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The Big Explore Went Big!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation The Big Explore Went Big!

Ten days ago, our city was able to explore, together. Thank you, Columbus, for making The Big Explore an historic day filled with excitement and discovery! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate our 75th anniversary than by sharing it with you. Thank you for working with us to build a strong and […]

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A Gift For Columbus’ Future

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation A Gift For Columbus’ Future

The walls in Joe Chlapaty’s office in Dublin are adorned with striking paintings of buildings on the University of Dubuque’s campus. A passionate alumnus, Joe has been a longtime supporter of the university, and an avid football fan, which is appropriate since he once took the field as a Spartan himself. While a piece of […]

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New Social Enterprise Offers Home Repair Services

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation New Social Enterprise Offers Home Repair Services

Nonprofits are no different than for-profit businesses when it comes to having to adjust to changing landscapes and evolving times. Rebuilding Together Central Ohio (RTCO) has been helping disadvantaged populations with home repair since 1991. Its Safe at Home program offers emergency repairs and home modifications at no cost to low-income homeowners, with priority to […]

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More Than $1 Million on #GivingTuesday!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation More Than $1 Million on #GivingTuesday!

Community members and Columbus Foundation donors celebrated #GivingTuesday this year by donating more than $1 million to local nonprofits in the central Ohio region! #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Collectively, the Columbus community raised $1,119,848 for […]

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Collaborative Effort Provides Hope Amidst Opiate Epidemic

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Collaborative Effort Provides Hope Amidst Opiate Epidemic

As opiate overdoses continued to skyrocket, Shawn Holt had been Maryhaven’s President and CEO for only months. Working closely with the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) and other partners on the front lines of the crisis, they created an innovative new treatment option to bring hope to clients battling opiate […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday: How Are You Giving Today?

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation It’s #GivingTuesday: How Are You Giving Today?

Give AND receive when you join The Columbus Foundation today for “Give Two on #GivingTuesday!” When you make a gift to any two central Ohio nonprofits in The Giving Store today (November 27), you’ll receive a $20 Charitable Gift Card in return! Redeemable at any of the 1,000+ nonprofits in The Giving Store, a Charitable Gift […]

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Generosity is a Helping Hand: Suburban Steel Supply Emergency Assistance Fund

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Generosity is a Helping Hand: Suburban Steel Supply Emergency Assistance Fund

With a 100 percent participation in his company’s 401k, Mark DeBellis wants to see his 80 employees succeed—not just now, but later in life. His Gahanna-based company, Suburban Steel Supply, provides financial literacy resources to employees, and has recently started an Employee Emergency Assistance program to help them during unexpected emergencies or hardships. Read how […]

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