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Local Hospitality Leader Gives Back in Big Ways

Local Hospitality Leader Gives Back in Big Ways

Jack McLaughlin

Giving is at the heart of anyone working in the hospitality industry. That especially rings true for event venues that bring to reality weddings, charity galas, anniversary parties, retirement celebrations, corporate retreats, and some of life’s other most memorable moments. 

BTTS Holdings – the company owning some of Columbus’ most iconic event venues, including BrookshireThe EllisThe Estate at New AlbanyWatersEdge, and The FIG Room – has taken hospitality and generosity to the next level by serving clients and the community. 

BTTS’ giving efforts go big during the holiday season. 

Here are some ways you can get involved to support those in need: 

Thanksgiving Food Drive 

The BTTS Thanksgiving food drive is the company’s biggest giving event. This year, BTTS aims to feed AT LEAST 100 families – giving them a meal kit complete with a turkey and all the sides. To give to this campaign, click here. Every donation makes a difference.

Holiday Toy Drive 

The BTTS team holds a toy drive to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital each year. Thanks to the generosity of BTTS partners, 445 toys were donated last year. You can participate this year by following our BTTS Instagram account for future details!

Through the BTTS Gives Back program, the team not only gives back but pays it forward in the following ways:
 • Making giving part of client events: For every event booked, BTTS donates $100 to the client’s charity of choice – in 2022, BTTS donated more than $40,000 to 14 different nonprofits. 
• Feeding others while fighting food waste: Thanks to a partnership with Food Rescue Cbus, excess food from events at BTTS venues is sent to local organizations throughout central Ohio working to feed those experiencing food insecurity. BTTS donates approximately 30,000 meals annually – keeping waste out of landfills and providing to those in need. 
 • Spreading floral cheer: The work doesn’t stop with food. With Food Rescue Cbus, BTTS ensures floral arrangements from events provide joy even after the guests are gone. Each Monday, buckets of excess flowers are donated to senior living facilities across the city. 
 • Serving the community: BTTS challenges its team each year to get out and serve. Sometimes, this looks like a community clean-up day. Other times, you can find BTTS team members volunteering at places like the Columbus Dream Center, Center of Hope, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Columbus Zoo, and more. 

For more information about BTTS and their Gives Back initiatives, visit

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