2014 Spring Gala is Here! RSVP Deadline Today!

The Annual Spring Gala is a special evening for the Columbus Montessori community and it’s right around the corner!  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

There are several opportunities to get 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 gala@columbusmontessori.org.

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.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Linsey Skolds

Supporting Sponsor

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Drs. Morna and Gary Smith

Victoria Motors



Quelvid Malave and Tania Ulloa-Malave

Fund the Need-Match Sponsor

Peggy and Bill Fein
Melody Steely and Steve Gussler

Patron Table Sponsor

Yvette McGee Brown and Tony Brown
Nancy and Larry Case
Joanna and Ryan Helon
Linda and George Neugebauer
Ransier and Whisler Families
Melody Steely and Steve Gussler
W.E. Davis Insurance Agency

Patron Sponsor

Jill and Brian Aubert
Laurel and Mike Dawson
Mary and Bill Lee
Suzanne and Dustin Mets

George Award Sponsor

Drs. Morna and Gary Smith

Printing Sponsor

Outreach Promotional Solutions

Anniversary Sponsor

Elise and Michael Berlan
Fran and Bryan Evans
Suneeta and Mahesh Ganga
Elizabeth and Jacob Garrett
Judy and John Lewis
Elissa and Bill Litfin
Barbara Northrup
Lori and Ed Sachs
Julie and Jeremy Seck
Carrie Sheehan and Bayardo González

Individual Patron Sponsor

Jennifer and Bill Avoli
Missy and Stephen Bedell
Adriana Castellanos and Joe Peffer
Danielle Demko and Aman Garcha
Meghan and Todd Dillon
Molly and Lewis Dye
Allison and Ted Finn
Katy and David Frolick
Law Offices of William L. Geary Co./CPA
Elissa and Jason Gunsorek
Denise Hatter-Fisher, PhD
Heather and Todd Hockman
Rachael and Lanier Holt
Lisa and Ben Horn
Moira Konrad and
Mark Engelhardt
Jennifer and Greg Lestini
Julie and David Levy
Carrie and Chris Liebtag
Diane Meves and Paul Rothrock
The Miguez Family
Susan and Mark Miller
Chryso Mouzourou and George Pinteris
Vondolee and Greg Nixon
Deb Ogle
Sarah and Jon O’Nan
Nicole Ott
Hilary and Mac Price
Nicole and John Reehil
Kelly Ruoff and Patrick King
Carmel Avegnon Sanders and Albert Sanders
Shilarna Stokes and Kevin Vanbladel
Meloni and Ramon Vignali
Elizabeth Young and Wayne Lin