The William E. Barth Foundation provides a grant to the Louisville Forum to enable three students and one administrator from each of two Louisville high schools to attend Forum lunch meetings during the school year.


The Barth Foundation was established as a charitable, non-operating, private foundation by Mrs. Louise Barth Laffan and Mrs. Dorothy Barth Jockell in honor of their brother, William E. Barth. Mrs. Laffan and Mrs. Jockell taught in the Jefferson County School System. Allen P. Dodd, III of Dodd & Dodd Attorneys is the current president of the Foundation.


Other charitable organizations and businesses provide financial support to the Forum, primarily to support the organization’s Annual Meeting.