"To support and create life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental challenges.”
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/
What We Do
To Support and Create Life Enhancing Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Challenges
Special Needs Golf Clinics
The Special Needs Clinics provide the opportunity for new golfers to work with experienced players, improve their skills and develop an appreciation for the game.
Flowers For a Purpose
This program brings together people with intellectual/developmental challenges, volunteers 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 community members who may appreciate a little extra sunshine in their day. The sessions also encourage friendships in relaxed settings that enhance social skills.
Caring During COVID
At the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Kathy B. Davis Foundation had to re-imagine its monthly Flowers for a Purpose sessions. The events typically bring together area individuals with special needs and Cherokee County senior citizens to create floral bouquets that are shared with the participants, assisted living residents, and neighbors who may need a little
pick-me-up. With quarantines in place at nursing homes and assisted living facilities this spring, the in-person activities were canceled, but the desire to maintain the relationships continued. Jim Bennett, a well-known local artist and Flowers for a Purpose volunteer, created a special mixed-media drawing that was printed as a greeting card, signed by the volunteers and sent to the senior living communities that participate in the program. Recently, as several facilities began to allow outside deliveries, the volunteers are once again creating bouquets, now done off-site, to share with the residents and staff. Volunteers and participants. alike, are looking forward to the time when they can join together, once again, to share their love of flowers and one another.
In addition to its own programs, The Kathy B. Davis Foundation contributes to the following area organizations that share similar missions and goals.
Special Olympics Golf
The KBD Foundation is proud to support the Annual Cherokee County Special Olympics Golf Tournament by hosting the 2021 event at the Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club in Waleska, GA.
After completing a state-certified training program,
Dave Davis is a Special Olympics Golf Coach for Cherokee County, conducts annual golf clinics, and certifies coaches for the state of Georgia.
Angels on Horseback
The Kathy B. Davis Foundation supports Angels on Horseback though annual grants. AOH is located in Jasper, GA, and provides horse therapy to individuals with mental or physical disabilities opportunities to learn to ride and care for horses.