CMEC’s Annual Spring Gala

The Annual Spring 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 Spring Gala is the Center’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going towards financial assistance for students and school operating costs. In 2013, the Annual Gala raised more than $85,000!

The evening includes a dinner, silent auction, live auction and lots of fun! To learn more, read the 2014 Gala Q&A here.

2014 is especially significant as Columbus Montessori celebrates its 30th 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 grade six in central Ohio. This gala will be a celebration of 30 years of “Nurturing, Growth, Education and Peace.”

2014 Postcard Invite








Getting Involved

Attend the Event

Purchase a ticket and join in the fun

Become a Sponsor
Contributions from the CMEC community make this event the biggest fundraiser of the year. Click here to learn more about sponsorship levels for you and your business.

Purchase a Program Advertisement
Gain visibility for your business by buying a program ad – logo, business card, half page or full page ads are available.  Click here for details.

Donate Live and Silent Auction Items
Ask your favorite restaurant, golf course or salon to donate a gift certificate! Click here for an auction donation form.

Many volunteers are needed to make the Gala a success!  To learn more, contact Linsey Skolds, Gala Chair at

Nominate a Volunteer for the George Award
Know of a volunteer that rivals the Energizer Bunny?  Nominate him or her for the George Award which will be announced at the Gala on May 2nd. The Nomination Form is available here.

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


Like the first Spring Gala 30 years ago, proceeds from the event allow Columbus Montessori to provide high quality care and education to a diverse community.  Funds raised from the event go towards financial assistance for students and school operating costs.  A socio economically diverse community is part of our mission and contributes to the strength and richness of our school.  Funds raised at the Gala support direct financial aid to students as well as help defer the costs not covered by scholarship and subsidy programs.  The generosity of the CMEC community year after year at this event makes it possible for the Center to fulfill its mission.