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Local Businesses Celebrate Your Kindness With Perks During The Big Give

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Businesses Celebrate Your Kindness With Perks During The Big Give

Typically, when you give to charity, you expect nothing in return. But The Big Give isn’t your typical philanthropic event. For just 26 hours stretching between October 10 and October 11, the entire Central Ohio community will come together to raise millions for hundreds of local nonprofits, and even the smallest donations can get you […]

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The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Corporate Responsibility to Give Back Amplifies Impact

A valued characteristic of any business is a positive company culture, an identity with which any associate can connect. Within the ranks at L Brands can be found a common recognition of the prevalence of cancer and the motivation and momentum to offer something up — time, talent, or treasure. “We know that giving takes […]

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Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Avanza Together Connecting Families Facing Deportation to Resources

Imagine that the only way to save your child was to leave him. For one local family, whose 8-year-old son’s heart condition requires regular surgeries, this is reality. The parents, already targeted for deportation, must choose between taking their son with them, or leaving him in foster care here to get the treatment he needs. […]

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Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Nonprofits Must Learn to Multitask to Adapt to Needs of Community

In order for nonprofits to adapt to the changing needs of the community, they have to learn to multitask. David Brown, Creative Director and Founder of The Harmony Project, sees this in his own organization, which has mission touch points that range from education, to the arts, to neighborhood engagement. “It’s really difficult to be […]

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Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Community Comes Together for The Big Give

Public-private partnerships. Collaboration. Civic Engagement. “The Columbus Way.” You’ve likely heard these descriptors mentioned by local leaders over the past decade when talking about big picture ideas for improving our city, but what do they actually mean? When discussing this year’s 26-hour philanthropic Big Give campaign with Dale Heydlauff, SVP of Corporate Communications at AEP, he […]

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Support from Start to Finish Key to Educational Success

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Support from Start to Finish Key to Educational Success

The success of any community begins with the education of its residents, but for some students, graduation can come with barriers. Ten years ago, when City Year Columbus initiated its partnership with Columbus City Schools, active efforts by the organization to improve the community began their direct impact on urban students. What started as projects […]

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The Big Give is Tomorrow!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Give is Tomorrow!

The Big Give is a dynamic, 26-hour online giving rally to show kindness to the community we call home. It’s an opportunity to join together to support 900+ nonprofit organizations who strengthen and improve where we live, work, and play—and have fun celebrating as we do it! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW It’s easy to […]

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