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Empower individuals in pursuit of wellness and community connectedness through bicycle repair and education. We get people where they want to go, both around town and in their lives.


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Dr. Patty's Legacy Holding Account

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Dr. Patricia (Patty) Cunningham was the Director of the Social Change program. Dr. Patty was a three-time graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving her Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies (with a minor in Black Studies), Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations. Dr. Patty taught leadership courses covering a vast array of topics, such as: poverty, race, gender, and civic engagement, among others. Dr. Patty was much more than an average professor. She was an extreme advocate of social change and justice, and this was manifested in her close involvement with various organizations that made strides toward reform and student development. She also oversaw a vast amount of other community outreach initiatives, such as the Buckeye Civic Engagement program, which leads projects that help develop poverty-stricken neighborhoods within Columbus, and was a mentor for the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center (or BNRC) at OSU, among many others.
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Nina West Foundation Fund

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Nina West, the drag persona of Andrew Levitt, has grown into a legendary figure, creating a platform to lift up and support LGBTQ organizations. He’s done thousands of shows, participates in hundreds of appearances each year, and has given generously in time, talent, and treasure to the community. The charity performance he does at the end of each big show averages about $1,500—an incredible testament to his passion, and the generosity of his audience.     “It’s mind-blowing to know how giving people are. It’s just amazing to me. Columbus is a really giving community and it speaks to how close-knit and tight our LGBTQ community is. One of my favorite things about what I do, now more than ever, is making a connection with families, kids, and LGBTQ families and their children,” Andrew said. “Giving families access to the art of drag is pretty powerful and awesome.”     While he loves his life onstage, Andrew also appreciates the role he plays in the broader community. In 2015, Andrew established The Nina West Fund at The Columbus Foundation to support local nonprofits that provide services for the LGBTQ community, including Kaleidoscope Youth Center, which has a special place in Andrew’s heart. The fund has also raised money to send an LGBT family on a Disney cruise through Make-A-Wish, surprise another family at the Ronald McDonald House with a trip to Disney World, and help make a fitting room renovation possible at Dress For Success.
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Chris Bradley Memorial Fund
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