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Happy Highball!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Happy Highball!

Creativity, costumes, ghouls, goblins, oh my! Happy Highball! Photo by Jennie Key. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on Facebook as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through […]

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Celebrating The Big Give!

 Lynsey Harris, The Columbus Foundation Celebrating The Big Give!

The Big Give is about community. It’s about supporting local nonprofits who support all of us. It’s about showing kindness toward one another—not only for 26 hours, but all the time. The end result of The Big Give shows what we can collectively accomplish when we work together. We’ve been celebrating the past few days […]

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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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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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The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Donating to local charities just got a little bit easier. On Thursday, The Columbus Foundation launched The Giving Store — a new online portal for philanthropic giving. The new site allows visitors to discover details about local nonprofits and make donations online, and later this year will incorporate crowdfunding functionality. “We’re committed to improving our […]

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    Comfort Food Festival Coming Soon!

    Sample 20 different comfort food items from the city’s best restaurants, food trucks and food makers on November 2nd at COSI! Tickets include full admission to COSI spaces, plus a cash bar!

    Early session tickets are already over 50% sold out!

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS