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Philanthropy Friday: Design Innovations for Community

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Design Innovations for Community

A large group of smart and passionate Columbus supporters came together at the Franklin Park Conservatory to celebrate the Columbus Landmarks 2011 Annual Design & Preservation Awards Thursday night. Columbus pride was spilling from all of the speakers and award winners. “Columbus is magical. Columbus is America. Cities like Columbus are the future. This is […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Stabilizing Families

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Stabilizing Families

Before the sun has even hit the walls of the YWCA Family Center, families are already fueling up on bananas, cereal, and toast to energize them for the daily work of stabilizing their lives in order to get out of the homeless shelter. “They are not here to relax but to work hard putting their […]

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Philanthropy Friday: A Conversation with Local Jazzman Byron Stripling

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: A Conversation with Local Jazzman Byron Stripling

Supporting your local jazzman is easy when that man is Byron Stripling. He has been leading the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) with passion and vision for a decade. His love of performing and “feeding the souls of young people” in the Jazz Academy at Jazz Arts Group of Columbus grounds his impressive stance on both […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Homework Help Centers

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Homework Help Centers

Often their parents bring them kicking and screaming into Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Homework Help Centers. Soon however, the children become friends with staff members and evolve into eager regulars. Even after the first day of school, students came rushing into the homework center at the Whitehall branch. The kids were excited to share new skills […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus Duo Heads to Boccia World Cup

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Columbus Duo Heads to Boccia World Cup

It’s a game of inches; it’s a game of precision. For Columbus residents Marck Harrison and Cornelius Oatis, boccia is more than just a ball game. “What’s cool is that it’s a community. We are friends with everybody we play against but when you step in the boxes it’s like okay, now it’s time to […]

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Philanthropy Friday: The Breathing Association

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: The Breathing Association

Marie E. Collart, Ph.D., is passionate about helping individuals in central Ohio breathe easier. As president and CEO of The Breathing Association, a local nonprofit focused on the prevention and treatment of lung disease, she has seen firsthand the debilitating effects summer heat has on those with lung issues. “In this summer’s heat and humidity, […]

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