Compassionate City

Louisville Becomes International Compassionate City!

Louisville Becomes International Compassionate City!
Mayor Fischer has signed a resolution committing Louisville to a long-term campaign for compassion. As a result, we are the largest city in America to be named a world Compassionate City. See details. Louisville honored with International Jack Olive Compassion Award.

 Mayor Seeks Compassionate Acts During Give A Day Week 2014

Mayor Seeks Compassionate Acts During Give A Day Week 2014
Volunteering. Donating. Helping. There will be something for everyone to do during the third Give A Day week of public service April 12-20. See details

Compassionate Louisville Celebrates First Year

Compassionate Louisville Celebrates First Year
From the signing of the Compassionate City Charter to the first Give A Day week to the plans for hosting the Dalai Lama, it was a strong first year for Compassionate Louisville. See video from the celebration news conference.

Visit by Dalai Lama Will be Shining Moment for Louisville

Dalai Lama's Visit Was a "Shining Moment" for Louisville!
The historic Louisville visit by the Dalai Lama May 19-21 was a wonderful opportunity for the community. Watch a video of the Dalai Lama's public talk at the KFC YUM Center. Click here.

Pursuing his goal of making Louisville an even more compassionate city, Mayor Greg Fischer has signed a resolution adopting the international “Charter for Compassion” – making Louisville the largest city in America to take this action. Louisville will also embark on a 10-year campaign for compassion which will be implemented by a new local group, the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville. The Partnership will be co-hosted by Louisville attorney Tom Williams and Sadiqa Reynolds, Mayor Fischer’s chief of community building. For more information, contact tom.williams@skofirm.com or compassionatelouisville@gmail.com.   

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To learn more, see the resolution (311 kb PDF File) passed by the Metro Council and signed by the mayor.



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