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How Do You BG?

How do you BG?

Danette Idlett is a superstar and a shining example of someone who knows how to BG.

After her first husband passed away due to cancer in 2010, Danette turned the loss into her life’s work. In 2015, she and her husband took initiative and started a non-profit called ‘Life’s Better Together Foundation’.  The foundation’s mission is to provide direct financial assistance to families with a child or parent battling an ongoing illness in South Central Kentucky.  This includes, but is not limited to, paying mortgages, rent, utilities, car payments, insurance, and travel expenses. The main goal is to take some of the immediate financial stress off of the families so they can focus on what’s most important – getting their loved one better.

Danette learned the importance of having a strong support system first hand while her husband was seeking his treatments.  As she has learned through the years, many families in our community aren’t as lucky.  Danette spends countless hours meeting face to face with and talking on the phone with families to see how the organization can help.

Before Life’s Better Together, Danette had been running a very successful insurance practice. In 2017 she decided to take the leap at running Life’s Better Together full-time.  From the beginning, Danette decided that she would take no salary, benefits, or pay any administrative expenses from donations. 100% of funding goes directly to families in need.  This is a complete volunteer Executive Director role.  Since January 2015, Life’s Better Together has provided direct support to approximately 90 local families totaling over $185,000.

In addition to her role at Life’s Better Together Danette is wife and mother of four. She is a member of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club of Bowing Green, where she is the immediate past President and has served on the Board of Directors for 4 years.  Danette is the co-President of the Briarwood PTO and serves are the head of the K-Kids at the school.  She also serves and heads up many other committees within our community.

Danette is a wonderful example of how to BG!

If you know someone who is an outstanding resident of our community, nominate them today by contacting kim.lancaster@bgky.org.