Culvers Gives Back To Columbus by Hosting National

April 28, 2009

Culvers® of Columbus, Powell and Reynoldsburg are among nearly 400 Culvers Restaurants donating 10 percent of sales on Tuesday, May 12, to local organizations during the annual system-wide "Day of Giving" fundraising event. Locally, Nationwide Children's Hospital is the organization benefiting from this years "Day of Giving." Building on last years success, Culvers national fundraising goal for the one-day event is $200,000.

"It is truly a fulfilling experience to participate in a program that directly benefits our local community," said Mark Johnston of Culvers® of Columbus. "While we strive to reach our fundraising goal, building community awareness for the charity and fostering relationships are equally as important."

Culvers "Day of Giving" provides an opportunity to better understand the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, raise funds, and develop volunteer support. Members of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how guests contributions directly impact the local community. One hundred percent of money raised remains with the local organization.

"Just as Culvers honors guests who visit our restaurants, we truly want to honor the fine organizations that meet the needs of its community members everyday," said Lea Culver, co-founder of Culvers. "Through the kind generosity of our guests during the Day of Giving, we provide support to help continue these efforts. Thanks to everyone in the local community that makes this day a success."

For more information about Culvers, contact:
Mark Johnston               
Culvers of Columbus                  
1444 Rentra Dr.
Columbus, OH 43228

Dave Brewer
Culvers of Powell  
4137 Powell Rd.
Powell, OH 43065

Joe Schemer
Culvers of Reynoldsburg
1912 State Rt. 256
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

About Culvers
Culvers takes great pride in doing it right for its guests at 397 independently owned and operated restaurants in 17 states. The owner operator concept has been a cornerstone of growth for Culvers since the first location opened in Sauk City, Wis., on July 18, 1984. Culvers invests deeply in partnerships and programs, including its VIP scholarship program, Culvers Cares charitable program and countless other franchise-driven local efforts. For more information on Culvers locations, franchise opportunities, promotional programs, menu selections and other areas of interest, visit All trademarks belong to Culver Franchising System, Inc.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at