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June 24, 2016

Dear Friends,

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I let you know of the passing of our dear friend and co-founder John F. Wolfe.

Columbus has lost a gentle giant. In our city's history, simply no one has done more to move our community forward. His commitment to his family, our city, his beloved Buckeyes and our community's health care providers is second to none.

In his own words, one of his proudest accomplishments was the creation of the Columbus Partnership and the work we do collectively every day. He often talked to me about the collaborative nature of the Columbus business, civic and political leadership as our greatest asset. It's a standard that he forged, always asking me and others the question, "What do others think?" on so many issues. He held the highest standard, expectation and respect for community engagement at all levels. His commitment to Columbus will continue through our work and will serve to honor his memory every day.

Our thoughts and deepest prayers are with his wife Ann and his three daughters, Sara, Rita and Katie.


Alex R. Fischer
President and CEO
The Columbus Partnership