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The New Albany Community Foundation

Who We Are: The New Albany Community Foundation is helping to build an extraordinary community through the generosity of forward thinking, civic minded donors. TheFoundation forms partnerships that generate resources for transformational investments in lifelong learning, health and wellness, the arts and a sustainable environment. Since 2002, The New Albany Community Foundation has hosted scores of influential thought leaders who have interacted with more than14,000 students from across central Ohio. The Foundation has championed community efforts to build the public library, a performing arts center, a new amphitheater and it presents one of the top lecture series in America. The Foundation, through its lecture series, has addressed timely issues such as social justice, mental health and civil discourse.

What We Do:

  • Steward a philanthropic spirit in the community.

  • Advance strategic grant-making that benefits the community’s citizens, employees and students, consistent with the intent of its donors.

  • Provide flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families and companies to contribute to their community – now and for all time.

  • Serve as good stewards of the resources entrusted to theFoundation.

  • To do all of this in a manner that brings people together and strengthens community bonds.

Why We’re Important: The Foundation has made a positive impact in these areas:

  • Lifelong Learning: Convened public and private support to build the book collection for Columbus Metropolitan Library New Albany Branch. Presents one of America’s premier lecture series, as well as a student lecture series. Launched and continues to support a school author residency program.

  • The Arts: Led the effort to build and endow the JeanneB. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and the highly anticipated Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater. Supports several arts organizations enriching lives in the community.

  • Health: Founded New Albany’s Safety Town program. Helped convene Healthy New Albany, which includes a farmer’s market, community garden, New Albany Walking Classic and many more health focused programs.

  • Environmental Sustainability: Helped fund the original planning for Rose Run Park, which serves as an environmental science lab for students and helped fund the Easton E3 Learning Lab to enrich environmental and STEM learning on the school campus.

How We Impact the Community: The Foundation has:

  • Awarded nearly $15 million in grants to area not-for-profit organizations that enrich lives in the areas of lifelong learning, health and wellness, the arts and a sustainable environment.

  • Facilitated more than 14,000 central Ohio students interacting with some of the most influential thought leaders of our time through The New Albany Lecture Series. Speakers have included David McCullough, CondoleezzaRice, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mariel Hemingway, Dr.Sanjay Gupta, Glenn Close, Gen. David Petraeus, Patrick Kennedy, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and more.

  • Hosted more than 30,000 central Ohioans of all ages who interact with accomplished authors, diplomats, health advocates and others through The New Albany Lecture Series and Remarkable Evening. Presenters have included George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, WendyWasserstein, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Jon Meacham, Colin Powell and more.

How You Can Help: The Foundation is committed to promoting lifelong learning, civil discourse, community dialogue and a greater understanding on timely issues. You may donate to any fund with The New Albany CommunityFoundation by contacting Craig Mohre at 614-939-8150 or to learn more about the Foundation’s work.

Connect with The New Albany Community Foundation

220 Market Street, Suite 205

New Albany, Ohio 43054


President: J. Craig Mohre, President

Board Chair: Lynne Smith


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