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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


LWVMC seeks support for documentary

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

LWVMC Plans Documentary of Volunteer Impact; Starts Power2Give Campaign to Raise Funds

Mary Lazarus  

Plans are underway for LWVMC to make a documentary that tells the stories of some of our League's illustrious volunteers and their impact on the Central Ohio community

The League is reaching beyond its regular base of support by launching a Power2Give campaign.Power2Give is an internet-based crowd-sourcing platform, similar to Kickstarter, that is specifically for nonprofit organizations.The League launched a Power2Give campaign on February 14, the League's 95th birthday.  It will continue throughout Women's History Month until March 31. More information, including a link to a short video trailer about the League's project, can be found here:

The goal is to develop a documentary that will debut in August 2015, to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the League's 95 years of service to the community. The program will be called "Growing People to Grow the Community: Stories from the League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus."

The documentary will show that volunteers do make a difference. It will include stories from Gloria Davis, Joan Lawrence, Mary Lazarus, Virginia Colson Leidhieser, Sue Phillips, Peg Rosenfield, Ruth Schildhouse, and more. The focus will be in four key areas: school desegregation, child welfare, redistricting, and leadership development.

It is a two-part project: In Phase 1, the LWVMC will record the stories of some of its notable volunteers, as well as other community leaders who have benefited from the Metro League's work. Short "teaser" videos of at least two of our focus issues will be produced. Check out the first "couch conversation," featuring Ruth Schildhouse and Gloria Davis, here. And check out the second "couch conversation," featuring Virginia Colson Leidhieser, here.

In Phase 2, which will require additional funds, LWVMC will edit and produce a short video documentary. This inspiring show will be just right for TV, the Internet, meetings, schools, etc.

The project will be run by League volunteers, and the funds will pay for professional quality video and editing by Bookbag Video, a dynamic local company that specializes in using real people to tell real stories.

How You Can Help

Sponsor News

Puffin Foundation West has pledged a dollar for dollar match, up to $1000, on Power2Give, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council has pledged to match 50 cents for each dollar pledged! Thank you to both of these incredible sponsors.


The League acknowledges contributions from the following generous donors so far:

Deborah Anderson

Mim Brierley

Carol Brigham

Scott Britton

Nancy Brown

Kitty Burcsu Lucy Buzzee

The Change       Collaborative 

Esther Connors 

Pam Davies

Gloria Davis   

Amber Dinopoulos

Zita Divis

Kathleen Dougherty  

Suzanne Fahey 

Meg Flack

Linda Fowler 


Steve & Kristin Grove

Anne Hammerstein

Ann Henkener

Anne L. Hoke

Jeanine Hummer

Gretchen Hummel 

Barbara Hykes

Janyce Katz

Mary Kaul 

Joan Lawrence

Mary Lazarus

Virginia Leidheiser 

Donna Marie & Wes     Lossing Jones

Cheryl Markino

Barbara      McAdams Muller

Johanna Meara 

Anne Nelson 

Karin O'Neil

David Patton 

Jan Patton

Linda Paul 

Deb & Bryan Peluso

Sue Phillips

Joan Platz

Puffin Foundation West

Valerie Rake

Peg Rosenfield  

Helena Schlam

Kay Skopin

Beth Strohl 

Beth & Brent Taggart

Catharine Warmbrod Jane B. Young

Read more: Power2Give