About us

The Crimson Mission, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization that has been established to raise contributions to provide financial assistance to duPont Manual High School and the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) in Louisville, KY. Incorporated in 2015, the Crimson Mission, Inc.’s sole purpose is make duPont Manual High School a national model of excellence by raising and allocating resources to support and enhance our mission. The Crimson Mission, Inc. is a diverse, enthusiastic and committed organization that is appropriately structured and financially viable to fulfill the mission of making duPont Manual High School an national model of excellence. '

The Crimson Mission, Inc. invites the vast duPont Manual Family – our Alumni, current parents, former parents, and community friends – to join us in our mission. Your tax-deductible donation today will support the Mission and our goal of honoring the past, empowering the present and ensuring the future of duPont Manual High School!








The Board

Please click on the pictures to the left to learn more about the board members.

Bill Routh
Recently retired from JCPS, he was a director and auditor in the internal audit unit. He has worked in public accounting and large corporations in accounting, auditing and management. Bill's parents graduated from Manual, and Girl's High, and he was in the Manual class of 1965. He went on to earn BS and MBA degrees from Murray State, and is a CPA.

Bill's four children are JCPS graduates, and two grandchildren are JCPS students. Three daughters earned undergraduate degrees from UK or UL. One earned a UL law degree. Another earned a masters and rank one, and is a proud JCPS teacher. One daughter is a bank transaction analyst. Bill's son was a governor's scholar and national merit finalist; and now attends UL's Speed School.

Support the Mission

HONOR THE PAST, EMPOWER THE PRESENT, AND ENSURE THE FUTURE OF duPONT MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL!

A Manual education is more than a simple high school education it is an academic experience which prepares our students for college and beyond. Manual students are our leaders of tomorrow. It is our goal to raise funds to make the best education - even better! If you are interested in supporting The Crimson Mission, we ask and encourage your tax-deductible donation in any amount. We do not have an annual kick-off or fund raising campaign so alumni and friends of Manual can support our Mission all year round!

Your gift to The Crimson Mission will support academic enrichment, student achievement, campus wide facility improvements, technology, athletics, plus much more! Our fundraising efforts are accomplished through our ongoing annual fund and the Annual Growing the Mission Gala.

Why should you donate to the Crimson Mission? Here’s a message from a student!

Are you ready to support the Mission? You can easily make your tax-deductible donation online through PayPal by clicking the link below or you can print out the donation form and mail your donation. Either way, you are supporting the students at Manual.

Link for donation form

YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK!

    The Crimson Mission, Inc. has assisted with the funding of:
  • microscopes and grow lights
  • rolling trimmer for AP Geography class
  • gas pressure sensors
  • HD video projector
  • outdoor advertising signs
  • gallery pedestal refurbishing
  • box trailer for transport of musical instruments
  • Project Graduation

Thank you for your support of the students at duPont Manual High School!

If you are interested in leaving a lasting legacy to the students at duPont Manual High School, please contact The Crimson Mission at crimsonmissioninc@gmail.com for more information.

Founded in 2015, the Crimson Mission serves as a non-profit organization devoted to the students and staff at duPont Manual High School - accepting contributions from alumni, community partners and families and friends of Manual - to fund individual student needs and large-scale projects the school itself cannot fund through its annual state and federal funding allowances. It is our goal to honor the past, empower the present and ensure the future of duPont Manual High School.

Growing the Mission Gala

The Crimson Mission, Inc. has partnered with Ina Marcella Events to bring you

THE 2nd ANNUAL GROWING THE MISSION GALA

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SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017

THE HENRY CLAY, Downtown Louisville

TICKETS to the Gala are available online here.

This event sold out last year so we encourage you to purchase yours today!

Our Guests of Honor for the 2nd Annual Growing the Mission Gala are:

  • Mr. Wes Jackson, Alumni
  • Mr. Dennis Robinson, Teacher
  • Mr. Mick Motley, Athletics
  • Mrs. Carol Haddad, Friend of Manual

This year, the Growing the Mission Gala is proud to offer a unique opportunity for individuals, families, and businesses to partner with the Crimson Mission. We’ve crafted three avenues for you to show your Manual pride for all to see. And, in return, you’ll help the Crimson Mission show everyone just how important your partnership is.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Growing the Mission Gala, please contact us at crimsonmissioninc@gmail.com! Thank you for your continued support of the students of Manual!


Sponsor Levels:

Crimson Sponsor: $10,000

1 available

  • Recognition as Crimson Sponsor on event advertisements and emails
  • Mention in all media advertising as Crimson Sponsor
  • Recognition as Crimson Sponsor during event
  • Full page ad in event program
  • Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year
  • Sponsorship spotlight on social media
  • Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event
  • VIP seating for table of 8 at event
  • Table signage with company logo

Ram Sponsor: $5,000

  • Recognition as Ram Sponsor on event advertisements and emails
  • Recognition as Ram Sponsor during event
  • Half page ad in event program
  • Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year
  • Sponsorship spotlight on social media
  • Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event
  • Seating for table of 8 at event
  • Table signage with company logo

Red/White Sponsor: $1,000

  • Recognition as Red/White Sponsor with company logo event advertisements and emails
  • Recognition as Red/White Sponsor during event
  • Logo included on our website with link to your company’s website for one year
  • Sponsorship spotlight on social media
  • Opportunity to place brochure/business card at each table at event
  • 2 tickets to Gala

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Sponsors of the Crimson Mission's Spring Gala

THANK YOU TO OUR GROWING THE MISSION GALA SPONSORS

Ram Sponsor

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Glow Touch Technologies

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Bowling Nursery

The Marsh Family

Red/White Sponsor

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Awards Center

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Partners In Women's Health

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Educational Resources

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Treyton Oak Towers

The Jennifer Lanham Family

The Sterling and Amy Lapinski Family