In 2008, Juilana Pernick Hardymon made a New Years Resolution to start volunteering again, but found out how difficult and extensive this process could be. She dreamed of a volunteer organization with more ease and flexibility for young professionals than what currently existed in Columbus. And thus, Columbus Gives Back was born! In 2009, she posted her first event on Craigslist to make dinner for the Unverferth House. To her surprise, ten volunteers showed up and had a great time; After meeting at Hampton’s on King following the event, the #socialtwist was born!
TEN YEARS and over 1,400 events later, Columbus Gives Back is volunteering more than ever in the community with over 160 non-profit partners and a heart full of gratitude. To celebrate our Tenth Anniversary, Columbus Gives Back would like to invite our nonprofit partners, our former and current event leaders and volunteers and anyone interested in helping our community to reflect back on these 10 years and get excited for the next 10!
Endeavor Brewing has been a fantastic partner to CGB, so hosting the event there makes so much sense to us! For the 10th Anniversary Celebration ONLY, Endeavor has agreed to brew a small batch of the Columbus Gives Bock beer to be available, that originally made an appearance in May ’18. If you didn’t get a chance to try it in May, this could be your last chance!
As a way to say thank you to our non-profit partners in the community, for each ticket sold to someone who works for or serves on the board of a Columbus Non-Profit, Columbus Gives Back has committed to donating 10$ to that nonprofit! We’ll have silent auctions, CGB custom merch sales, and raffles on hand that will all benefit Columbus Gives Back; Hors d’oeauvres will be provided by one of our partner ourganizations – LifeCare Alliance! Columbus Gives Back will also use this time to announce its 2019 award winners including Volunteer of the year, social twist of the year, happy hour of the year, event leader of the year, and non-profit partner of the year.
The following shows what is included with each ticket tier:
($22) General Admission: 2 Free Drink Tickets, Free hors d’oeuvres, access to silent auctions and raffles
($40) VIP Admission: Free Endeavor Brewery Tour, 3 Free Drink Tickets, Free hors d’ oeuvres, access to silent auctions and raffles