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FRIENDS OF KLA: $999 or less

  • Recognition in the event program
Donors include:

ADVOCATES: $1,000 to $2,499
ADVOCATE for improved quality of life for disabled individuals.  Sponsorship includes:
  • Four tickets to the event
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition on the event website
  • Recognition night of the event
Donors include:

PROTECTORS: $2500 to $4999
Help us PROTECT the right to equal access to justice for the low-income individuals throughout KLA's thirty-five county service area.  Sponsorship includes:
  • Six tickets to the event
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition on the event website
  • Donation acknowledgement in all social media marketing
  • Recognition night of the event
Donors include:

DEFENDERS: $5000 to $9999
Help DEFEND KLA's elderly client community as they struggle to find their voice in the civil justice system.   Sponsorship includes:

  • One table for the event (eight tickets)
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition on event website
  • Recognition in all marketing materials and promotions
  • Recognition night of the event
Donors include:

CHAMPIONS: $10,000 and up
Be a CHAMPION for vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky by enabling civil legal assistance to break down barriers to self-sufficiency. Sponsorship includes:

  • Two tables for the event (16 tickets)
  • Prominent display of name and business logo in the event program and recognition of Champion level donation
  • Recognition on event website and KLA's homepage with name, business logo and Champion level designation
  • Top Billing (including name and business logo) in all marketing materials and promotions
  • Special recognition by emcee on night of the event
Donors include:

For more information about donating to Kentucky Legal Aid in Scott's honor or purchasing tickets for the events, please contact Sarah Capps Hayes at (270) 780-8825 or by email at SHayes@KLAid.org.

In Scott's Honor, all proceeds and donations raised from this event will be used to support the work of Kentucky Legal Aid in furtherance of his enduring commitment to providing quality legal services to low-income families, elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable individuals in south central and western Kentucky.

Scott Crocker's career with legal services has spanned forty years. He now leaves an extremely efficient program which provides legal assistance to approximately 7000 people annually, over twice as many per capita as the national average of legal services programs. He has amassed a talented and experienced staff who are well positioned to meet new challenges under the leadership of Amanda Young.

Scott Kenneth Crocker grew up in Franklin, Kentucky, with five brothers and a myriad of pets. His dad, Ken, was a veterinarian and Helen, his mother, was a history professor and is a talented musician and artist. Scott got his undergraduate degree in History in 1974 from the University of Kentucky, then earned his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1977 from UK's College of Law. In 1990 he married Tricia Crocker, who has just retired from teaching English at Bowling Green High School. They have two boys-Clay and Michael-both currently pursuing advanced degrees in science.

Crocker began his professional career as staff attorney at Cumberland Trace Legal Services. He became Managing Attorney of the Bowling Green office in 1982, and, in 1986, he was selected as Executive Director.

In 2000, Crocker was contacted by the Legal Services Corporation and asked to take over management of Western Kentucky Legal Services, Inc., which provided legal aid in 24 western counties. Crocker agreed to do so, and in 2001, under his leadership, CTLS took over responsibility for 35 counties in southcentral and western Kentucky. The organization's name was changed to Kentucky Legal Aid.

During Crocker's tenure, Kentucky Legal Aid dramatically increased in both its size and budget. In 1986, 95 percent of KLA's funding was from the federal Legal Services Corporation. KLA now obtains nearly $2 million annually in other funding and the federal Legal Services Corporation now accounts for only 37% of the program's annual budget. In addition, Scott envisioned and oversaw innovations in technology, especially in intake and case management, which helped the program reach more favorable outcomes for more clients.

Crocker has been an active member of the legal community as President of the Bowling Green Bar Association, Member of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Delegates, Chair of the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and President of the Southeast Project Directors' Association. He is a recipient of the Bowling Green Bar Association's Gwen Davis Outstanding Public Service Award and the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission's Henry Tutino Human Rights Award. He is a life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.

Scott plans to remain active in the Legal Aid community. He looks forward to having more time for his hobbies including sailing, hiking, biking, canoeing and travel.

     The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid is to assist and enable low income families, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self sufficiency, and to provide these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life.
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