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 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.
A Legacy Built to Last
Tim Morbitzer and Giancarlo Miranda are big believers in giving back to the community. With the help of The Columbus Foundation, the couple carefully developed a planned gift that will support the causes they’re passionate about—social justice, the arts, and the welfare of dogs—long after they’ve passed. Read how.
Empowering Others through Giving
Donna and Larry James exemplify leadership in community and philanthropy, which is why the couple was selected as the 2022 Harrison M. Sayre Award honorees. Through their Donor Advised Fund, Donna and Larry have given generously to the community and are lifting up the next generation of leaders. Read more.
Giving Back for the Win
Teamwork, kindness, and generosity are important values to Lori and Chris Holtmann. Through their Donor Advised Fund, the couple has given generously to programs and organizations that have made an impact on them, and are ensuring that more youth have safe places to play. Read more.
Connecting Passion with Purpose
As a young girl, Gay Su Pinnell taught herself to read by looking through comic books. Pinnell’s love of reading blossomed into a rewarding career and fueled her passion to support organizations that promote literacy efforts and programs. Read more.
A Family Affair
In 2010, siblings Brian Yeager and Michelle Yeager-Thornton founded The Champion Companies, headquartered in Westerville. As the company continues to grow, the siblings hope their philanthropic footprint will, too, supporting organizations that focus on children and helping individuals meet their basic needs. Read more.
After beloved father, husband, and journalist Chris Bradley passed away from acute myeloid leukemia, his husband, Jason Bradley-Krauss, wanted to find a way to honor Chris’ life. Through the Chris Bradley Memorial Fund, Jason and his children are supporting organizations like Donate Life America, AIDS Walk Ohio, The James Cancer Hospital, and others. Read more.
Building Upon a Legacy
Isabelle Ridgway’s life revolved around kindness. Established in her honor, the Isabelle Ridgeway Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of The Columbus Foundation, is improving the quality of life of aging African Americans in Columbus. Read why.
The Columbus Foundation has sunset its Charitable Gift Card program. If you have purchased or been gifted a Charitable Gift Card and you would like to redeem it, please use the form below. Search for eligible organizations here.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.