Our Vision

As participants in the 14th leadership class of Next Level Trainings (VIP 14), part of our transformational curriculum is to create a large-scale community service project for a local non-profit. Our team has chosen to support Local Matters, and we are excited to create massive results for them in the scope of 24 days! Our community faces an increasing health crisis due to diet-related preventable diseases. To combat these issues and build healthier communities, we are supporting Local Matters which provides life-changing education to over 14,000 children, adults, and families each year. 

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VIP 14 Columbus proudly supports Local Matters

Local Matters works to create healthier communities through food education, access, and advocacy. They bring life-changing education to over 14,000 children, adults, and families each year at diverse locations including schools, community organizations, hospitals, and workplaces.

Local Matters envisions a community where everyone has the skills and resources to eat well, feed their families, and manage their health.

Too many of our friends and neighbors are sick and dying from diabetes and other diet-related disease. Too many children and their families are hungry. By supporting Local Matters, you can help children and adults heal their bodies with food and find joy with others around their table.

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Our Team


Team Captains
Adam Karshner
Amy Still
Rich Costello

Fundraising Committee
Gene Finkler, Captain
Cheryl Holmes, Captain
Mary Ann Sewell, Captain

Accounting Committee
Matt Michael, Captain
Cheryl Holmes, Captain

Social Media Subcommittee
Yasmine Robles, Captain
Lianne Wright, Captain

Graphic Design Subcommittee
Jason Cannon, Captain
Joanne Jones, Captain

Media (TV, Radio, etc.)
Kate Collins, Captain
Stephanie Pishotti, Captain

Event Committee
Matt Vidal, Captain
Valerie Schaffner, Captain
Phil Schaffner, Captain

Minute Men Committee
Lyndsey Morrison, Captain

Thank You Cards
Elana Goldstein, Captain

Juliet Williams, Captain

Spirit Captain
Jenna Zuberi, Captain
Emma Sarah Stephens, Captains


April Vacca

Catherine Workman

Chad Hysell

Corbin Troyer

Dustin Dellenbach

Elliott Slattery

Gaybe Fry

Ilya Kruglov

Jerry Mills

Jerry O’Reilly

Jon Ford

Karma Humphrey

Kristen Peairs

Laura Martin

Marie Banks

Matt Barbour

Michael D. Lynch

Mike Wyne

Nancy Holderman

Susan Rieser

Thank you to our Business Sponsors and Donors