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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation
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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:

Make this the year you fall in love with The Nutcracker! Do you have your tickets yet? BalletMet Columbus’ beautiful holiday tradition continues through Dec. 24. www.balletmet.org

The OSU Department of Art’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Projects Exhibition at the Urban Arts Space highlighted the great community of creative students studying at universities throughout central Ohio.

Winter walks in Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks make beautiful places to exercise, enjoy the great outdoors, and shoot amazing photos like this one by Andrew Boose at Big Darby Creek. What are you waiting for?

Robert Jr. and Mary Lazarus received the Foundation’s 2013 Harrison M. Sayre Award in September of this year. The honor recognizes leadership in philanthropy in central Ohio. Mr. Lazarus passed away over the weekend, but his impact on improving the lives of so many will continue and never be forgotten. This photo conveys the joyous spirit of this couple, part of the fabric of The Spirit of Columbus.

11 more girls graduated from Consider Biking’s Girls in Gear empowerment program this week. They learned road riding, bicycle safety, mechanics, nutrition education, urban design, and public speaking. Learn more at www.considerbiking.org.

It’s hard to beat strolling through the Short North Pole this time of year!

Awesome and fun people are sharing their talents and time as they volunteer for The Salvation Army this season. Great work!

Pelotonia celebrated and thanked all of its riders, virtual riders, volunteers, and guests during the check presentation for cancer research at the LC. $19 million for #onegoal! Incredible. Photo via Pelotonia.

Let’s give a big cheer for the hard work of the Buckeye football squad all season long and the amazing fans. It’s time to win the Orange Bowl! Photos by The Ohio State University

The TEDxColumbusWomen speakers had the crowd at The Columbus Foundation riveted with their incredible stories and lessons. TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here took place in San Francisco and we were glad to have a large group watch the livestream and local presenters at the Foundation.
Pictured on the top is speaker Gabrielle Smith (student, maker, cook) and below from left are: Celia Crossley (entrepreneur, career strategist, community activist), Jo Dee Davis (teacher, peace activist, nurturer), Barbara Allen (improviser, entrepreneur, collaborator), Norah Bagirinka (survivor, founder, women’s advocate). “Give boldly and receive graciously,” Barbara Allen told the crowd.

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 at columbusfoundation.org/p2/.

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