The Columbus Foundation Award, established in 1986, is a prestigious recognition given to organizations that have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in the community. This non-profit organization in Columbus Ohio has been honored with awards for its leadership, small business management, teaching excellence, and student achievement. It has also been acknowledged for the impact of its outstanding people and the people they serve. The organization has earned the Standards of Excellence certification from the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
It is a member of the Better Business Bureau and an accredited charity. The Hope Now Alliance has also recognized it for its contributions to their foreclosure workshop. Moreover, it has achieved first-level status with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The city of Columbus was awarded the “Best Practices Award” from the U.
S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the NSP's investment in the North of Broad community of Homeport. The National Foreclosure Mitigation Advisory Program gave it a certificate of recognition for “participating in the program” and for its dedication to preserving and promoting sustainable home ownership. Homeport was also honored by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for providing telephone counseling to more OHFA Homebuyer Education clients than any other agency in the state.
Additionally, it was given a certificate of recognition for its Bright Ideas Book Bank program. Donato's, which opened on the south side of Columbus almost 60 years ago, has been awarded for its culture based on the values of founder Jim Grote. These values include leading with love and treating others as you want to be treated. It has also received awards from American translators to recognize exceptional work in translating book-sized works into Japanese. The organization has been honored with awards to individuals from the Ohio human resources sector in eligible regions to recognize exceptional work in this field. Trott is a member of the Ohio State University Foundation Board of Trustees and is vice president of the Ohio Wesleyan University board of trustees. The Hope Now Alliance gave it a certificate of recognition for participating in their program which has helped more than a million homeowners face foreclosure, and for its dedication to preserving and promoting sustainable home ownership.
The United Way 1466 campaign by American Electric Power (AEP) — International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is one of the most powerful in Central Ohio. Under the leadership of President and CEO Nicholas Akins, AEP has played a transformative role in creating a vital safety net throughout Central Ohio. For more than half a century, members of the PENZONE Salons + Spas team have offered their time, talented hands, and supportive hearts to community organizations throughout Central Ohio. Abid's generosity with his time and treasure has resulted in a thriving organization that improves the lives of thousands of people and serves as a second home for hundreds of young people. Awards have also been given to Ohio businesses and organizations in eligible locations to recognize outstanding innovation and impact on the local economy. GO-HR offers a complete outsourced human resources service for small businesses, as well as support to the human resources departments of a single company and the overloaded human resources departments of larger organizations.