Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Board of Directors Nomination

Directors are eligible to nominate more than one person to join the Board of Directors.

Please complete this online nomination form and upload a recent bio of each person being nominated.

All nominations are due by 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

Financial Requirements 
If elected to the Kentucky Derby Festival Board of Directors, the nominee must pay an annual $1,000 Director’s Fee by November 1. This fee may be paid in four (4) equal installments due Aug. 1, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, and Nov. 1.

Director benefits include:

  • Annual Board Workshop (held in late summer)
  • Membership in the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation’s Thorobred Membership Program
  • 50 Pegasus Pins annually (director may recoup a portion of the fee by selling these pins)
  • Director’s Pin
  • Two tickets to the Board holiday party
  • Advance purchase opportunity for tickets to Festival events
  • Discounts on Festival merchandise

New Directors are also obligated to purchase an official Festival uniform (approximately $400).

Kentucky Derby Festival nomination procedures require all nominees to receive notice of the requirements (see below) for election to the Board of Directors.

Meeting Requirements:
Board meetings occur 5-6 times annually and never more than once per month. The Bylaws provide that Directors may not miss consecutive meetings without cause. Additionally, Directors are expected to make contributions of “time, talent, and/or treasure” toward the accomplishment of the Festival’s mission which include participation on committees as assigned.

KDFF Board of Directors Nomination Form

I recommend the following person for consideration by the Nominating Committee for membership on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation:

Nominee Name(Required)
Business Address
Previous Derby Festival Experience(Required)
All nominees must have at least one-year of experience with the Kentucky Derby Festival (current year included) to be considered.
Do they have a social media presence? Please share their profile names or links below and use a separate line for each.(Required)
Please include LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter as applicable.
Accepted file types: pdf, gif, jpg, png, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Nominator Name(Required)