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A Conversation on Black Philanthropy Month
Aug 27, 2021
This August marks the 10th anniversary of Black Philanthropy Month, and in celebration of the commitment to community shown by Black philanthropists in central Ohio, local community leader and 2020 Harrison M. Sayre Award honoree, Catherine Willis, and estate planning attorney and philanthropist, Ashley Ingram, sat down with Associate Director of Donor Services Chris Donovan to discuss the robust shape of Black philanthropy in our community.
Kindness Helps Us Flourish
Jul 29, 2021
We’re all born with the ability to be kind and kindness—like any skill—can be strengthened and improved with practice. Director of Kindness Kate Oliphint discusses the value of kindness, where it can lead, and how to join the Center for HumanKindness in the journey to creating a kinder, more equitable community for all.
Emerging LGBTQIA+ Leaders
Jun 30, 2021
Columbus' LGBTQIA+ community is filled with leaders striving to connect the community in ways that promote belonging for everyone. In this month’s At the Table, Erin Upchurch, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, highlights emerging leaders in Columbus’ LGBTQIA+ community.
SLAY SAFE, STAY CR8V
May 27, 2021
Columbus-based designer Nicki Burton shares her experience creating and the inspiration behind her unique mask design for the Columbus Fashion Alliance's SLAY SAFE campaign.
A Conversation with The Food Soldier Roshelle Pate
Apr 30, 2021
Meet the 2021 Spirit of Columbus honoree, The Food Soldier Roshelle Pate, who, along with The Food Soldier network, represents neighbors helping neighbors and the true essence of community.
Isabelle Ridgway's Legacy Continues
Mar 19, 2021
Patricia Mullins, a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the Isabelle Ridgway Foundation, discusses the enduring legacy of the foundation's namesake, Isabelle Ridgway, and how her values shape the work of the foundation now and into the future.
Looking Ahead to 2021
Jan 29, 2021
As a philanthropic leader in central Ohio, The Columbus Foundation has a responsibility to strengthen and improve the lives of the people we serve. Looking at our work for 2021 and beyond, the Foundation is prioritizing expanding the breadth, depth, and sustainability of its efforts to help dismantle systemic racism.
Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday
Dec 1, 2020
For many in our community, a single financial hardship can set into motion a series of events that can create negative long-term consequences. The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides an immediate financial boost to prevent one difficult moment from limiting a lifetime of opportunities. Donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund on Giving Tuesday, December 1, to see your dollars doubled!
Letter to the Community
Oct 30, 2020
What can we do to bolster the culture and the practice of working together to meet the formidable challenges of our day despite our differences? If we can vote together, we can work together, and the bonds we strengthen and the bridges we build will define us for generations to come.
Sounding the Alarm on the Digital Divide
Jul 28, 2020
Earlier this month, the Foundation released a report assessing the state of broadband access in our community. Community Research and Grants Management Officer, Matt Martin, hosted a conversation with Michael Bongiorno from AECOM, who led the report, and Autumn Glover, President of PACT, to discuss the findings and solutions to ensure all kids have the ability to learn this fall.