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The Big Give: Improving Columbus Through Amplified Giving

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Improving Columbus Through Amplified Giving

You may know Mike Brown from his work at Experience Columbus, helping to develop Columbus as a national visitor destination. You may know Mike Brown from his work on the Independents’ Day festival, which he has helped grow into a pride point for the creative community. You may even know Mike Brown from his preview […]

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The Big Give: Supporting The Arts Pays Dividends to the Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Big Give: Supporting The Arts Pays Dividends to the Community

When it comes to making philanthropic donations to local nonprofits, there are a lot of different types of charities and causes. Some organizations help to fight hunger, others assist with homelessness, many help with children’s needs and others fight for equality. A donation that goes towards funding the arts in Columbus may seem less essential […]

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Gifts That Give Twice

Anne Evans Anne Evans Gifts That Give Twice

I have been penning the Holiday Shopping Guide for Columbus Underground for a few years, and it’s always great fun pulling together gifts ideas to make people smile. This year, I’m adding some bonus ideas – gifts that give twice. These are gifts that you can give and the company will then make a donation […]

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Holiday Wish Celebrates 50 Years of gift giving

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Wish Celebrates 50 Years of gift giving

Franklin County Children Services’ Holiday Wish program is celebrating 50 years. Over the history of the program, the wishes of more than 150,000 children under the care of the agency have been granted. Last year, more than 5,000 children benefited from the generosity of the community through the program. Earliest records of the program show […]

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The Columbus Foundation announces the return of The Big Give

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Columbus Foundation announces the return of The Big Give

The Columbus Foundation announced today that the 24-hour online philanthropic event known as The Big Give would return next month following a successful campaign in 2011 that raised over $8.7 million. The campaign will launch at 11am on September 17th and will benefit up to 600 nonprofits in Central Ohio through the Foundation’s PowerPhilanthropy online […]

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New Social Welfare Platform Besa Launches in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Social Welfare Platform Besa Launches in Columbus

If you find yourself lacking in the department of volunteering and donating to local nonprofits, you’re not alone. Matthew Goldstein is making it his personal mission to get young people in Columbus connected with nonprofits that align with their personal interests and help them to explore opportunities for involvement that can work into anyone’s busy schedule. To […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Ohio Historical Society explores the 1950s

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Ohio Historical Society explores the 1950s

Over the last century, the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) has collected more than three million artifacts in order to preserve and interpret the history of Ohio. So, it may surprise you that they are now hoping to receive more loans and donations of items from the 1950s for an upcoming exhibit on the exciting decade. […]

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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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