Tolerance is just the beginning. Acceptance is learned. We are here to teach.
OUR MISSION: Develop educational messages using film, video, and interactive multimedia teaching materials that enhance our understanding of differences and diversity in order to promote better living for all.
OUR VISION: A classroom where differences are understood, positive life choices are valued, and dialogue about tolerance is welcome.
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The Tolerance Channel is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization. We develop positive and useful educational resources that promote inclusiveness and healthy life choices.
The Tolerance Channel
2390 Bryden Road
Bexley, OH 43209
BOARD AND STAFF PARTNERS
Kyle Katz (Chair)— A local businessman with over two decades of success in real estate investment and entrepreneurial business ownership. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Katz has served on the boards of several community organizations including, The Columbus Academy Board of Trustees, The Columbus Jewish Federation and Federation Executive Committee, The United Jewish Appeal’s Young Leadership Cabinet, three time Chair of Columbus State Community College’s Foundation Board, and Past President of Jewish Family Services. He is a graduate of The Wexner Heritage Foundation, a “40 under 40“ recognition from Business First, and a recipient of the Teresa Stern Kahn Leadership Award from The Columbus Jewish Federation. For The City of Columbus, Ohio he is a mayoral appointee to The Downtown Development Commission.
Ted Fireman— has owned and operated six businesses including start-ups and franchises. Presently, through FranNet, Ted helps people in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana find the franchise of their dreams. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Tulane University. As a Development Professional, he has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations across the country. As a community leader and advocate, he is passionate about promoting the entrepreneurial spirit – through teaching and training young people and adults. He has taught at all levels across our community.
Sharron Kornegay — Public Affairs executive with extensive journalism and public affairs experience ranging from national/local media placements of impactful business-critical and feature stories to appropriate communications during times of high-profile crisis.
Dr. Melissa Wilson— Retired Columbus City School teacher, graduated from the OSU Doctoral program August 2012; currently serving as co-director for the Columbus Area Writing Project (CAWP), a professional development program for in-service teacher; Instructor for the CAWP Summer Institute and writing classes at the graduate and undergraduate level at OSU; helps run a summer writing camp for youth from 5th grade through high school who are passionate about writing; Sunday school teacher for grades 4 and 5 at Broad Street Presbyterian Church.
Sam Nahem — an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for education and documentary production. His work has been screened internationally and recognized by over 45 festival organizations (including 4 regional EMMYs). In 1996, he founded ScreenPlay Inc. which develops film/video and interactive media projects for other businesses. His charitable involvement ranges from Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Council to President of Jewish Family Services and trusteeships with Contemporary Theater Company (CATCO).
H. Bruce Wilson— is an award-winning writer, director and producer of educational and documentary media. Bruce is known for sensitive treatment of difficult personal topics. He is passionate about challenges where business can create positive, lasting change using stories that engage and motivate across ideological, cultural, economic and geographic boundaries. Bruce has worked with business large and small, government, and the military. Probono, he has produced on international trade and environmental issues. Bruce has led multiple youth work trips in the US and overseas and served actively on the boards of COMPASS (Homelessness Prevention) and Columbus Children’s Choir and others.
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