Bill Farmer Jr., United Way of the Bluegrass
Bill Farmer Jr. became president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass in October 2009. Before coming to Lexington, he was president and CEO of the Farmer Group, a consulting firm in Charlotte, N.C. He also spent 28 years as an executive at Time Warner Cable. He has United Way experience in multiple communities, including Jackson, Miss.
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Bill Farmer Jr., the new president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass, discusses his new role and how he hopes to build on the charitable organization’s mission to improve lives in the community. United Way is working on a new regional Agenda for Change, which focuses on three areas: education, financial stability and independence, and health.
Jonathan Beatty, founder of Servonta Strategic Philanthropy, and Bill Farmer Jr. of United Way of the Bluegrass discuss their partnership and projects to benefit the underprivileged. They discuss Beatty's statewide virtual book drive, Get LIT Kentucky, and how it relates to the United Way of the Bluegrass's Big Bold Goal of helping 10,000 more families in Central Kentucky reach self-sufficiency by 2020.