ALLISON PECK LANKFORD
Town Branch Fund Executive Director
Allison is working to transform a sea of parking directly behind the Lexington Convention Center into an inviting and unparalleled signature park for Lexington. Town Branch Park will provide a crucial link between Town Branch Trail (existing and new downtown portion) and the Legacy Trail, knitting together the urban core and truly bringing a piece of Lexington’s iconic countryside to its city center. In addition to raising the money necessary to build the Park, the Fund is responsible for the design, programming plan, revenue model and governance structure for the future Park. Town Branch Park is currently being incubated through the Town Branch Fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation, but will soon evolve into an independent nonprofit created to operate and maintain the Park. Until her recent focus on the Town Branch Park, Allison led the Community Foundation’s advancement efforts for over a decade, serving as Sr. Vice-President and General Counsel. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Allison was an attorney at the Lexington firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC with a degree in Sociology and Political Science, she received her law degree at the University of Kentucky School of Law.