Legacy Announces the 2014 Legacy Fund Honorees – Chris Cozad and Gloria McCauley

Chris Cozad and Gloria McCauley have shared their time, talent, energy, guidance, and leadership with a variety of organizations in their 32 years together.  The first stepped into activism in the early 80′s during the first days of the AIDS epidemic.

For the past 18 years, the primary focus of their work has been with the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), which the pair founded in 1996.  BRAVO serves the entire State of Ohio and the mission is to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Legacy Fund Honors event will take place on October 1, 2014 at the Columbus Foundation , 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205.  The reception will begin at 5:30pm with a short program at 6:15pm.

Questions and requests for additional information can be emailed to info@thelegacyfund.org.

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PLEASE NOTE: The sponsorship deadline for inclusion in the print invitation has been EXTENDED. 

NEW SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Legacy Accepting 2014 Scholarship Applications -

Candidates can now apply for a “SPRING SEMESTER 2015 ACADEMIC YEAR” Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship.   The scholarships will be awarded to students who have contributed to the LGBT community through strong personal character, leadership and service.  Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students pursuing a post-secondary education at a central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties) college or university or Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio.  All applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75.

This scholarship program was created through a generous gift to The Legacy Fund. It serves as a tribute to the lives and legacies of Howard Short and Burdette Augsburger.  Fifteen scholarships, totaling more than $65,000,  have been awarded through the program since 2010.

The 2nd round of the 2014 application process is open through September 19, 2014 at 5pm EDT. Applications and eligibility requirements are available on the Columbus Foundation website at:http://tinyurl.com/2014legacyscholars.   To read the frequently asked questions about the scholarships, click here.

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Legacy Elects 2014 Officers & New Board Members

At its regular board meeting on November 19, 2013, the following persons were elected as the 2014 officers of The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation…. by a unanimous vote of the existing board.

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Legacy awards $30K in 2014 grants

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc., Central Ohio Chapter , to provide matching funds to support services for LGBT families.
  2. Buckeye Region Anti Violence Organization, to support the “Building a Safer Ohio” programming
  3. Equality Ohio Education Fund , to support the creation of a Central Ohio Campus Organizing Fellowship position.
  4. Kaleidoscope Youth Center Inc. , to increase the fundraising capacity of the Center.
  5. Stonewall Columbus Inc. , to support a veterans support group and veterans awareness month

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Legacy Awards $25K in Scholarships

The Grants Committee of the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation is pleased to announce that the following 5 Central Ohio students will each receive $5,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year from the Howard Short and Burdette Augsberger Scholarship Fund.   The Legacy Fund is one of just a handful of permanent endowment funds in the United States which specifically addresses the needs of the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) Community.   Since 2010 The Legacy Fund has awarded $68,000 in college scholarships.

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Legacy Receives Gift from the Estate of Sue Greer

The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation is honored to announce that it has received a gift of $98,093.26 from the estate of Sue Eckhart Greer who passed away on December 5, 2012. Founded in 2000 The Legacy Fund is one of just a handful of permanent charitable funds across the country which specifically addresses the needs of the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Community. The fund’s main service area is Central Ohio (Franklin County and its contiguous counties), although it may support charitable organizations in Ohio and beyond. The Legacy Fund mission is the making of strategic investments for the well-being of the LGBT community by the awarding of grants and college scholarships.

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About Us:

About The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation:

The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation is one of just a handful of permanent funds across the country which specifically addresses the needs of the GLBT Community. Our main service area is Central Ohio (Franklin and its contiguous counties), although we are permitted to help charitable organizations in Ohio and beyond.

With the advice of trusted community leaders, The Legacy Fund:

  • Makes strategic investments (grants) to help new and existing organizations become financially sustainable and achieve programmatic excellence;
  • Provides technical support to develop strong community leadership and strengthen our institutions; and
  • Ensures through permanent, planned gifts that our community can face any challenges—now and for generations to come.

The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation

Legacy awards $30K in 2014 grants

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Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc., Central Ohio Chapter , to provide matching funds to support services for LGBT families. Buckeye Region Anti Violence Organization, to support the “Building a Safer Ohio” programming... READ MORE

New Officers & Board Members

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At its regular board meeting on November 19, 2013, the following persons were elected as the 2014 officers of The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation…. by a unanimous vote of the existing... READ MORE

Legacy Accepting 2013 Grant Applications

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Read complete details, please click below: The Legacy Fund Grant RFP 2013 FINAL The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation requests proposals from eligible organizations for grants, as set forth below. The Legacy... READ MORE