Meet Our 2021 Everyday Heroes: 25 Central Ohio Residents Who Make a Difference

This year's top honoree will be announced Oct. 6 during a special program on NBC4.

Our 2021 Everyday Heroes finalists (from left): Mark Sigrist, Ram Upreti, Olivia Nathan, Dave Baker and Debra McCauley

It's time to introduce the Everyday Heroes of 2021, a group of 25 honorees who dedicate their time and talents to improving our community.

The awards have been given to 25 individuals each year since 2017 by Dispatch Magazines, The Columbus Dispatch and ThisWeek Community News to recognize these generous individuals' dedication and commitment to making Central Ohio a better place. Each year, five finalists and 20 semifinalists are named. 

The Everyday Heroes also will be honored during a program airing on NBC4 WCMH-TV at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6. During that show, the overall Everyday Hero will be announced.

Meet this year's Everyday Heroes in the online story and in the Sept. 5 edition of The Columbus Dispatch.