Event Leader of the Month: David Ratcliff

Can you believe it’s now September? It seems like yesterday we were marking the beginning of summer. Now we’re observing the beginning of fall, or as some folks call it, autumn. Languages often have more than one word with the same meaning. Soda vs. pop, anyone?

Whether you call it fall, autumn, post-summer, or something else, one thing that doesn’t change with the seasons is the opportunity to give back to the community. As a volunteer and event leader with Columbus Gives Back, I’ve been fortunate to witness acts of kindness, compassion, and selflessness year-round that make me proud to call Columbus home.

I love both the diversity of events and the diversity of volunteers I’ve met. Whether we’re out landscaping, serving lunch, sorting donations, or connecting afterward at a Social Twist, everyone has a different story to tell, and different motivations for volunteering.

My motivation simply comes from a desire to be part of something bigger than myself. Columbus Gives Back allows me to do that because our volunteers show up, get after it, and have fun in a variety of ways and a variety of places. It’s a simple model, but one that works well within one of my favorite sayings: “You can do a lot if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Sign up here and let’s make an impact, one event at a time.

Hope to see you at an event soon,

David Ratcliff
Event Leader
david@columbusgivesback.org