Jamie Ford is a bestselling author and we are excited to be bringing him to UA for our 2017 UA Author Series.  In addition to the talk at 3 p.m., we will host a special VIP catered reception at 5:30 where you will be able to meet the author and get your book signed.  Tickets for both events can be purchased at the link below.

Purchase tickets here!  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=uaas

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The start of UA’s Centennial year is only about  four months away, and the UA100 Centennial Task Force is ramping up its efforts to put on a year to remember. Here is a summary of some of the exciting projects we have in store:

UA History Book
Preorder Your Copy Today
Thanks to the Upper Arlington Historical Society, a new history book of UA’s first 100 years, A Cherished Past, A Golden Future, will be published this fall in time for the holidays. Copies can be pre-ordered online.

Centennial Merchandise
Preorders Taken at UA Labor Day Arts Festival, Monday, September 4
Look for the City/UA Centennial tent at the Arts Festival this year, to see samples of the Centennial merchandise that will soon be available. We’ll be taking preorders that day, and scheduling other opportunities in the weeks ahead.

Centennial Magazine
As 2018 begins, UA households will all be mailed a copy of our Centennial Magazine, featuring articles about our Centennial celebrations, interesting historical anecdotes about UA, and a full calendar of events for the year. Businesses are invited to support this publication by placing advertisements in the magazine. Please contact Tim McKelly, at tmckelly@citiyscenemediagroup.com or 614-572-1256. The deadline is November 1, 2017.

Support the Centennial
A Centennial Fund has been established at the Upper Arlington Community Foundation. Your donation, large or small, will help us fund a series of celebratory activities, from Centennial street banners to a Centennial Time Capsule. Visit the Centennial website for details, or call 614-583-5045.

Thanks to all who contributed to making Raise the Roof 2017 a great success!  Your support provides critical resources that help us provide grant funding to UA Commission on Aging, UA Parks & Rec, STAND, UA Police and UA Fire, Leadership UA, the FUNd, UA Arts and beautification efforts – so far in 2017!

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We’ve put together a survey to gain insight and understanding of your priorities and needs, so that we can better serve Upper Arlington, now and in the future. Please click on the link below to participate. We appreciate your feedback!

Read the report here:  UA Speaks -A Special Report of the Upper Arlington Community Foundation


Our 2016 Report to the Community is here – please click the link below to explore



October 2, 2016 the UA Author Series hosted Bill Clegg to a crowd of over 350!

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The Stand Project is an Upper Arlington community action project focused on the prevention of substance abuse and committed to standing by students and families in finding help.

The Stand Project is the newest fund here at the UACF, if you are interested in supporting The Stand, we very much appreciate your support!



Author Visit: Anthony Doerr
Our 2015 Author Visit by Anthony Doerr on Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2015 was a resounding success!  Over 1,200 people attended his talk followed by a sold-out VIP reception.

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Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See, which was also a National Book Award finalist. He is the author of two story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Mr. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Author visit with Anthony Doerr

Raise the Roof 2015
Thank you to all who came out on May 1, 2015 to the Amelita Mirolo Barn for RTR2015!  We welcomed over 300 guests and had a great time dancing to the music of Grassinine.   Your support helps us achieve our mission to enhance the quality of life in Upper Arlington by enriching traditions and supporting innovation through leadership and giving.


UACF Beautification 
The UACF Community Beautification Program seeks to enhance the appearance of public spaces throughout the City of UA by forming partnerships with volunteers, resident, community based organization and non-profit agencies. In partnership with the City of UA, this program will focus on adding colorful and sustainable landscape enhancements , improving the appearance of the community and our quality of life.

Our current projects include:

UA Mallway, Arlington Ave. 
Through a grant from the Joseph and Marlene Berwanger Fund, the Mallway is now graced with colorful new planters, hanging baskets, groundcovers and other landscapes, beautifying this historic section of UA.

Miller Park
A gift from the W. Gregory Guy family is enhancing the safety and beautification of Miller Park through landscape improvements.

Windham Road Gateway
A grant from the Little Garden Club of Columbus is supporting the renewal of this garden. This grant helps us to achieve our mission to beautify the gateways into UA.

The Renkert Garden at Thompson Park
The George S. Renkert fund supports this lovely garden at the corner of McCoy and Woodbridge Roads. This garden has received national recognition for its design and care.

If you would like to help beautify UA please contact the UA Community Foundation.

UACF Report to the Community – Please read the report on our Links and Reports page.

UA ARTS and Second Steps: The UACF is proud to announce our partnership with UA ARTS. Our first signature project is the purchase and installation of sculptor Alfred Tibor’s bronze statue Second Steps. The Foundation is accepting donations for this sculpture. It will be placed at Sunny 95 Park, near the Amelita Mirolo Barn.

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The beautiful Barrington Welcome Playground is now complete. Thank you to the hundreds of donors who’s gifts totaled more than $200,000.00 to fund this project. Stop by the corner of Andover and Barrington Roads and enjoy!