As the patient-care component of Ohio State’s cancer program, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is a transformational facility that integrates scientific research, education and innovative patient care. Research and education spaces are located on every inpatient floor, enhancing our bench-to-bedside approach to patient care and giving patients early access to new targeted treatments and tools.

The OSUCCC – James has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer. That expert sub-specialization leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes. We manage hundreds of active or pending cancer clinical trials, many of which are initiated by OSUCCC – James investigators. Our genetic- and molecular-based research helps us understand each patient’s unique cancer and develop and deliver the most effective targeted therapy that leads to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope.

In addition, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Emergency Department gives cancer patients with urgent or life-threatening issues access to highly skilled teams of oncology and emergency medicine experts. It is one of only a few cancer emergency departments in the nation and is fully integrated with the Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The James ED contains 15 beds dedicated solely to cancer patients and a separate waiting room designed for cancer patients with compromised immunity. The James ED is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio’s cultural heritage. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations. The Council accomplishes this charge in two primary methods; first, through the various grant funding programs that the Council operates to provide support to artists and to make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio’s public; and secondly, by providing services that help to enhance the growth of the arts.


ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.

Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives® is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.

The Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives® have an almost 50-year history of charitable giving and since 2008 ACM Lifting Lives® has given more than $8 million dollars to more than 150 worthy causes and supports many projects throughout the year to create awareness and help those in need.



Established in 1973, France & Associates is a full-service agency offering a variety of professional insurance products and services. We serve the insurance and financial needs of an ever-growing number individuals, families and business concerns in Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield and Licking Counties.



American Public Television (APT) has been a leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. AfroPop, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, Vera, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. Songs at the Center joined the APT catalog in 2016.


McConnell Arts Center

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (MAC) presents, promotes and teaches the performing, visual and digital arts. An historic cultural facility, the MAC was renovated from a school, built in 1915. The facility consists of the 213-seat Bronwynn Theatre, an exhibition gallery, four classrooms, a digital imaging studio, a dance studio and rotating exhibitions. The MAC’s mission is to “Change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences.”


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Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music is an intimate venue dedicated to providing a dynamic atmosphere for both artists and audiences. The space offers the combination of live music, and old world New York style pizza. The music showcases the finest national and regional Americana, jazz and acoustic acts. The space also offers occasional programming in film, theatre, and dance.



The Columbus Songwriting Workshop strives to create an open environment for people to learn more about the craft of song and empower students to write at their very best with the aid of some of the finest songwriters from the local scene and across the country. Our mission is to elevate the level of professionalism by educating those who write and sing to help take their product to the next level, whether that be from beginner to hobbyist or from a hobby to a profession. Experienced professionals in different areas of expertise will guide you through the real-life demands of songwriting.


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Six String Concerts, Inc. was founded in 1988 by a group of friends who loved acoustic music and wanted to bring the best performing songwriters to Central Ohio. Today, Six String Concerts continues to produce 8-10 shows a year. The concerts are held in intimate, smoke and alcohol-free environments that allow the performers and audiences an unhindered musical experience.