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When The Library Doors Opened, We Began To See What Was Possible.

THE CULTURE OF GIVING BEGAN WITH A LIBRARY COLLABORATION In what was the first major Foundation initiative, New Albany Community Foundation donors helped make the public library in New Albany a reality. In collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Foundation raised more than $1.2 million toward the book collections and materials for the new [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|


The New Albany Community Foundation started with the simple, yet forward-thinking goal of helping to build a connected community. Now, as we reflect on the past 25 years, we realize the impact we’ve had. And recognize that it was all made possible by the generosity of the people who call New Albany home. Download our [...]

By |2020-04-20T20:18:50+00:00April 10th, 2020|

Giving To Bring Us Together.

THE NEW ALBANY CENTER FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE AND DEBATE FUND The New Albany Center for Civil Discourse and Debate was established in 2018 by Phil, Barb and Anna Derrow to create opportunities for students and community members to listen to and participate in debates about important civic issues in a civil manner. The Center has [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|

The Culture Of Giving Runs Deep Throughout New Albany.

NEW ALBANY SCHOOLS EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHOLARSHIP FUND In 2014, when financial pressures forced the school district to implement higher participation fees for extra-curricular activities, a handful of New Albany families established a scholarship fund at the Foundation to help students in need. Their generosity ensured that all students had access to extra-curricular activities. The scholarships were [...]

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Sharing A Global Perspective With Our Next Generation.

THE JEFFERSON SERIES STUDENT LECTURE FUND Through the generous support of hundreds of Foundation donors, students from across central Ohio have the opportunity to interact with some of the most influential thought leaders of our time. To date, more than 14,000 students have interacted with accomplished leaders such as Condoleezza Rice, Walter Isaacson, Dr. Sanjay [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|

Stimulating Meaningful Conversations Moves Our Community Forward.

THE NEW ALBANY WELL-BEING CONNECTION Incidences of teenage depression, anxiety and suicide have been on the rise, and New Albany is not immune. Community leaders sought ways to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and share resources available to help address these issues. To initiate a community dialogue, the Foundation presented mental health advocate Mariel [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|

This Community’s Commitment To Health And Wellness Is Unprecedented. And Inspiring.

HEALTHY NEW ALBANY FUND Now in its 16th year, The New Albany Walking Classic has been designated as the best walking event in America. The success of The Classic led to the formation of Healthy New Albany. The Foundation worked with health advocate, Dr. Phil Heit, to form a community organization aimed at creating and [...]

By |2020-04-13T16:30:25+00:00April 13th, 2020|

A Family Inspired To Give Because Of The Support They Received.

RAINES FAMILY FUND When their daughter, Laura, was in an elevator accident, Sandy Raines and Ron Cadieux were inspired by the outpouring of caring, love and support they received from their new community. To show their appreciation, the family recently made a $500,000 gift to the community through their fund at the Foundation for improvements [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|

Music Will Be Played. Art Will Be Shared. Voices Will Be Heard.

THE CHARLEEN & CHARLES HINSON AMPHITHEATER As the number of music, theater, ballet and other performance arts groups grew in New Albany, so did the need for a community amphitheater. The Foundation is leading the effort to make the amphitheater a reality. The project moved closer to that day when the Hinson family generously donated [...]

By |2020-04-10T20:49:01+00:00April 10th, 2020|