Dismas Charities proudly celebrates 50 golden years of Healing the Human Spirit

On August 23, 2014, amid the pomp and panoply usually reserved for royalty, Dismas Charities, Inc. marked their 50th year of Healing the Human Spirit. The evening included a greeting from Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, a video tape of Dismas last half century, and dinner, all taking place while being serenaded by a 15-piece orchestra. Other significant items on the agenda were the unveiling of two oil portraits of Dismas Founder Father William Diersen, painted by Charlie Coy, and a Dismas salute by Sand Artist Joe Castillo. Capping the evening was a Dismas theme song, Redemption’s Light, written by Wayne Carroll and Simeon Amburgey and performed by Odeen Mays and the Messengers. Dismas would like to thank our Signature Sponsors, KiZAN and Stites & Harbison PLLC; and our Gold Sponsors Blue CPAs/Advisors, Hilliard Lyons, and Pillsbury. Silver Sponsors included Crowe Horwath, Gay Construction Co., House Arrest Services, Orbis, Roofing Solutions, Inc., Satellite Tracking of People LLC, Wilmes & Associates Architects, and Marriott Louisville East. Bronze Sponsors included Allegra Marketing Services; Assured Neace Lukens-Edward Culpepper Cooper; Charlie Sondergeld Services, Chase Bank; Stephen and Betsy Clark; Fifth Third Bank; Hartman Executive Advisors; HCM Governmental Relations, LLC; Jan Kempf; Miller Document Solutions, Inc.; Michael and Mary Jane Nabicht; Stallings & Sons, Inc., and Raymond J. Weis. Special thanks also go out to Brown-Forman.