One of the best ways to give a special gift this holiday season is to pay forward for the gifts you've received.

How best to thank retiring Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good for the gift of his leadership? Students, staff, families and community partners will honor Good by sharing their stories of success this afternoon at Fort Hayes Career Center.

Ohio State football’s pay-it-forward culture dates at least to former Coach Woody Hayes. Now former OSU and NFL teammates Roy Hall and Antonio Smith continue with their Driven Foundation. The nonprofit will feed 500 families for about four days with Saturday afternoon’s Food Outreach program at Moler Elementary School, living up to Driven’s core principles of perseverance, resilience, assistance and endurance to solve community challenges. 

Staff of Rev1 Ventures are set to give area startups a forward boost as they identify all of the help available to entrepreneurs in Supporting Your Startup: CBUS Resources, a free one-hour event Dec. 21 at Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. Get to know Tom Walker, Rev1’s CEO, in the December issue of Columbus CEO.  

Paying forward is a big part of the culture at Harmony Project, with participants providing community service as well as great entertainment. The nonprofit’s David Brown, one of our CEO of the Year finalists, is the featured presenter at the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s Dec. 20 program, Harmony Project: The Future of Columbus. 

Providing future care and research, Donatos Pizza and Cheryl’s Cookies team up for the fourth consecutive year for their Sweetness of the Holidays campaign to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital through Jan. 8. The hospital will receive proceeds from sales at central Ohio Donatos of special cookies with the hospital’s iconic blue butterfly as well as 20-ounce bottles of Pepsi’s Aquafina water.

Relocating a business to Columbus will pay off well, according to a new study cited in the Commercial Café national commercial real estate blog. It named Columbus as the fourth-best city to relocate to in the US.