Inaugural Philanthropitch Columbus Event Raises over $100K

Philanthropitch Columbus presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and co-hosted by SocialVentures brought together members of the nonprofit and corporate communities for an evening of philanthropic celebration. The inaugural Columbus event donated $104,475 in total, which was split amongst our seven finalist organizations:

Revenue and profit, innovation and scale - these are not words most people associate with philanthropy. However, this is changing as nonprofits explore new models to grow their impact without relying entirely on donations. Philanthropitch stands as a testament to this idea and uplifts the communities that also support and share this ideology. Thanks to our Title Sponsor Kiwanis Club of Columbus and event Co-Host SocialVentures, we established lasting relationships in Columbus and made an impact for seven local nonprofits.

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We are pleased to share the total donation amounts for each nonprofit organization:

Ruling our Experiences: $39,814
Modcon Living: $26,932
Freedom A La Cart: $18,367
Equitas Health: $9,271
YMCA of Central Ohio: $5,489
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio: $2,495
ECDI: $2,107


Christine Fahey