The Fillies, Inc.® presented the Fleur de Lis Award 2017 to Total Wine & More and Bigelow Tea. Total Wine & More was selected for their support of the Fillies Derby Ball®. Bigelow Tea was selected for their support of The Children’s Tea®.
The Fleur de Lis Award is a new award created in 2017 to honor those companies or individuals who make it possible for The Fillies to host charitable and community outreach activities.
The Fillies Derby Ball is the largest annual fundraiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. All proceeds from the Ball provide academic scholarships to the winners of the KDF Spelling Bee, have helped fund more than $500,000 in grants to deserving local charities such as Dare to Care and Metro United Way, and promote artistic education through events such as the Student Art Contest.
The Fillies, Inc.® is a support/social organization of the Kentucky Derby Festival which enhances the quality of life for the citizen of Louisville and surrounding communities. The Fillies membership works jointly as a non-profit organization in promoting Derby Festival activities including: The Fillies Inc.® Official Derby Festival Program, Princess Program, Fillies Derby Ball®, The Children’s Tea®, and Royal Court Float. The Fillies, Inc.® is proud of its annual contributions to The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and is committed to continued service to the people of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky.