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What is the Columbus Volunteer Challenge?

The Columbus Volunteer Challenge is an annual city-wide volunteer event hosted by United Way of Central Ohio, HandsOn Central Ohio, and the City of Columbus.  Each September we challenge community volunteers, corporations, non-profits, schools, universities, faith organizations and other community groups to come together in service to help build a community that is more inspired, proud, and engaged. The Columbus Volunteer Challenge started in 2012 as a celebration of our city's 200th birthday and has become the lasting legacy of the bicentennial. 

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             2014 Columbus Volunteer Challenge Planning Committee

                      Melanie Murphy, United Way of Central Ohio

                      Kathryn Wagonrod, United Way of Central Ohio

                      Shelly Lewis, HandsOn Central Ohio

                      Tyneisha Harden, City of Columbus

                      Shannon Hardin, City of Columbus

                      Chris Groves, United Way of Central Ohio

                      Sherri Palmer, Keep Columbus Beautiful

                      Kathleen Ellery, Goodwill Columbus

                      Tessa Fitte, Franklin County Public Health

                      Lt. Davis Sawyer, Columbus Division of Fire

                      Susan Wolford, Columbus Division of Fire

                      Krista Bower, Columbus City Schools

                      Jake Cohen, Office of Student Life, OSU

                      Caroline El-Khoury, Ohio Union

                                                                                                                                                                                        Matthew Goldstein, Besa Community, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ian Estep, Besa Community, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ryan Edwards, United Way of Central Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sharon Ware, United Way of Central Ohio

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kelly McLennan, United Way of Central Ohio