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New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Report Lays Out Affordable Housing Strategy for Region

There have been plenty of reports and studies in the last several years on the shortage of affordable housing in Central Ohio. And last year, a $100 million housing fund was established and Columbus voters approved a $50 million bond package to address that shortage. A new effort was unveiled this week which aims to […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Columbus, Not What You Thought (video)

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Columbus, Not What You Thought (video)

The world is coming to Columbus and every week we add more than 300 people to our community. It is the only city in Ohio where more people are moving in than moving out. This fact only scratches the surface of the many changes that are taking place in Columbus. Michael Wilkos, senior officer in […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

How many Christopher Columbus statues are there in Columbus? What was the first tax for Columbus citizens? How did Columbus get its name? These are just a few of the questions that The Columbus Foundation’s Michael Wilkos has found surprising answers for. Wilkos, senior Community Research and Grants Management officer, was recently named Columbus’ #1 […]

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The Rebirth of Weinland Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Rebirth of Weinland Park

Weinland Park is a neighborhood in transition. Situated between the Ohio State University and The Short North, this largely residential area is on the cusp of a renaissance, thanks largely in part to one of the most ambitious collaborative efforts to ever be planned in Central Ohio. The Weinland Park Collaborative (WPC) was officially launched […]

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CU Podcast #38: Coffee with Michael Wilkos

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we sit down with Michael Wilkos, the Community Research and Grants Management Officer for the Columbus Foundation. Michael recently won the first annual “Arch Award” at the 198th Birthday Party for the City of Columbus hosted by the Columbus Historical Society. We sat down with Michael to discuss the role he’s […]

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Three Finalists Announced for Columbus Arch Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The City of Columbus will officially be celebrating its 198th birthday next week, and our three nominees for the first annual Arch Award have been selected: Catherine Girves – Director of the University Area Enrichment Association Elizabeth Lessner – Owner & CEO of Betty’s Family of Restaurants Michael Wilkos – Community Research and Grants Management […]

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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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