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Crew Membership Advisory Board Member Resigns Over Relocation News

Stefanie Olejniczak Stefanie Olejniczak Crew Membership Advisory Board Member Resigns Over Relocation News

Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt wants a new stadium, or he’s moving the team to Austin. The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated last night and caused a stir in the community, with local leaders expressing their own disappointment earlier today. Below is an open letter of resignation in response to Precourt’s demands […]

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International Health Food Activist Weighs in on Local Childhood Food Insecurity

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega International Health Food Activist Weighs in on Local Childhood Food Insecurity

While other kids were hankering for chicken nuggets and cheese pizza, Haile Thomas was eating lamb vindaloo. The 16-year-old superstar who’s been on several Food Network shows, the Today Show, and Dr. Oz, and was featured in publications like O Magazine, Teen Vogue and YES Magazine, brought her mission to Columbus on Monday, at the […]

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Community Collaboration and Giving Back as a Way of Doing Business

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Collaboration and Giving Back as a Way of Doing Business

“There’s no such thing as a self-made man. I really feel like I’m a product of this community, and also our ice cream is,” said Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. “I’ve always said, ‘You’ve got to build the community you want to live in,’ and it’s incumbent on all of us […]

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The Philanthropy of Nina West

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Philanthropy of Nina West

Two years ago, when Andrew Levitt A.K.A. Nina West started a fund with The Columbus Foundation, he made a resounding change on the impact of his giving. A philanthropist for the last 16 years, Levitt has given more than $2 million back to the community, using his platform as a performer to focus on the […]

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The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

A valued characteristic of any business is a positive company culture, an identity with which any associate can connect. Within the ranks at L Brands can be found a common recognition of the prevalence of cancer and the motivation and momentum to offer something up — time, talent, or treasure. “We know that giving takes […]

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Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Imagine that the only way to save your child was to leave him. For one local family, whose 8-year-old son’s heart condition requires regular surgeries, this is reality. The parents, already targeted for deportation, must choose between taking their son with them, or leaving him in foster care here to get the treatment he needs. […]

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Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

In order for nonprofits to adapt to the changing needs of the community, they have to learn to multitask. David Brown, Creative Director and Founder of The Harmony Project, sees this in his own organization, which has mission touch points that range from education, to the arts, to neighborhood engagement. “It’s really difficult to be […]

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