Leadership – Board of Directors

Bill Butler

The Foundation makes not only a difference but a big difference because we focus on catalytic and impactful projects that have multiplier effects of a permanent nature in our community.

Bob Klare

Vice Chair
As a grandson of the Foundation’s namesake, Robert Butler, it is a blessing to continue his legacy of “Love of Thy Neighbor” in the community. I am proud to be part of advancing the vision set forth by our founders, my Uncle Bill and Aunt Sue Butler, “to serve those most in need” in the cities and neighborhoods that make up our amazing Northern Kentucky home.

Christa Butler

I am passionate about championing equity and cultural diversity in local schools and providing opportunities to foster lifelong learning.

In Memoriam: Sue Butler

In Loving Memory

Sue Butler, beloved wife, mother, friend, and faithful supporter of our Chairman, and the entire regional community.

Tom Banta

My time spent on the work of the Butler Foundation over the years has repeatedly demonstrated the difference thoughtful giving can make on an individual’s life; and through repetition across a broad number of families, it has an impactful and uplifting effect on the community as a whole.

Amanda Kolar

Faithful service is undeniable to me, it is the best realization of the fullness of hope.

Marty Butler


Marty Butler


Kevin Butler


Kevin Butler


Barbara Schaefer

Executive Director
St. Augustine said, “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by accidents of time or place or circumstance, are brought into closer connection to you.” The Butler Foundation makes a difference by helping our neighbors when they need it most.

Executive Staff

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Julie Dickman

Grants Administrator