PowerPhilanthropy Friday

PowerPhilanthropy Friday is a feature series produced by The Columbus Foundation that highlights Columbus area nonprofit organizations. For more nonprofit information, follow us on Twitter at @ColsFoundation and like The Columbus Foundation on Facebook.

Philanthropy Friday: VOICEcorps

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Created by three men who were blind, VOICEcorps began in 1975 as the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service. Living with visual impairments, Irwin Hott, Fred Allemeier and Stanley Doran were not able to use standard print to fulfill their need for daily information. Because of this, they wanted to fill the gap with a solution […]

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Philanthropy Friday: The Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation

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The Central Ohio Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation traces its roots to 1972 when a staff member at Children’s Hospital wanted to provide a support group for the children and parents attending the hospital’s hematology department. Because of the success of these meetings, it formally affiliated with the National Hemophilia Foundation in 1974. The chapter […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus Gives Back

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Community Service With A Social Twist Columbus Gives Back was founded earlier this year, in March of 2009, as a way to volunteer in the community and meet new people. Community service has always been very important to founder Juliana Pernik. She started volunteering in junior high, continued through college and after relocating to Columbus […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Dress for Success Columbus

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A $5,000 inheritance can make a big difference. That’s how Dress for Success got its start. In 1996, Nancy Lublin received that inheritance from her great-grandfather and wanted to use it to make a difference in her community by helping women with new beginnings. She took the money and opened the first Dress for Success […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Down Syndrome Society

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Down syndrome personally touches Lito Ramirez everyday. He is a parent of a two-year-old son living with the medical condition. Down syndrome also drives Lito. Having more than 15-years of senior level experience in strategic communications, brand development, fundraising, health care experience, physicians relations, public policy and government relations it would seem as if all […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Leave No Child Inside

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Connecting Children and Nature. In late 2006, Jenny Morgan attended a luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in downtown Columbus where author Richard Louv was the featured speaker. His book, Last Child in the Woods – Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, and the accompanying research that shows children are suffering from an indoor-sedentary lifestyle that […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Christians Overcoming Cancer

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Helping Everyone Succeed on Their Road to Recovery. Christians Overcoming Cancer is a non-profit organization passionate about helping Central Ohio cancer patients succeed on their road to recovery through awareness, emotional support and financial relief. They serve men, women and families with a cancer-diagnosed child who is in active treatment for cancer. Founder, Mary Jenkins started […]

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