PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos (June)

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos (June)
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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 at instagram.com/colsfoundation.

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

Congratulations to the 101 youth who were honored with the 2013 Columbus Youth Foundation’s Best All-Around Student Award on the field at a recent Clippers game. 
The Whetstone High School Band played The Star-Spangled Banner and much more while Malik Bush of Brookhaven High School won the drawing to throw out the first pitch.

Volunteers set up 3,000 flags for the fifth Field of Heroes in Westerville. The installation is organized by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club. Across central Ohio, people spent Memorial Day honoring all those who have fought and are fighting for our freedom.

Thousands of people came out to enjoy all of the multicultural activities offered at Asian Festival in Franklin Park. The free festival, in its 19th year, is represented by sixteen Asian groups working together to promote Asian culture.

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Spaces hosted three open houses full of new installation art in properties owned by Homeport in the Near East Side. Rooms to Let works with artists to create pop-up projects & exhibitions. The recent summer edition of Rooms to Let brought out hundreds of adventurous art fans.

The volunteers behind the 21st Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure helped make the fantastic event possible. This year, 40,000 runners and walkers painted Downtown Columbus pink and raised $2 million for the cause. Excellent work! Learn more at www.facebook.com/KomenColumbus. Photo by James D. DeCamp.

The Nelsonville Music Festival brought thousands of music fans to the rolling hills of southeast Ohio this weekend. Local, regional, and national musicians thrilled the crowds alongside camping, kids activities, local art vendors, food, and more. The annual festival is a production of Stuart’s Opera House, a historic, nonprofit theater located in Nelsonville that features over 75 events a year.

The Columbus Arts Festival’s Art Shark gets into the Spirit of Columbus – literally! Meet the Art Shark at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 7-9, on the riverfront. Visit columbusartsfestival.org.

The Tour of Franklinton Race and Rally was a huge success. Team SixOneFour organized the closed circuit bike race where spectators watched cyclists sprint at speeds up to 40 mph. Photo by Matt Barnes.

Heinz Raidel, a graduating senior, carries a statue of Martin Luther into the commencement ceremonies for Trinity Lutheran and Bexley Hall Seminaries. The representation of Luther is carried every year from the Seminary down to Mees Hall with the graduates to celebrate the start of their time as ordained ministers.

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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