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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos
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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:

The Columbus Idea Foundry hosted the official groundbreaking of its new 60,000-square-foot East Franklinton warehouse. Once completed it will be the largest makerspace in the world. In addition to early support from The Columbus Foundation, the project landed a $350,000 creative placemaking grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of 13 leading national foundations and six leading international banks. The effort is one of many great things happening in Franklinton and highlights innovative local and national investments in the neighborhood. Pictured here, Alex Bandar, founder of the Columbus Idea Foundry, enjoys a power tool drag race with Mayor Coleman.

Named “Best New Restaurant 2013” by Columbus Monthly magazine, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, a family owned and operated craft brewery and restaurant, is elevating the already incredible Columbus food scene. “The concept is centered on the idea that by focusing on craft and locally sourced products as much as possible, we are staying true to our primary goal of supporting and emulating the community in which we reside.” Who said this? Get downtown and check it out! www.wolfsridgebrewing.com.

Jazz Arts Group’s Byron Stripling and Community Shelter Board’s Michelle Heritage, community leaders both, are collaborating on an important and exciting event to be held at the Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre on January 17 and 18. This unprecedented event, “The Concert to End Homelessness,” is a rallying call by this leading arts organization to help bring awareness and funding to the critical need for shelter amongst our fellow central Ohio residents. Featuring the full forces of Jazz Arts Group, including Bobby Floyd, and other special guests, this will be an evening of inspiration and support for those among us in the greatest need. Let’s rally, Columbus! For tickets and more visit: www.jazzartsgroup.org.

The arts have not skipped a beat entering 2014 and great things are underway. The Ohio Art League has an exciting new show, General Relativity, by Columbus-based artist Lillianna Marie. Learn more at www.oal.org.

The Columbus Foundation’s 70th birthday was December 29th. Captured here in a moment from a small ceremony marking the occasion are the Foundation’s current president, Doug Kridler, and the first director employed by the Foundation, Dick Oman, who, together, span 58 years of community stewardship through the Foundation. Thanks for your support, Columbus!

It’s a great time of the year to enjoy events for families at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Harmony Project’s sold-out Hope and Harmony concerts at the Southern Theatre thrilled audiences. Byron Stripling joined in on the fun as did Momentum dancers. Harmony Project continues to exemplify and celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through their music and community building. Thank you to everyone involved!

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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