The Kentucky Nonprofit Network has announced the winners of its 2015 Nonprofit Awards, to be presented October 28. Receiving the Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award is Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the National Corvette Museum.
The Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership among Kentucky nonprofit chief executives. The award recognizes achievement in the areas of strategic leadership, community building, ethical integrity, innovation and commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector.
Wendell Strode has served as executive director of the National Corvette Museum since 1996 and is noted for growing Museum membership and increasing visitors to Bowling Green and Kentucky, resulting in an economic impact in excess of $35 million to the local and state economy. He is also recognized for his exceptional leadership during the sinkhole incident that occurred at the Museum in February 2014, using the disaster as an opportunity to gain world-wide media attention and experience record Museum attendance during repairs.
What's in Your Museum?
When touring through the Museum, you might start to notice the Messner name on more than one vehicle. That's because the late Don Messner and his wife Marlene gifted the Museum with 10 pristine Corvettes in 2013... and today we have five of them out on the floor for your enjoyment!
We've written a little about each one on our blog here, but we think you might enjoy watching the story of this amazing collection of cars on our You Tube channel.
The video is part of our new "Heritage Series" where we will bring you the stories of America's Sports Car. We hope you enjoy it, and that you'll stay tuned for new additions to the series in the future!
2016 Shark Gray Corvette Winner Drawn
Congrats to Tim Fiore of Westford, MA! His lucky ticket #813 was drawn in today's raffle for a 2016 Shark Gray Corvette Stingray! We sold all 1,000 available tickets.
Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, October 22 at 2pm CT when we raffle off a 2016 Long Beach Red Stingray Corvette Coupe. Tickets are $100 and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets.
Join us for a visit to the City of Lights June 11-21, 2016 and see the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Normandy and so much more before spending three days at Le Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. This trip will be one to remember, hitting all the highlights of France while cheering on Corvette Racing.
Your tour fee of $4,995 per person for double occupancy ($6,295 for single occupancy) covers hotel, ground transportation, tour tickets, all breakfasts, three dinners, Le Mans race tickets and corral tickets. Space is very limited. View the complete agenda online here.
Download an October calendar wallpaper for your computer of the Restored 1992 "One Millionth" Corvette.
Win a Membership
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