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View the 2020 Big Give results summary, which includes the total amount leveraged, number of nonprofits, top recipients, milestones, and more. The Big Give truly demonstrates the kindness of the community we live in. Thank you for your kindness, Central Ohio!
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.
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.
Their paths are different, but Mark Tripodi and Denise Meine-Graham share a bond over something no one should—the sudden, tragic loss of a child. Both parents' deep despair turned into a longing to make similar situations better for others.
For nearly 140 years, the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) has been delighting hometown audiences and visitors from around the globe. CMA’s permanent collection includes more than 10,500 works of art—with the strength of CMA’s collection in early 20th-century modern American and European art. Approximately 400,000 visitors experience CMA on-site or online each year. A variety of interactive events and programs at CMA encourage people of all ages to experience art.
Married 18 years, Gene and Sheila Smith have called Columbus home since 2005. Gene describes Columbus as a city that has great leadership, collaboration, and diversity. Reflecting on how their families viewed philanthropy when they were younger, they each recognize that though the paths may have been different, the message was the same—helping others is important.