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How a Local Scholarship Helps a Vibrant Life Live On

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation How a Local Scholarship Helps a Vibrant Life Live On

Ian Van Heyde believed in his heart that he was going to have his own restaurant one day. The culinary student and employee at Cameron Mitchell’s Martini Modern Italian restaurant in the Short North had big dreams, and the outgoing personality, innate talent, and dedicated work ethic to make them a reality.⠀‍Ian’s dream was tragically cut […]

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The Big Table is Back August 28!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation The Big Table is Back August 28!

Pull up a chair, central Ohio! The Big Table is back on August 28! The Big Table® is a day of community building through conversations designed to connect and inspire central Ohio! Through open, thoughtful conversations, we will spark new relationships and new ways for working together by deepening our understanding of each other and […]

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Keeping Summer Camps Up and Running For Kids!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Keeping Summer Camps Up and Running For Kids!

Few things are more synonymous with summer than camp. Days spent swimming, fishing, hiking, and more are a way of life for thousands of youth each year in central Ohio. Time spent at camp is full of learning new things, working together with friends, and making memories. That’s how summers are for campers at Camp […]

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Columbus First to Hear Giving USA Results By Lead Researcher

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Columbus First to Hear Giving USA Results By Lead Researcher

American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018. More than 200 central Ohio nonprofit leaders learned the news from Una O. Osili, Ph.D., the lead researcher of Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, during the Giving USA event last week at […]

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Central Ohio is Better Together!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Central Ohio is Better Together!

Better Together—The Columbus Foundation’s crowdfunding platform that rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our community—has passed the $250,000 mark in support for central Ohio nonprofits! Better Together launched in 2017 in The Giving Store, the Foundation’s online giving platform that inspires one-stop charitable giving. Through Better Together, community members can […]

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List: Central Ohio Organizations Supporting LGBTQ+

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation List: Central Ohio Organizations Supporting LGBTQ+

June is recognized as Pride Month—when the world’s LGBTQ+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. This weekend, an estimated 500,000 people will be celebrating Pride in Columbus for the 38th annual parade & festival! Central Ohio is home to many local nonprofits working to provide support and resources to the LGBTQ+ community, including: […]

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What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

Preparing future nonprofit leaders for success was at the root of The Columbus Foundation’s decision to create the Summer Fellowship Program. By placing college students and recent graduates with Franklin County nonprofit organizations for a 10-week period, the program encourages hands-on experiences that enable them to immerse themselves in the nonprofits’ culture and gain valuable […]

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