THE KATHY B. DAVIS FOUNDATION, a 501c3 organization, was established in 2011 in memory of Kathy Davis, a loving wife to her husband, Dave, devoted mother to her sons, Chris, Eric and Matt, and passionate advocate for people with intellectual and developmental challenges. To honor her legacy, Dave established the foundation with a single mission:
"To support and create life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual/
Dave's original goal was to reach out to the community to bring together people from all walks of life, focusing on enriching the lives of others, as Kathy always did. The success of the foundation's initial programs drove Dave to expand on Kathy’s dedication to the special needs population and grow the organization’s sphere to include senior citizens and area volunteers who had a desire to serve their neighbors.
What We Do
Support and Create Life Enhancing Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Challenges
Flowers for a Purpose
Flowers for a Purpose brings together people with intellectual/developmental challenges and area senior citizens who want to learn about flowers and create beautiful floral
arrangements. The finished bouquets are then shared with the participants and other community members to brighten their days.
Special Needs Golf Clinic
The Special Needs Golf Clinic is the original KBDF program and is held prior to the start of the annual fund raising golf tournament. Volunteers work with area residents who have intellectual or developmental challenges to teach them basic golf skills and a love of the game.
Participants in the Kathy B. Davis Foundation’s Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
enjoy a day of golf for a great cause on the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club Highlands Course.
While the golfers compete for fun, prizes and bragging rights, their entrance fees, sponsorships and donations help support programs in the Cherokee County area that serve local
individuals with intellectual/developmental challenges.
The Kathy B. Davis Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
Attendees at this annual event have the opportunity to bid on trips, jewelry, art work, wines and more, while raising funds to support the programs of the KBD Foundation.
Participants enjoy catered hors d'oeurves from area restaurants and live music provided by a favorite local pianist.