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2014 Beat the Odds ® Awards Dinner

Please join Children's Defense Fund-Ohio as we our honor our 2014 Beat the Odds scholarship recipients in Columbus!

When: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: Hilton Columbus Downtown, 410 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215

This heartfelt event will introduce the incredible Ohio high school students whose inspirational stories will make the Ohio Beat the Odds Awards program one of the most genuinely moving events in Ohio.

CDF President and Keynote Speaker, Marian Wright Edelman, will join on stage to honor these outstanding youth for their personal hard work, academic excellence, community service, and perseverance despite the tremendous obstacles they face in their daily lives.

Purchase Tickets: You may purchase tickets here.

Contact Us: For table information, ticket information, and other ways you can volunteer or support the event, please contact Pamela Kreber: 614-221-2244 or

You may also download our sponsorship packet here!