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Happy World Kindness Day!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Happy World Kindness Day!

Today we’re celebrating World Kindness Day by highlighting a local program that’s making kindness a given in Columbus. The Kind Columbus initiative has inspired thousands throughout central Ohio to cultivate kindness. Read how local organizations like Otterbein University have joined in to keep the kindness movement going. Share how you see Columbus as #MoreGenerous, and find other Stories of […]

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Seeking Students for Nonprofit Summer Fellowship

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Seeking Students for Nonprofit Summer Fellowship

Calling all college and graduate students! The Columbus Foundation is seeking college and graduate students with interest in the nonprofit sector, offering a 10-week, paid fellowship to build work experience and develop skills for a future nonprofit career through its Summer Fellowship Program. The program, now in its ninth year, will match eligible students with […]

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Generosity Shapes the Future: Dorothy S. and Rodney L. Beehner Fund

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Generosity Shapes the Future: Dorothy S. and Rodney L. Beehner Fund

Rod and Dorothy Beehner have been married for 36 years, with the majority of their time together spent traveling the world. In 2006, one such trip took them to Louisiana to help in the rebuilding efforts a year after Hurricane Katrina. “A week doesn’t mean much, but it adds up. It’s really cool to go back […]

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$2.3+ Million For Early Childhood Education And Youth Homelessness Through Our Kids Critical Need Alert

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation $2.3+ Million For Early Childhood Education And Youth Homelessness Through Our Kids Critical Need Alert

In just 44 days, generous donors of The Columbus Foundation helped eclipse the $1.5 million goal of the Foundation’s recent Critical Need Alert (CNA) by more than $800,000, making it the largest and most successful CNA in the Foundation’s history. The Our Kids CNA, a sharply focused, high impact fundraising campaign, was developed to address two pressing […]

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First Look: Martin Luther King Library Branch

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation First Look: Martin Luther King Library Branch

A first look at the brand new Martin Luther King Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library! This new space on the Near East Side will serve as a vibrant hub of learning and community for years to come. With a rich history in Columbus, this branch first opened in 1953 and was the very first public […]

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Generosity’s Roots Run Deep: Jim and Francie Henry Family Fund

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Generosity’s Roots Run Deep: Jim and Francie Henry Family Fund

Each member of the Henry Family is involved when it comes to making decisions about which nonprofits to invest in—which tend to be organizations that appreciate gender, cultural, and ethnic differences. “That’s what makes this town great. It’s generous, diverse, and people rally around causes. And it’s all in the right spirit, for the betterment […]

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First-ever Heart Work Award!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation First-ever Heart Work Award!

The Columbus Foundation presented the very first Heart Work Award to Kyra Crockett Hodge! Kyra has worked at Huckleberry House, Inc. for 20 years, advocating for youth in our community. She is an individual that embodies selfless love, often walking the streets making sure that youth have what they need. She makes sure that they are in […]

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