 6
24 Cardinal Marching Band 6
25 School of Dentistry 6
26 School of Music 4
27 Ali Institute 4
28 School of Public Health & Information Sciences 3
29 Service Learning Programs 3
30 Planetarium 2
31 Study Abroad 1
32 Army ROTC Alumni Council 0
33 Atlanta Alumni Chapter 0
34 Boston Alumni Chapter 0
35 Bowling Green Alumni Chapter 0
$500 Early Bird Challenge: Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union
The early bird gets the worm, right? The group that has the most gifts by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 23 will receive an extra $500 from Commonwealth Credit Union. Don't wait, participate!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 A&S Departments & Programs 77
2 RaiseRED Dance Marathon 27
3 Honors Program 13
4 LGBT Center 12
5 Cultural Center 11
6 Miracle Monocle 11
7 College of Business Outreach 9
8 Black Faculty/Staff Association 9
9 MLK Scholars Program 8
10 Student Wellbeing 8
11 Optimal Aging 6
12 Kent Scholarships 6
13 McConnell Center 6
14 Survivors of Torture Recovery Center 6
15 Graduate School 5
16 Immediate Impact for Speed School 5
17 Sustainability Initiatives 4
18 Speed School Student Teams 4
19 UofL Alumni Association 4
20 Immediate Impact for Kent School 4
21 African American Alumni Council 4
22 Speed School Scholarships 3
23 Immediate Impact for the College of Business 3
24 CEHD Scholarships 3
25 Denny Crum Scholarship 3
26 College of Business Academic Departments 3
27 Red Barn Alumni Council 3
28 MBA Alumni Council 2
29 Political Science Alumni Council 2
30 Brenda G. Hart Endowment for Diversity 2
31 Cardinal Marching Band 2
32 LaRocca Endowed Chair in Oncology Social Work 2
33 REACH - Resources for Academic Achievement 2
34 Owen's Wish 2
35 Speed School of Engineering Alumni Council 2
36 A&S Scholarships 2
37 SHARE Program 2
38 LGBT Alumni Council 2
39 UofL Libraries 2
40 Johnston Diversity Scholarship 1
41 Ali Institute 1
42 Athletics 1
43 International Center 1
44 Immediate Impact for A&S 1
45 Dallas Alumni Chapter 1
46 Immediate Impact for CEHD 1
47 International Student Alumni Council 1
48 Dental Hygiene Legacy Fund 1
49 Denver Alumni Chapter 1
50 International Service Learning Program 1
51 Kent Classroom Renovation Fund 1
52 Nashville Alumni Chapter 1
53 Women's Center 1
54 A&S Centers & Institutes 1
55 CEHD International Learning Experience 1
56 Planetarium 1
57 School of Medicine Departments 1
58 A&S Grows West 0
59 Allen Court Room Upgrades 0
60 Alternative Service Breaks 0
61 Army ROTC Alumni Council 0
62 Atlanta Alumni Chapter 0
63 Autism Center 0
64 Birthing Simulator 0
65 Boston Alumni Chapter 0
66 Bowling Green Alumni Chapter 0
67 Cardinal Success Program 0
68 Cardiovascular Innovation Institute 0
69 CEHD Academic Departments 0
70 Charlotte Alumni Chapter 0
71 Chattanooga Alumni Chapter 0
72 Chicago Alumni Chapter 0
73 Cincinnati Alumni Chapter 0
74 College of Business Centers & Initiatives 0
75 College of Business Emergency Fund 0
76 Columbus Alumni Chapter 0
77 Community Music Program 0
78 Compassionate Care Program for Adults 0
79 Dental Hygiene Legacy Alumni Council 0
80 Endowed Professorships 0
81 Enhanced Advising 0
82 Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships 0
83 Gray Street Farmers Market 0
84 Houston Alumni Chapter 0
85 IFC Leadership Fund 0
86 Immediate Impact for Dentistry 0
87 Immediate Impact for Medicine 0
88 Immediate Impact for Nursing 0
89 Immediate Impact for School of Music 0
90 Immediate Impact for SPHIS 0
91 Indianapolis Alumni Chapter 0
92 JGBCC Greatest Need 0
93 JGBCC Research 0
94 Kansas City Alumni Chapter 0
95 Kent School Alumni Council 0
96 Kentucky Southern College Alumni Council 0
97 Latino-Hispanic Alumni Council 0
98 Law School Alumni Council 0
99 Lexington Alumni Chapter 0
100 Los Angeles-Orange County Alumni Chapter 0
101 Madisonville Alumni Chapter 0
102 Miami Alumni Chapter 0
103 Music & New Media Recording Lab 0
104 Music Therapy Clinics 0
105 New Curriculum & Content Development 0
106 New York Alumni Chapter 0
107 NKY Alumni Chapter 0
108 Novak Center for Children's Health 0
109 NPHC Leadership Fund 0
110 Ophthalmology Alumni Council 0
111 Opthamology Alumni Council 0
112 Orlando Alumni Chapter 0
113 Orthodontics Alumni Council 0
114 Owensboro Alumni Chapter 0
115 Panhellenic Leadership Fund 0
116 Pensacola Alumni Chapter 0
117 Philadelphia Alumni Chapter 0
118 Phoenix Alumni Chapter 0
119 Pikeville Alumni Chapter 0
120 Post-Doctoral Residency Programs 0
121 Raleigh-Durham Alumni Chapter 0
122 San Francisco Alumni Chapter 0
123 School of Dentistry Scholarships 0
124 School of Music Alumni Council 0
125 Seattle Alumni Chapter 0
126 Speed Academic Departments 0
127 SPHIS Academic Programs 0
128 SPHIS Scholarships 0
129 St. Louis Alumni Chapter 0
130 Stethoscopes for Students 0
131 Student Experience 0
132 Study Abroad 0
133 Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter 0
134 Upgrades to Educational Spaces 0
135 Upgrading The Ekstrom Resource Center 0
136 Urban & Public Affairs Alumni Council 0
137 Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter 0
138 Women's Alumni Council 0
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