Purchase your 2013 Spring Gala Tickets Today!

Screen shot 2013-02-22 at 5.02.21 PMPurchase your 2013 Spring Gala tickets today! This event raises approximately $85,000 to support Columbus Montessori’s education mission and helps provide financial aid scholarships for children to increase access to a quality education.
The Gala features silent auction items from businesses and individuals around the country who support Columbus Montessori.The live auction features student-made items from each classroom at Columbus Montessori along with other exciting items such as a experience packages with hotel stays and the opportunity to dedicate a tree on the grounds of the Center.Morna Smith - 2013 Spring Gala George Award Winner

Morna Smith is this year’s George Award winner. Smith has been incredibly dedicated to Columbus Montessori and its mission for many years. A previous Board President, Smith used a stellar combination of leadership skills, business acumen and compassionate perspective to guide the school during her tenure.

The George Award, named in honor of George Neugebauer, annually recognizes a Columbus Montessori volunteer for outstanding service and a commitment to children. These two individuals have given tirelessly of their time, talent and treasure.


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2013 Gala Sponsors
Thank you to all of our generous supporters.

Supporting Sponsors

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Boich Companies

Patron Table Sponsors
Morgan Stanley
Huntington Bank
Ransier, Havens-Gouke, Whisler Families
RF-Works

Patron Sponsors
Jennifer & Bill Avoli
Missy and Stephen Bedell
Laurel & Mike Dawson
Fran & Bryan Evans
Libby & John Koetz and Linda & George Neugebauer
The Liftin Family
Suzanne and Dustin Mets
Linsey Skolds Moffett, Skolds Properties
Lenn Turner

George Award Sponsor
Joanna & Ryan Helon

Individual Patron Sponsors
Sarah & Mark Bennett
Elise & Michael Berlan
Nancy & Larry Case
Adriana Castellanos & Joe Peffer
Vondolee Delgado-Nixon & Greg Nixon
Danielle Demko & Aman Garcha
Nancy de Roberts-Moore
Allison & Ted Finn
David & Katy Frolick
Suneeta & Mahesh Ganga
Elizabeth & Jacob Garrett
Elissa & Jason Gunsorek
Denise Hatter-Fisher, PhD
Joanna and Ryan Helon
Judy Huang and John Lewis
JaHannah & Edward Jamerlarin
Rachel Janutis & Vince Holzhall
Moira Konrad & Mark Engelhardt
Jennifer & Greg Lestini
Carrie & Chris Lietag
Susan Miller
Barbara Northrup, Northrup & Associates
Deb Ogle & Sam Dunlap
Tracy & Rob Plummer
Hilary & Mac Price
Nicole & John Reehil
Kyle & Daniel Reinhard
Carmel Avegnon Sanders & Albert Sanders
Ricarda Sarkar
Carrie Sheehan & Bayardo Gonzalez
Megan & Kevin Shook
Morna & Gary Smith
Andrea & Brian Steger
Rob Tilley & Roger Honan
Elizabeth Young & Wayne Lin

In Kind Sponsors
DK Printing
Ydesign/Sonya Yencer

Gala Co-Chairs
Jennifer Avoli
Fran Evans