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.
Our three 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. Normally held during Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week in October), in 2012 The Art of Recovery was held in August at the Speed Art Museum before it closed for extensive renovations. Learn more...
The Wellspring Wallopalooza Golf Marathon
Held on the third Monday in October each year at Woodhaven Country Club, Wallopalooza challenges golfers to complete 100 holes of golf in a single day. Golfers collect sponsorships for each hole they play, with a goal of raising $1,000 or more for Wellspring's important work. 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!