A Summer of Giving

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

July 14

Greenswell: Triathlon for Hope

Swim, bike and run in this all-female race where proceeds benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research; begins at 8 a.m.

Price: $60 in advance, $75 day of race

Location: Alum Creek State Park, 3615 S. Old State Rd., Delaware

Contact: 614-425-1156,

July 14

Yoga on High Foundation: Moroccan Nights

A fundraiser with food, entertainment and dancing to benefit Yoga in Schools, which teaches yoga and related topics to kids; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $50

Location: A private Powell residence; address given upon ticket purchase

Contact: 614-291-4444,

July 21

The Homeless Families Foundation: Celebrating 25 Years with One Wild Night

Support the HFF during its anniversary celebration at the zoo. Enjoy food and fun with the animals; begins at 7 p.m.

Price: $100

Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,

4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell

Contact: 614-461-9247,

July 28

Medical Mutual Columbus: Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes

Family-friendly 3-mile walk to raise funds for children participating in the Make-A-Wish program; begins at 9 a.m.

Price: Free to participate, fundraising encouraged

Location: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane, Arena District

Contact: 614-495-3712,

August 3

Nellie's Catwalk for Kids: Masquerade

The annual fashion show celebrates its sixth anniversary, raising money and awareness for those affected by pediatric cancer; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $30

Location: Ohio Dominican University,

1216 Sunbury Rd., Columbus

Contact: 800-859-9183,

August 10-12


A bike tour through Central Ohio, benefiting cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Location: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown

Contact: 614-221-6100,

August 21

Columbus State Community College: Taste the Future

Support student scholarship funds at a culinary event featuring food from area chefs and restaurants; begins at

5:30 p.m.

Price: $100, sponsorships begin at $1,000

Location: Columbus State Main Campus, 550 E. Spring St., Downtown

Contact: 614-287-2437,

August 25

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Up on the Roof

Black tie gala with a cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment to benefit cancer research; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: Sponsorships begin at $475

Location: Ohio Union,

1739 N. High St., Ohio State University Campus

Contact: 614-293-4700,

August 30

Arthritis Foundation: Wine & Dine 2012

Food and wine from more than 50 locations during an evening to benefit the Arthritis Foundation; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $100, $150 for VIP, $1,800 for corporate table of 10

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Downtown

Contact: 614-876-8200,

September 14

Women's Board of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: From Field to Table

Cocktails, appetizers and dinner celebrating the local harvest. Proceeds benefit the education programs at the Conservatory; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $300


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,

1777 E. Broad St., East Side

Contact: 614-645-5569,