PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Music, Art, Fair Action, Innovation, and More

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Music, Art, Fair Action, Innovation, and More
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The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on our Facebook album as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram.

Check out some of our most recent examples of spirit below:

It’s hard to beat the PBJ & Jazz summer series in Downtown’s Topiary Park. PBJ & Jazz is a collaborative effort between the Jazz Arts Group, Friends of the Topiary Park, Friends of the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art. The series continues August 10 and September 14. Find more at www.jazzartsgroup.org.

Shirley Brooks-Jones (left) and sculptor Renate Fackler pose with a clay model of the Jerrie Mock tribute sculpture that will be unveiled at The Works, in Jerrie’s birthplace, Newark, Ohio, on September 14th. Learn more about Mock and her historic “Spirit of Columbus” flight around the world at www.columbusfoundation.org.

The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra performed its last open-air concert of the summer Wednesday night at Franklin Park Conservatory. The open-air series introduced new music director, David Danzmayr.

The Center for Architecture and Design’s Design Week[s] team member Ryan Keener captures an overlooked space for cbus:FOTO, a collective engagement project to explore and re-conceptualize Columbus’ urban voids. Submit photos of your favorite (or infamous) leftover or wasted spaces in the city of Columbus. Design Week[s] will then solicit ideas for how to fill these spaces. Design Week[s] believes a level of collective awareness of these spaces and their potential transformations will cultivate a stronger sense of authentic cultural and creative identity. More at www.columbuscfad.org.

The Columbus Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with The Columbus Partnership in an effort to maximize the development of “Lean In Circles” in the Columbus region. The Columbus Foundation hosted the local Lean In Circles launch thanks to donors Nancy Kramer and Kelly Mooney, both of whom have been asked and trained by the author of “Lean In” and Facebook executive, Sheryl Sandberg, to help lead the effort to train Lean In Circle leaders in our region. Learn more HERE. 
You can also ask for more information and connect through [email protected].

The Ohio State Fair topped a nine-year-old attendance record with more than 900,000 people enjoying the diverse action.

The Drenched 5K was fun and positive! Runners dodged squirt guns and ran through foam tunnels all while raising money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Find out where you can run to support various efforts HERE.

Excited crowds were getting extra close to the work of Paul Sietsema at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Sietsema’s multilayered, multimedia work often uses virtuosic tromp l’oeil effects and minute variations among repeated motifs that highlight the ambiguities of authorship and the ways aesthetics and understandings are often tied to specific cultures or historical periods.

Volunteers put together backpacks and supplies for children living in Homeport Rental Living communities. The 2,000 backpacks will help students be successful—and you can help and donate supplies! Contact Rachel Ernst today if you are interested at [email protected].

The Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra performed as part of the Summer Fridays at the Statehouse Lunch-Time Performing Arts Series. The series runs each Friday through August 30 from 12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on the Ohio Statehouse West Steps and Plaza, 1 Capitol Square; Downtown Columbus. Find more at www.ohiostatehouse.org.

Information about more than 600 local nonprofits is available 24/7 through the Foundation’s online resource, PowerPhilanthropy, which is available to everyone who wants to be more informed about nonprofits before they give. PowerPhilanthropy makes it easy to donate to the causes you care about atcolumbusfoundation.org/p2/.

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