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Living in Harmony
May 2, 2022
The Center for HumanKindness was created to help cultivate a culture of kindness alongside community members and partners like Harmony Project. Join us in supporting Harmony Project’s week of service, culminating in the largest pop-up chorus in Columbus history, Finding Harmony! Together, we can shape our world and community into a kinder, more caring place.
Joanna M. Pinkerton and the team at COTA are Spirit of Columbus Award honorees for 2022!
Apr 18, 2022
Congratulations to Joanna and the entire team at COTA for going above and beyond to show steadfastness, courage, and resolve by putting others first during unquestionably historic times—demonstrating the Spirit of Columbus remains alive and well in our community.
Catalysts for Change
Mar 18, 2022
Meet the 2022 '5 Nonprofits to Watch,' a remarkable group of nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve our community. Together, these organizations and their leaders are advocating for a region rooted in greater equity and belonging.
The Power of Place
Feb 8, 2022
As we celebrate Black History Month, we recognize the importance of not only paying tribute to the achievements and contributions of individuals who helped shape our country but also acknowledging the efforts underway to capture local Black history and bring it to life for generations to come. Here we take a brief look at the incredible history of Poindexter Village, one of the nation's first housing projects, and the efforts by the Poindexter Village Museum and Cultural Center to ensure the history and legacy of its residents are remembered.
Be Generous. Give Now.
Nov 30, 2021
On the heels of Thanksgiving, and heading into the holiday season, we are reminded of the importance of giving. Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to reflect on what we have and commit to helping others. Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management Dan Sharpe shares three reasons why it’s worthwhile to participate in this global day of giving to help strengthen our local nonprofits—and create a better community for all.
Chris Bradley's Hopeful Legacy
Sep 30, 2021
Chris Bradley was as generous, lovable, and warm at home and in the community as he appeared on screen as the Chief Meteorologist for WBNS. When Chris passed away in 2018 from leukemia, his husband Jason Bradley-Krauss felt overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. In this month’s blog, Jason talks about how his family hopes to carry on Chris’ extraordinary legacy of faith and love through the Chris Bradley Memorial Fund.
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.