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Wellspring Events

Wellspring organizes several events each year to raise awareness about mental illness and to generate funds to carry out our mission of bringing house, hope, and recovery to those with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the Louisville community.  

Brackets for Good Tournament

Help Wellspring Slam Dunk $10,000!

Here in Kentucky, we know a thing or two about basketball. NOW, thanks to the Brackets for Good Challenge, you have a chance to get in the game and support Wellspring.

In Louisville, 64 teams will compete in the first Brackets for Good Challenge sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll. It’s a competition where nonprofits compete in giving brackets with the opportunity for a $10,000 grand prize. So how does it work?

Think of the NCAA brackets and replace the collegiate teams with nonprofit organizations. Teams compete through on-line fundraising to raise more money than their opponent. Points are earned when donors and make a gift to one of the non-profit teams.  Every dollar earned by gifts made   equals one point. The team that raises the most moves on to the next bracket  and the opposing team is eliminated from the competition.  Points reset in each round, but the nonprofits keep all the funds they have raised, whether they progress or not.

So . . . GAME ON!! First round competition begins on Friday, February 27th and ends on Friday, March 6th at 7:59pm. Stay tuned for more information. To stay on top of the game, like Wellspring on Facebook at WellspringKY, and follow us on Twitter @WellspringKY.

17th Annual Derby Preview Party




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Churchill Downs - Millionaires Row

Tickets - $175.00 each  CLICK TO BUY
Master of Ceremonies: John Asher
Entertainment by Latin-infused roots band, Appalatin
Unlimited Chef’s Table, Dessert Bar & Cocktail Bar

Sensational Live & Silent Auctions
Kentucky Derby handicapping session with sportswriter Bill Doolittle, he has called the winner for the last 3 Kentucky Derby's!



Recent Past Events:

OCTOBER 23rd, 2014

OCTOBER 26th, 2014

Wellspring Night at The Village Anchor
Sunday, October 26th
5pm - 10pm

The Village Anchor Pub & Roost
11507 Park Rd Anchorage, KY 40223

Metromix 2012 Best Restaurant in Louisville!

Reservations are recommended.
Mention Wellspring when you call ahead!
Menu and reservations at

A portion of proceeds will benefit Wellspring!


Our major events are:

The Derby Preview Party
This festive event is held a week and a half before the Kentucky Derby each year on Churchill Downs' Millionaires Row. You can expect an extensive and exciting live and silent auction, a delicious meal, cocktails, and appearances from Derby celebrities. Over the past 14 years, the Derby Preview Party has grown to draw a crowd of 500 guests.  Learn more...

The Art of Recovery
Wellspring partners with other mental health agencies each year to host The Art of Recovery, an event designed to showcase the artwork of mental health consumers and raise awareness about mental illness in the Louisville community.  For the past few years, the evening has also featured an educational component.  Held during Mental Health Awareness Week (in May).  In 2012 The Art of Recovery was held in August at the Speed Art Museum before it closed for extensive renovations.  Learn more...


We also partner with local restaurants and businesses throughout the year for special Wellspring days, when a portion of sales is donated to Wellspring.  Sign up for our newsletter mailing or email blasts to stay up-to-date on all of our events by sending us an email today!