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Thank You 2018 Sponsors!

presenting sponsors | $50,000








Dispatch Media Group | LIVE! Technologies | Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus & Franklin County CASTO Communities | COCIC | Crane Group/Able Roofing | GBQ Partners | Nationwide Foundation | Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Robert D. Walter Foundation




Columbus REALTORS® | Kirk Williams Company | Building Industry Association of Central Ohio | Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC | Clarke Schaeffer Hackett | Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority | Crabbe, Brown and James | Elford | EMH&T | First Federal Bank | Ice Miller LLP | KeyBank | Melissa Centers | Ohio Housing Finance Agency | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | PNC | Ruscilli Construction, Inc. | Steven Buchenroth | Third Federal Savings and Loan | Union Savings Bank | US Bank




Bruce & Mary Ann Luecke | Andy & Holly Malone (Scout Columbus) | ALVIS | Barbara Poppe & Associates | Cindy Millison | Hank & Dorothy Evans | First Church of God | IMPACT Community Action | Matt & Julie Keating | RHEMA | The Columbus Foundation | David Perry Company, Inc. | Enterprise Community Partners | Mike Lange | Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc. | Mount Carmel Health | PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation, Columbus, Ohio) | Park National Bank | Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP | Red Capital Markets | Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs | Shremshock Architects, Inc. | Stan Collins | United Way of Central Ohio


Supporting Sponsors | $500


Amy Klaben | Berardi+Partners, Inc. | Chris Hune | Columbus Terracon | Columbus Urban League | Community Shelter Board | Covenant Title Services, LLC | Creative Housing | Franklin County Economic Development and Planning | Harmony Project | Kaufman Development | Kohr Royer Griffith, Inc. | LeaderStat | Mark Pringle | Maude Hill | MurphyEpson | NAI Ohio Equities | National Church Residences | Oakwood Management Company | Ohio Health | Peoples Bank | Quandel Construction | Sara Neikirk | Vogt Strategic Insights | Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP | Wright-Patt Credit Union | Sallie Gibson | Julee Stephenson


2018 Voice & Vision Award Recipient:
Reverend John Edgar

Three generations of the Kelley family: from left, Michael Kelley, Don Kelley, and Tim Kelley.

Reverend John Edgar is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church for All People and Executive Director of Community Development for All People (CD4AP), a faith-based non-profit organization launched in 2003 with the mission of improving the quality of life of persons living on the South Side of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to partnering in the creation of over $60 million in affordable housing, CD4AP operates a variety of health and wellness initiatives and is deeply involved in youth development programming.

For many years, Rev. Edgar has been driving force behind the “Divine Economy of Abundance” that CD4AP delivers every single day.  Starting in 1999, with the formation of the United Methodist Free Store, to the present day through his innovative “Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families” partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he has been a passionate and committed force of good for the South Side of Columbus.

Rev. Edgar served on Homeport’s first board of directors in 1987. For those at Homeport and beyond, he has been a true example of how vision and persistence can make a difference for individuals and entire communities.

Rev. John Edgar reflects on the early years of Homeport, the Church for all People and why housing matters.