Corporate Columbus & Unions Bankrolling CCS Levy Campaign

Oct 25, 2013

Some of Columbus' largest employers are helping fund the Columbus City Schools' levy campaign.

Finance reports show Nationwide Insurance, American Electric Power and L Brands are among the donors who have pumped 2.3 million dollars into the campaign. Late last year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman formed a commission comprised primarily of business leaders designed to improve local education. The levy request would, in part, fund charter schools. Other donors include a subsidiary of the Dispatch Printing Company, Cardinal Health, Huntington Bank, the Scotts Company, and unions representing teachers and other district workers. Cardinal's CEO chairs the commission.