PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Seeking Nominations for The Spirit of Columbus Award
The award, launched in 2013, recognizes individuals who have exhibited an exemplary community spirit through their accomplishments.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH THIS REMARKABLE SPIRIT?
The winner will select a nonprofit of their choice from PowerPhilanthropy to receive $5,000 and will be honored at an upcoming event.
FIFTY YEARS AGO, on March 19, 1964, Jerrie Mock, a Bexley housewife and mother of three, climbed into her single-engine Cessna with “Spirit of Columbus” emblazoned on its side. Taking off from Port Columbus, she became the first woman to fly solo around the world. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerrie’s historic flight by following her flight path with pictures and excerpts from her memoir, Three-Eight Charlie. Each day during her flight, March 19- April 17, we will post an update on her adventure HERE.
Honored as the first Spirit of Columbus Award winner by The Columbus Foundation in 2013, we salute Jerrie’s efforts and want to acknowledge others in our smart + open community doing remarkable things. So please, nominate someone today. Long live The Spirit of Columbus!