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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus PhotosPhoto via Nick George at 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:


We honored our 2014 scholarship recipients during an ice cream celebration with scholarship donors at the Foundation. Xavier Rivers, 2014 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Scholarship recipient, treated the crowd to a brief performance. Thank you to our scholarship donors and hard-working students. We can’t wait to see what you do next!


It may be hot outside but the Weinland Park Wildcats are on the move!

The Weinland Park Neighborhood Festival brought the community together for a joyful day in the park under beautiful skies on Saturday. Numerous organizations were on hand help strengthen resident engagement and celebrate civic pride. Did you see the amazing dance moves and performances from Transit Arts? Wow!




Sadly, our 2014 Summer Fellowship came to an end but we are excited to see the next great
things they do!

”This was an amazing summer with great people in a great city!” said Will Crawford (left). ”I realize now that working in the non-profit sector is much more than glorified volunteering – it means being a leader, an innovator, and a catalyst for positive change in the world you live in,” said Susie Long (right).

The Kelton House Museum and Garden in Columbus’ East Town Street Historic District is a beautiful and informative place to visit.
The house, built in 1852, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Ardent abolitionists, the Keltons were members of the local antislavery society. Family tradition states that runaways were hidden in the barn at the back of the house, in the 300-barrel cistern just east of the house, or sometimes in the servants’ quarters.

Weekend crowds at Festival Latino enjoyed fantastic weather in Bicentennial Park for incredible music acts from around the world. What events are you still looking forward to this summer? Leave a comment below.



Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved in #pelotonia14! Seeing so many passionate individuals push themselves in order to help others is truly incredible and inspiring.


It’s hard to keep up with all the world-renowned contemporary art CCAD brings to Columbus in the Canzani Center Gallery. The current Diana Al-Hadid show will knock your socks off. “Formal yet liquid, amorphous yet figurative, Diana Al-Hadid’s sculptures explore notions of traditional architecture while adapting elements of painting, stagecraft, and suggestive, open-ended narratives.”

Crowds and critics are raving about Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, the striking new exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art through August 31. The exhibit showcases American Modernist paintings from the 1920s to the beginning of World War II. See the rural landscapes to modern industrial cities (and the people who inhabit them) to purely abstracted compositions today! Photo by Frances Champion.


Sometimes you just have to put a bird on it! Or 35 birds! The Ohio Birds Mural under the Indianola Bridge in Glen Echo Park is beautiful. The 35 featured species have all been sighted in the park. Go check them out and see some real birds while you’re at it.


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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