PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: 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 at instagram.com/colsfoundation.

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

The Columbus Arts Festival brought thousands of people to the beautiful downtown Columbus Riverfront. In addition to hosting more than 270 nationally acclaimed artists, the festival offered fantastic food, live concerts, art activities, and more.

Congratulations to the newest graduating class from The Childhood League Center. Graduates performed musical numbers and more during the recent ceremony at Fort Hayes Performing Arts Theatre. The Childhood League Center champions educational opportunities for all children by providing a broad range of early childhood educational programs and therapeutic services for children from birth to age 6 in an inclusive environment.

Congratulations to all of the high school athletes who competed with great spirit in the state track and field tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

LifeCare Alliance’s recent thrift shop fashion show was quite a treat as CEO Chuck Gehring (left) got in on the action with employees and clients. The goal of the agency is to assist clients in remaining independent and in the comfort of their own homes or the community with dignity, where they want to be. More at www.lifecarealliance.org.

The Transit Arts crew brought fresh moves, a brand new video, and their honor roll status downtown on a recent Saturday night. The performance and video premiere celebrated the completion of the “Columbus never…” public art project. The Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 project by artist Janet Zweig is a generative sentence written by the people of Columbus on a blank wall behind Key Bank at 88 E. Broad Street. Go check it out for yourself!

Central Ohio students raised more than $40,000 for local nonprofits through the See Kids Dream Penny Harvest program this year. At Devonshire (pictured), students interviewed six organizations about the issues of children, poverty and animals before deciding to conduct service projects for the Community Kitchen and the Open Shelter and to provide all of their Penny Harvest funds to Jessie’s World.

Congratulations to the Lower Lights Christian Health Center on the grand opening of their fantastic new center! LLCHC is a nonprofit community health center located in Franklinton providing primary health care and other services to all, regardless of income or insurance status. Learn more at www.llchc.org.

A group from Grove City Christian learns about nature and binoculars during a field trip to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. The center provides vital educational services to central Ohio – especially the city of Columbus and its public schools. The center increases environmental awareness through education, but also provides cross-curricular nature-based education designed to improve the academic performance of students and schools in all areas.

We are thrilled to have our Summer Fellows out and about in the community serving fantastic central Ohio nonprofits. Through the Summer Fellowship Program, the Foundation works to strengthen the nonprofit sector while also engaging the next generation of young leaders through career-related work. Follow their blog posts and learn more at tcfsummerfellows.wordpress.com.

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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