Initiatives

Bluegrass Region Recovery Initiative

Heroin and other opioids have devastated Kentucky, yet the amount of treatment opportunities available are few. The horse industry is especially affected by addiction.

So, a current leading initiative of the Foundation is to increase access to addiction treatment and resources for those in the Bluegrass Region.

 

Black Diamond Farm

A Generous Gift

In June 2015, a major donation to the Gene Duffy Foundation was finalized. A family who believed in the mission of the Foundation gifted a beautiful 63-acre horse farm on the outskirts of Lexington, KY, into the Foundation. The property was appraised at nearly $9 million. They wanted to formalize their generosity by stating the following in the legal documents.

“Whereas, the Seller’s principals and/or their family members have been personally affected by the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction and have actively participated in and benefited from 12-Step programs conducted in both residential facilities and outpatient clinics; and

Whereas, the Seller’s principals believe, as a result of their first-hand experiences, that the treatment offered by non-profit organizations like the Buyer is the most effective means of helping people afflicted with alcoholism and drug addiction to recover from such diseases and to return to living productive lives; and

Whereas, the Buyer believes that the Premises (as such term is defined below), given its remote and serene location, would provide an ideal setting for a residential treatment program, but the Buyer does not have the resources to purchase the property for its full value; and

Whereas, the Seller’s principals, as an expression of their gratitude for the help that they have received from 12-Step programs and as a testimonial of their belief in the mission of the Buyer, are willing to sell the Premises to the Buyer at a bargain price (a so-called bargain sale) on the terms set forth herein.”

The property has now become the new home of the Gene Duffy Foundation. It will be used to support people and programs related to the Foundation’s mission.

 

 

Beautiful brick house at Black Diamond Farm

A family who believed in the mission of the Foundation gifted a beautiful 63-acre horse farm on the outskirts of Lexington, KY, into the Foundation.

” … Whereas, the Seller’s principals, as an expression of their gratitude for the help that they have received from 12-step programs and as a testimonial of their belief in the mission of the Buyer, are willing to sell the Premises to the Buyer at a bargain price (a so-called bargain sale) on the terms set forth herein.”