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Wellspring Events

Wellspring organizes several events each year to raise awareness about mental illness and to generate funds to carry out our mission of bringing house, hope, and recovery to those with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the Louisville community.  

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Our 19th Annual Derby Preview Party took place on Millionaire's Row at Churchill Downs on April 25, 2017. THANK YOU to each of our sponsors, guests, auction donors, auction bidders, and Bid for Recovery donors for making it a huge success! This event provides critical funding to help Wellspring carry out our life-saving, life-enriching programs. We can't do it without our generous donors!



All Day Social & Shopping Event to benefit Wellspring clients was held on Nov. 10th, 10 AM to 6 PM at Dandelion in the Vogue Shopping Center in St. Matthews (3729 LexingtonRoad).  Overall for the holidays, 130 Wellspring clients had wishlists adopted by 75 people with 20 more people contributing donations, so that 144 clients had a happy holiday!  Thank you!!!

On September 15, 2016, 125 donors raised $25,125 in 24 hours to benefit Wellspring through Give Local Louisville!  We surpassed our goal by over $5,000 – and our hope of engaging 75 donors to support us on this biggest single day of giving in our community was exceed by 66%! What a wonderful outcome for such an exciting day!  

Home Goods Sale!

An afternoon of shopping fun was had by Wellspring clients on September 7, 2016 in the Ballroom at Spalding University!  Clients bought household items, jewelry, decorations and accessories; took home some free clothing and enjoyed cookies and lemonade.   The volunteers at the sale had a great time as well!  


CLICK HERE for full details, tickets & more!

November 10th: Angels & Elves, Stock the Shelves...

September 22nd: Shop at Cotton & Clay and a % of sales comes to Wellspring!

17th Annual Derby Preview Party




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Churchill Downs - Millionaires Row

Tickets - $175.00 each  CLICK TO BUY
Master of Ceremonies: John Asher
Entertainment by Latin-infused roots band, Appalatin
Unlimited Chef’s Table, Dessert Bar & Cocktail Bar

Sensational Live & Silent Auctions
Kentucky Derby handicapping session with sportswriter Bill Doolittle, he has called the winner for the last 3 Kentucky Derby's!



OCTOBER 23rd, 2014

OCTOBER 26th, 2014

Wellspring Night at The Village Anchor
Sunday, October 26th
5pm - 10pm

The Village Anchor Pub & Roost
11507 Park Rd Anchorage, KY 40223

Metromix 2012 Best Restaurant in Louisville!

Reservations are recommended.
Mention Wellspring when you call ahead!
Menu and reservations at

A portion of proceeds will benefit Wellspring!


Our major events are:

The Derby Preview Party
This festive event is held a week and a half before the Kentucky Derby each year on Churchill Downs' Millionaires Row. You can expect an extensive and exciting live and silent auction, a delicious meal, cocktails, and appearances from Derby celebrities. Over the past 14 years, the Derby Preview Party has grown to draw a crowd of 500 guests.  Learn more...

The Art of Recovery
Wellspring partners with other mental health agencies each year to host The Art of Recovery, an event designed to showcase the artwork of mental health consumers and raise awareness about mental illness in the Louisville community.  For the past few years, the evening has also featured an educational component.  Held during Mental Health Awareness Week (in May).  In 2012 The Art of Recovery was held in August at the Speed Art Museum before it closed for extensive renovations.  Learn more...


We also partner with local restaurants and businesses throughout the year for special Wellspring days, when a portion of sales is donated to Wellspring.  Sign up for our newsletter mailing or email blasts to stay up-to-date on all of our events by sending us an email today!