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Who We Are: The New Albany Community Foundation is helping to build an extraordinary community. This is accomplished through partnerships that generate resources for transformational, impactful investments in the areas of lifelong learning, health & wellness, the arts and the environment. Since 2002, The New Albany Community Foundation has hosted scores of influential thought leaders who have interacted with over 12,000 students from across central Ohio. The Foundation has championed community efforts to build the public library and a performing arts center, 

and it launched The Jefferson Series and New Albany’s Safety Town program.


What We Do: 

  • Steward a philanthropic spirit in the community

  • Advance strategic grant-making that benefits the community’s citizens, employees and students, consistent with the intent of our donors

  • Provide flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families and companies to contribute to their community – now and for all time

  • Serve as good stewards of the resources entrusted to us

All of this in a manner that brings people together and strengthens community bonds.

Why We're Important: The Foundation has made a positive impact in these areas:

  • Lifelong Learning: Convened public and private support to build the book collection for Columbus Metropolitan Library New Albany Branch.

  • The Arts: Assembled resources to build the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, providing a home for the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Community Chorus and Band.

  • Health: Provided resources to help make New Albany Safety Town a reality. Helped launch Healthy New Albany, which includes a farmers market, community garden, lecture series and New Albany Walking Classic.

  • Environment: Supported the Rose Run Streamside Park, an environmental science lab for students. The park is envisioned to connect the learning campus/cultural district with market street dining and shopping district.

How We Impact the Community: The Foundation has:

  • Awarded over $12 million in grants to area not-for-profit organizations that enrich lives:

    • $3.7 million toward education and lifelong learning

    • $6 million toward arts and culture

    • $1.2 million toward health andwellness

    • $500,000 toward environment, historic preservation and community initiatives

  • Hosted more than 12,000 central Ohio area students interacting with eminent speakers and leaders through The Jefferson Series Student Lecture Series. These events have included David McCullough, Condoleezza Rice, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Pollan, Peggy Noonan, David Petraeus, Patrick Kennedy and others.

  • Hosted more than 24,000 central Ohioans of all ages interacting with renowned authors and thought leaders through The Jefferson Series and Remarkable Evening. These events have included Bill Clinton, John Glenn, Tony Blair, Charlie Rose, George W. Bush, Fareed Zakaria, Jon Meacham, Colin Powell and more.

How You Can Help: The Foundation is committed to promoting lifelong learning, community dialogue and a greater understanding of the compelling issues of our time. You may donate to any fund with The New Albany Community Foundation by contacting Craig Mohre at 614-939-8150 or craigmohre@newalbanyfoundation.org for more information.

Connect with the New Albany Community Foundation

220 Market Street, Suite 205

New Albany, OH 43054

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President: J.Craig Mohre, President

Email: craigmohre@newalbanyfoundation.org


Board Chair: Keith R. Berend, MD., Senior Partner for Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. and CEO of White Fence Surgical Suites