Your generosity has been instrumental in helping the Columbus Park Foundation to sponsor Columbus Parks and Recreation’s programs and facilities to ensure our community can participate in programs. This past year, your gifts helped to:

  1. Support free programs such as free photos with Santa at The Commons.
  2. Encourage full community participation in recreation programs and sports by giving out over $24,000 in youth scholarships
  3. Create welcoming spaces for our community and encourage a healthier lifestyle by helping to build the first free public Disc Golf.
  4. Protect our community’s green spaces for future generations by planting trees.
  5. Repair People Trails in our community so everyone has a safe place to be healthy.
  6. Provide items for the free Come Out and Play Store for children to purchase at the end of the summer with their “Park Bucks”.

Your generosity is a gift that keeps on giving, and we are deeply grateful for your commitment to making our world a better place.

Area of Greatest Need

Anonymous (6)
Chrissy Bailey
Scott Baize
Christopher Bartels
Jesse R. Brand and Geri A. Handley
Nancy Conner in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Nancy Conner in honor of Park Employees
Nancy Conner
K. and G. Terrence Coriden
Gary and Beth Dismore
David and Wilma Doup
Tom and Amy Dowd
Kenneth Dunn
Mark and Wendy Elwood
Sandy Etnyre in memory of Tony Etnyre
Charlie Farber in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Charlie Farber
Dave and Janice Fisher
Richard and Joyce Fleck in memory of Carol Goshorn
John and Melissa Francis
Tony and Diana Gambaiani
Beth, Justin and Zach Gifford Gifford in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Walter Glover
Drs. Dale and Linda Guse
Thomas and Mary Harmon
Pam and Mike Harrell
David and Claudette Hayward in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Henderson Family Charitable Fund
Jordan Hilber in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Robin Hilber in honor of Elaine and Jordan Hilber
Robin Hilber in memory of Justin Hilber and in honor of Dave Hayward on his retirement
Jordan and Elaine Hilber
Ryan and Jean Hou
Beth Hughes
Steven Jasper
Ann and Bill Jones
Mike and Donna Keogh
John and Elizabeth Kestler
David and Sharon Larson in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Norma Lienhoop in memory of Scott Jon Lienhoop
Scott and Chris Newlund
Sandra Olivero
Chip and Julie Orben
Brenda Pitts
Heather Pope in honor of Dave Hayward on his retirement
Heather Pope in honor of Mayor Jim Lienhoop on his retirement
David Porter
Tyler Rash
Christopher Raskob
Joyce Reising
Wayne and Karen Ripberger
Bre Russell
Bre and Evan Russell
John and Donna Sasse in honor of Shanda Sasse
Bill and Bambi Sasse
Tom and Barbara Schoellkopf
Avril Schutte in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Joe and Kathleen Sheehy
Smith Family
John and Cindy Smock
Randy and Gayle Stafford
Tyler Stilwell
Beth and John Stroh and Family in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Tom Swenson and Jane Howey in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Charles E. VanNatta
James and Peggy Voelz in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Tom and Christine Vujovich
Janet Ward
Dick Wigh
Chuck and Geri Wilt
Jeff and Nicole Wiltrout

Athletic Field Improvement

Pro-Tek Photography

Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund

Anonymous
Loren and Cindy Brummett in honor of Chuck Wilt
Brent and Becky Church
Richard B. Davis
Paul and Karen Finke in honor of Chuck Wilt
Jean Hashman
Dick and Jo Ann Hendrickson
Steve and Cindy Meyer
Norbert Nusterer
Repp Associates Foundation
Ilya and Marte Schwartzman
The Snyder Family
James and Bev Tibbetts
Chuck and Geri Wilt

Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund from Tour de Trails – Turkey Trot

Kwin Abram
Anna Abram
Calie Amini
Anonymous
Paul Ashbrook
Jessica Avianeda
Heather Bahr
Pamela Bailey
Chandler Ballard
Rebecca Ballenger
Kelly Benjamin
Cady Bequeret
Swetha Birra
Denise Bodart
Bonnie Boggs
Dawn Bolte
Mikayla Boyd
Emily Brown
John Burke
Bridget Burnett
Alyssia Burriss
Camille Carson
Christy Casey
Abe Castelan
Yuying Chu
Christopher Clark
Julie Clore
David Cobb
Julie Colin
Nancy Conner
Hannah Corbin
Margaret Core
Morgan Curry
Rebecca Davis
Brett Denney
Anna Denoyer
Maricela Diaz
Bridget Diedrich
Melissa Dominguez
Carlos Dominguez Garcia
Dawn Doup-Pandit
Kelly Duke
Juan Elicerio
Maria Espinoza
Kiara Ferguson
Lindsey Fitzsimmons
Sara Folger
Mary Frey
Hannah Frey
Laura Garrett
Alyssa George
Chris and Debbie George
Thomas Grammer
Patrick Grayson
Melissa Groenewold
Erica Guse
Dale Guse
Eunice Guynn
Amy Hale
Courtney Hall
Clarke Heckman
Hailey Hennessy
Nathan Hinckley
Kara Hinckley
Dallin Hinckley
Kayla Hooton
Leon Huerta
Staci Hufty
Beth Hughes
Mary Huynh
Tarq Inman
Michelle Jacks
Jenn Johnson
Victoria Johnson
Mark Johnson
Michelle Jones
Angela Jost
Ingrid Jung
Elisabeth Kane
Anna Kostrzewsky
Jennifer Lavoie
Melissa Lin
John Lirette
Samantha Lockard
Alyssa Mantooth
Heather Martinez
Aaliyah Martinez
Lilia Martinez
Renee Mathis
Maria McCarrick
Gary McClintic
Jill Mishler
Janice Montgomery
Deena Murray
Trevor Nenninger
Skye Nicholson
Karen Nissen
Katie Novreske
Alejandra Olvera
Laura Parker
Ed Phillips
Andrew Pittman
Rebekka Pratt
Christy Pumphrey
Tonya Quinton
Hallie Randle
Nikki Reeves
Jill Rhude
Jessie Roberts
Pam Robertson
Katelyn Rockwell
Andrew Rokosz
Alejandra Romo
Pauline Roumeas
Chase Ruble
Candi Ruble
Stephanie Saylor
Peggy Saylor
James Scarbrough
Karin Scarbrough
Josh Scherschel
Katie Shelton
Kaila Short
Jhennifer Skinner
Beth Smith
Judi Smith
Cindy Smock
John Smock
Candace Spiker
Deborah Staebler
Abby Stickford
Jonathon Stickford
Lisa Sturgill
Christi Tam
Stefani Thacker
Carol Tucker
Veronica Turner
Megan Valek
Nikki Vincent
Sheonia Warnock
Hayley Whittington
John Wilkinson
Paul Williams
Susie Wilson
Jiaqiang Zhong

Columbus Farmer’s Market

Johnson Ventures, Inc.

Disc Golf

Anonymous in honor of Jonathan Wohlford
Columbus Indiana Disc Golf Club
Family Chiropractic & Wellness

Disc Golf Sponsors

Dora Hotel Company
Drew Wyant Realty

Endowment Fund

Randy and Shannon Royer
The Ward Family Charitable Fund

Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena – Girl’s Locker Room Project

Kevin Aker
Anonymous (20)
Anonymous in honor of Jim Roberts
Chris and Jana Bartels
Dr. Christopher and Jana Bartels
Chris Bartels
Kimberly Boerema
Cheryl Buffo in honor of Julie Abedian
Cheryl Buffo in honor of Steve Olson
Jason and Jennifer Christie
Timothy and Michelle Clementz
Lisa Crane
Charlie Day
Doup and Pandit Families
Edinburgh Grooming & Doggie Daycare
Family Chiropractic and Wellness
Carleen Fry
Chuck Fry
GigabitNow Indiana
David Gill
Ronald and Roxanne Gill
Erin Griffin
Jenn Hartwell
Jacob Hendricks
Mason Howell
Tara James
Angie Kirkham
Sasha L
James Loftus
Ellie Lutz
Genevieve Mackos
The Mackos Family
Amy McCormick in memory of John McCormick
Lauren McReynolds
Jarrett Melzer
Reese Monroe
Erica Leonard and The Plank Family
Meryn Rathert
Seth Rice
Kaleb Sharpe
Eric Stevenson
Texas Roadhouse
Tom and Stephanie Thornburg
Tammy Vogel
Shirley Wagner in honor of Dean Wagner
Brianna Weatherford
Robin Loftus
Whites Innovative Glass
Chuck and Geri Wilt
Greg Wood

James K. Baker Trees

CCIB

John McCormick Scholarship Fund

Julie and Stephen Abedian
Curt and Michelle Aton
Central Sheet Metal
Columbus Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pat and Ali Crimmons
Jeff and Nanne Cutler
Brad and Julie Davis
The Duke Energy Foundation on behalf of Julie and Chip Orben
Jason, Tanya, KJ and Boston Ely
Charlie and Jayne Farber
Kelsey Finch in memory of John McCormick
Tony and Diana Gambaiani
Tom and Mary Harmon
Lori and Dennis Heathfield
Henry Bush Senior Project
Vikki and Tom Johnson
Nash Johnson
Mickey and Jenny Kim Family Fund
Jim and Pam Lienhoop
Amy McCormick
Chip and Julie Orben
Mike and Sally Pankratz
Jerry and Judy Rinehart
David and Lindy Rix
Hutch and Kevina Schumaker
Joseph and Lisa Shafran
Tom and Tina Vujovich
Access to Independence, Lyn McCormick Weiss, CEO
The Wells Family

Memorial Bench

Larry Carmer Senior Project

Memorial Trees

Charlie and Jayne Farber in memory of Mark Winterberg

NexusPark Fund

Julie and Stephen Abedian
Analytical Engineering, Inc.
Curt and Michelle Aton
Centra Credit Union
Central Sheet Metal
Circle K
Coca-Cola Bottling Columbus IN
Columbus Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pat and Ali Crimmons
Cummins Inc.
Jeff and Nanne Cutler
Brad and Julie Davis
The Duke Energy Foundation on behalf of Julie and Chip Orben
Jason, Tanya, KJ and Boston Ely
Charlie and Jayne Farber
Steve and Mary Ferdon
Kelsey Finch in memory of John McCormick
First Financial Bank
Richard J. and Tammy M. Freeland
Tony and Diana Gambaiani
Tom and Mary Harmon
Lori and Dennis Heathfield
The Herron Family – Matt, Tobi and Owen
Vikki and Tom Johnson
Nash Johnson
Johnson Ventures, Inc.
Mickey and Jenny Kim Family Fund
Mark and Marabaeth Levett
Jim and Pam Lienhoop
Jim and Marcie Lyons
Amy McCormick
Chip and Julie Orben
Ovation
Mike and Sally Pankratz
Precision Tools Service
Jerry and Judy Rinehart
David and Lindy Rix
Bill and Nan Russell
Hutch and Kevina Schumaker
Joseph and Lisa Shafran
Brad Stinebring and Amy Boerger
Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.
Toyota Material Handling
Donald and Shirley Trapp
Tom and Tina Vujovich
Pat and Diane Ward
Access to Independence, Lyn McCormick Weiss, CEO
The Wells Family

People Trail Fund

Julie Abedian in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Scott Baize
Kelly and Scott Benjamin in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Loren and Cindy Brummett in honor of Dave Hayward
Columbus Parks and Recreation in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Columbus Parks and Recreation in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Jim and Lynette Farless
Steve and Mary Feedon in honor of Dave Hayward
Chuck and Roxanne Fincham in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
David and Judy Harpenau in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
David and Claudette Hayward
Claudette, Luke, and Rachel Hayward in honor of Dave Hayward
Jerry and Diane Mihay Jr.
Lynn and Janice Montgomery in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Raymond and Elizabeth Morris in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Mary Ellen Nelson in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Karen Nissen in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Don and Karen Nissen
Emilie Pinkston in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Catherine Simmons
Erin Slevin in memory of Elliott Raymond Morris
Morgan and Patricia Tharp

People Trail Maintenance

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Scherschel

People Trail Maintenance from Tour de Trails – Run/Walk, Bicycle Challenge, and Strut Your Pup

Anonymous (2)
Erin Jones
James Stott
Anonymous
Dennis Baute
Carolee Berry
William Boyd
Rodrigo Bracamonte
Steph Cain
Micah Caughey
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Jimmy Collins
Columbus Rock Gym
Gary Davis
Deborah Davis
Thomas F. Dowd
Debbie George
Steven H. Goldstein Jr.
Emma and Debbie Gray in honor of Uschi
Melissa Groenewold
Pam Harrell
Patricia Hernacki
Marleen Hernandez
Greg Hertle
Elizabeth Hlavaty
Hog Molly Brewing Co.
Daniel Johnson
Krista Karstensen
Rebecca Kjell
Karlene Kurtz
Brenda Lauderbaugh
Angie May in memory of Nala
Priscilla Mint
Suzanne Morgan
Patrick Noonan
Gabe Ocasio
Corrine Orben
Julie Orben
Jess Prowant
D. Richard
Norman Smith
Peter Soler
Samantha Steele
Blaine Stewart
Megumi Suzuki
Steve Thomas
Alex Turner
Leslie Unrue
Voelz, Reed & Mount, LLC
Paula Weller

Tour de Trails Sponsors

Agresta, Storms & O’Leary
Analytical Engineering, Inc.
Aton’s Self Storage
Dunlap & Co., Inc.
eXplore Brown County
Family Chiropractic and Wellness LLC
Flourish Columbus, Inc.
Force Construction Company, Inc.
GigabitNow Indiana
Goode Tree Care
Milestone Contractors L.P.
QMIX
Robertson Paving Inc.
SIHO Insurance Services
Strand Associates, Inc.
Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.
WIN 104.9

Tour de Trails Participants

Eduardo Alano
Enrique Alejandro Vasquez
William Allen
Miguel Aranda
Eduardo Aranda-Michel
Scott Baize
Chuck Barnett
Dennis Baute
Shannon Bedwell
Alex Bernardi
Carolee Berry
Ann Bishop
Chris Bland
Andrea Bland
Megan Boss
William Boyd
Rodrigo Bracamonte
Scott Brown
Roman Brown
Eric Brown
Jessica Burt
Sean Burton
Keith Bush
Steph Cain
Janet Callon
Anna Carmon
Camille Carson
Paula Chappelow
Brian Christoff
Jessica Christoff
Shelley Clark
Jared Clark
Lorna Clark
Justin Clason
Julie Colin
Jimmy Collins
Deanna Compton
Courtney Corcoran
Susan Cox
Stephen Creech
Keyvan Daneshvar
Gary Davis
Deborah Davis
Brad DeCamp
Ashley DeHart
Upendra Deshmukh
David Dewer
Amy Dirks
Tim Dunaway
Shelby Dunville
Brennan Dunville
Elizabeth Espinoza
Alexandre Esteves
Thomas F. Dowd
Lida Farsi
Bill Fible
Leslie Fix
Alma Flores
Mary Fogler
Levi Fogler
Miles Gaw
Debbie George
Dave Getz
Bethany Gill
David Glesing
Robert Goshert
Joseph Gregory
Matthew Groenewold
Melissa Groenewold
Himanshu Gupta
Vivaan Gupta
Adam Hackman
Courtney Hall
Barbara Hardcastle
David Hardcastle
Bob Hartman
Kaitlynn Harvey
Arnold Haskell
David Hayward
Patricia Hernacki
Tere Hernandez
Greg Hertle
Darlene Heslop
Carol Highsmith
Laura Hittle
Elizabeth Hlavaty
Leon Huerta
Kathy Huffman
Roopak Ingole
Phil Jacher
Janet jacobi
Mona Jalal
Dawn Janssen
Neelima Jaryal
Allie Jean
Ruth Jensen
Jeff Jewett
Daniel Johnson
Mark Jones
Michelle Jones
Erin Jones
Carolyn Jordan
Krista Karstensen
Nolan Karstensen
Caleb Karstensen
Erik Karstensen
Jana Kelly
Rebecca Kjell
Rebecca Klepper
geri koblis
Sigrid Koch
Philip Koch
Cheryl Koch-Martinez
Larson Koehler
Gregory Koehler
Karlene Kurtz
Lynn Lacy
Peggy Lindenlaub
Xzondra Littiken
Oliver Livingston
Lisa Loehr
Jessica Lopez
Santos Lozano
Chandra Lozano
ROB Lyon
Brieauna Mace
Beverly Mahoney-Corum
Kavya Mahulkar
Vishal Mahulkar
Bart Manns
Clay Marthin
Lara Martin
Craig Martin
Dan Martin
Abby Martin
Carrie Martin
Rick Mason
Sean mathews
Ethan Mathews
Jean Matson
Mark McBee
Seth McCauley
Leesa McCauley
Simon McCauley
Mac McCauley
Hazel McCauley
Elizabeth McCollum
Grace McDougall
Robin Meredith
Kim Meyer
Luz Elena Michel
Diane Mihay
Jerry Mihay
Jennifer Milan
Matthew Miller
Heather Mills
Alejandro Miranda
Terry Monroe
Monica Morales Mata
Suzanne Morgan
Sumita Munshi
Tim Nelson
Kim Nelson
Tony Newell
Mark Newman
Angie Newman
Ashley Nicholls
Ron Nicholls
Karen Nissen
Bruce Nolting
Patrick Noonan
Elliott Nowacky
Travis Null
Gabriel Ocasio
Dean Oneal
Chip Orben
Kristen Orben
Julie Orben
Corrine Orben
Daniel Ormsby
Arush Panda
Wm Paynter
Jason Perry
Catalina Phipps
Alexey Pivovarov
Anna Pivovarova
Brooke Plummer
Vivek Prabhune
Melanie Quinlan
Jose Ramos
Marc Rape
Tamas Rauzntiz
Kathy Rees
Macey Rees
Paul Rees
Tom Reinsel
Rogelio Reyes
Kelly Rhoadarmer
Jeremiah Rhoades
D Richard
Susan Richards
Jeffrey Richardson
Carrie Riley
James Rohde
Jose Arturo Romero Pena
Jean-Noel Roumeas
Todd Rowland
David Ruch
Jonathan Ruch
Natalie Joyce Ryan
Barbara Salee
Sheri Sanchez
Oliver Sanchez
Benjamin Sanchez
Janet Saunders
Greg Schmelz
Sarah Schoettmer
Danny Schuhmacher
Michelle Schwartz
Tom Scott
Nancy Scott
Akihiro Senga
Ikuyo Senga
Elizabeth Shafer
Isaac Shafer
Jon Shaffer
Rakesh Sharma
Kelly Short
Jackie Shroyer
Norman Smith
Jennifer Smith
Julie Smith
Elizabeth Soler
Jannette Soler
Peter Soler
Katie Sprague
Boyce Stattenfield
Samantha Steele
Blaine Stewart
Ethan Stewart
James Stott
Emily Summers
Megumi Suzuki
Amy Swinford
Steve Thomas
Dylan Trandal
Mike Trueblood
Carol Tucker
Alex Turner
Leslie Unrue
Leoncio Velez
Richa Verma
Amanda Virosto
Valerie waite
Sheri Waltz
DeAnne Weaver
Paula Weller
Jackson Wheatley
Tracy Wheatley
Jim Wheatley
Trenna Wheatley
Hayley Whittington
Stephen Whittington
Samantha Wickizer
Paul Wiczmske
Linda Wiczynski
Gail Wiener
Mrs Wiley
Mr Wiley
Julie Williams
Lucas Wilson
Eric Wilson
Landon Wilson
Linda Wise
Paula Wooten
Scott Wothke
Greg Wright
Jennifer Wright-Berryman
Marjorie Young
Kurt Young
Laura Young

Pickleball

Columbus Pickleball Club
Jim and Lynette Farless
Manie Grewal in honor of Malkiat and Kali Grewal
Nichols & Dimes Antiques

Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament Sponsors

Dave and Marilyn Adams
Columbus Area Visitors Center
Consider It Done Transition Services
Cork Liquors
Barb and Lynn Donathen
Four Seasons Retirement Center
Elaine Hilber For City Council
Kind Car Wash
LC Painting
David and Karen Leach
Martin Overhead Door
Mary Moore
Nichols & Dimes Antiques
Floyd and Cindy Rutan
Alan and Tami Schwenk
Scott Tyson – State Farm Insurance Agent
Thrive Alliance
Dan and Jennifer Villiger
Camille and Greg Willmore
Window World of South Central Indiana

Recreation and Playground Program

Anonymous
Pam and Mike Harrell
Mark and Michelle Jones
Midwest TCG Co.
Jess Prowant
Evan and Bre Russell
Barbara Salee
Uschi Wolff
Restricted
Columbus Running Club

Sponsorships – Gymnastics

Inclusive Options LLC
Peterman Brothers

Sponsorships – HCCIA

Peterman Brothers

Sponsorships – HCCIA Equipment

Ken and Kristy Boone in memory of Ethan Kuniewicz
Justin Schneider

Sponsorships – Sports

Peterman Brothers

In Honor & Memory

In Honor

Julie Abedian
– Cheryl Buffo

Malkiat and Kali Grewal
– Manie Grewal

Dave Hayward
– Loren and Cindy Brummett
– Steve and Mary Ferdon
– Claudette, Luke, and Rachel Hayward
– Robin Hilber
– Heather Pope

Elaine and Jordan Hilber
– Robin Hilber

Mayor Jim Lienhoop
– Heather Pope

Steve Olson
– Cheryl Buffo

Park Employees
– Nancy Conner

Jim Roberts
– Anonymous

Shanda Sasse
– John and Donna Sasse

Uschi
– Emma and Debbie Gray

Dean Wagner
– Shirley Wagner

Chuck Wilt
– Loren and Cindy Brummett
– Paul and Karen Finke

Jonathan Wohlford
– Anonymous

In Memory

Tony Etnyre
– Sandy Etnyre

Carol Goshorn
– Richard and Joyce Fleck

Justin Hilber
– Robin Hilber

Ethan Kuniewicz
– Ken and Kristy Boone

Scott Jon Lienhoop
– Norma Lienhoop

John McCormick
– Kelsey Finch
– Amy McCormick

Elliott Raymond Morris
– Julie Abedian

– Kelly and Scott Benjamin
– Columbus Park Foundation
– Columbus Parks and Recreation
– Nancy Conner
– Charlie Farber
– Chuck and Roxanne Fincham
– Beth, Justin and Zach Gifford
– David and Judy Harpenau
– David and Claudette Hayward
– Jordan Hilber

– David and Sharon Larson

– Lynn and Janice Montgomery

– Raymond and Elizabeth Morris

– Mary Ellen Nelson

– Karen Nissen

– Emilie Pinkston

– Avril Schutte

– Erin Slevin

– Beth and John Stroh and Family

– Tom Swenson and Jane Howey

– James and Peggy Voelz

Nala
– Angie May

Mark Winterberg
– Charlie and Jayne Farber