On November 7th, BuckeyeThon hosted their annual Fashion Show, an event that celebrates the children and families who have been treated in the Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Nationwide Children's Hospital. Students strutted alongside the BuckeyeThon kids, wearing recent fashion donated by several local businesses in Columbus. Attendees had the chance to learn about the efforts of BuckeyeThon and the impact that the organization has on the families being treated at the hospital. And the kids had a blast getting dressed up and modeling in front of hundreds of cheering fans.
The inspiring event was the perfect opportunity for students and community members to directly connect with this philanthropic movement on campus. It was made possible by contributions of time, talent, and treasure from students, alumni, donors, and local businesses.
Student Philanthropy works to connect students with philanthropic leaders in the Columbus community. This week, we had the opportunity to host Ohio State alumnus Chad Whittington, CEO of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA). He connected with students over shared experiences at the University and imparted wisdom about growing as a leader through his time with CAPA. His time working at the nonprofit has shaped both his career and his understanding of the need for philanthropy in our communities. Having a thriving arts scene is an integral piece of a growing city like Columbus. CAPA works to maintain the integrity of beautiful historic buildings, and strives to bring young people into the theater, exposing them to the rich culture that lives in performing arts.
Programs like this build the culture of philanthropy at Ohio State, and we hope to empower more and more student groups to make these connections to local leaders and philanthropists.
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