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.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, my dear friend, Eben Williams, passed away. Eben was on our Board of Directors and was an outspoken supporter of the Kathy B. Davis Foundation, both with his words and actions. His love for the special needs community we serve was immeasurable, and during his tenure on the Board, revenues to support our programs more than doubled. He loved playing golf with my son Eric and me on Fridays. He always had words of encouragement for Eric and would smile in awe after one of Eric's patented putts would go in. We will miss you, my dear friend, until we meet again on that fairway in Heaven. Dave
What We Do
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
Caring During COVID
If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, it is the importance of human interaction. Click here to see how Flowers for a Purpose volunteers have adapted their monthly efforts to stay connected to the community they serve.
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.
The Kathy B. Davis Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Memorial Golf Tournament, originally planned for April, has been rescheduled for November 5, 2021 at the Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club. More information will follow as details are confirmed. The fees from all 2020 prepaid golfers and hole sponsors will be honored for the 2021 event.
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.
Due to the ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Live Auction, originally planned for February 28, will be rescheduled when it is safe to gather in larger groups. Please check our website frequently for updates.
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.