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In its first twelve years, Hats for Hope has contributed over half a million dollars to the fight against breast cancer; however, beginning in 2016, we began working through Kosair Charities in order to extend our support for children’s cancers.  We appreciate the generosity of our many donors and sponsors who have supported us with both financial and in-kind donations over the years.

If you would like to help us achieve our goal by donating a Derby hat or package or package item, you can drop off with or mail to Erin Fowler at Kosair Charities at 982 Eastern Parkway; Louisville, KY 40233. If you prefer pick-up, you can contact Teddy Andriot at

There are a number of ways to support Hats for Hope:

Derby Hats
Our goal is to auction hundreds of fashionably fabulous hats – new or gently worn.  “Gently Worn” means free of stains, tears, and dust. Plain hats are acceptable since some ladies do prefer that style, but please note that we may embellish some plain hats. We regret that we cannot accept vintage or winter hats, as it has been our experience that neither are popular at our Derby-themed event.

Silent Auction Packages
Our ‘non-hat’ packages typically consist of items of jewelry, event tickets, vacation packages, artwork, and gift certificates for merchandise, to local restaurants, and for services such as spas.

Cash Contributions
If you don’t have a hat or a non-hat item to donate and would still like to make a contribution, Hats for Hope accepts cash donations.  Please send a check payable to: Kosair Charities, with Hats for Hope on the “memo” line, and mail to to Erin Fowler at Kosair Charities at 982 Eastern Parkway; Louisville, KY 40233.

Non-anonymous donors will receive an official receipt from Kosair Charities that can be used for tax related purposes.