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Kindness at Ohio State

Center for HumanKindness at the Columbus Foundation

The mission of the Center for HumanKindness at the Columbus Foundation initiative is to build community through acts of unconditional kindness. By amplifying and enabling empathetic and compassionate actions, the Center for HumanKindness at the Columbus Foundation will create a ripple effect of kindness that continuously inspires and fuels community members to do more good for each other and the community at large.

With grants from their foundation, Bob and Peggy Walter are helping to create the Center for HumanKindness at the Columbus Foundation initiative. Explaining his passion for spreading contagious kindness, Bob Walter said, “I think what we’re trying to do is to get people to be kind every day and to be thinking about that in every social situation, not just in a crisis… we have a responsibility to help lift other people up because we all have been lifted up.”

Center for HumanKindness at the Columbus Foundation believes that kindness matters. Not only because it creates positive interactions, but it also aids the resiliency and strength of both individuals and the communities they are a part of.

The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation serves nearly 3,000 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. The Columbus Foundation is Your Trusted Philanthropic Advisor® and one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the United States. Learn more