Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award
Jeremy L. Jarvi
Jeremy L. Jarvi ’02 CI is a member of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Board of Directors, elected in 2010 for a three-year term. In only his second year with the board, he was elected to an Executive Committee role as the secretary. He was president of the Greater Louisville Young Alumni board from 2009-10, and was the board’s recruitment chairman in 2008. He has been the driving force behind organizing and promoting annual bus trips to away UK football games and has played leadership roles in several club activities, including the UK Football Luncheon, Cats for A Cause and Academic Enrichment Programming.
Immediately upon graduating from UK, he became active in service back to the university, most specifically through his involvement with the Greater Louisville UK Young Alumni board. He has been instrumental in providing creative thinking that led to increased fundraising at specific club events that have driven greater contributions to scholarships. When the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club board made the decision to make a pledge of $100,000 for the President’s Scholarship Initiative at UK, Jarvi led the effort for Young Alumni to make an additional pledge of $10,000 to the fund.
A 1998 graduate of Trinity High School, he and a handful of his friends created an organization in honor of another friend who passed away. Since 1997 Jarvi has served as president of the Team Shaan Foundation board in a volunteer capacity. He oversees a board of 12, and has led efforts to raise over $200,000 to an endowment fund at St. Xavier High School in his friend’s memory. The organization also contributes to several other charitable causes. He is director of investments and sponsorships for Greater Louisville Inc. He and his wife, Kristen, have one son, Landon, and reside in Louisville.
Previous Award Recipients
Daniel J. Michalak (2002)
Kelly Sullivan Holland (2004)
Barbara M. Martin (2004)
Pamela S. Kuhn (2006)
Hannah M. Myers (2004)
Ashley Roberts (2007)
Lori Trisler Wells (2007)
Diane Verhalen (2008)
Kim Parks (2009)
Lee Webb (2010)
Amelia Brown Wilson (2011)
Quintissa S. Peake (2012)
Jeremy L. Jarvi (2013)
About the Award
The UK Alumni Association's Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award is named for a long-time UK administrator who has spent the better part of his life in service to UK students.
A nominee for this award must be an alumna or alumnus who is an active member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, who is 10 years or less out of college at the time of nomination and who has worked on behalf of young people through the University, the Association, their alumni club or in the local community:
Raising funds for scholarships and/or awarding scholarships for students to attend UK
Working with local high school students through club-sponsored event and/or Preview Nights, to interest students in attending UK
Working to educate youth in the local community, whether through tutoring, coaching, or other means to keep them interested in learning
Assisting in efforts to support the Student Alumni Association through mentoring or other means.