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Collaboration makes $20 million in Mount Vernon Avenue improvements possible

Written by Samantha Scoles, Coordinator of Communications/PR, Mount Vernon Nazarene University In 1966, Mount Vernon Nazarene College and the current campus of Mount Vernon High School/Middle school were cut from the cloth that was once Columbus Delano’s Lakeholm Farm. Fifty-three years later, pieces of that fabric are being woven back together in a progressive partnership with benefits reaching beyond the … Read More

Jazz vocalist Rachel Sepulveda joins Famous Jazz Orchestra at Woodward for benefit concert

Columbus Jazz vocalist Rachel Sepulveda will take The Woodward Opera House stage Saturday, April 27, with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra for the ninth annual scholarship benefit concert. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is free to the public on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Reserved seating is available in advance to scholarship fund patrons and corporate sponsors. … Read More

Call for Entries for 2019 Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2019, at Knox County Foundation for the ninth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the $2,500 scholarship. Last year the eighth Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship was awarded to cellist Sulekh … Read More

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Engineering scholarships available through Ariel Foundation

  The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to share news of exciting scholarship opportunities now available through the Ariel Foundation. Read below or visit the Ariel Foundation website at for more information. The James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually to students of sophomore status or above who … Read More

View our 2015 Annual Report

The online version of the 2015 Annual Report of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is now available for viewing. The 28-page report provides detailed information on each of the Community Foundation’s 375+ component funds. The report also provides a year in review report of new funds created within the Foundation and highlights grant-making activity by the … Read More

Register now for August 15 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K

Registration is now open for the “We Never Run Alone” 5K scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m., benefitting the Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon. The annual event is once again being held in conjunction with the Dan Emmett Arts & Music Festival in Mount Vernon. Click the following link to download a … Read More