Columbia Opportunity Resource Announces CAUSEmopolitan

An Evening of Leadership, Service and Fun, featuring eight nonprofit organizations

Young, talented and creative professionals in the Midlands area are invited to this public event.

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For Information: Katherine Swartz
Phone: 803.733.1123 (office) or 803.979.4097 (cell)

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) invites the community to CAUSEmopolitan, a celebration of leadership, service and fun, featuring eight nonprofit partner organizations the evening of Thursday, March at 7 IT-oLogy. The event serves as COR’s 2013 annual meeting and call to action and is open to the public, targeted toward young, talented professionals.

“COR is guided by the community and we celebrate the opportunity to promote these organizations who are continually working to improve Columbia and engage young, talented and creative professionals,” said David Laird, 2013 board chair of COR.

COR invited eight nonprofit partners to host micro service projects during two break-out sessions. Admission to the event is complimentary, but attendees are asked to make a charitable donation that will be awarded to the most-voted nonprofit at the close of the evening. Registration is available at

Participating nonprofits:

•    Central Carolina Community Foundation
•    City Year Columbia
•    IT-oLogy
•    Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
•    Leadership Institute at Columbia College
•    Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism
•    Pawmetto Lifeline
•    Columbia World Affairs Council

Attendees will gain knowledge and insight from keynote speaker, Columbia native and City Manager Teresa Wilson and from each of COR’s board members. The event will be emceed by Greg Hilton, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurial & Technological Innovation and past board chair for COR.

The evening offers networking opportunities with like-minded young professionals, business leaders and nonprofit organizations. Tasty hors d’oeuvres catered by Rue 77 Bistro and a craft beer sampling station will give the event a culinary flair.

For more information, contact, 803.733.2511 or @impactcolumbia


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