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The Jefferson Series hosts first New Albany Center for Civil Discourse and Debate sponsored by the Derrow Family

The sixth season of the New Albany Community Foundation’s Jefferson Series came to a close with the debut of the New Albany Center for Civil Discourse and Debate program, a new subset of The Jefferson Series made possible by New Albany residents Barbara and Phil Derrow. The evening featured a lively discussion on the first [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:30:04+00:00May 7th, 2019|Jefferson Series|

Glenn Close Inspires Community to Talk Openly About Mental Health and Well-Being

Fresh off of winning Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Actress for her role in The Wife, actress Glenn Close spent a day in New Albany on January 15 to talk about her accomplished career and her efforts to de-stigmatize mental illness. Close’s lecture was the third in the 2018-2019 Jefferson Series season, [...]

By |2019-05-07T22:08:34+00:00January 18th, 2019|Community, Jefferson Series|

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historians Joseph Ellis, Jon Meacham and Doris Kearns Goodwin Visit New Albany For Remarkable Evening

A capacity audience of 464 guests attended The New Albany Community Foundation’s 16th annual Remarkable Evening benefit hosted by Abigail and Les Wexner at their New Albany home on the evening of November 28th. The event featured a panel discussion with three Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, Joseph Ellis, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, moderated by [...]

By |2019-02-06T15:47:43+00:00December 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Jefferson Series: National Security Town Hall

In his third visit to New Albany for a Jefferson Series program, Dr. Fareed Zakaria masterfully guided a discussion on national security and foreign policy with three respected experts who have served in administrations spanning from 1974 to 2017.  Former U.S. National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, former Director of the CIA and the National Security [...]

By |2018-11-05T20:06:20+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Launches 2018-19 Jefferson Series Season

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts hosted full capacity audiences in the largest ever student lecture and sold out evening presentation on September 13th when Dr. Sanjay Gupta appeared as the first featured presenter of the new season. During the student lecture, students from 17 central Ohio area schools had the opportunity [...]

By |2018-09-25T14:47:57+00:00September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Elizabeth Vargas Shares Insights With Students and the Community During Her Visit to New Albany as Part of the Jefferson Series

The New Albany Community Foundation welcomed Elizabeth Vargas, former co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 and author of Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, as the fourth and final lecture of the 2017-2018 Jefferson Series season. Earlier in the day, Vargas met with hundreds of students representing nearly 20 area high schools.  She discussed how [...]

By |2018-08-08T16:55:30+00:00August 8th, 2018|Community|

Foundation announces 2018-19 Jefferson Series Season and Remarkable Evening Benefit featuring Renowned Historians

Three Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historians to Headline Foundation’s November 28th Remarkable Evening Benefit: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham & Joseph Ellis to discuss the Past, Present and Future of American Leadership with moderator David Gergen Sixth Jefferson Series Season to bring Impressive Lineup to New Albany: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Glenn Close, Noah Feldman and Jeffrey Toobin, [...]

By |2018-08-03T14:01:02+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Jefferson Series Lectures: Chris Matthews

The New Albany Community Foundation presented Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, as part of this season’s Jefferson Series lectures. Matthews spoke to central Ohio students in the afternoon and followed with an engaging evening lecture that included such lively audience participation that organizers needed to cut off questions. [...]

By |2018-06-21T17:12:17+00:00April 17th, 2018|Community|

Generals Hayden, McChrystal and Pace Discuss National Security with Fareed Zakaria in First Jefferson Series Presentation of 2018

On February 1, 2018, The New Albany Community Foundation convened onstage together for the first time General Michael Hayden, General Stanley McChrystal and General Peter Pace for a national security panel discussion moderated by CNN’s Dr. Fareed Zakaria. With more than 100 years of service and 12 stars among them, the conversation provided rare insight [...]

By |2018-02-20T18:04:41+00:00February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|