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 136 Years of Serving Columbus’ Children

Our annual gala will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Join us as we celebrate the successes of the year and look to creating a brighter future for Columbus’ children together. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking the link below.


What is the dress code?
The dress code for this event is business professional.

Will food be served?
We are offering an array of tasty dinner menu options thanks to Milo’s Catering. If you need a special accommodation (gluten free, food allergy, etc) please let us know so we can convey it to our caterers. You may email with details.

Where should I park?
While we encourage all guests to utilize Lyft and/or Uber services, there are many self-parking options in the Short North Arts District as well as a valet parking option. Please refer to the map above for self-park locations.

When do you need my guest information?
The sooner that you can provide guest information, the better, but we MUST have all guest info on file by January 8th. Please send names and email addresses to

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