Charity Review

Issued: April 2017 Expires: April 2019

Charity Seal Holder

Columbus Metropolitan Club, Inc.

Meets Standards
(614) 464-3220 100 E Broad St Ste 100, Columbus OH 43215-3650

Standards for Charity Accountability

Measuring Effectiveness
Fund Raising & Info
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial

Columbus Metropolitan Club, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.



To connect people and ideas through community conversation.

Incorporated: 1976 in OH



The Columbus Metropolitan Club (CMC) is like NPR Live, like the office water cooler, the neighborhood coffee shop, the sports bar during a big game, the kitchen table at suppertime. It's where we look forward to seeing our family and friends to share important news, discuss it, debate it, and mull over its ramifications for ourselves, our neighbors, our community and our world. Jump in. Join the conversation.

Diversity, Discussion, Debate - A Program Committee of more than 30 members evaluates and screens every forum topic and speaker to assure the strongest programming in central Ohio. CMC stakes its 37-year reputation on being balanced, non-partisan, diverse and open to all perspectives throughout our programming year. Weekly CMC forums and special events feature a wide variety of speakers discussing the arts, social issues, politics, education, the economy, development, downtown revitalization, regional growth, business, entertainment and nearly any newsworthy topic.

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Mr. Mataryun (Mo) Wright, President Business Affiliation: RAMA Consulting Group, Inc

Board Size: 19

Staff: 4

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Planned Giving Arrangements Membership Appeals Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.)

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 7.42%

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Columbus Metropolitan Club, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Source of Funds
Membership Dues $113,847
Corporate Development $305,450
Forum Meetings $189,773
Founder's Fund $10,442
Membership Reception & Directory Ads $5,289
Donated Gifts & Services $347,628
Interest Income $51
Increase in Beneficial Interest in The Columbus Foundation $16,097
Total Income: $988,577
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $695,140
Fundraising Expenses: $58,108
Administrative Expenses: $126,574
Total Expenses: $879,822
Income in Excess of Expenses: $108,755
Beginning Net Assets: $210,282
Ending Net Assets: $319,037
Total Liabilities: $3,598
Total Assets: $322,635

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