Nerd Louisville is a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit.
Why Nerd Louisville?
Nerd Louisville was established when we discovered that there was a vibrant and active community of people interested in nerdy activities within Louisville, but that many of those people were scattered throughout the city in disparate groups. We wanted to change that, so we created Nerd Louisville to make it easier for nerds to connect and become friends.
Our goal isn’t to supersede the already existent groups of nerds in Louisville, but to create a platform for the existing groups to connect with each other.
Over the past two years, Nerd Louisville has fostered a community, established a mini-convention (Nerdlouvia), and developed a charitable initiative to support at-risk kids with games and other activities.
In 2017, we hope to do even more, but we can’t do that alone, so we hope that you’ll help us.
Nerd Louisville’s mission is to make Louisville, Kentucky the most awesome nerd city in the universe. We do that by:
- Fostering a sense of community
- Providing a hub to connect local nerds
- Promoting Louisville as a nerd destination
- Educating, inspiring, and empowering local youth.
Educating, Inspiring and Empowering Local Youth
We believe that tabletop gaming can be used as an educational tool. In 2016, Members of the Nerd Louisville Board of Directors participated in Patch Con, a spring break camp sponsored by the Cabbage Patch settlement House. This year, we are partnering with The De Paul School, a local school for children with learning disabilities, to run a board game night and we have committed to donating a selection of games to the school to help expand their, “Games of the World” club.
Research has shown that tabletop gaming can improve memory formation and cognitive skills, reduce stress, encourage strategic thinking, teach important social skills, and improve focus. They also give kids a constructive and creative outlet to express themselves .
Nerd Louisville has also partnered with the Louisville Free Public Library, the Newburg Boys and Girls Club, and Iroquois High School.
Board of Directors
The board of directors for 2017.
Our mantra is that we’re a “Do-acracy”, where even the board is volunteering their time, effort, and earnings to make the organization the best it can be. You will find most of us involved with many of the hands-on initiatives under the umbrella of our organization.
We depend on your investment.
Nerd Louisville depends on the community we serve to fund our mission of connecting and empowering local nerds. We’re working to grow your community and make Louisville a destination for gamers and other nerds. Please consider donating to the cause using the PayPal button below!
We prefer financial contributions to our PayPal account (linked above), but if you have a gift-in-kind or would prefer another method of donation please contact us to make arrangements. Please consider a recurring monthly donation if you’re a frequent user of the Nerd Louisville website. Thank you!
Nerd Louisville is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Kentucky and your gifts are considered tax-deductible contributions.
We need your help to make Louisville the most awesome nerd city in the universe.
We need people to work with our Next-Gen Nerds; educators, mentors, and entertainers.
We need people to help forge relationships with old and new sponsors.
We need volunteers for events; help setup, run games, staff booths, etc.
We need volunteers to spread the word, manage our website and social media, and foster a broader audience.
Are you a local store, organization, or group interested in becoming official sponsors of Nerd Louisville? It’s cheap, easy, and you’ll be making a big difference in our mission.
Want to get in touch with us? Send us mail!