About The Foundation

The Foundation strives to facilitate a collaborative dialog among the various Short North neighborhood and business organizations toward a collective vision for the district. It is committed to advancing the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of these neighborhoods. The Short North Foundation provides a forum for the “combined voice” of the neighborhoods to ensure continued growth and vitality.

The Short North Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization with neighborhood representation from the following area organizations: Short North Civic Association, Short North Alliance, The Friends of Goodale Park, Italian Village Society, Italian Village Commission, Victorian Village Commission, and Harrison West Society.

The Short North Foundation focuses its work around three areas:

  1. Collaboration with area organizations to develop and execute a collective vision for the Short North historic district;
  2. Recognition of significant contributions toward the betterment of the Short North by individuals, organizations and businesses.
  3. Continuation of the efforts to ensure the Short North’s position as The Arts District for the City of Columbus and the region.

Building A Legacy

The Short North Foundation exists to advance the creative spirit, diversity, and vitality of the Short North in order to benefit all who live, work, and play in its neighborhood.

Board Of Trustees

  • Steve Hurtt, President
  • Chet Ridenour, Vice President
  • Jeff Smith, Treasurer
  • Shelley Mann, Secretary
  • Doug Borror
  • Beth Vogt
  • Julie Hallan
  • Susie McGeean
  • Jeffrey Hissem
  • Betsy Pandora
  • Rex Hagerling
  • David Carey
  • Chris Vidoni