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Heart Of UA

Upper Arlington Community Foundation’s Heart of UA Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, February 29

Upper Arlington is fortunate to be called home by many residents who understand the value of giving back to their community. Whether it’s through volunteerism or philanthropy, UA is stronger and more cohesive because of the many acts of kindness bestowed on our community through various civic groups.

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation may be best known for its recent successful effort to raise $8 million in financial support for the Bob Crane Community Center, but there’s so much more to the work that the Foundation does to enrich the community. This includes:

  • Support for Older Adults – the Foundation supports many programs that benefit older adults in UA, including the File of Life program through the UA Commission on Aging, and the launch of a balance program for older adults with Alzheimer’s.
  • Good Neighbor Fund – through this fund, one-time emergency assistance is provided to an individual or family impacted by an event that jeopardizes their ability to meet basic needs such as housing, transportation or paying medical bills.
  • Beautification – several landscaped areas in our parks and public spaces have been enhanced thanks to the support of the Foundation.
  • Community Safety – the Foundation has provided funding to support various safety programs at the City, including CPR training and manikins for firefighters, start-up funding for the CARES program, and providing grants for children to attend Safety Town.

The work of the Foundation is showcased and celebrated at its annual event, The Heart of UA. This year’s Heart of UA is scheduled for the evening of Sunday, May 19 at the Scioto Country Club.

In advance of this event, the Foundation is seeking nominations for its Heart of UA Award, which is presented to an individual, family or family foundation whose cumulative philanthropic and volunteer efforts over a period of five or more years has greatly benefitted the community. Previous recipients include Tim and Glenda Huffman (2019), Mary Ann Krauss (2020), Sue Ralph (2022), and the Ness Family: Lynn and Bob, Emily and John (2023).

To learn more and to submit a nomination, click here.

Then mark your calendar and watch for ticket information for the May 19 celebration.

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