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Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Public-private partnerships. Collaboration. Civic Engagement. “The Columbus Way.” You’ve likely heard these descriptors mentioned by local leaders over the past decade when talking about big picture ideas for improving our city, but what do they actually mean? When discussing this year’s 26-hour philanthropic Big Give campaign with Dale Heydlauff, SVP of Corporate Communications at AEP, he […]

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The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Columbus Foundation Launches The Giving Store

Donating to local charities just got a little bit easier. On Thursday, The Columbus Foundation launched The Giving Store — a new online portal for philanthropic giving. The new site allows visitors to discover details about local nonprofits and make donations online, and later this year will incorporate crowdfunding functionality. “We’re committed to improving our […]

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Editorial: You Helped Raise Over $16,000 for Charity in 2016

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: You Helped Raise Over $16,000 for Charity in 2016

Did you attend a Columbus Underground event in 2016? If so, you helped us to contribute a combined total of over $16,000 to nine different local nonprofits this year, and we’re incredibly thankful for your support in those endeavors. When we first debuted our Urban Living Tour and Best Bites event series in 2014, we […]

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Community Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Amber Hage-Ali Amber Hage-Ali Community Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Quirky Dustin Speakman — dressed in a button up plaid shirt with a wooden bow tie and a set of thick framed glasses hugging his face — smiles and reclines in his new office chair. “I grew up as a poor Appalachian kid from Southeastern Ohio,” Speakman reminisced. “My family’s homestead had no electricity and […]

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Best Nonprofits in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Nonprofits in Columbus of 2015

Selecting a “best” nonprofit is like selecting a favorite child. They’re all amazing, and Columbus has many great charities that raise funds and awareness for a wide range of causes. Instead, we view the “Best Nonprofit” category of our annual readers survey as more of a way to showcase favorite groups and favored causes. This […]

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The Big Give Raises Over $15 Million in 24-Hours for Local Nonprofits

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give Raises Over $15 Million in 24-Hours for Local Nonprofits

The Big Give online donation campaign returned for its third iteration this week, and the results have been tallied up. The Columbus Foundation announced at noon today that a grand total of $15,002,597 was raised and will be going toward 587 individual nonprofits. The total represents a 40 percent increase over 2013’s event. A total […]

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The Big Give: Transforming the Entire Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Transforming the Entire Community

The Center for Healthy Families launched in 2007 and provides a place for pregnant teenagers and parent teenagers to turn for resources. The nonprofit gives them a place they can stay for up to two years along with dedicated “resource advocates” who assist them in ways similar to a life coach. “We help deliver healthy […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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