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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 and wellness, the arts and a sustainable environment. Since 2002, The New Albany Community Foundation has hosted scores of influential thought leaders who have interacted with nearly 14,000 students from across central Ohio. The Foundation has champion community efforts to build the public library, 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 its 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 the Foundation.

To do 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.  Presents one of America’s premier lecture series, as well as a student lecture series.  Launched and continues to support an author residency program.

•    The Arts: Led the effort to build and endow the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and the highly anticipated Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater.  Supports several arts organizations enriching lives in the community.

•    Health:  Started New Albany’s Safety Town program.  Helped convene Healthy New Albany, which includes a farmers market, community garden, New Albany Walking Classic and many more health focused programs.

•    Environment: helped fund the original planning for Rose Run Park, which serves as an environmental science lab for students.  The park will connect the learning campus / cultural district with market street dining and shopping district.

How We Impact the Community: The Foundation has: 
•    Awarded over $14 million in grants to area not-for-profit organizations that enrich lives in the areas of lifelong learning, health and wellness, the arts and a sustainable environment.
•    facilitated more than 14,000 central Ohio students interacting with some of the most influential thought leaders of our time through The Jefferson Series.  Speakers have included David McCullough, Condoleezza Rice, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mariel Hemingway, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Glenn Close, Gen. David Petraeus, Patrick Kennedy and more.
•    Hosted more than 30,000 central Ohioans of all ages who interact with renowned authors, diplomats, health advocates and others through The Jefferson Series and Remarkable Evening.  Presenters have included Bill Clinton, John Glenn, Tony Blair, Condi Rice, Wendy Wasserstein, 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 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



Board Chair: Lynne Smith

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