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Columbus’ National Number Ones!

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Columbus’ National Number Ones!

From community pharmacy innovation to best-in-category bourbon, Columbus individuals, community leaders, and organizations were recognized by their industry peers for their outstanding contributions to their fields throughout the past year! Honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at The Columbus Foundation, this group represents a broad array of accomplishments. “The accomplishments of this […]

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A Blockbuster Year: As Written by Dr. Frederic Bertley

 Lynsey Pipino, 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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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!

 Lynsey Pipino, 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!

 Lynsey Pipino, 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 Columbus Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Free Bus Rides and Museum Admission

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Free Bus Rides and Museum Admission

On Dec. 29, The Columbus Foundation will invite Columbus residents to explore the city for the celebration of its 75th anniversary. A day-long event dubbed “The Big Explore,” free COTA bus rides and admission to six Columbus museums and cultural centers will be available as a “thank you.” “It is the people of this community […]

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A Gift For Columbus’ Future

 Lynsey Pipino, 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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