About the Friends

Charter. Mission. Reports.

about the 501(c)(3) and our board


The Board comprises Park neighbors who have volunteered to be the leaders of Friends of Columbus Square, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting our park with activities, care for its landscaping and cleaning, and to engage with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbus Square Advisory Committee.

The Board is led by Ross Richards as President and Executive Director, Brian Collins Treasurer, and Board Members Sarah Bryant, Steve Fabiani, and Brian Wenrich. We, along with the park’s many volunteers, have been working hard to reinvigorate Friends, establish relationships, and build an organizational foundation to meet our mission.