From our annual gala to the Inspired By: Artist Series, we love to gather to learn about, advocate for, and celebrate the transformative power of early childhood education. Check back often to learn about ticket and sponsorship opportunities.

Celebrate 135 Years of Serving Columbus’ Children

Our annual gala will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Join us as we celebrate the successes of the year and look to creating a brighter future for Colubus’ children together. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available closer to the date of the event.

Meet the Keynote

Oge Mora is a collage artist and storyteller. Her picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient.  Her second book, Saturday won the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award. Oge’s artwork has been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She also recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list in Arts & Style.

Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio but resides in Providence, RI. She is a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together.

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