Mother’s Day Luncheon

8th Annual Chrysalis House Mother’s Day Luncheon

Mother’s Day Honoree
Alicia Helm McCorvey

Alicia Helm McCorvey is a native of the Bronx, N.Y.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Music and German, and a Master’s Degree in Music from New York University and has completed the coursework for a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky. Alicia is married to Dr. Everett McCorvey, Professor of Voice at the University of Kentucky. The will celebrate their 33rd anniversary in May,  2019.  They have three children: Elizabeth (27) who is a bilingual family therapist in Asheville, NC, Julia (24) who is graduating from Vanderbilt University Divinity School with a Master’s of Theology, and David McCorvey, who will be graduating from Asbury University with a degree in Communications.

Music has always been the career goal of Alicia’s life and her major source of joy and entertainment. She sang in choirs at church while growing up. After college, she sang in the extra chorus of the Metropolitan Opera of New York for 4 years and performed with companies such as North Carolina Opera, Greater Miami Opera, Chautauqua Opera (NY) and Aspen Music Festival, to name a few.  Alicia has had the pleasure of singing in countries as varied as Spain, Japan, England and Brazil. The Metropolitan Opera is also where she met her husband during a production of “Porgy and Bess”.  Locally, some of the venues Alicia has performed with include UK Opera Theater, Woodford Theater, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Summerfest and Paragon Music Theater.  Performing locally has given her the opportunity to perform some of her favorite roles, such as Carmen, Dolly and Morticia, while taking care of her family.

Alicia is a founding member of Women and Philanthropy, a group of women whose sole purpose is to raise scholarship funds for U.K. students in need.  Every year they raise funds, which are then give away to deserving students who are selected by a rigorous review committee.  In 10 years, W & P has given more than $2 million to support students who are returning to school or need help paying for a unique academic opportunity. Alicia has served on the advisory board of The International Book Group and the board of Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra.  She currently serves on the board of Mission Lexington, which provides medical, dental, ophthalmology and pharmaceutical care to our underserved population. She is also a new member of the University of Kentucky Libraries Advisory Committee.  Some of the charities that Alicia supports include Central Music Academy, the YMCA summer camp program, Music for Mission at First Presbyterian Church, The Hope Center, Lexington Humane Society and KET.  We have endowed a vocal studio at the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center at the University of Kentucky and been the major contributor to a board room at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, in honor of my librarian father.

8th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

Hosted by the Chrysalis House Board of Directors

Date:  May 9, 2019
 Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Chrysalis Community Center, 1589 Hill Rise Drive

Those of us who are touched by friends or family members with addiction challenges understand the impact it has on a family – parents, siblings, and even children.  Perhaps your life would have been dramatically different if a program like Chrysalis House had been available to you or your family member.

Join us as we celebrate mothers in recovery and all mothers in our community who work every day to make healthy choices for their families.  If you would like to support mothers at Chrysalis House by purchasing a ticket or table to this wonderful event click here.

The Mother’s Day Luncheon will be catered by the Apiary Fine Catering and Events, Cooper Vaughan, Proprietor.  Vaughan is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu and has mastered the art of fine dining.

Tenor Gregory Turay, accompanied by Dr. Tedrin Blair Lindsay, will provide a beautiful musical performance.


Local sponsorship is critical to our financial ability to provide quality substance use disorder treatment to women and their families.  When you invest in Chrysalis House as a sponsor of the 8th Annual Chrysalis House Mother’s Day Luncheon, you are investing in a mother…the people of your community…your family and friends.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Mother’s Day Luncheon are available now.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor click here for sponsorship levels.

For further sponsorship information, please contact Lisa Minton at (859) 977-2502 or by email at