Shelter fundraiser enters final push

A fundraising campaign for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services is in the final stretch.

With a pledged match of $25,000 from Dave and Jo McKinney, Turning Point hopes to raise a total of $50,000 for its “Raise Our Roof” campaign by year’s end.

The $50,000 would pay for new roofs on the agency’s emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and the agency’s transitional housing unit, said Lisa Shafran, Turning Point’s president. Turning Point’s mission is to work toward the prevention and elimination of dating and domestic violence.

As of last week, the drive was still $7,500 short of the $25,000 needed for the full match.

Dave McKinney, president of Reams Asset Management in Columbus, has been involved with Turning Point for nearly 20 years and was a member of its board of directors from 2006 to 2016, serving as board chairman in 2013-14. His wife, Jo McKinney, has worked in fundraising and organizational efforts, such as being an adviser to the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser, organized by Columbus area high school students and other volunteers.

To donate to Turning Point, go to and click on “Donate” before Dec. 31.