The Columbus Foundation announced The Big Table, a new community initiative focused on a day of conversation to strengthen understanding across our region. The event will bring the voices of residents together around many tables on August 30, 2016—with gatherings held in homes, offices, libraries, places of worship, and in recreation and community centers.
Columbus, OH (November 15, 2016)—The Columbus Foundation has released The Big Table Report, which assesses the reach and impact of nearly 500 community-building conversations held in homes, offices, restaurants, libraries, churches, and community centers on August 30. The Big Table initiative far surpassed expectations in its inaugural year, engaging more than 5,000 residents from all walks of life in at least hour-long conversations to discuss how collaboratively we can all build and improve our community. The report details who participated and key discussion themes.
The Columbus Foundation was formed more than 70 years ago by an group of civic leaders, led by Harrison M. Sayre. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re happy to share A Spirited Journey, A Portrait of The Columbus Foundation’s First 70 Years, a new history book, available at columbusfoundation.org.
Recent months have seen several major developments for The Paul G. Duke Foundation, including the election of a new president of the board of trustees and announcement of several new grants to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Miami County area. The trustees look forward to announcing further changes during the coming year.
The Columbus Foundation celebrated the outstanding work of our business and nonprofit leaders and innovators who were named the best in the United States for their accomplishments over the past year. The individuals and organizations were honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at the Foundation on February 19.
COLUMBUS, OH (February 22, 2017)—The Columbus Foundation celebrated the outstanding work of our business and nonprofit leaders and innovators who were named the best in the United States for their accomplishments over the past year. The individuals and organizations were honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at the Foundation.
Columbus, OH (November 2, 2016)—The Columbus Foundation is searching for college and graduate students with interest in the nonprofit sector, offering a 10-week, paid fellowship to build work experience and develop skills for a future nonprofit career through its Summer Fellowship Program. The program, now in its eighth year, has expanded to include 17 organizations—nearly doubling its capacity to match eligible students with Franklin County nonprofits.
Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation announced today that Scott Heitkamp, CPA, will be The Columbus Foundation’s next Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2016—upon the retirement of Raymond J. Biddiscombe, CPA, the Foundation’s VP and CFO for the past 26 years.
Richard Heer Oman, an attorney who helped guide the Columbus Foundation through years of expansive growth, began his work with the Foundation as a director in 1955 and served through 1978. He remained as its legal counsel until 2005.