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Philanthropy Friday: PanCAN Columbus

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: PanCAN Columbus

Emily Hanson is a passionate volunteer who has been affected by pancreatic cancer. She lost her dad to pancreatic cancer when she was 12 years old. He was diagnosed in November and died just three months later. That was 11 years ago, and she misses him every day. As she has gotten older, she has […]


Philanthropy Friday: Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX)

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX)

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program was designed in 2006 by Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, with funding from The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Through extensive experience working as a counselor with girls, coupled with a rigorous review of literature on girls’ development, ROX was developed within the conceptual research framework of gender role ideology and […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Cakes for a Cause

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Cakes for a Cause

Cakes for a Cause was founded in December 2009 by wedding and event planners, Emilie Duncan and Kasey Skobel-Conyers. In their line of work, one big component is to make sure people are fed and happy everyday. In addition to their careers, they are also both mothers. That’s why it struck a chord when they […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Fairy Goodmothers

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Fairy Goodmothers

Fairy Goodmothers started with five close friends and a girls’ trip to Chicago in April of 2005. While enjoying their time together, the ladies came up with the idea of collecting and distributing free prom dresses to high school girls. When they came home to Dublin, they wasted no time and enlisted several other friends. […]

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Philanthropy Friday: PMI-COC Volunteer Corps

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: PMI-COC Volunteer Corps

Skills-based volunteerism is a growing trend across the country that utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the needs of nonprofits. Locally, organizations like HandsOn Central Ohio are developing this concept in Columbus. The Project Management Institute’s Central Ohio Chapter has partnered with HandsOn in the development of one […]

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Philanthropy Friday: COSI

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: COSI

“I would like to thank you for funding my fourth grade class’s trip to COSI. I appreciate it and I am grateful because it was educational.” Most people might not realize that COSI is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports science education through many initiatives. Unlike many not-for-profit organizations, COSI only receives a small […]

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Philanthropy Friday: YMCA of Central OH Downtown

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: YMCA of Central OH Downtown

The YMCA is one of the largest and most respected human service organizations in the world. The YMCA of Central Ohio is a mission-driven association, committed to providing programs to serve the whole community while working to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Since its beginnings in 1855 the YMCA has been […]

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