Our member charities are the safety net for the community. Many of them provide food, housing, healthcare, education, community or support that individuals, children, and families cannot receive from anyone else. In order to provide these programs and services, it takes a lot of dedicated people working behind the scenes to make sure the lights are on, doors are open, and the services stay available.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the women who provide leadership, passion, and dedication to the success of our member charities that are benefiting our community. Their work has not only benefited their nonprofit organization, but by extension created change and impact in the Central Ohio community.
Check back throughout March as we feature each of these women leaders:
As the air turns cool and crisp and nature punches up the color display, Community Shares shifts into overdrive as fall workplace giving campaign launch. Staff will be reaching out to thousands of employees at various workplaces around Columbus and Central Ohio to share how donations are creating a more just, caring and healthy community for all. Speaking engagements and charity information fairs give us the opportunity to share how small gifts of $1, $2, $5 or $10 can add up to more than a half million dollars used by 65 member charities to beneift more than 2 million people in the community.
The seaons starts with the State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign kicking off on Wednesday, September 2nd. The kickoff event at Rhodes Tower brings State employees together to learn how to give back to the community and a chance to meet nonprofits working to benefit the community. This year's campaign features honorary chair Nick Foligno, Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Be sure to visit charity information fairs happening at State of Ohio offices and departments throughout the season to meet our member charities. The State Combined Charitable Campaign will conclude on October 16th.
Next, giving goes global with the kickoff of the Combined Federal Campaign on September 3rd. Federal employees across the country and around the world are given the opportunity to contribute to charities working on the issues and causes they care about at home or in a far away land. The Combined Federal Campaign wraps up on December 15th.
Campaign season heats up as The Ohio State University Bucks for Charity Campaign kicks off on September 14th. Employees at OSU love to give back to their community and are big supporters of Community Shares. As our annual number one campaign, we're excited to see how our partnership can further benefit our member charities and the community. The Ohio State University Bucks of Charity Campaign will conclude on November 13th.
The season accelerates with the start of the Franklin County Combined Charitable Campaign kicking off on September 21st. The kickoff event at Franklin County Courthose brings County employees together to learn how to give back to the community and a chance to meet nonprofits working to benefit the community. This year's kickoff includes honorary chair Frankie Hejduk of Columbus Crew SC who pumped up employees and charity representatives with chants, dancing and high-fives. Check out Frankie Hejduk of Columbus Crew SC and Ryan Kovalaske, Community Shares Associate Director, posing to celebrate the Franklin County Combined Chartiable Campaign Kickoff. The Franklin County Combined Charitable Campaign will conclude on October 30th.
The final leg starts with the City of Columbus Combined Charitable Campaign kicking off on September 21st. The kickoff event at City Hall during the City Council meeting allow City of Columbus employees and elected officials to discover why they give to the community and a chance to meet nonprofits working to benefit the community. Be sure to visit charity information fairs happening at City of Columbus offices and departments throughout the season to meet our member charities. The City of Columbus Combined Charitable Campaign will conclude on October 30th.
Learn more about our member charities and find their code numbers before making your pledge during your workplace's giving campaign. We look forward to seeing you at your workplace's giving campaign with Community Shares of Mid Ohio.
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