The Kentucky Derby

EVERFI is convening some of the nation’s leading business leaders in Louisville, Kentucky for an intimate invite-only gathering to enjoy top-notch bourbons and exclusive access to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sports’ during the 149th Kentucky Derby, May 4-6, 2023.

Joining the festivities will be special guests Bret Baier, FOX News Channel’s Chief Political Anchor and Anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and Rob Nichols, President and CEO of the American Bankers Association. They will share their unique perspectives on what to expect from Washington, leadership in the era of Stakeholder Capitalism, social impact as a business imperative, and more.

As with all EVERFI events, this gathering will feature a great deal of fun and excitement while celebrating how the world’s greatest institutions are building the missing layer of education and preparing students with the skills to lead more vibrant and healthy lives.


Featured Experiences


Kentucky Derby

Venerated as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” The Kentucky Derby is the preeminent horse race in the world. Held annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, the Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown. EVERFI guests will have the opportunity to watch the thoroughbreds line up from a luxury box that offers breathtaking views of the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack and finish line.


Kentucky Oaks

This world-renowned racing spectacle showcases the fastest and strongest 3-year-old fillies as they compete to be crowned the "Lilly of the Fillies." Guests will don their finest pink attire as they show their support for breast awareness and research. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the race from a luxury box where you'll witness this storied event from start to finish while enjoying the race’s signature “Lilly for the Fillies” cocktail.


Visit a Distillery on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Join us for an evening reception at one of the finest distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Experience the rich heritage and tradition of bourbon making and learn how it was made into the iconic spirit that is now recognized as "America's Official Native Spirit."

Special Guests

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Bret Baier

FOX News Chief Political Anchor and Anchor, Special Report with Bret Baier

One of the most prominent and intrepid journalists in America today, Bret Baier digs deep to get the stories that people need to hear. Baier’s extensive reporting experience as former chief White House and national security correspondent brought him through the halls of the Pentagon, to the war fields of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the campaign trails of elections past and present. He is the anchor of a must-see daily program for political news, as well as the author of four New York Times bestsellers, the most recent of which was released in 2021.

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Rob Nichols

President and CEO, American Bankers Association

Rob Nichols is the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, which represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $23.6 trillion banking industry. Prior to joining ABA, Nichols led the Financial Services Forum, a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization, and served in the George W. Bush administration as the assistant secretary for public affairs at the Treasury Department. He is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, consistently ranked as one of Washington’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill, and was described as one of the “new generation of trade group CEOs” by The Washington Post.


Thursday, May 4, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Attendees Arrive
Welcome Reception (Optional)
Saturday, May 5, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Conversation
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kentucky Oaks
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner Reception at a Historic Bourbon Distillery
Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Conversation
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kentucky Derby
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Post-Race Reception (Optional)
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Attendees Depart

Note: EVERFI will provide black car service for guests throughout all events in order to accommodate your travel schedule and needs.


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EVERFI will be providing complimentary accommodations at two host hotels located in Downtown Louisville. We will provide hotel details and confirmation numbers in the coming weeks.

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Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Please schedule your flights to arrive by 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, and depart anytime on Sunday, May 7.


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