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 2019, the Gala raised more than $90,000!

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

This year, we are celebrating our 35th 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 2019 Sponsors:



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Ryan Richarson and Forrest Deegan

Jill and Brian Aubert
Jon Caruso
Jamie Gottesman and Rick Teets
Linda and George Neugebauer
W.E. Davis Insurance Agency

Tenzin and John Alexander
Joanna and Ryan Helon
Jennifer and Robb Kestner
Tania Ulloa-Malavé and Quelvid Malavé
Vondolee Delgado-Nixon and Greg Nixon
Dr. Shannon O’Connell and Clifford Hill
Sunny Munn, David Phinney, and Demetrius Thomas

Breann and David Almos
Robin Koehler and Brian Cantor
Lake Street Strategies
Diane Meves and Paul Rothrock
Darla Heuschel and Cory Neugebauer
Carrie and Brett Obenauf
Dr. Morna and Dr. Gary Smith
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, & Pease LLP

Lauren and Cincy Carraro
Pam and Erik Cole
Frederika Wallace-Deena and Norman Deena
Samantha King and Mike Emery
Fran and Bryan Evans
Jennifer and Micah Fening
Amanda and Christopher Hussain
Kelly Ruoff and Patrick King
Mary and Bill Lee
Jennifer and Greg Lestini
Judy Huang and John Lewis
Mary and Kevin Malphurs
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Barbara Northrup
Kerry and Brent Soller
Cheryl and Louis Stauffer
Ann Boston Timm and Brian Timm
Lori and Brian Varn
Adam Fazio and Karl Whittington