I have always wanted to do work that made an impact and a difference in my community. It's been a dream of mine since I can remember having dreams. Turns out Columbus is a great place to live and work if you believe in giving back. I'm not sure if other cities are as supportive of the giving back culture, but you definitely feel the love in Columbus! It's one of the reasons I feel blessed to call Columbus home.
With the launch of Remember Marketing this year, I wanted to find a way to slowly make a difference. My plan is doing that through a year of giving. I'll be focusing on one organization each month with the goal to donate my time and talents and/or contribute financially. This will be a learning experience as I'll be searching for new organizations and causes each month to support.
January's cause was art. I had the pleasure of attending Wonderball, a benefit event to showcase the new Columbus Museum of Art. The night was a beautiful mix of art, music, people watching and conversations with old and new friends. My favorite part about this cause is that all donations received from the benefit event support the museum's creative program. Now that's something I can get behind. Remember Marketing will definitely be attending next year's event, too.
If you have any causes that are dear to you or would like to join me in a year of giving, please leave a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's make positive changes together.