Homeport Happenings -- August 2017 Edition

American Addition In Upcoming Documentary

Homeport Vice President Leah Evans with WOSU Producer George Levert

Homeport Vice President Leah Evans with WOSU Producer George Levert

Homeport Interviewed For 'Columbus Neighborhoods' Series

Homeport Vice President for Neighborhood Strategies Leah Evans was interviewed by WOSU-TV on July 26 for a documentary on the history and revitalization of the American Addition neighborhood in Northeast Columbus. 

Leah Evans interviewed on Sampson Avenue by WOSU-TV across from a home being built by Homeport.

Leah Evans interviewed on Sampson Avenue by WOSU-TV across from a home being built by Homeport.

American Addition was platted in 1898 and for decades was home to working class families who had migrated to Columbus from the South.

The neighborhood off Joyce Avenue at one point dwindled to approximately 50 families largely do to community neglect. But it is on the rebound thanks to more than $11 million in infrastructure support from the City of Columbus, committed residents and new affordable homes being built by Homeport.

WOSU is producing the documentary for its popular TV series "Columbus Neighborhoods."


Homeport CEO Participates In 'Seeds For Growth' Program

Phil Nunes, Alvis, Marilyn Tomasi, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Bruce Luecke, Homeport, moderator Marilyn Pizzuti, Goodwill.

Phil Nunes, Alvis, Marilyn Tomasi, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Bruce Luecke, Homeport, moderator Marilyn Pizzuti, Goodwill.

Homeport President & CEO Bruce Luecke was a panelists in  Huntington Bank's 16th Annual "Seeds for Growth" Community Resource Workshop on July 25.

 #SeedsforGrowth brings a wide group of non-profit organization leaders together to share experiences and offer insight into critical issues. Bruce participated in a panel discussion called, "Perception Is Not Reality: Where we are failing our fellow citizens."

Joining him  in the discussion were Phil Nunes of Alvis, Inc.,  far left, and Marilyn Tomasi, center, of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Marilyn Pizzuti of Goodwill Columbus was the moderator.


CCIIR Drives (And Putts) Home Support For Homeport

The winning team of the 5th Annual CCIIR scamble golf tournament benefiting Homeport.

The winning team of the 5th Annual CCIIR scamble golf tournament benefiting Homeport.

Homeport's Laverne Price, left, and Julie Naporano

Homeport's Laverne Price, left, and Julie Naporano

For the fifth year in a row, members and friends of of Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors (CCIIR) hit the links to raise money for Homeport, overcoming overcast skies and some rain to produce 88 participants.

"Homeport and the community it serves is fortunate to have a committed partner in CCIIR, both its members and friends of the organization," said Homeport Director of Philanthropy Julie Naporano.

The scramble or best ball style event at NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury on July 27 drew 88 participants spread out in 22 teams of four players. 

The winning team members were Andy Ramey, Vice President, First Federal Bank of the Midwest, Andy Mills, President and Managing Partner, Elford Realty, John Underman, Senior Vice President, Collier’s International, and Clayton Davis, Vice President, JLL. The scramble team shot a 56 on the par 72 course. i


'Beating The Heat'

Homeport Resident Services team members Jill Guinan, Lawrence Furst II and Maggie Wilson participated in the 5th Annual Impact Ohio Beat The Heat event on July 7, promoting energy assistance programs. Homeport residents are beneficiaries of one-time energy bill assistance through Homeport's partnership with Impact. 

Homeport Resident Services team members Jill Guinan, Lawrence Furst II and Maggie Wilson participated in the 5th Annual Impact Ohio Beat The Heat event on July 7, promoting energy assistance programs. Homeport residents are beneficiaries of one-time energy bill assistance through Homeport's partnership with Impact.