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A Blockbuster Year: As Written by Dr. Frederic Bertley

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation A Blockbuster Year: As Written by Dr. Frederic Bertley

As The Columbus Foundation rang in its 75th anniversary on December 29, an unbelievable 55,784 people took to the streets to celebrate through the The Big Explore. Inspired by the day, Dr. Frederic Bertley, President & CEO of COSI, shared a letter to COSI employees about that extraordinary day and what it meant to their […]

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Sweet Treats Sweeter With Kindness!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Sweet Treats Sweeter With Kindness!

Sweet Treats attendees not only got to sample Columbus’ very best desserts, but they also wrote sweet notes of kindness to fellow community members and learn about The Gifts of Kindness Fund at The Columbus Foundation. Through the Gifts of Kindness program, the Foundation partners with 26 local nonprofits to identify individuals and families experiencing […]

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Columbus “True Originals” Recognized at New Event

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus “True Originals” Recognized at New Event

The Columbus Foundation launched a new annual ceremonial event today, designed to recognize the city’s “True Originals” — a collection of local business leaders, culture makers and nonprofit operators that help to define the city that we live in. The first group of honorees included Dr. Mark Lomax II, composer of World Premiere, 12-CD work, “400: […]

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The Big Explore: By The Numbers!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Explore: By The Numbers!

Central Ohioans turned out in droves to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Columbus Foundation on December 29. The Big Explore, the Foundation’s “thank you” event to the community who helped build its success, offered free COTA rides and free admission to seven of the area’s most prominent cultural attractions: Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin […]

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The Big Explore Went Big!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Explore Went Big!

Ten days ago, our city was able to explore, together. Thank you, Columbus, for making The Big Explore an historic day filled with excitement and discovery! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate our 75th anniversary than by sharing it with you. Thank you for working with us to build a strong and […]

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The Big Explore

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Big Explore

As The Columbus Foundation marks its 75th anniversary, we’re excited to invite YOU to The Big Explore to experience some of the best our city has to offer—on us! On Saturday, December 29, catch FREE rides on COTA and receive FREE general admission at many of Columbus’ excellent attractions, including: – Columbus Museum of Art […]

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A Gift For Columbus’ Future

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation A Gift For Columbus’ Future

The walls in Joe Chlapaty’s office in Dublin are adorned with striking paintings of buildings on the University of Dubuque’s campus. A passionate alumnus, Joe has been a longtime supporter of the university, and an avid football fan, which is appropriate since he once took the field as a Spartan himself. While a piece of […]

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