Better Together: Columbus

Thanks to all who came out for the Better Together: Columbus Roundtable! It was a great day of learning from one another and engaging in fruitful dialog.

For a copy of the Roundtable Schedule, click here

For bios of the Roundtable Speakers, click here

To watch Dr. Sherman’s remarks broadcast on The Ohio Channel, click here.

“For those that live in the shadows of life, those who are the least among us, I will not accept the fact that the most vulnerable in our state should be ignored.  We can help them.”

– Gov. John Kasich

9:30 AM – Registration

10:00 AM – Welcome

Kim Hettle, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

10:15 AM – Framing our Day: The Mapping Ohio’s Compassion Project

Jay F. Hein, Sagamore Institute

Dr. Amy L. Sherman, Sagamore Institute

10:45 AM – Promising Practices Panel

Facilitated by Emily Savors, The Columbus Foundation

Rita Soronen, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


Mike Preston, National Church Residences


Suzann Mark, Lower Lights Ministries’ Rachel’s House


Ginger Young, The Childhood League Center


12:00 PM – (Lunch Session)

A Multi Sector Collabortion Story: Effective Compassion in Springfield Ohio

Wally Martinson, Mission Increase

Former ED, Nehemiah Foundation

John Landess, The Turner Foundation

Bob Suver, Job and Family Services of Clark County

1:00 PM – Break

1:10 PM – New Tools: Bright Ideas Ohio and the Ohio Compassion Map

1:35 PM – Framing the Table Discussions

1:45 PM – Interactive Table Discussions

2:15 PM – Table Reports/Large Group Discussion

2:45 PM – Wrap up Remarks

Jay F. Hein, Sagamore Institute

2:55 PM – Closing Remarks

Kim Hettle, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

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