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CMEC’s Gala


The Gala is a special evening for the Columbus Montessori community.  Each year, nearly 300 parents, alumni families, faculty and staff, and friends of the Center come together to celebrate and raise funds to support Columbus Montessori.  The Gala is the Center’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going towards financial assistance for students and school operating costs. In 2018, the Gala raised more than $100,000!

The evening includes a dinner, silent auction, live auction and lots of fun!

This year, we are celebrating our 34th anniversary. Founded in 1984, Columbus Montessori continues to be the premier provider of Montessori education to a diverse community of students age six weeks to sixth grade in central Ohio.

Once again our silent auction will be online, so even if you can’t attend, you can still win! Just register online and start bidding.

How it works:
Register online at
Browse the Silent Auction and choose from the many great items you would like to bid on. Put items in your watchlist for easy access at the event.
Place your bid on a selected item, with an option of setting a maximum bid.
You will be notified on your smartphone if you have been outbid.
Registering online is the quickest, easiest way to place bids in the auction! Simply register by entering your name, contact information, and payment method. Registering online will also help us provide you with a speedy check in and checkout at the event, and we may even have some items available for bidding before the event itself.

All guests will check in at the Registration Table on the night of the event. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone with you!

Make a donation to CMEC if you are unable to attend:

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors:




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Jon Caruso
Vondolee Delgado-Nixon and Greg Nixon
Jamie Gottesman and Rick Teets
Linda and George Neugebauer
Ryan Richardson and Forrest Deegan
Roslovic Building Company
Linsey Skolds
W.E. Davis Insurance Agency

Tenzin and Johnathan Alexander
Jill and Brian Aubert
Amanda Crabtree and Andrew Stamp
Joanna and Ryan Helon
Jennifer and Robb Kestner
Tania Ulloa-Malave and Quelvid Malave

Meghan and Todd Dillon
Sarah and Tom Fusonie
Jacqueline and Brent Lampert
Diane Meves and Paul Rothrock
Capitol Copy – Mike Russell
Kerry and Brent Soller
Jennifer Okezie-Watts and Terry Watts

Breann Gonzalez Almos and David Almos
Carolyn and Robert Block
Nancy and Larry Case
Fran and Bryan Evans
Adam Fazio and Karl Whittington
Darla Heuschel and Cory Neugebauer
Julianne and Steve Huefner
Rachel Janutis and Vince Holzhall
Inspiration to Movement
Samantha King and Michael Emery
Mary and Bill Lee
Jennifer and Greg Lestini
Julie and David Levy
Carrie and Chris Liebtag
Barbara Northrup
Nikki and Tony Ott
Hilary and Mac Price
Sarah Lynn and Peter Rothman
Kelly Ruoff and Patrick King
Drs. Allison and Craig Shimizu
Cheryl and Luis Stauffer
Drs. DeLois and Demitri Teague
Ann Boston Timm and Brian Timm
Lori and Brian Varn