Diana Yates | Board President

My CGB Story

Six months after graduation, I was so ready to branch out in Columbus and learn more about this city…even though it’s where I’m born and raised. Briefly looking into volunteer opportunities, I found Columbus Gives Back on Google. My very first event was in early winter of 2016. Throughout the next few months, I began to make great friendships, I explored so much more of Columbus, and I fell in love. I fell in love with giving back to our community as I began to learn and realize how much energy and hope lied in the many amazing nonprofits around us. And we could help them make an even greater difference. CGB changed my heart. And for that, I’m forever grateful.

My favorite CGB event: I love volunteering with Kaleidoscope Youth Center and CRIS. We tend to be one of a few groups there at one time volunteering, and it’s inspiring to help support such amazing organizations that are MAKING A DIFFERENCE for our youth, our future.

My hidden talent is…I can harmonize to any song, tune, jingle, you name it!