Applications are now being accepted for the 
Kent Rose Automotive Technology Scholarship at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. Apply Here

William Petry Trooper Island Fund Established


The Kent Rose Foundation is honored to announce our newly established...

WILLIAM PETRY TROOPER ISLAND FUND Helping Kids • Honoring the Fallen

The purpose of the fund is to carry on William’s legacy of both fundraising for and getting local kids to Trooper Island.

For the first fundraiser and with the support of all of the families of the fallen we are offering commemorative wristbands.They are $5 ea and will be available at the Mountain Muse at 128 S Front Street, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 (https://www.shopthemountainmuse.com) If you prefer to make a monetary donation please click here

Ballad of Kent Rose written by 13 Year Old Donta Rose(Kent's Son)


A great song and video that tells the story of a life of a man that was driven to make a difference.

Kent Rose Foundation Scholarship Project and Outreach Program

The Kent Rose Foundation is gearing up for 2022 and making plans for continuing to grow our current projects and programs. We hope you will consider supporting our cause as we continue our mission of inspiring and empowering KIDZ.

In a very short time we have made great strides toward our goals. In August of 2017 we launched our auto tech scholarship project and have since provided 5 various scholarships. We also coordinated and hosted a successful benefit dinner and art exhibit and as an extension of this event have taken art to the local housing projects. This outreach we are expanding to include music, gardening and more. Anything to inspire kids where they live. We have continued to support local charities that focus on the needs of local children all year and for Christmas. In 2022 we will be expanding all of these efforts to continue to inspire and empower the Kidz of Appalachia.

We cannot do this without your support. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution at the link below.

It’s all about the KIDZ..! 

Donate Here


Kent Rose Foundation Inc., 78 Abbott Creek Rd., Prestonsburg, Ky 41653

Our mission is to inspire and empower less fortunate kidz and communities by providing opportunities, encouragement and support.
It’s all about the KIDZ..!

Kent Rose Foundation Announces a New Program

"Tools For The Trade" a program established to honor Jack Vanover by providing tools to selected graduating Auto Tech Students at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. The program will be overseen by Jack's daughters Haley Vanover & Tori Conley. More details coming soon.
Monetary Donations can be made through the link below:
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