Our Founders

The Columbus Area Community Foundation was founded in 1991 as the Columbus Community Foundation thanks to the vision and hard work of a small group of local businessmen:

Ivan Crossland, Sr.

Founder, Crossland Construction

William Amyx

Ron Boulware

New York Life Insurance

David Soper

Optic Communications

Richard Cooper

Columbus Telephone Company

Evan McNemar

Evan’s Drug Store

Larry Prauser

Armstrong & Prauser

Thank you to our founders for your vision of an ever-improving Cherokee County, which laid the groundwork for everything the Community Foundation does today!