The Big Give Raises $10.4 Million for Local Area Non-Profits

Sep 16, 2013

UPDATE: The Big Give has ended. Preliminary results report that $10.4 million dollars have been raised for local area non-profits through this extraordinary giving event. Thank you for your support! 

Here's your opportunity to amplify your donation to WCBE. Beginning Tuesday morning at 11am, the Columbus Foundation will match your gift to central Ohio’s NPR station from a pool of over ONE MILLION dollars! 

When you participate in the Foundation’s Big Give, you’ll be supporting NPR news, eclectic music and side-splitting entertainment programming all heard right here on WCBE.  Best of all, your gift will be made even larger through The Columbus Foundation’s generous matching bonus pool!

Don’t wait - participate in the Big Give now online at Thanks!


  1. Visit beginning at 11:00am EST on Tuesday, September 17. 
  2. Select WCBE 90.5 FM (The WCBE Fund) as your chosen non-profit.
  3. Click on the Give Now button.

For showing your spirit during The Big Give, four leading Columbus based businesses have agreed to reward your generosity: Gateway Film Center, Homage, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, and Piada Italian Street Food.

Visit the Columbus Foundation's website here for rules and regulations regarding donations made during the Big Give.