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Are You In? Join us for 2019 Knock Out Poverty!

January 25th, 2019

This year’s friendly two-week Knock Out Poverty competition (powered by Columbia Gas) will be in full swing from March 11 to March 22. This year, fans can start making donations at on February 25 to give their favorite nonprofits a strong start! Bracket standings will be revealed at 8 a.m. March 11! United Way…

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$262,244 Raised to Knock Out Poverty!

April 16th, 2018

Just like the real deal, our Knock Out Poverty bracket challenge came right down to the wire. A last second 3-pointer tossed to the skies brought one nonprofit from behind to win BIG BUCKS. That heart-stopping throw came from a donor who made an $8,000 gift at the buzzer to Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC),…

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Featured donor: LINC member Ryan Aguiar

April 16th, 2018

At age 26, Ryan Aguiar loves to hang with other passionate young professionals. But he’s also making sure he ventures outside of his daily “bubble” to focus on making Columbus a better community for everyone. “The Columbus community is doing a lot of great things in terms of community involvement,” says Ryan. “One area I…

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Heartland Bank: Workplace Campaign Surpasses Expectations

March 1st, 2018

United Way couldn’t do the hard work of fighting poverty in central Ohio without the incredible energy and support our corporate partners put into their workplace campaigns. These 400+ partners inspire and amaze us with their dedication to improving the community all year round. Even so, Heartland Bank managed to turn more than a few…

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Kila’s Story

October 31st, 2016

“Mentors are important in a student’s life because they’re someone to look up to and depend on,” says Kila Joseph. She speaks from experience, having benefited from both being mentored and mentoring others. “Having a mentor can keep students on the right track for success, motivating them to reach whatever goals they have for themselves….

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