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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 […]


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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Philanthropy Friday: A Kid Again

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Where a Child With A Life-Threatening Illness Is A Kid Again. A Kid Again began in 1995 as Adventures For Wish Kids, in Columbus, Ohio. Their quest was to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families, by providing healing times of respite through fun-filled group adventures year round. That year, […]

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Columbus Foundation sets record year for 2007

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  The Dispatch wrote Columbus Foundation sets mark  Thursday, October 2, 2008 BY RITA PRICE Economic storm clouds gathered most everywhere in 2007, but they didn’t rain a drop on the Columbus Foundation. The philanthropic organization took in a record $119.1 million, the second time in history that it received more than $100 million in […]


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