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About Us

Our Mission

To assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.

Our Promise

To help you help others through the most effective philanthropy possible.

Governing Committee
A Governing Committee of nine volunteers provides stewardship for The Columbus Foundation and its charitable activities. These civic leaders, chosen for their knowledge of the community’s needs, were appointed to seven-year terms. Over the past seven decades, more than 40 community leaders have served as members of the Foundation’s Governing Committee.
Matthew D. Walter

Nancy Kramer
Vice Chairman

George S. Barrett

Joseph A. Chlapaty

Michael P. Glimcher

Lisa A. Hinson

C. Robert Kidder

Katie Wolfe Lloyd

Dwight E. Smith

Our Volunteers

Dedicated volunteers comprised multiple committees at the Foundation and provide their expertise to help staff strategize, plan, and address current opportunities and needs.