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November 29, 2018

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Contact: Natalie Parscher, nparscher@columbusfoundation.org, 614/251-4000


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More Than $1.1 Million Raised During The Columbus Foundation's #GivingTuesday Promotion

COLUMBUS, OH (November 29, 2018) — 545 nonprofit organizations across ten counties in central Ohio benefited from the generosity of donors on #GivingTuesday during The Columbus Foundation’s “Give Two on #GivingTuesday” promotion.

Through the promotion, donors who gave to two or more nonprofits in the Foundation’s Giving Store received a $20 Charitable Gift Card in return for their generosity. A total of $1,119,848 was raised, the majority of which went to nonprofit organizations in central Ohio.

“The impressive generosity our community has shown for #GivingTuesday demonstrates the appreciation we have for the hard and often thankless work done by our area nonprofits. We are pleased to offer Charitable Gift Cards as tokens of our gratitude to those who make giving back a priority.”

DOUGLAS F. KRIDLER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION

Co-founded in 2012 by Henry Timms, the CEO of the 92nd Y organization in New York City, #GivingTuesday has become a global movement that celebrates giving and community at the onset of the holiday season.

Doug Krider’s interview with Henry Timms can be found here.

An overview of The Columbus Foundation’s giving days can be found here.


About The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation serves more than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Nearly 75 years strong, The Columbus Foundation is Your Trusted Philanthropic Advisor® and the eighth largest community foundation in the United States.

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