Community Connection Award

The New Albany Founders Day Community Connection Award was established in 2008 to recognize and showcase the outstanding work and services performed by an area non-profit civic group that serves our community and surrounding area.

2022 Honorees

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Celebrating One was created as a 501(c)(3) accredited organization in 2016 right here in our own New Albany, Ohio.

Based on the founding principles of kindness, empathy and encouragement through human connection. Celebrating One prides itself in its mission to encourage those who feel alone and need motivation to keep moving forward  to good emotional, mental and financial health that will enrich their lives giving validation, understanding, hope, love, and joy. 

What started out as a simple acknowledgment & celebration of a person’s achievements, has now turned into an organization that has core programs that serves and encourages everyone, from single parents, high school grads, senior citizens to those individuals battling a challenging life situation. And to the person you might meet on the street that needs to be reminded just how valuable they are via a simple gesture as a handmade motivational card.  

To get involved in Celebrating One’s and to volunteer with like-minded individuals who value and support one another please visit us at

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