After retiring from a career in business, Ken Renau turned to writing as an outlet for his wit and intelligence. He wrote an occasional feature column, "First Person", in the Courier-Journal from 1987-1998, and had articles published periodically in Louisville Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kentucky Monthly, and various health and sports magazines. Several of his published works can be read in the "Article Archive" of this website.
THE RENAU FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN WRITING
Ken Renau's personal interest in writing led to the creation of a scholarship fund under the auspices of the Renau Foundation. From 2010 to 2015, the Foundation and Louisville Magazine partnered to administer an annual writing contest for high school seniors and award the winners scholarships. Beginning in 2016, the Renau Foundation has formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Department of Communication to award a scholarship to returning students who are interested in writing for newspaper, magazine, TV, social media, blogs, screenplays, theater, books, or any other platform.
The Renau Foundation is very proud of this partnership with the University of Louisville, as it allows the Foundation to more closely meet Ken Renau's wish to help those in the Louisville community who want to become writers.