This is Sweet Blessings

Sweet Blessings is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization.


A happy birthday for all children


  • To convey Christ's love for His children by creating unforgettable birthday cakes for children living in poverty or experiencing life threatening illness.

Core Values 

  • We are all created as children of God

  • God answers prayer

  • Small gestures, done in Christ's name, make a big difference

  • Communities contain the resources necessary to improve the human condition

Our Founder

Ashley Boyd Gann is the Founder and Executive Director of Sweet Blessings, which she started in 2011.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina.  Her greatest accomplishments are her marriage to her husband, Scott, and her children, Jackson and Alex.

Our Board:

Brandi Tatro, Chair, is a full time mom and part-time homeschooler who also works as a physical therapist in the field of rehabilitation.  She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Kinesiology and a Masters in Physical Therapy.  Brandi and her family are active in the Southland Christian Church.  Brandie is married to her husband, Quint, who live in Nicholasville with their three boys, Joshua, Andrew, and Aaron.

Lori Vogel, Vice Chair, is a Child Guidance Specialist with the Fayette County School system.  Lori graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Social Work.  Lori is a licensed clinical social worker who currently works with elementary students and their families.  Lori lives in Lexington, and she is one of Sweet Blessings most active referral sources, having provided the means for many children to have Sweet Blessings’ cakes during the past few years.

Connie Malone, Secretary, is an attorney who retired from active practice.  Connie was a felony prosecutor in Fayette County, served as Director of the Office of Criminal Appeals in the Attorney General’s office and was Deputy General Counsel in the Justice Cabinet.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky.  In addition to being one of Sweet Blessing’s most active volunteers, Connie also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), advocating for abused and neglected children in Family Court.

Anne Wells, Treasurer, is a CPA who works for Lexmark in Lexington.  Anne graduated from Murray State University.  She served on Sts. Peter and Paul Regional Catholic School Board and Finance Commitees, and she is currently serving on the Academic Boosters board at Lexington Catholic.  Anne lives in Lexington with her husband, Rodney, and she has three children.

Jeff Bliffen, (retired)
Karen DiRaimo, Farmer's Bank (retired)
Michael Donovan, Student, University of Kentucky Medical School
Rebecca Mercier, (retired)
Joey Stafford, Assured Partners Neace Lukens, Vice President
Rene True, True Companies, President