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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus Photos (May)

 Margaret Robinson, 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.

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

Pecha Kucha Columbus #25 was a hit in Franklinton with speakers sharing their passions and creativity at the future home of the Columbus Idea Foundry. Donations benefited Pecha Kucha Columbus with a portion of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007.

The Columbus Museum of Art’s new exhibit, Strings Attached: The Living Tradition of Czech Puppets, has students and people of all ages excited and inspired to be more creative. The world-class exhibit runs through August 4, 2013. More at www.columbusmuseum.org/exhibitions/.

800 students from Columbus City Schools involved in the Momentum dance program wowed spectators at the Capitol Theatre during Momentum’s 10th anniversary performance. The amazing and downright fun program is presented in partnership with BalletMet.

High expectations were exceeded in CCAD’s 2013 Senior Fashion Show as students stunned the sold-out crowd with innovative designs. The show, presented by The Limited Brands Foundation, highlighted the incredible work of 21 seniors. Congratulations!

Planning for the third third of our lives is a valuable exercise that Jan Allen (left) feels Columbus can lead the way for in the world. She is pictured here with Mike Curtin and Cindy Lazarus at The Columbus Foundation.

The 200-voice Harmony Project Choir, led by David Brown, with special guest performances by Commons in Harmony and South High Harmony, thrilled audiences at the Southern Theatre with their energy-packed Peace, Love and Harmony spring concert. Learn more at www.harmonyproject.com.

The Pinned Motorcycle Festival brought out a large crowd of riders with vintage bikes and choppers to enjoy live music and more at 400 West Rich in Franklinton.

The new Goodale Park Fountain, created by Columbus artist Malcolm Cochran, was dedicated over the weekend. During the ceremony, Friends of Goodale Park remembered Paul Cianelli (1963-2006) who helped initiate the project in 2002.

The arts are a huge part of what makes Columbus special and they are builders of The Spirit of Columbus. We celebrate Charlotte Kessler, who just received the Arts Advocacy Award at the 2013 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio!

Fantastic grilled chicken and more brings a happy crowd to the Los Potosinos food truck on East Long Street next door to the Lincoln Theatre. Learn more about Columbus’ tasty and thriving food truck scene at Columbus Food Truck Fest at www.facebook.com/FoodTruckandCartFest.

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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