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What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation What a Career in the Nonprofit Sector Looks Like

Preparing future nonprofit leaders for success was at the root of The Columbus Foundation’s decision to create the Summer Fellowship Program. By placing college students and recent graduates with Franklin County nonprofit organizations for a 10-week period, the program encourages hands-on experiences that enable them to immerse themselves in the nonprofits’ culture and gain valuable […]

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Collaborative Program Helps Neighborhood Efforts Shine

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Collaborative Program Helps Neighborhood Efforts Shine

In 2007, the Neighborhood Partnership Grant (NPG) program was launched to assist neighborhood-based projects in low-and moderate-income areas in central Ohio. This innovative, collaborative concept brought together The Columbus Foundation’s Neighborhood Partnership Program Fund and United Way of Central Ohio’s (UWCO) Neighborhood Partnership Center. For 2019, a total of $210,000 was awarded to 72 community […]

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Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

Did you know only 1 in 6 children who qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year have access to meals during the summer? In 2018, Go Lunch Columbus, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Summer Food Program, served more than 500,000 meals at over 230 Columbus locations to students and others who have limited […]

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94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation 94 Best-All Around Students Honored!

The Columbus Youth Foundation (CYF) recognized 94 Columbus City Schools (CCS) students through the Best All-Around Student Awards for their outstanding citizenship and achievements during the 2018-2019 school year! Students celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends at Huntington Park before the Columbus Clippers game—with ballpark food, a live performance by Marion-Franklin Marching Band, and special guest […]

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EXPYs Honor “Best Of Us!”

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation EXPYs Honor “Best Of Us!”

Experience Columbus celebrated winners of its annual EXPY Awards on May 6, recognizing the “outstanding contributions by businesses, groups, organizations or individuals to the local hospitality industry and the Greater Columbus visitor experience in 2018.”  According to the press release, the EXPY Award winners demonstrate the best of ColumbUS and serve as role models for creativity and collaboration in the community. They bring awareness […]

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A Look At The Spirit of Columbus Award: Save The Crew

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation A Look At The Spirit of Columbus Award: Save The Crew

This month, the Save The Crew movement was honored by The Columbus Foundation with The Spirit of Columbus Award. We’re taking a look into the award—it’s history and how the group who kept Columbus Crew SC in the city was celebrated.  Adapted From The Columbus Foundation’s At The Table blog: The Spirit of Columbus Award, affectionately known as The Jerries®, was established in 2013 to honor […]

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Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Every year, The Columbus Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who exhibit outstanding community spirit through their work and accomplishments. This year, the foundation selected a number of figures involved in efforts to “Save the Crew,” including Dr. Pete Edwards, Jr., co-owner of Columbus Crew SC, and select members of the Save the Crew community volunteer […]

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