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Philanthropy Friday: Colony Cats

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Colony Cats

Thousands of animals are euthanized. For most they are not vicious, behaviorally unsound or have major health issues, instead they were given up due to owner abandonment, owner surrender, pulled from high-kill shelters or strays. Colony Cats (& Dogs) offers a safe haven for the cats/kittens, dogs/puppies that come to them from varying situations. They […]


Philanthropy Friday: Road of Life

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Road of Life

Rob Emrich has been personally touched by cancer. At seven years of age he lost his two-year-old sister, Keren to neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the nervous system. While in college cancer struck home again taking the life of his cousin and giving his mother a cancer scare. Wanting to make a real difference, Rob […]

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Philanthropy Friday: OEFFA

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The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) is a grassroots coalition of farmers, backyard gardeners, consumers, retailers, educators, researchers, and others who share a desire to build a healthy food system that brings prosperity to family farmers, helps preserve farmland, offers food security for all Ohioans, and economic development for rural communities.


Philanthropy Friday: Mercy For Animals

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Mercy for Animals (MFA) was founded by Nathan Runkle in October of 1999, after an incident in his hometown in St. Paris, Ohio where a live baby piglet was violently beaten by a high school student during class. The incident caused an uproar in the small town, and Nathan took the initiative to start an […]


Philanthropy Friday: Batten Disease Support

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Batten Disease Support

Central Ohio is home to international nonprofit organization Batten Disease Support & Research Association (or BDSRA). Their mission, “To be an international support and research networking organization for families of children and young adults with an inherited neurological degenerative disease known as Batten Disease.”

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Philanthropy Friday: The Miracle League

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For this week’s Philanthropy Friday I had the pleasure of interviewing Christy Fields, Director of the Miracle League of Central Ohio. The Miracle League cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt children with disabilities. But what they do is provide these children with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Local Matters

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Local Matters

Since 2007, Local Matters has been working to transform the food system in Central Ohio to make local, healthy food accessible to all. Local Matters was formally created as an offshoot of the Greater Columbus Foodshed Project (GCFP). Executive Director Michael Jones, a trained chef, joined GCFP founder Noreen Warnock and sustainable landscape designer Susan […]

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