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The incredible potential of strategic giving begins right here. Welcome.

Giving creates extraordinary opportunities. For your community. For your family. And for your legacy. Our role is to help you make the very most of your gifts, now and in the future.

Giving Options
Giving ranges from addressing current community needs to establishing long-term estate funds that create a positive impact well into the future. From individuals and families to businesses and organizations large and small, we offer a path for every type of philanthropy.
Help address current, critical needs and opportunities to make a lasting impact. We help you create a philanthropic plan to connect your values with charitable giving.
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Leave an enduring legacy for the community with a planned gift as part of your estate.
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Design a giving program for your company that creates a meaningful impact on lives in our community.
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Gift Cards

Inspire generosity and support local nonprofit organizations that make a difference in our community with The Columbus Foundation’s Charitable Gift Card. Available in denominations of $20, $50, and $100, Charitable Gift Cards have no expiration date, and 100 percent goes to the nonprofit selected by the recipient. 

We’re Here to Help

Our Donor Services team is experienced, knowledgeable, and focused on the goals of your giving while honoring donor intent. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good. Because that’s what truly matters.


To learn more, reach out to a member of our Donor Services team or email

Angela G. Parsons, JD, CAP®
Vice President – Donor Services
J. Bradley Britton, JD, LLM
Director of Planned Giving and General Counsel
Jeff Byars, CAP®
Associate Director for Donor Services
Carrie Carmody
Advisor for Donor Services
Chris Donovan, JD, CFRE, CAP®
Associate Director for Donor Services
Lisa M. Jolley, JD, CAP®, AEP®
Senior Director for Donor Services
Lisa Lynch, CAP®
Associate Director for Donor Services
Steven Moore
Chief of Staff
Hilary Stone, MBA
Senior Advisor for Donor Services
Alicia Szempruch, MPA, CAP®
Senior Advisor for Scholarships
Tess Tannehill, J.D.​
Senior Advisor and Associate General Counsel