The Friends of Linden Grove was established in 2007 to:

PROMOTE awareness of the environmental, historical and cultural value of Linden Grove Cemetery (ADVOCACY); FOSTER creation of a long-range development plan for Linden Grove Cemetery (SUPPORT); SERVE as a citizens’ advisory committee to the Board to provide stakeholder input for the Cemetery’s development (ADVISORY); and SEEK funding for Cemetery improvements (FUNDRAISING).

Membership in the Friends of Linden Grove is open to everyone who is devoted to the improvement and preservation of Linden Grove Cemetery and is composed of a wide variety of individuals that includes:

Residents of Covington, including residents from the Westside and Peaselburg neighborhoods; professionals in the fields of archaeology, cemetery operations, planning, landscape architecture, horticulture, historic preservation and organizational development; members of Veterans’ organizations (such as The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars).

Since its formation, the Friends have:
  • Sponsored a Design Charette in 2007 to solicit input on design concepts and needed improvements to the Cemetery from local residents and stakeholders;
  • Received a $2,000 Place Matters Grant from the Center for Great Neighborhoods for planning and design activities (Land Use Analysis by Sloane Associates);
  • Selected Meisner & Associates Land Vision of Cincinnati as the consultant for the Cemetery Master Plan Development process;
  • Received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its Master Plan development process (Concept Master Plan produced by Meisner & Associates LandVision);
  • Collaborated with the Scripps Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University for service learning projects in the Cemetery (Cemetery mapping project completed in December 2009);
  • Submitted a successful application for a Kentucky Historic Marker for the Cemetery to be dedicated Memorial Day 2010;
  • Received a $3,425 grant from the William Dally Foundation to assist with the purchase and installation of the Kentucky Historic Marker in the Cemetery and for other needs;
  • Produced a new informational brochure to improve public awareness of Linden Grove Cemetery;
  • Received a $2,000 Place Matters Grant for the purchase and installation of landscaping improvements surrounding the Speaker’s Platform;
  • Received a $2,000 Place Matters Grant for maintenance and improvement of the Cemetery’s tree stock and development of an Arboretum.

The Friends meet on the 3rd Thursday of even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October) except December. The meetings begin at 7:00 PM at the Center for Great Neighborhoods, 1650 Russell Street, Covington.

2015-2017 Officers:
  • President Marshall Slagle
  • Vice President Beth Ramsay
  • Secretary John Dietz
  • Treasurer Chas Brannen

2015-2017 Directors:

  • Joyce Baker
  • Wayne Hartke
  • Jeannine Kreinbrink
  • Faye Massey
  • Hon. Douglas Stephens
The establishment of the Friends of Linden Grove was authorized by the Cemetery’s Board of Overseers in May 2007; the Friends of Linden Grove was incorporated as a not for profit organization in Kentucky in September 2013.  The Center for Great Neighborhoods acts as Fiscal Agent for the Friends of Linden Grove.  Donations to the Friends of Linden Grove are for the benefit of Linden Grove Cemetery and are deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes. Donations should be made payable to the “Friends of Linden Grove” and mailed to:

                The Friends of Linden Grove
                c/o Center for Great Neighborhoods
                1650 Russell Street, Covington, KY 41011