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Finis Davis Fellowship

Finis Davis

The Finis E. Davis Fellowship has been created to honor the memory of Kentucky’s first and only President of Lions Clubs International.  PIP Finis served as President in 1960-1961.  Then in 1967-68 he was President of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  He spearheaded the drive to raise the first two million dollars to build the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute, which is now a world-class center, and dedicated his life to Lionism.

The fellowship is available to everyone, not just Lions, Lioness or Leos. It may also be given as a memorial.

 

The Davis Fellowship may be obtained by a contribution of $500 or more to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  The contribution may be made over a period of time by making payment of not less than $100.  The Fellowship will be presented upon receipt of the final payment.  Checks should be made to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. 

 

The recipient of the Finis E. Davis Fellowship will receive a personalized plaque from the current Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation President, a Finis E. Davis Fellow patch & a Finis E. Davis Fellow pin.

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Finis Davis Recipients

Craig Stanfield
Craig Stanfield

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Steven Pedersen
Steven Pedersen

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John Johnson
John Johnson

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Become a Finis Davis Fellow

To honor someone with a Finis Davis Fellowship  or Progressive Finis Davis Fellowship please click the link below to download the application. 

 

 

 

Complete the application and email to KarenHayse@kylionseye.org or mail application to:  Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation

 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

 Louisville, KY 40202

Payment can be made via check sent in mail or with a debit/credit card using the online form  below. 

To honor someone with a Finis Davis Fellowship  or Progressive Finis Davis Fellowship please click the link below to download the application. 

Who has received the Finis Davis Fellowship?

The following list of 635 Finis E. Davis recipients was last updated 11.10.22. 

The list is updated quarterly.  If you see a correction that is needed to this list please contact JenniferHunt@kylionseye.org

 

A. C. Brown
Abner Pike
Adam Ruschival
Albert Mitchell
Albert Rich
Alicia Pontius
Allen Stephens
Amelia Arnold
Amy Hatter
Angela Wilmoff
Ann Elsea
Anna L. Walkup
Annette Walkup Auth
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anthony "Tony" Bishop
Arnold "Tom" Van Etten
Arvin D. Crafton
Avis Mason
B. J. Arnold
Bea Brearey
Ben Lowe
Ben P. Linton

Benjamin Carl LeBuhn
Bennie J. Deaton
Betty Grimes
Betty Haydon
Betty Thompson
Betty Witten
Betty York
Bill Barlow
Bill Bender
Bill Cox
Bill Floyd 
Bill Poor
Billy Blackburn
Billy Gorman, Jr.
Billy Ray Dunn
Bland Dorris
Bob Cahoon
Bob Fierstos
Bob Swett
Bobby A. Proctor
Boyd Hammond
Brad Sand
Brandon Johnson
Brenda Ison
Brett Hines
Brian Dennis
Brian Duncan
Bruce Langlois

Bud Fennell

Burt Boyer
Byron Watkins
C. B. Owens
C. Jack Johnston
C. Shea Nickell
C. Thomas Radden, Sr.
C. Tom Warren
C. William Polack
Calvin T. (Skip) Zehnder
Carl Foster
Carl Nunnelley
Carl Payne
Carla Ruschival
Carol Dahmke

Carole Davis
Carol Higdon
Carol Hollander
Carolyn Chism
Carrie McKenzie
Cathy Roby
Cecil Ritchie
Chandra Baughman
Charles Brodt
Charles Duffy
Charles F. Schott
Charles Garnett
Charles Gray
Charles R. Brown
Charles Sledd
Charles W. Logsdon
Charlotte Arnett
Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Miller Stengel
Charyn H. Lonneman
Chelsey Kessy
Christine Conley

Chuck Danison
Chuck Donahue
Chuck Masters
Cindy Francis
Clarence Qualls
Claud Ethridge

Clay Diamond

Clinton Applegate
Colin "Cokie" Cox
Coo-Ee Parks

Craig A. Stanfield
Crystal Balentine
Curt Flannery
Cynthia Ferguson
Dale Irwin
Dan Reasons
Daniel Combs 
Daniel F. Reasons
Daniel M. Weber, Jr.
Danny Maggard
Darrell Sallee
Dave Satterly
David A. Overby
David Adams

David Butler
David Caldwell
David Collins
David Faxon
David Madison
David Mason
David McClure
David Mellett
David O. Keller
David Oliver
David Strange
David Winters
Deanna Shelton
Debbie Graven
Debra A. Day
Debra M. Bell
Dennis Armstrong
Derek Pedigo
Deryck Chambers
Diane Nelson
Dick Piercefield
Dick Root
Don Blanton
Don Holt
Don R. Jacobson
Don Rosser
Don Thompson
Donald Whitehouse
Donald Wright
Donna McClure
Donna Taulbee
Donnie Bussell
Dora Clark
Doug Ison
Douglas L. Foster
Dr. Ali Haider
Dr. Ashima Gupta
Dr. Charles R. Conley
Dr. Greg Hagedorn
Dr. Hank Kaplan
Dr. James E. Monin
Dr. James J. Traxel
Dr. Joern Soltau
Dr. John Downing
Dr. John P. Lyles
Dr. Maurice E. Fuchs
Dr. Ralph Stengel
Dr. Rand Paul
Dr. Robert “Bobby” Cottingham
Dr. Roy L. Ross
Dr. Tuck Tinsley, III
Dumont Stringer
Dwight Spayth
Dwight Whisman
Earl "Chic" Chism
Earl Alford
Earl Halleran
Earl Preher
Earl Rodgers
Ed Wallace
Eddie Abraham
Edward A. Whaley
Edward C. Prescott
Edward Jerry Ehlman
Edward Rubenacker
Edwin Young
Eileen Ehlman
Elbert Johns
Eldon G. Pontius
Elfreide Latendresse

Elmer Newkirk

Eric Patrick Crawford
Everett Gale Strom
Frank J. Metzmeier
Frank Latendresse
Fred Barr
Fred Flowers
Fred Schlatter
Frederick Wright

Gary Cardwell
Gary Dearborn
Gary Logan
Gary Meredith
Gary Miles
Gary Philpott
Gary Poynter
Gayl Bostic
Gene Stinnett
Gene Vogel
George Freas
George Howell
George Jones
George Lonneman
George Roederer
Gerald "Jerry" Sheehan
Gerald Moss
Gerald Wedding
Gezi Desi
Gil Wentzel
Gilbert Scott

Glenila Tharpe
Glynn Gregory
Gravice Douglas
Greg Dutton
Greg Richardson
Greg T. Lemons
Greta Brown
Guy Hollander
Hap Cox
Harold Smith
Harold Strange
Harvey Petry
Helen Piercefield
HenryL. Smith
Herman Chiles
Howard Cook
Howard McCullough
ID Michael D. Banks
IP Douglas X Alexander
Ira Johnston
J. Dustin Rose
J. Paul Browning
Jack Cohen
Jack Conte
Jack Ellis
Jack Haydon
Jack Phillips
Jacquelyn Burrell
James "JC" Cook
James A. Brell, Jr.
James Alton Pike
James Archey
James B. Morton
James C. Wilburn
James Castle
James Conn
James Cook
James G. Allen
James Goodwin
James Manning
James Nance
James O. Janes
James P. Alcorn
James R. Whitaker
James R. Wooton
James Rogers
James Tincher
James Todd
James Wagoner
James Weise
Jan Swett
Jan Wygal
Janet Morgan
Janice Plain
Janice Pullium
Janis K. Friend
Jay Miller
Jeanie Sullivan
Jeff Hurn
Jeff Lorenzen
Jennifer Hunt Spurling
Jennifer Mossotti

Jeremy L. Powell
Jerry "Peanuts" Gaines
Jerry Bennett
Jerry Dawson
Jim Deneen
Jim Edwards
Jim Frazier
Jim Hatfield
Jim Pettit
Jim Roethemeier
Jim Sandidge
Jimmy Orr
Jo Ann Benson
Joe Bille
Joe Mills
Joe Turner
Joe Westerman
John Arney
John Berry Jr.
John Bunnell
John C. Zeitz
John Clay Rogers
John Collins
John Daily
John David Friend
John Dunhoft
John Evans
John F. Sledd
John Fairey
John Girvin

John Heady
John Hynear
John J. Johnson, III
John Johns
John Lair
John M. Keith, Jr.
John M. Tomlin
John Mason
John Paul Jackson
John Price
John Proffitt
John S. Lynn
John Shouse
John Warren, Jr. (memorial)

ID John W. Youney
Johnny Friend
Johnny Lawson
Jon D. King
Jordan Coomes
Jordan Evans
Joseph P. Payne
Joseph W. Williams
Joyce Clifford
Joyce Friend
Joyce Van Hoose
Juanita Ray

Judy Letcher
Judy Moose
Judy Wright
Jules M. Klein
Juliann Davis Edwards
Julius Jay Lasslo
Karen Abraham
Karen Adams
Karen Hayse
Karen Kallio
Karen L. Ladd
Karen Nitschke
Karl Krause
Kathy Napier
Kay Mills
Keith Cartwright
Ken Mizoguchi
Kenneth C. Steimle
Kenneth Jones
Kenneth Phillips
Kenneth Whalen
Kester Halcomb, Jr.
Kevin Bishop
Kim Jessie
Koss E. Kinser
L. B. Hoover, Jr.
L. C. Woodcock
LaMar Nichelson
Larry C. Rogers
Larry Jones
Larry Lail
Larry M. Munson
Larry Ray
Larry Washam
Laverne Hopkins
Lee Hillman
Leon Thomas
Lewis Jean
Linda Allen
Linda Crawford
Linda Davis Broecker
Linda Dunne
Linda M. Riden
Linda Smith
Linda Stokes
Lindy Lamkin
Lois Newton
Lois Shinkle
Louise Carrier
Lowell Orman
Lynda Wooton
Lyndon E. Eberly, Jr.
Lynton H. Thomas
Mac Ferguson
Madeleine T. Baugh
Marie Wedding
Marilyn Bostic
Marina Jenkins
Mark Daffer
Mark Fietsch
Mark Kelly
Mark T. Mitchum
Mark Webster
Mark Wilkins
Marsha Jones
Marsha Prater
Martha Goss

Martha Sullivan
Marty Mills
Marty Stephens
Mary Ann Van Etten
Mary Benton Friend
Mary James
Mary Johns
Mary Lesousky
Mary P. Steimle
Mary Russelburg
Mary Wethington
Marybel Davis Black
Matt Buckman
Meghan Boland
Mel Robinson
Melissa Faye Swett
Melissa V. Lowe
Melvin C. Gilbert

Melvin Jones
Meridith Henninger
Michael Aldridge
Michael Buis
Michael Corriston
Michael E. Jones
Michael P. Massey
Michael Pawula

Michael Peyton
Mike Brock
Mike Chambers
Mike Higgins
Mike Kouns
Mike Levinson
Mike McKenzie
Mike Perkins
Mike Robbins
Mike Sapp
Mike Thomas
Milton Carl Stoess
Mitch Dahmke
Mitchell D. Stewart
Mitchell Judy
Mona Collette
Morris Bottoms
Nadine Abel
Nancy Bullock
Nancy Pence
Nancy Whitler
Nelson Plain
Noel E. Hardwick
Noel Hardwick
Noel Ison
Norman Jones
Omar Rogers
Ottis E. LaRue
Pam Elrod
Pamela Moretz
Pat Howell
Pat Ryan
Pat Sullivan
Patrick Morgan
Paul Ambler
Paul C. Connelly
Paul Constant
Paul D. Brearey
Paul Douglas Hampton
Paul Ferrell
Paul Hinton
Paul L. Sullivan
Paul O'Flynn
Paul Powell 
Paul R. Griffith
Paul Sullivan
Paul Thomas
Paul Walkup
Paul Wiese
Paul Young
PDG Chester Stevenson
PDG Chuck Carlson
PDG John Horton
PDG Kew Taybi
PDG Richard E. Titsworth
PDG Robert C. Smith
Penny Hardwick
Perri Ann Friend
Phillip Catron
R.T. Tom Swaidner
Ralph E. Bartley
Ralph Edrington
Ralph Taulbee
Randall Johnson
Randy Morris
Ray Langston
Raymond H. Stephens, Jr.
Renee Knies
Richard "Ricky" Rogers
Richard A. Johnson
Richard Botkin
Richard Crowe
Richard K. Cundiff
Richard Paul Beck
Rick Brown
Rick Chasteen
Ricky Ricks
Rita Edwards
Robert "Bob" Crosno
Robert "Bob" Wade
Robert Berry
Robert Bob Adams
Robert Budde
Robert Cannoy
Robert Elsea
Robert Futrell
Robert Gayheart
Robert Heightchew
Robert Hoover
Robert Hunt
Robert J. Mobley
Robert Moberly
Robert Seefeldt
Robert Stephens
Robert Vaughn
Robert Werner
Roger Rhoades
Ron Burnette
Ron Dawson
Ron Green
Ron Herrington
Ron Phillips
Ron White

Ronald Kowalkoski
Ronald Mossotti
Ronald Walsh
Rose Wheeler
Roy Grimes
Ruby B. Holzhauser
Rudy Stone
Rufus K. Backer, Jr.
Russ Evans
Russell Hamlett
Rusty Newton
Ruth Hardy
Sam Alexander
Sam Underwood
Samuel E Humphrey
Sandy Constant
Sara Ceresa
Sara Smith
Sarah S. Hubbard
Sarah S. Hubbard
Scott Vincent
Sharon Bensinger
Sharon Gilmore-Beyke
Sharon Orman
Sharon Smith
Sharon Woods
Sheila Johnson
Shelby C. Trimble
Shirley Moore
Simon Mortimer
StanleyBaugh
Stephanie Burden
Steve Hargis
Steve J. Balentine
Steve Pedersen
Steven "Digger" Carson
Stewart Jaggers
Stuart "Smokey" Smotherman
Sue Collins
Susan Alexander
Susan Davis
Susan Dearborn
Susan H. Nall
Susan Lemons
Susanne S. Wolford
Ted Gyorffy
Teresa Halliwell
Terry Davis
Terry Jones
Themla Halcomb
Theresa F. Long
Thomas Davis
Thomas Mudd
Thomas Murphy
Thomas W. Burks

Tim Cantrell
Tim Francis
Tim Greene
Tim Griefenkamp
Tinker Zimmerman
Todd Stansberry
Tom Carter
Tom Conley
Tom Matney
Tom Temple
Tom Thieneman, Sr.
Trisha Jenkins
Valerie Bennett Jones
Vicki Madison 
Vicki Madison 
Vicki Northcutt
Virda Hendry
W. Lee Morrison, Jr.
Wallace Hardy
Walt Coleman
Walter B. McGee
Walter Prater
Wanda Marsh
Wenda Owen
Wilbur Frye
William "Bill" Van Hoose
William Abel
William Arndt
William B. Cox, Jr.
William Boggs
William Dean Crawford
William Dean Smith
William Durbin
William G. Carroll
William Horn
William K. Rice
William Michael Jones
William Mitchell
William Monhollon
William Moody
William Prewitt
Willie Cyphers
Yancey Watkins
Young Choi
Zadie Ryan

Who has received the Progressive Finis Davis Fellowship?

The following list was last updated 11.28.22. 

The list is updated quarterly.  If you see a correction that is needed to this list please contact JenniferHunt@kylionseye.org

4 Diamond Level

$10,000+

Darlene Horton 
John Horton 

Kew Taybi

Mike Levinson

Phillip Catron
Tom VanEtten


 

3 Diamond Level

$5,000 - $9,999

Chuck Carlson

Linda Smith

Mark Fietsch
Melissa Lowe
Sam Underwood

 

2 Diamond Level

$1,000 - $4,999

Adam Ruschival

Brett Hines

Charyn Lonneman

Chuck Schott

Dr. Ralph Stengel

George Lonneman

James Archey

Jan Swett

John J. Johnson,III

Karen Hayse

Larry Munson

Leon Thomas
Michael Corriston

Wm. Joe Westerman


 

1 Diamond Level

$500 - $999

Clay Diamond

Dr. Joern Soltau

Jeff Lorenzen

Jerry Bennett

John Zeitz

Judy Wright

Kay Mills

Lindy Lamkin
Marty Mills
Omar Rogers

Pam Elrod
Sharon Bensinger