Community Assistance Foundation

What is the Foundation?

In 1999, in order to increase the Columbus Apartment Association’s philanthropic activities and to more closely link our members to CAA charitable activity, we created the Columbus Apartment Association Community Assistance Foundation (the Foundation).

Pat Igoe, the 1999 Past President of CAA, was instrumental in forming the Foundation and took a leadership role in fund raising and program development. The Foundation wanted to not only make financial contributions but also select activities that could actively involve CAA members.

Over the last 15 years, the Board of the Foundation has selected various local charities to support: the American Red Cross’ Save the Day Program, the Faith Mission, the Homeless Families Foundation, the Mid Ohio Foodbank, Material Assistance Providers, Inc.; Patches of Light; the Ronald McDonald House and St. Vincent Family Centers.

All of these charities benefit our community and allow CAA members to have a hands-on giving experience. These charities as well as the CAA truly appreciate member participation CAA events that contribute to the Foundation. Through events like the Golf Outing, Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction and Bowling for Charity Luncheon, CAA members are able to donate and make an impact on these charities and our community of Central Ohio.

The CAA Community Assistance Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are accordingly tax deductible. (EIN 31-167650)

> The Foundation now has a PowerPhilanthropy Portrait

2017 Foundation Board Members

Dave Anderson, Homestead America
Nate Fisher, F & W Properties
David Holzer, Commercial One Realtors
Rebecca Perry Damsen, Roger C. Perry & Co.
Travis Smith, V.I.P. Waste Services
Scott Solomon, Oxford Realty

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