More than just the name of a plane that made history, The Spirit of Columbus is what distinguishes and inspires us today. From the arts to business, from restaurants to neighborhoods, from Sunday to game day, The Spirit of Columbus fuels and defines us today more than ever.

>> Listen below to a personal message from historymaker Jerrie Mock.

Featuring the vocals of Columbus singers Emily Rogers, Amber Knicole, Jen Miller, and fifth grader Sophia Lenhart. Star Spangled Banner by Jake Shimabukuro.


Collectively, our community is comprised of visionaries who exemplify the determination, dedication, and commitment to achieve remarkable things. This is The Spirit of Columbus—and Jerrie Mock is a defining example of that spirit.


The Columbus Foundation created The Spirit of Columbus Award in 2013 to recognize individuals who have exhibited an exemplary community spirit through their accomplishments. On March 19, 2013 Jerrie was named the first honoree for this award, and a $5,000 grant established the Jerrie Mock Pilot Club Fund. Learn more about the 2013 Award Winners here.



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