(l to r) UK Gatton School Dean, David W. Blackwell; Forcht Group President Debbie Reynolds; Forcht Bank and Forcht Group Chair Terry Forcht; UK President Eli Capilouto; Forcht Bank President Tucker Ballinger; and Forcht Group Chief Marketing Officer, Eddie Woodruff.

Forcht Bank, with headquarters on Sir Barton Way in Hamburg  in Lexington, Kentucky, has made a $1 Million commitment to UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics as part of the school’s $65 million capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of the Gatton College building.

Forcht Bank Chairman Terry Forcht said, “We believe in the mission of the Gatton College of Business and Economics to provide a quality education for future entrepreneurs and business leaders in Kentucky. Education is the key to moving our state forward, and we want to support it in every way we can.”

UK Gatton College Dean David W. Blackwell said “Forcht Bank’s $1 million pledge will help us build a technologically advanced business education complex, which will benefit students for decades to come.”

UK president Eli Capilouto said, the gift “will help build a modern business facility that will educate and prepare students to compete and succeed in a global economy.”

Forcht Bank ( operates 30 banking centers in 12 Kentucky counties. University of Louisville is home to the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship.

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