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Next Level Parking Booths!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Next Level Parking Booths!

“Coney Island” in the Westin Columbus hotel parking lot is the first of five shelters that will become public-art showcases as part of “Bold Booths.” Looking great! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1AXgFKm The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open […]

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Performing Arts Innovation Fund Launched at The Columbus Foundation

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Performing Arts Innovation Fund Launched at The Columbus Foundation

Caption: Columbus Performing Arts Prize Recipients. Back row (L-R): Janet Chen, Executive Director (on behalf of David Danzmayr), ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; Peggy Kriha Dye, Artistic Director, Opera Columbus; David Brown, Founder and Creative Director, Harmony Project. Front Row (L-R): Edwaard Liang, Artistic Director, BalletMet; Byron Stripling, Artistic Director, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus. First Columbus Performing Arts Prize […]

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#love4Jenis

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation #love4Jenis

The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on Facebook as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram.

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Mayor Coleman Honored with Surprise Spirit of Columbus Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman Honored with Surprise Spirit of Columbus Award

On Friday, civic and business leaders throughout Columbus gathered for a celebratory event where Mayor Michael B. Coleman was invited to present this year’s Spirit of Columbus Award at the Columbus Foundation. Past winners of the award including Jeni Britton Bauer, David Brown and Denny Griffith were called to the stage while Coleman proudly talked up […]

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Jerrie Mock, First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World, Honored with Statue

Anne Evans Anne Evans Jerrie Mock, First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World, Honored with Statue

Columbus is home to an often overlooked piece of history. Today, the Columbus Foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock’s historic flight. On April 17th, 1964, Mock became the first woman to fly around the world solo when her tiny Cessna 180 plane, named The Spirit of Columbus, touched down at the Port […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Seeking Nominations for The Spirit of Columbus Award

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Seeking Nominations for The Spirit of Columbus Award

The award, launched in 2013, recognizes individuals who have exhibited an exemplary community spirit through their accomplishments. DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH THIS REMARKABLE SPIRIT? The winner will select a nonprofit of their choice from PowerPhilanthropy to receive $5,000 and will be honored at an upcoming event. FIFTY YEARS AGO, on March 19, 1964, Jerrie Mock, a Bexley housewife […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: New Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on our Facebook album as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram. […]

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