The World to Come

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Film Producer Thomas Barad received Puffin West’s third grant for the development of the film adaptation of Dara Horn’s seminal novel The World to Come being undertaken along with writer/director Mia Goldman. The book is unique in that it promotes a universal understanding of the struggle of Yiddish artistry in a way that has never been done before.   In an … Read More

Columbus Dance Theatre “Courage”

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The Courage concert was an original, evening length work that confronted what it meant to speak the truth even in the face of adversity and great personal cost. The evening featured original choreography by CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach, dancers from the Company of Columbus Dance Theatre, video design by local videographer John Ray, an original score by Columbus based … Read More

Democracy Now!

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Eugene Beer, Chief Engineer and Producer for WCRS in the Democracy Now! Studio with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales

Radio Station WCRS (heard on 102.1 and 98.3) is a valuable community asset and is now licensed to The Neighborhood Network. The Puffin Foundation has granted WCRS every year since its founding as a community station in 2008. WCRS is the only station to bring Amy Goodman’s DEMOCRACY NOW! to the local airwaves. The commitment and leadership of the almost … Read More

Off and Running

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The Puffin Foundation initially gave a grant to filmmaker Nicole Opper to help her develop her documentary film “OFF & RUNNING” about twenty-year old, Avery Brooks Klein-Cloud a young woman with Afro-American roots who was adopted as an infant by a white Jewish lesbian couple living in Brooklyn, NY. The direction of her life changes (she had been a track … Read More

Community’s Promise- Central Community House

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Central Community House’s after-school program, Community’s Promise was awarded a special grant by the Puffin Foundation in order to maintain the number of children served through December 2010, in light of funding cuts from other sources. This multi-faceted program serves 50 children living in the near east side of Columbus, Ohio and provides them with transportation from local schools, daily … Read More

Hubbard Elementary School

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Puffin Ohio/Midwest brought J.D. Williamson to the Hubbard Elementary School, a literature based inner-city public school, to coincide with Read Across America Week honoring Dr. Seuss. Mr. Williamson is a performer, singer, storyteller and cartoonist. Mr. Williamson performed twice, once for the primary grades (Pre-K-3) and then for grades 4-6. He followed up making visits to classrooms. This year sadly … Read More