W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Arts Endowment

Established through a challenge grant of $1,000,000 from Mrs. Lucille Caudill Little of Lexington, the W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Arts Endowment supports projects that integrate the performing arts into the Kentucky school curriculum. Thanks to the generous support of the individuals and corporate citizens listed below, the Commonwealth Fund for KET was able to match the initial gift by the target date of December 31, 2001. The first productions funded by the endowment also made their debuts in 2001.

Little Arts Endowment funds have been used to establish a permanent source of funding at KET dedicated to arts education. The endowment’s goal is to develop creative and critical thinking skills through an appreciation of the arts.

We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their help in pursuing this goal.

About the Founder

Lucille Caudill Little was a talented performer, a teacher, and a philanthropist who was instrumental in the founding and nurturing of many of Central Kentucky’s most prominent arts organizations. • Read more »


  • Mrs. Lucille Caudill Little


  • The Ashland Inc. Foundation


  • Anonymous
  • The Humana Foundation
  • The UPS Foundation


  • John and Donna Hall
  • The Steele-Reese Foundation


  • Anonymous
  • The W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation
  • The Alexander G. Campbell Jr. Foundation
  • The Williams Stamps Farish Fund
  • GTE
  • James P. Gray II
  • The LG&E Energy Foundation
  • Overbrook Farm
  • Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rose


  • Mr. Albert Clay
  • The CSX Corporation
  • The Randleigh Foundation


  • Mr. Jim McDaniel
  • Mr. and Mrs. O. Leonard Press
  • The Scripps Howard Foundation
  • The Sutherland Foundation


  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crabtree
  • Mr. and Mrs. Al Smith
  • Mr. George Van Meter


  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beasley
  • Suanne H. and Paul Blair
  • Mr. F. Scott Downing
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilson Yates