Helping Bring Light to the Homeless Community

Feed my Neighbor is a program of the Cathedral of the Assumption

Saturday, June 27 2015 June 27
Louisville Marriott Downtown 280 W Jefferson St Louisville, KY valet parking available

On SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015, the Cathedral of the Assumption is hosting a very special event to help raise awareness and support for Louisville’s hungry and homeless.

This charity event is called - LET’S DANCE LOUISVILLE and is based on the hit TV show, DANCING WITH THE STARS, but on a local level. Twelve local “celebrities” will compete in a dance competition for your votes and support.

In addition to dancing, there will be live and silent auctions as well as culinary creations for all to enjoy.

Cocktails & Silent Auction: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Dance Competition: 8:00pm   Seating is limited. Buy your tickets today.   For more information call the Cathedral of the Assumption: 502-657-5222   Click here to BUY TICKETS

The Event

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Shall We Dance instructor, Brandon Thompson and Shannon Cogan, 2014 Judge's Award winner.

On behalf of our Feed My Neighbor Lunch Program, our ministry wants to thank you for supporting Let’s Dance Louisville. Thousands of our fellow citizens in need come to the Cathedral’s Sandefur Dining Hall seeking a hot meal and friendly fellowship throughout the year, and Let’s Dance Louisville benefits this charitable effort. Your time and interest in helping these neighbors in need through your presence and participation is a manifestation of the compassion our city models to the world.

Last year’s inaugural dance contest was a blast, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better. We have a wonderful roster of fabulous dancers who are all preparing very hard to wow us on June 27th! I look forward to visiting with you at this year’s festivities where in the midst of great dancing, wonderful auction items, and entertaining company we will ensure that the hungry of our compassionate city remain well fed in our care.

With prayerful best wishes,

- Very Rev. Jeffrey S. Nicolas
Pastor, Cathedral of the Assumption

Derby City Ballroom instructor, Jani Szukk and Charlotte Ipsan.

Derby City Ballroom instructor, Jani Szukk and Charlotte Ipsan.

Thank you for your interest in Let’s Dance Louisville. Building off of last year’s tremendous sold-out success, I am very excited to be working with another set of twelve amazing community leaders and volunteers who together will create dance floor magic during a night of goodwill and glitz. Our dancing cast will devote many weeks to challenging rehearsals ensuring the greatest level of entertainment.

Let’s Dance Louisville is just one of many ways the Sandefur Dining Hall is working to create support and awareness for over 60,000 hungry and homeless guests we feed each year. You can help us by making your reservations and casting your votes. This night is a party with a purpose. It simply doesn’t get any better than that. See you on the dance floor!

Best wishes,

- Maggie Cyphers
Let’s Dance Louisville Event Chair

2015 Dancers

  • Cheri Sims

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    Cheri Sims

    Bio: I consider Louisville my home although I was born and went to high school in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As an LSU graduate I had my first job as a teacher at the Kentucky School for the Blind. When my last child was completing college, I moved to Africa as a volunteer teacher living in Tanzania. Africa became a land I learned to love and proved to be a fount of imagination and inspiration. I suppose by the time anyone turns sixty, life takes one in several directions. With the help of a very fine orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rick Sweet, I had both of my hips replaced … and here I am-still dancing! I currently love my career as a realtor with Wakefield Reutlinger. But, it is volunteerism that provides balance in my life. Every Monday I help prepare the soup and serve the hungry at the Sandefur Dining Hall’s daily lunch program located on Bologna Alley behind the Cathedral of the Assumption.

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  • Christie Dutton

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    Christie Dutton

    Bio: Kentucky native Christie Dutton grew up in Jessamine County and is thrilled to be working in the Bluegrass State. Before coming to WAVE 3, Christie worked as a meteorologist at WXIX, the FOX affiliate in Cincinnati, and WTVQ, the ABC affiliate in Lexington. She holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval, the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. Christie is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Kentucky and earned a master's degree in geosciences and a certificate of broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. You can catch Christie's forecasts bright and early on WAVE 3 News Sunrise weekdays beginning at 4:30 am. When she's not at work, Christie enjoys snow skiing, hiking, storm chasing and spending time with her family.

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  • Denise Zeydel

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    Denise Zeydel

    Bio: Denise Zeydel is a Co-Owner and General Manager of Z Salon & Spa and has been a part of the business for 30 years. She loves working with both guests and staff as much as possible. Z Salon & Spa’s mission is to take care of the guest, take care of each other and to take care of the community we live in. When the opportunity to work with the Cathedral of the Assumption and their Feed My Neighbor program was presented, it was a natural fit. Denise has been married for 15 years to John Zeydel. They have one son, Chance, who attends Walden School and is in 8th grade. Zeydel and her husband can literally be found running all over town. Over the past year Zeydel has accumulated 296 miles and looks forward to many more. Running has been a great help since she has a passion for cooking and entertaining.

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  • Doug Sweeney

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    Doug Sweeney

    Bio: Doug Sweeney is a lifelong Louisville resident and is married to his beautiful wife, Annette. They have three wonderful children and six perfect grandchildren! Sweeney graduated from the University of Louisville. In 1991 he began his career in law enforcement with the Louisville Division of Police. Sweeney achieved the rank of Lieutenant and eventually ran the Traffic Unit, the LMPD’s largest specialty unit responsible for investigating all collisions resulting in fatalities or life-threatening injuries, as well as providing traffic routes and escorts for high level government VIPs and major city events such as Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby. Sweeney retired in 2013, but returned to the workforce in 2014 has Chief for the City of Audubon Police Department. Sweeney has a strong background in dance - which includes seeing Saturday Night Fever four times and Dancing in the Rain three times. Oh! He also once held season tickets to the Louisville Ballet and has seen two episodes of “Glee!”.

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  • Jude Loew

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    Jude Loew

    Bio: A graduate of Indiana University, Jude Loew serves as Vice President & Creative Director for Barry Wooley Designs. A renowned faux finisher, Jude provides the environmental stage for each design and event project, melding texture and color to create the canvas for the customer’s vision. Jude’s keen sense of space and flow provides you with rooms that match the way you live and work. Jude also provides his artistic creativity and logical space arrangements to maximize employee productivity and leverage the brand image for a variety of commercial environments. Jude’s commercial portfolio includes Churchill Downs, Lamkin Wealth Management, Clark Memorial Hospital, The Park Grand, and a variety of downtown restorations in Louisville, New Albany, and Jeffersonville. Jude is passionate about giving back to the southern Indiana and Louisville communities. He is involved in his church, the Cathedral of the Assumption, as well as a variety of local and national charities.

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  • Larry Shapin

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    Larry Shapin

    Bio: A Louisville native, Larry has been involved with the community for over 60 years. Larry’s profession is in the commercial real estate field, but his passion lies in the arts and support of local artists. His interests encompass various organizations including the Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Speed Museum and the Kentucky Opera. Larry’s hobbies include tennis, skiing, and music. By participating in Let’s Dance Louisvile, Larry would like to bring awareness and support to Feed My Neighbor, a program of the Sandefur Dining Hall. And, just maybe, bring some cool dance moves to the floor!

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  • Leslie Buddeke Smart

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    Leslie Buddeke Smart

    Bio: Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE serves as the Executive Director of Philanthropy for the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Norton Healthcare. Prior Smart worked as the President of Technique Marketing + Development, LLC. She currently serves on the Board of the Kentucky Opera, Parish Council Chair at the Cathedral of the Assumption and is a graduate of Leadership Louisville. Smart studied classical ballet at the University of Louisville Dance Academy, Louisville Ballet School, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music/Dance and the School of American Ballet at Julliard in New York City. Smart danced with the Louisville Ballet.

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  • Mark Barnes

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    Mark Barnes

    Bio: Mark Barnes is Kentucky grown through and through. Raised in Bardstown, Barrnes attended Murray State University and graduated from Berea College. Barnes spent six years as National Sales Manager and Director of Sales for Louisville’s Galt House Hotel & Suites. For the last 26 years, Barnes has welcomed visitors to Louisville through his work with the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau where he currently serve as Director of Northeast Sales with offices in Washington D.C. and Louisville. Barnes is married to his college sweetheart, Helen, who is also from Bardstown. They have two daughters and two granddaughters. Barnes enjoys running, golf and is a Louisville Cardinals fan.

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  • Peggy Hagerty Duffy

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    Peggy Hagerty Duffy

    Bio: Peggy Hagerty Duffy graduated from the University of Louisville in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  She received her Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.  Her concentration was geotechnical engineering, which includes building foundations, tunnels, dams, and other aspects of engineering that involve soil, rock, and groundwater.   Duffy founded Hagerty Engineering, Inc. in 1997 and currently is President.  Duffy is also the Technical Advisor to the International Association of Foundation Drilling (IAFD-ADSC).  She writes monthly features for Foundation Drilling magazine, among other writing duties. Duffy also represented the association at the International Workshop on Micropiles in Poland in 2014.   Duffy is heavily involved in the community and she feels strongly about public service. She is the Co-Chair of Jeffersonville CityPride. She serves as the resident engineer on the Jeffersonville Arts Alliance and she is on Speed School of Engineering Alumni Council.  She was Operations Director for Waterfront Fashion Week in Louisville, and she currently is a sponsor and consultant for Louisville’s Fashion Nite-Out, which fosters up and coming designers. Duffy also has served on the Jeffersonville Historic Preservation Commission and on the board of the Howard Steamboat Museum.

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  • Rebecca Mattingly

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    Rebecca Mattingly

    Bio: Born and raised in Louisville, Rebecca Mattingly is a graduate of Holy Rosary Academy and the University of Louisville Speed School. During her time at U of L she co-founded the U of L chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. Rebecca enjoys volunteering her time to charitable organizations in the Louisville area. Previously, Mattingly worked with the Ronald McDonald House and Wayside Christian Mission. Currently, she is involved with F.E.A.T. (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) and Special Olympics Kentucky. In 2014, Mattingly and her fiancé, Paul, joined the Cathedral of the Assumption. Rebecca works in the sales department for Strong Hold Products, a local, family-owned manufacturing company. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and traveling. Mattingly and her fiancé, Paul, reside in Louisville’s south end.  Rebecca is honored to be a participant in the Let’s Dance Louisville event.

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  • Sarah Barker Brown

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    Sarah Barker Brown

    Bio: Sarah Barker Brown was born in London, Ontario, Canada. Known by her friends and family as “Bee”, she was raised with a strong sense of community by her parents, Grant and Judi. Sarah attended the University of Western Ontario and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and German with a French minor. Sarah attended law school at McGill University in Montreal. Sarah practiced law for 10 years specializing in securities law at Stikeman Elliott in Toronto, and then later as general counsel for multiple corporations located in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Michigan and Atlanta. Sarah and her husband, Campbell, married in Canada in 2002 and have two daughters, Madison (age 8) and Chandler (age 5). Fluent in three languages, Sarah has travelled extensively abroad for work, volunteerism and pleasure. A former ski instructor and law professional, Sarah now focuses her energy on family and her interior design business. Sarah enjoys volunteering for organizations with a focus on serving the needs of children in developing countries.

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  • Todd Sharp

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    Todd Sharp

    Bio: Todd Sharp is the Spirit Coordinator and Co-Head Coach for the University of Louisville Ladybirds Dance Team, Cheerleaders and Cardinal Bird Mascots. Since joining the coaching staff at U of L 16 years ago, the spirit program has won a combined total of 23 Collegiate National Championships. Sharp is also the Head Coach of the Floyd Central Dazzlers Dance Team. Under his leadership Floyd Central has become the most winning high school dance team in history. They have won 23 National Championships including the 2015 title in early February. Sharp is also the founder/co-owner/head coach of the Planet Dance All Stars. Planet Dance has a combined total of 29 National Championships and one World Championship title. Sharp and his teams are seen on national television numerous times throughout the year on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, and CBS Sports. Sharp is in high demand around the world has a dance/spirit educator, judge, and consultant. Sharp is the father of two sons, Cameron and Collin and is the proud "Pops" to his new grandson, Chase!

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Evening Schedule

  • 6:00pm: Cocktails and Silent Auction
  • 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Dance Competition Begins
  • 10:15pm: Announcement of winners

Beneficiary Info

  • The Feed My Neighbor lunch program benefits thousands of our downtown neighbors and friends in need who come to the Sandefur Dining Hall, located behind the Cathedral of the Assumption, seeking a hot meal and friendly encouragement.

    • The Sandefur Dining Hall feeds 60,000 individuals each year.
    • Since 1999, homemade soup and sandwiches have been served 365 days a year.
    • Our guests are either homeless or working poor. The average age is 41-60.
    • The Sandefur Dining Hall feeds many families – from babies in strollers to elementary students to young teens.

    • Over 250 volunteers a month keep the Sandefur Dining Hall operating each day.
    • Dare to Care named the Sandefur Dining Hall the “Food Emergency Kitchen of the Year” in March, 2013.
    • We never close.

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Contact Info

Maggie Cyphers, Event Chair
Let's Dance Louisville
mcyphers@cathedraloftheassumption.org

502-657-5222