By: Tina Bryson
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) selected Kevin Doyle as their 2020 Philanthropist of the Year during a virtual National Philanthropy Day celebration hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was recognized for his service to CAP and their Board of Directors in pursuit of its mission to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.
“Kevin Doyle’s service as a board member was extraordinary. He is both respected and admired by his board colleagues and by all of CAP,” said Guy Adams, president/CEO of CAP. “Kevin served CAP faithfully, with generosity, and a with an unwavering commitment to our mission and participants.”
Doyle has contributed more than a decade of service to CAP’s Board of Directors, including four years as chairman of the board. His tenure was built on a focus of financial accountability and meaningful service on CAP’s initial strategic planning task force.
“Serving in Appalachia has been important to me because it is an underserved area,” Doyle noted. “I appreciate the opportunity I had to participate with CAP and make a change. I am very much in line with the mission of CAP. I am proud and honored to have been a small part of it.”
CAP’s leadership touted Doyle’s dedication to its programs and participants during his service. “A constant with Kevin’s leadership was always his unequivocable support of the needs of the programming CAP provides to our participants, and a focus on making sure we had whatever we needed to make a difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Anita Seals, vice president of CAP’s human service programs.
In addition to his service to CAP, Doyle has been a leader in professional service organizations in the construction industry. He served two years as president of the Kentucky State Board of Accounting and received the Red Triangle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the YMCA of Central Kentucky. He also serves on the Board of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.