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Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

Did you know only 1 in 6 children who qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year have access to meals during the summer? In 2018, Go Lunch Columbus, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Summer Food Program, served more than 500,000 meals at over 230 Columbus locations to students and others who have limited […]

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94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation 94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

The Columbus Youth Foundation (CYF) recognized 94 Columbus City Schools (CCS) students through the Best All-Around Student Awards for their outstanding citizenship and achievements during the 2018-2019 school year! Students celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends at Huntington Park before the Columbus Clippers game—with ballpark food, a live performance by Marion-Franklin Marching Band, and special guest […]

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EXPYs Honor “Best Of Us!”

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation EXPYs Honor “Best Of Us!”

Experience Columbus celebrated winners of its annual EXPY Awards on May 6, recognizing the “outstanding contributions by businesses, groups, organizations or individuals to the local hospitality industry and the Greater Columbus visitor experience in 2018.”  According to the press release, the EXPY Award winners demonstrate the best of ColumbUS and serve as role models for creativity and collaboration in the community. They bring awareness […]

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A Look At The Spirit of Columbus Award: Save The Crew

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation A Look At The Spirit of Columbus Award: Save The Crew

This month, the Save The Crew movement was honored by The Columbus Foundation with The Spirit of Columbus Award. We’re taking a look into the award—it’s history and how the group who kept Columbus Crew SC in the city was celebrated.  Adapted From The Columbus Foundation’s At The Table blog: The Spirit of Columbus Award, affectionately known as The Jerries®, was established in 2013 to honor […]

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Make Earth Day Columbus The Greenest Yet!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Make Earth Day Columbus The Greenest Yet!

Did you know Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer-led Earth Day volunteer effort and celebration in the U.S.? Organized annually by Green Columbus, this week of action inspires thousands of people to pitch in to make our city a little greener! From planting trees to cleaning up litter in our beautiful parks, everyone can […]

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Connect During Autism Awareness Week!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Connect During Autism Awareness Week!

It’s Autism Awareness Week—and, according to Autism Speaks, Autism Awareness Month! There are many central Ohio nonprofits that provide services and support for children and adults on the autism spectrum. The Columbus Foundation is sharing about a few of these nonprofits who are doing important work in this service area, including: Bridgeway Academy Emerging Autism […]

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The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

The Columbus Foundation has announced its 5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2019, as part of an annual program to provide recognition to innovative and exceptional nonprofit organizations. The 5 Nonprofits to Watch program debuted in 2014 to “honor remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve” the community. Each honoree will receive a $7,500 grant […]

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