Covington, KY – August 10, 2020: The Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance has received a $30,000
grant from the Truist Foundation to eliminate barriers to education and workforce training for low- to
moderate-income students in Northern Kentucky. The grant funds will expand existing efforts
through scalable programs that support talent development and economic mobility.
“We intend for the Truist Foundation grant to create a sustainable impact on our current students’
lives and future talent through the support of programs with proven success,” said Northern
Kentucky Regional Alliance President & CEO Karen Finan. “Our goal as an organization is to create
transformation in Northern Kentucky through initiatives that drive our community forward. Creating
access to education that drives economic mobility will transform the outlook of generations to

The Regional Alliance has multiple initiatives underway and has supported, among others, programs
and agencies focused on education and workforce opportunities since its origin in 2017. The group
was tapped to help actively launch the IGNITE Institute and the Northern Kentucky Chamber’s GROW

“On behalf of the Truist Foundation, we’re pleased to support the Northern Kentucky Regional
Alliance in their efforts to address barriers to economic mobility for low- to moderate-income
Northern Kentucky-based students,” said Andy Hawking, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
market president at Truist. “The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist’s purpose to inspire and
build better lives and communities. Partnering with Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance to advance
upward economic mobility and access to quality jobs that provide living wages aligns perfectly with
our purpose.”

The Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance is a passionate group of Presidents and CEOs of regional
companies who accelerate progress through goals and initiatives that transform our community. For
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