The Humana Foundation is one of the top philanthropic foundations in this community. It is not part of the transaction and will remain independent and in Louisville. Our community will continue to benefit from the foundation and its strategic, innovative impact.
The employees of Humana are incredibly involved in the Arts community, not just as donors to the Fund for the Arts but as ticket buyers, board members, volunteers and advocates. Support of the Arts is part of the company culture.
In fact, Humana was the first company in the country to host a workplace campaign in support of the Arts in the early 1980’s.
With the news that Aetna will combine the Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare businesses here, we expect and hope that culture of giving – in time, talent and treasure – will continue for many years. Their employees bring deep and diverse leadership and generosity.
At the same time, we know that it is critical for the Fund for the Arts and the Arts community overall to cultivate new donors and patrons every day.
The Arts play an important role in our region’s economy and quality of place, and it is our responsibility to build a strong, vibrant community that both attracts and retains talent and business. We look forward to working toward this goal with both Humana and Aetna as their transition moves forward.