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Surprise Birthday Party Includes Creation of New Charitable Foundation

Susan Jolly was kept in the dark of what was happening on the Purple People Bridge in Newport on Friday night where many friends and family had gathered on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

Her husband, Barry Jolly, and children had secretly planned a surprise birthday party - with a very special gift.

In honor of Susan's giving spirit, the family launched the Out of Our Hands Foundation, with Jolly Enterprises making the first contribution of $25,000.

Susan Jolly will serve as director of the organization.

“Over the years, I’ve watched Susan so many times see someone in need and jump right into action to get them help. It may of been by providing transportation, offering financial assistance, or just bringing over a home cooked meal,” Barry Jolly said of his wife. "Out of Our Hands's mission is to continue that work and provide help and resources to individuals who are caught in a situation that is out of their hands."

The goal of the Out of Our Hands Foundation is to magnify generosity in the region. 
Brady Jolly, CEO of Jolly Plumbing and son of Barry and Susan Jolly, said that he is excited to see this partnership between Jolly Enterprises and the new foundation in action. “I know the type of impact my mom can make on someone’s life and a community," he said. "I'm just happy we get to be a part of her kindness.
“I know she will continue to keep doing the same work she has been doing ever since I can remember, now she will just have business card and a title.” 
The organization plans on serving the Northern Kentucky area and one day serve the entire greater Cincinnati region.
The foundation's website can be found at
-Staff report
Photo: Barry Jolly speaks as Susan Jolly learns about the foundation created for her (RCN)
Editor's note: The River City News publisher Michael Monks served as master of ceremonies at the Out of Our Hands Foundation launch event
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