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|

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|

Foundation in Focus: Well-Being Initiative revolves around caring community

By: Craig Mohre, President, New Albany Community Foundation Jean Twenge’s new book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy -- and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood” may help explain why rates of anxiety, depression and suicide among teenagers are rising at an alarming rate. Twenge is a psychology professor [...]

By |2018-01-31T16:56:31+00:00January 31st, 2018|Community|

General Colin Powell Visits New Albany for Remarkable Evening

Barbara and Al Siemer honored with McCoy Community Service Award Fareed Zakaria announced as moderator of February 1st Generals Panel and journalist Chris Matthews announced as new addition to the 2017-2018 Jefferson Series The New Albany Community Foundation’s 16th annual Remarkable Evening benefit hosted by Abigail and Les Wexner at their New Albany home [...]

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

2017-2018 Jefferson Series Brings Compelling Speakers, Thought Leaders to New Albany

Local high school students given access to speakers in special lecture series [NEW ALBANY, OH] October 19, 2017 – The New Albany Community Foundation proudly presents its fifth season beginning on October 25thwith Emmy Award-winning news anchor and author Charles Osgood.  Just earlier this month, Osgood received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the [...]

By |2017-11-05T20:52:51+00:00October 19th, 2017|Community|

FOUNDATION IN FOCUS: Jefferson Series facilitates ‘meaningful learning’

By LYNNE SMITH As thousands of students and teachers begin a new school year, the New Albany Community Foundation remains committed to promoting a love of lifelong learning with those of all ages. There is no shortage of articles that espouse the benefits of “meaningful learning” over rote memorization. Rote learning relies on memory based [...]

By |2017-11-05T20:52:51+00:00September 4th, 2017|Community|

Eagle Eye on Education: Sustainable budget serves students, saves taxpayers

By MICHAEL SAWYERS The New Albany-Plain Local school board, administration, faculty and staff are committed to our statement of purpose, which is “to create a culture of accountability to achieve the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.” The district is dedicated to do so within a sustainable budget. District leaders’ focus on infusing [...]

By |2017-11-05T20:52:52+00:00July 24th, 2017|Community|

FOUNDATION IN FOCUS: Fourth reminds us history merits preservation

By JEFF RODEK When David McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, visited New Albany last year, he shared the story of how John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both former presidents, Founding Fathers and Declaration of Independence signers, by remarkable coincidence died on the same day, Independence Day in 1826, the 50th anniversary [...]

By |2017-11-05T20:52:52+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Community|