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With $10,000 Donation, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Secures Long Term Funding

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega With $10,000 Donation, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Secures Long Term Funding

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) has established the Kaleidoscope Youth Center Endowment Fund through the Columbus Foundation, making KYC the first LGBTQ-centered organization in the state to have an endowment fund. It began with a generous $10,000 donation from Columbus philanthropist and performer Andrew Levitt, whose drag persona is Nina […]

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Interview: Nina West’s Big Debut on the Small Screen

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Nina West’s Big Debut on the Small Screen

Columbus' own is set to sparkle as a contestant on season eleven of the VH1 reality series, "RuPaul's Drag Race"

After entertaining Columbus audiences for nearly two decades, Nina West is mere hours from being an international phenomenon. Tonight, viewers around the world will watch her inaugural appearance on the 11th season of the award-winning VH1 reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Casting for each season’s 14 competitors is an intensive process. West’s ninth audition proved […]

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Generosity Embraces Belonging: The Nina West Fund

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Generosity Embraces Belonging: The Nina West Fund

Andrew Levitt, also lovingly known as Nina West, has a booming voice and a big heart to match. From volunteer opportunities and service projects in high school and college, to becoming involved in the Columbus community during his adult life, helping others was, and is, an important part of what makes him who he is […]

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The Philanthropy of Nina West

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Philanthropy of Nina West

Two years ago, when Andrew Levitt A.K.A. Nina West started a fund with The Columbus Foundation, he made a resounding change on the impact of his giving. A philanthropist for the last 16 years, Levitt has given more than $2 million back to the community, using his platform as a performer to focus on the […]

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Gateway Film Center and Nina West Presents…

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center and Nina West Presents…

Ladies and gentlemen, filmgoers and songbirds — Nina West. Nina West Presents returns to the Gateway Film Center. Allegedly, it is “bigger, louder and sing-songier than ever!” GFC will host Columbus’s “Super Drag Queen” and her new series of sing along musicals beginning Saturday, April 1 with The Sound of Music. “I’ve always loved my […]

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