Everyone will have a seat at this table.
While student learning is and will always be our first priority, the benefits of our new building will directly and indirectly extend to a broad cross section of our city. With a new facility in place, so much will be possible. Learning. Pride. And community engagement.
A student-run retail bakery and café will provide active learning, and a restaurant and bar serving wine and beer to the public will generate revenue while creating valuable student experiences. Students will be prepared for real-world opportunities the minute they graduate. And with nearly double current enrollment, more graduates will have these opportunities.
New academic offerings.
As the hospitality industry changes, so too must the programs that serve it. New academic programs, such as Beverage and Mixology, Culinary Arts, Hotel Administration, Hotel Management, and Sommelier, will create new career possibilities.
Building on momentum.
Columbus State is engaged in ambitious, citywide development discussions, and recent partnerships with Apple, Amazon, and other national leaders have caught the attention of local and national media. We"re excited to meet these growing expectations, and this building will further establish the value of our students, our faculty, and our programs.
Revitalizing our neighborhood.
Our new building will serve as a convenient and appealing destination for students and the public alike, and as a grand entry point for the growing, vibrant Creative Campus area we share with Columbus College of Art and Design and The Columbus Museum of Art, and State Auto Insurance.
Preparing for rapid growth.
With over 13% expected job growth in hospitality over the next seven years, we need to produce higher numbers of talented, hard-working graduates. The new building will provide current and future employees with specific opportunities to advance their careers, and area employers will have access to the smart, adaptable talent they depend on to keep their businesses running.
Proceeds of the third annual Legacy Dinner will support the Renee and Ziggy Allespach Fund at the Columbus State Community College Foundation for the purpose of creating a lasting tribute to Ziggy within the Columbus State Culinary Program.
Support Columbus State students at the premier community culinary event in Central Ohio. Many of the participating establishments feature graduates of the Columbus State Culinary Apprenticeship program, including Barcelona, Marcella’s, The Blackwell Inn, and Lindey’s.
This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on a college, a community, and a growing economic sector for decades. We invite you to the table to share in this extraordinary experience.
Download our campaign brochure and giving guide to learn more about this vital project. And learn more about our vision for social impact by downloading our companion brochure on the advancement of nutrition and wellness.
To get involved today, please contact:
Executive Director, Columbus State Foundation
firstname.lastname@example.org • (614) 287-2437