A yearlong calendar of fundraisers, friend-raisers and other philanthropic gatherings

JANUARY 

Jan. 20: 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast
Benefiting: Morehouse College and King Arts Complex
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C, 400–500 N. High St.
Time: Doors open 7 a.m., program 7:30–10 a.m.
Tickets: $60, $500 for a table of 10
Attend this memorable Columbus Martin Luther King Day flagship event to honor the memory of the iconic civil rights leader. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty will deliver an inspiring keynote address. 614-863-6442, mlkjrbreakfast.com

Jan. 23: CELC’s Learning Through Lifetime Gala
Benefiting: Columbus Early Learning Centers
Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St.
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Join us for an incredible evening of dinner, drinks, a silent auction and more in support of our mission to help young learners develop, families succeed and neighborhoods thrive. Sponsorships are available; please contact aroberts@columbusearlylearning.org. 614-253-5525 ext. 204, columbusearlylearning.org

Jan. 20: The Jefferson Series with Newt Gingrich and Valerie Jarrett
Benefiting: New Albany Community Foundation
Location: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 West E. Dublin-Granville Rd, New Albany
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10–$35
The Jefferson Series welcomes former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett for an evening of civil discourse and debate. 614-939-8150, newalbanyfoundation.org/events/the-jefferson-series

Jan. 25: Wonderball
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Wear your favorite black and white attire and celebrate creativity during the art party of the season, featuring DJs and live music, bites from Columbus’ best eateries, artisan cocktails, creative experiences, artist performances and more. 614-221-6801, columbusmuseum.org 

Jan. 25: Ciao Ciao to Cancer
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: St. Charles Prepatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: Various sponsorship levels
A great Italian-themed gathering with amazing food, dance, auctions, a duck pond and more. Your ticket to the event includes entry into a reverse raffle that could win you $10,000! 614-792-6204, buckeyecruise.com

Jan. 25: Stroll for Epilepsy
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy.
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $25
Participants stroll through the mall visiting treasure hunt stations as they learn about epilepsy and take a chance at winning prizes. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

Jan. 25: Snowflake Gala: Bourbon and Baubles
Benefiting: Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club
Location: Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Dr., Dublin
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $75
An evening of great food, beverages, music and a silent auction to support Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club’s community efforts. 614-678-9148, dublinwomensclub.com

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1: ProMusica Soiree
Benefiting: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Location: The Westin Great Southern Columbus, 310 S. High St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $200–$350 per person
Save the date for ProMusica’s biggest event of the year. A party in the historic ballroom of The Westin Great Southern Columbus, combined with a collaborative concert at the Southern Theatre, is an evening not to be missed. Guest artist details to be announced. 614-646-0066, promusicacolumbus.org/event/2020-promusica-soiree

Feb. 1: 2020 Dancing with Our Stars Gala
Benefiting: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Location: 510 E. North Broadway
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: Prices vary
The Dancing with Our Stars Gala highlights adults with Down syndrome performing professionally choreographed dance routines. Guests are treated to hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing, all while raising funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. 614-263-6020, dsaco.net

Feb. 6: Columbus Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Benefiting: Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Location: Battelle Hall, 400 N. High St.
Time: 7–9:30 a.m.
Tickets: Member and non-member rates available
Connect and collaborate with more than 1,200 of the region’s leading business associates. You’ll hear from dynamic speakers as they share relevant and inspirational stories covering topics like experience, disruption and collaboration. 614-225-6950, columbus.org/events

Feb. 7: Flavors of the Vine Wine Tasting and Auction
Benefiting: Recreation Unlimited
Location: Hilton Columbus Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Flavors of the Vine, the No. 1 charity wine tasting event in Central Ohio, attracts wine distributors from throughout the region and beyond who will be pouring more than 150 wines to raise funds in support of individuals with disabilities. Evening features tastings, great food and live and silent auctions. 740-548-7006, recreationunlimited.org

Feb. 8: JCC Gala
Benefiting: Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus
Location: 1125 College Ave.
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $175 per person
The Jewish Community Center’s annual event raises funds to support special camps, preschool education and senior programs and services. 614-559-6225, columbusjcc.org

Feb. 8: 2020 McCoy VIP Party
Benefiting: McCoy Center for the Arts
Location: McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 West E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany
Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Tickets: $175–$500
Join fans and friends of the McCoy Center and Mandy Patinkin for a pre-concert VIP Party including hearty hors d’oeuvres and artisanal cocktails. Gala ticket includes preferred seating for the concert performance by Mandy Patinkin. 614-719-6614, mccoycenter.org

Feb. 14: Paws to Party
Benefiting: CHA Animal Shelter
Location: 32 N. Fourth St., Columbus
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $95
Paws to Party is a general celebration of wine, food and four-legged friends to support CHA Animal Shelter, run by Citizens for Humane Action, Inc. The evening includes a silent auction, among other activities. 614-891-5280, chaanimalshelter.org

Feb. 15: Fight For Air Climb Columbus
Benefiting: American Lung Association
Location: Rhodes Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Tickets: $25–$50
Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association’s mission while climbing the 40 floors—880 stairs—of the Rhodes Tower. 614-279-1700, climbcolumbus.org

Feb. 16–21: Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: CocoCay, Bahamas, and Nassau, Bahamas
Time: N/A
Tickets: Package pricing varies
The annual cruise sets sail with a ship full of Buckeye greats and fans in support of the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. 614-792-6204, buckeyecruise.com

Feb. 21: 2020 CATCO Gala
Benefiting: CATCO
Location: Ivory Room, 2 Miranova Pl.
Time: 6:30–11 p.m.
Tickets: $250–$300
This annual celebration includes dinner, an auction and other fun activities in support of CATCO’s artistic and education endeavors. The evening’s honoree will be retiring director Steven C. Anderson. 614-719-6702, catco.org

Feb. 21 T’s for Tees
Benefiting: The First Tee of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150
A casual evening of wine tasting, food pairings, live and silent auctions and live entertainment, all to benefit the youth of Central Ohio by blending golf with life and leadership skills. Admission includes a complimentary event T-shirt and a bottle of wine. 614-751-8227, tftco.org

Feb. 21: A Capital Valentine
Benefiting: Ohio Cancer Research
Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $250
For 30 years, Ohio Cancer Research has honored business leaders in the Columbus area at this upscale dinner gala to raise funds for cancer research, public information and awareness. The evening features silent and live auctions, dinner buffet, open bar, door prizes, live entertainment and more. 614-224-1127, ohiocancer.org

Feb. 22: NOSH
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Ivory Room, 2 Miranova Pl.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $200 per guest or $3,500 per table
NOSH is the premiere gala for CFF’s Central Ohio Chapter. Guests enjoy a cocktail hour with cystic fibrosis-appropriate tastings from six of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ top chefs, a seated dinner, exciting auction and more. 614-890-6565, cff.org/centralohio

Feb. 22: A Breakfast with Characters 2020
Benefiting: Junior League of Columbus’ Adopt-a-Backpack for Children (ABC) Project
Location: Station 67, 379 W. Broad St, Columbus
Time: TBD (morning to early afternoon)
Tickets: Start at $25
Princesses, superheroes and fairy tale personalities are just a few of the exciting characters you will find at this family-friendly event. Guests will enjoy breakfast, character interaction, activities, silent auction, music and more! 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org 

Feb. 23: Hearts in Action Fundraiser Banquet
Benefiting: Columbus Relief
Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd.
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Tickets: Free but need to register
An evening to celebrate how God has transformed the lives of people who are struggling with mental illnesses, homelessness, poverty and addiction. See for yourself what Columbus Relief is all about, and consider investing to help make it happen. 614-517-2038, columbusrelief.org

Feb. 28: Off the Wall
Benefiting: Heinzerling Community residents
Location: Grange Corporate Headquarters, 671 S. High St.
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per individual, $125 per couple
Heinzerling Community’s annual Off the Wall gala features an auction of one-of-a-kind artwork created by Heinzerling residents, live and silent auction items, special trips and unique experiences. Proceeds support quality-of-life experiences for Heinzerling Community residents. 614-272-888, heinzerling.org/events

Feb. 28: 25th Annual Menu of Hope
Benefiting: Children’s Hunger Alliance
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St.
Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tickets: Sponsorships available
Knock out childhood hunger at the 25th annual Menu of Hope luncheon, with legendary sports icon Sugar Ray Leonard delivering the keynote address. The event highlights several community partners’ work to help end childhood hunger in Ohio. 614-341-7700, childrenshungeralliance.org/menuofhope

Feb. 29: CMA Comes Alive
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $40 child, $100 adult
Columbus Museum of Art comes alive with fun and whimsical experiences for the whole family to enjoy together, including a collaborative LEGO construction build, a Transit Arts dance party and a delicious dinner buffet. 614-629-0306, columbusmuseum.org

Feb. 29: Big Wish Gala
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Ohio
Location: The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $300
The Make-A-Wish Big Wish Gala celebrates the 125-plus life-changing wishes granted in Central Ohio each year and the generous community that helps bring wishes to life. 614-923-0555, oki.wish.org

MARCH

March 3: State of the Girl
Benefiting: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland
Location: TBD
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
A community conversation to elevate the voices of girls surrounding the key issues affecting their lives. 614-487-8101, gsoh.org

March 5: Columbus Brewer’s Ball
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Vue Columbus, 95 Liberty St.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
The Brewer’s Ball honors men and women from Central Ohio who are committed to professional growth through a guided fundraising campaign. Enjoy food, drinks, music and more before the announcement of the Columbus’ Finest Award winner! 614-890-6565, cff.org/CentralOhio 

March 7: Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Location: Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd.
Time: All day
Tickets: $25
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the largest and most important fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. In 2018, this event raised more than $450,000. This enables us to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships. 614-839-2447, bowl-big.org

March 7: Spirit of Hope Gala
Benefiting: Catholic Social Services
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship opportunities available
Guests at this gala will be inspired through entertainment, impact testimonies and engagement. The evening includes a full-service cocktail reception, dinner, and one-of-a-kind-auction opportunities. 614-857-1236, colscss.org

March 7: An Evening with Art
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Celebrate the second year of inductees to the Ohio Artists Hall of Fame and view original art by more than 60 professional and emerging artists. Art will be available for purchase. 614-629-0306, columbusmuseum.org

March 12: 2020 Opera Columbus Gala
Benefiting: Opera Columbus
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $350–$650
This party celebrates the who, the how and, most importantly, the why of Opera Columbus. You’ll be immersed in an evening of delightful surprises, amazing performances and sumptuous food and drink. 614-461-8101, operacolumbus.org

March 28: BRAVO!
Benefiting: Bexley Education Foundation
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $60 in advance, $75 at the door
BRAVO! is where the Bexley community gathers for a fun evening to support excellence in the Bexley City Schools. 614-338-2093, bexleyeducationfoundation.org

APRIL

Date TBD: Faces of Resilience
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: $500, table options available
This event will support the continued expansion of trauma-informed and resilience-focused programming and clinical care at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and across our community. Your philanthropic investment can be the catalyst to facilitate compassionate innovations. 614-366-2293, wexnermedical.osu.edu/ways-to-give/faces-of-resilience

Date TBD: AIDS Walk Ohio
Benefiting: Equitas Health
Location: McFerson Commons, 218 West St.
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $1
AIDS Walk Ohio is the largest walk to combat AIDS and HIV in the region, drawing about 1,000 walkers and runners. Hosted in McFerson Commons, the walk raised more than $300,000 in 2019. 614-340-6715, aidswalkohio.com

April 2: Bestie Backpack Bash 2020
Benefiting: Junior League of Columbus’ Adopt-a-Backpack for Children (ABC) Project
Location: Station 67, 379 W. Broad St.
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Bring your bestie and join us for a night out with fun entertainment, food and drinks. Proceeds from this event will support backpacks for children in the Greater Columbus area. 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org

April 2: 2020 Lincoln Theatre Celebration
Benefiting: Lincoln Theatre Association
Location: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.
Time: 6:30–10 p.m.
Tickets: $200–$500
At the Lincoln Theatre Association’s annual fundraiser, local artists will take over the stage to showcase their talent and Lincoln education programs. Join us for an elegant evening celebrating the rich artistry of music, dance, theatre and visual creatives. 614-719-6676, lincolntheatrecolumbus.com

April 3: Campfire Columbus
Benefiting: Flying Horse Farms
Location: Vue Columbus, 95 Liberty St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
At Campfire, we immerse Flying Horse Farms supporters and donors in an evening dedicated to one simple goal: to make the Flying Horse Farms camp experience possible for every child who needs it. 419-751-7077, flyinghorsefarms.org 

April 3: Handbag Hullabaloo! Dublin
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Crown Mercedes-Benz Dublin, 6500 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $100
At this exclusive event, guests participate in raffles to win designer handbags. The evening features hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks as well as a silent auction and prize drawings. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

April 11: CCAD Spring Art Fair
Benefiting: Student programming at CCAD
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 112 Cleveland Ave.
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Meet the makers changing the face of art and design at the semiannual CCAD Spring Art Fair. Proceeds from art sales go directly to the artists. Ticket sales benefit student programming. 614-222-6181, ccad.edu/artfair

April 16: Women of Promise
Benefiting: New Directions Career Center
Location: Walter Commons, St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Women of Promise is New Directions Career Center’s signature fundraising event, filled with food, drinks, auctions and celebration in support of the exceptional career guidance, development and counseling services available at New Directions Career Center, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. 614-849-0028, newdirectionscc.org

April 17: Midnight at the Barre
Benefiting: BalletMet
Location: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $175
Join us for an evening under the stars at our annual in-studio party. Enjoy spirits from an open bar and bites from local eateries as you meet and mingle with our company dancers. Night at the Barre will feature unique live auction experiences, raffles, DJ music and of, course dancing. 614-229-4860, balletmet.org

April 18: Run to Erase Epilepsy
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St.
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $30
Participants can run or walk a beautiful 3-mile course along the river. Music, food, drinks and awards will be offered after the race. All proceeds benefit local services for those affected by epilepsy. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

April 18: Blast
Benefiting: COSI
Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad St.
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $250
Join the celebration, support COSI’s mission, and help connect learners of all ages to the wonders and fun of science. 614-228-2674, cosi.org/blast

April 22–25: Art in Bloom
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: CMA, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tickets: $26
Join us for a beautiful weekend at the Columbus Museum of Art as the galleries are brought to life through imaginative floral designs paired with works from the CMA collection. 614-629-0306, columbusmuseum.org

April 23: Small Steps Big Benefits Celebrity Spelling Bee
Benefiting: Action for Children
Location: The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St.
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Join Action for Children for this exciting evening of food, drinks and Ohio’s only celebrity spelling bee! All funds raised help to expand access to high-quality early childhood education in Central Ohio. 614-224-0222 x159, actionforchildren.org

April 24: Red Jacket Bash
Benefiting: City Year
Location: Strongwater Columbus, 401 W. Town St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $100
This refreshed version of our signature event, Red Jacket Ball, will highlight City Year’s impact in education and innovation. The inspirational night will feature live music, great food and thought-provoking, interactive activities. 614-586-4531, cityyear.org/Columbus

April 24: Evening of Light
Benefiting: Alvis’ Family and Children’s Program
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $180
Alvis’ annual event spotlights the successes of children and families of Alvis and honors families who have helped strengthen our community. Funded by Evening of Light, the Alvis Family and Children’s Program offers parents and children resources and support as they work together to strengthen their relationships and rebuild productive, healthy, self-sufficient lives. 614-252-8402, alvis180.org

April 24: The AmazeAbility Ball
Benefiting: Bridgeway Academy
Location: OSU Airport, 2160 W. Case Rd.
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $100 each or $190 per couple; $1,200 for a reserved table for 10
The AmazeAbility Ball is a peek inside the amazing things that happen at Bridgeway Academy, an education and therapy center for children with autism and developmental disabilities. We’ll celebrate Bridgeway Academy’s students, staff, families and community partners. 614-262-7520, bridgewayohio.org

April 25: 2020 Symphony Gala
Benefiting: Columbus Symphony
Location: The Fives, 550 Reach Blvd.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $600–$750
Symphony Gala celebrates the orchestra’s role in elevating our region through symphonic music and making transformative music more relevant, exciting and accessible to our community. 614-228-9600, columbussymphony.com

April 25: Romancing the Grape 2020
Benefiting: Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio
Location: The Huntington Club at the Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $100
This premier wine and food tasting event at the Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium features more than 100 varieties of fine wine, local craft beer, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres from Columbus’ finest restaurants, along with a silent auction and live entertainment. Funds raised will empower people with disabilities. 614-228-5523, romancingthegrape.org

April 25: Marburn Academy Gala 2020
Benefiting: Marburn Academy
Location: L Brands Headquarters, 3 Limited Pkwy.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $300 per person, $3,500 table sponsorship
Marburn Academy’s annual gala is a memorable evening celebrating students who, despite learning differences, continue to shine. In 2019, 350 guests gathered to raise over $335,000 in support of student scholarships and program enhancements. 614-433-0822, marburnacademy.org/invest/annual-gala

April 25: Eat Up! Columbus
Benefiting: Freedom a la Cart
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $150–$175
In celebration of community, collaboration and cause cuisine, this premier dinner party features a six-course menu prepared by top local chefs. All proceeds benefit Freedom a la Cart’s mission to empower survivors of human trafficking. 614-992-3252, eatupcolumbus.org

MAY

Date TBD: 2020 Bed Race
Benefiting: Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: $40
Help local families in poverty by racing in our 2020 Bed Race. Teams raise funds by pushing twin beds on wheels. Rent a bed from us or bring your own and get creative with your team’s costumes and theme! 614-272-9544, furniturebankcoh.org

Date TBD: In Christy’s Shoes: Sole Celebration Ohio
Benefiting: Many Columbus nonprofits that provide programs to women free of charge
Location: Signature Airplane Hangar, 4130 E. Fifth Ave.
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100; table sponsorships available
This event features a fashion show with a focus on fabulous shoes in support of a multitude of free programs to help Columbus women overcome unemployment and other barriers. The evening will include an incredible silent auction of art from all over the world and a live auction that is always a favorite. 614-441-9665, inchristysshoes.org

Date TBD: Taste to Remember
Benefiting: Children’s Hunger Alliance
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: Start at $100
Taste to Remember is Children’s Hunger Alliance’s annual fundraising event featuring a tasting menu from local food and drink establishments. The event highlights a community partner’s outstanding work in providing meals to food-insecure children in Central Ohio. 614-341-7700, childrenshungeralliance.org/tastecbus

May 1: Heroes in the Hangar: A Suitcase Party
Benefiting: 3rd & Goal Foundation
Location: MPW Aviation Center, 4489 Bridgeway Ave.
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Join Brady Quinn for a night of live entertainment, appetizers, open bar, auctions and a raffle aimed at raising money to help veterans in need. The evening’s raffle prize will be an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway on a private jet. Two people will leave immediately from the hangar, so pack your suitcase—it could be you! 614-733-4899, 3andg.org

May 1: Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin (Hat Day)
Benefiting: The conservatory’s pre-K and K–12 education and outreach programs
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St.
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $350
Hat Day is a premier social tradition and the conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event, welcoming 550-plus guests to the gardens for a fashionable and festive lunch and program in a day of celebration, camaraderie and philanthropy. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org

May 1: Give Mom the Mic
Benefiting: Mental Health America of Franklin County
Location: The Exchange at Bridge Park, 6520 Riverside Dr., Dublin
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Give Mom the Mic is the ultimate girls’ night out, featuring hilarious and heartwarming entertainment, exciting raffle items and delicious food, desserts, and drinks. Proceeds benefit the only maternal mental health program in Ohio, POEM. 614-221-1441, mhafc.org/gmtm

May 1: Garden Party Gala
Benefiting: Dublin Arts Council
Location: The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Pl., Dublin
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m
Tickets: $100
Shake off the winter blues and support the arts! Enjoy a variety of culinary offerings from some of Central Ohio’s top restaurants, a silent auction, wine and craft beer bars, live music and more. 614-889-7444, dublinarts.org

May 2: Boundless Courage: A New Perspective
Benefiting: Adaptive Sports Connection
Location: Express Live, 405 Neil Ave.
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Adaptive Sports Connection, an organization serving veterans, adults and children with disabilities, will honor former OSU football player Tyson Gentry at this entertainment extravaganza featuring the Navigators, Luc and the Lovingtons and Humble G Tha Fiddla. 630-945-1787, adaptivesportsconnection.org

May 3: Great Strides Columbus
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: McFerson Commons Park, 218 West St.
Time: Noon
Tickets: Free
Great Strides is the CF Foundation’s largest fundraising event! Walk day is a fun community celebration that includes a healthy walk and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 614-890-6565, cff.org/CentralOhio

May 7: Chroma: Best of CCAD
Benefiting: Columbus College of Art & Design scholarships
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave.
Time: TBD
Tickets: Free; donations encouraged
Chroma: Best of CCAD is an annual exhibition showcasing the top student work at Columbus College of Art & Design. The event is free and open to the public, but donations benefit student scholarships. 614-222-3230, ccad.edu/chroma

May 7: Breakthrough Benefit
Benefiting: Alzheimer’s Association
Location: The Fives
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
The Breakthrough Benefit celebrates everyday breakthroughs in support of those impacted by Alzheimer’s, while raising funds to support breakthroughs in research. You’re invited to join us for an evening of music, inspiration and fundraising as we celebrate and create breakthrough moments. 614-442-2012, alz.org/centralohio 

May 7: The Jefferson Series with Michael Phelps
Benefiting: New Albany Community Foundation
Location: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 West E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10–$35
The Jefferson Series welcomes Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer in history and a mental health advocate, for an evening discussion on well-being. 614-939-8150, newalbanyfoundation.org

May 8: 2020 CCAD Fashion Show
Benefiting: Columbus College of Art & Design scholarships
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave.
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Fundraising is fashionable at the 2020 CCAD Fashion Show. This annual event showcases the latest looks from CCAD’s top student designers while supporting the future of art and design education. Proceeds benefit CCAD scholarships. 614-222-3238, ccad.edu/fashionshow

May 8: SOS Pops the Cork
Benefiting: Scholarship Opportunities for Success
Location: York Golf Club, 7459 N. High St., Columbus
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40
This wine tasting event, open to the public, includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, raffle, door prize and Spin the Wheel with prizes. Taste great wines and enjoy delicious bites from some of Columbus’ finest restaurants. 740-815-3520, sosgrants.org

May 8: Handbag Hullaballoo! Powell
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy., Powell
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tickets: $100
At this exclusive event, you can win designer handbags by participating in event raffles. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks, as well as a silent auction and prize drawings. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/events

May 9: A Taste of Class for Kids
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Location: Hilton Downtown, 401 N. High St.
Time: Evening
Tickets: $400
A Taste of Class for Kids is a gala event with a culinary twist. Guests will enjoy an elegant multicourse dinner, complete with wine selections and inventive signature desserts in a fun, energetic atmosphere. 614-839-2447, bbbscentralohio.org

May 9: 2020 CAPA Gala
Benefiting: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
Location: Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $750
This annual evening celebrating CAPA’s artistic and education presentations includes dinner and entertainment. 614-719-6702, capa.com

May 9: Celebration for Life
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand W., Easton
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $2,500
Celebration for Life is an annual event chaired by Judy and Steve Tuckerman to benefit The James Fund for Life, an annual fund established by Abigail and Les Wexner. 614-293-3752, cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/fundraising-events/celebration-for-life

May 9: Wine for Wildlife
Benefiting: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s conservation efforts
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $325
Mingle with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors as you take in the sights of the Heart of Africa savanna at this premier fundraising event supporting conservation at the Columbus Zoo and around the world. 614-645-3558, columbuszoo.org

May 11: Third Annual Play to Work Golf & Tennis Outing
Benefiting: Columbus Chamber Foundation
Location: New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Ln., New Albany
Time: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tickets: Member and non-member rates available
All proceeds will benefit the education and workforce development efforts of the Columbus Chamber Foundation. The Foundation strives to create greater opportunity for the Columbus region’s workforce through job readiness and preparation for the critical roles that will help the area thrive. 614-225-6950, columbus.org/events

May 15: Sporting Clay for Food Charity Event
Benefiting: The Salvation Army
Location: Cardinal Shooting Center, 616 State Route 61, Marengo
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
A unique and fun opportunity for those who like to shoot clays while raising money for our feeding programs. 614-437-2146, salvationarmycentralohio.org

May 16: Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
Benefiting: Susan G. Komen Columbus
Location: Downtown Columbus
Time: 7 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series of 5K runs and fitness walks is the world’s largest education and fundraising event for breast cancer, raising funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. komencolumbus.org

May 30: Kelton House Gala 2020
Benefiting: Kelton House Museum & Garden
Location: Kelton House Museum, 586 E. Town St.
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $110
This evening of dinner, cocktails, faux casino games and a silent auction will support the educational programs of the Kelton House Museum & Garden. 614-464-2022, jlcolumbus.org

May 30: Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1M Race 2020
Benefiting: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative
Location: Wolfe Park, 105 Park Dr.
Time: 8:45 a.m. (1 mile) and 9 a.m. (5K)
Tickets: Adults $35, children aged 10 and under $10
Last year, Columbus’ Fourth Annual Muscles for Myeloma 5K and one-mile walk drew more than 700 participants and raised more than $50,000 to support myeloma cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Multiple Myeloma Research Initiative. 801-310-5598, give.crowdcare.org/musclesformyeloma2020

JUNE

Throughout June and July: LemonAiD Campaign
Benefiting: The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Location: Various
Time: Varies
Tickets: Free to register and hold a stand
LemonAiD is a Kids Helping Kids program. Register to hold a lemonade stand when it’s convenient for you and then donate your proceeds to benefit kids in our youth programs. 614-437-2138, salvationarmylemonaid.org

Date TBD: Under One Roof
Benefiting: Community Shelter Board
Location: TBD
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $50
Under One Roof is Community Shelter Board’s signature fundraising event to spark discussion about critical social problems and shed light on innovative solutions to homelessness. Join us to inspire ideas and ignite change. 614-715-2534, csb.org

Date TBD: Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions
Benefiting: Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, 1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: $36 and up
This is a family-friendly 4-mile/1-mile walk or run. A program celebrates champions in the lives of survivors prior to the start. 614-293-9340, go.osu.edu/stepup

June 1: 38th Annual Netcare Foundation Golf Tournament
Benefiting: The Netcare Foundation
Location: Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., Blacklick
Time: Shotgun start at noon
Tickets: $45–$1,500
This golf tournament includes prizes, raffles, games, awards, a dinner reception and one-of-a-kind takeaways. All proceeds benefit the Netcare Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support Netcare Access, a 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis center in Franklin County. 614-278-0109, netcareaccess.org

June 4: Bash at the Barn—A Tasting Event at the Wells Barn
Benefiting: Franklin Park Conservatory’s adult learning initiatives
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Bash at the Barn is the conservatory’s 17th annual tasting event, bringing together top executives and emerging professionals for an evening of great music, signature cocktails, craft beers and delicious tastings from local restaurants. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org

June 6: Relay For Life of Madison Union Counties
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
Location: Jonathon Alder High School, 9200 U.S. Route 42, Plain City
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Relay For Life is a community event to raise money for the fight against cancer and to honor local cancer survivors and caregivers. 888-227-6446, ext. 8602, relayforlife.org/madisoncounty

June 7: 2020 Bexley House and Garden Tour
Benefiting: Bexley Women’s Club
Location: 65 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tickets: $20 pre-sale and $25 on tour day
This tour showcases some of the finest homes and gardens in the Bexley area. The day includes complimentary shuttle to homes, food trucks and entertainment. bexleywomen.org

June 11: Cooking with the Stars
Benefiting: National Kidney Foundation
Location: The Grand Event Center, 820 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $225
Mingle with local celebrities and sample delicious food while raising funds at this fun-filled evening to support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation. 614-882-6184, kidney.org/offices/nkf-serving-central-ohio

June 14: Jack Roth Rock ’n’ Run/Walk
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Cassingham Elementary, 250 S. Cassingham Rd., Bexley
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $25 until May 1, $30 May 2–June 13, $35 on race day.
This annual run/walk supports lung cancer research through the Jack Roth Fund at the OSUCCC – James Cancer Hospital. 614-561-1807, jackrothfund.org 

June 20: Zoofari
Benefiting: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s conservation and education programs
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank, is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s signature, adults-only fundraising celebration and is one of Central Ohio’s hottest summer parties. Proceeds support the zoo’s conservation and education programs. 614-645-3485, columbuszoo.org

June 22: RMHC Junior Golf Tournament
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Mount Vernon Country Club, 8927 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $500+ fundraising commitment
Register as a foursome or a twosome—you’ll be matched with another adult/child pair in order to raise a minimum of $500 to support Ronald McDonald House. The top team and fundraiser win. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

June 27: Walk for Wishes
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Ohio
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: Free
Hundreds of Make-A-Wish supporters, volunteers, wish kids and their families will turn steps into wishes at Walk for Wishes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during this family-friendly community walk that raises funds to grant life-changing wishes for local children battling critical illnesses. 614-923-0555,oki.wish.org

JULY

Date TBD: Star Award Gala
Benefiting: Ohio Cancer Research
Location: Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $250
Each year, for more than 30 years, Ohio Cancer Research has honored a person who has created magic for the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio through success in business and philanthropy. This upscale dinner gala, including cocktails and entertainment, will raise funds for cancer research, public information and awareness. 614-224-1127, ohiocancer.org

July 10: Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Buckeye Field, 2410 Fred Taylor Dr.
Time: 1 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
The day will start with a home run derby, then two teams of former Buckeye greats will square off to take home the title of champs. Bring the entire family out to watch the fun! 614-792-6204, buckeyecruise.com 

July 20: 34th Annual RMHC Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Four Dublin-area courses TBD
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $500
One of the largest charity golf outings in Ohio, this event takes place at four Dublin-area courses. Dinner for all of our golfers at the clubhouse includes local celebrity sports figures. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

July 23–26: Pan Ohio Hope Ride
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
Location: Bike ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: $275
This is a four-day charity bike ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. 888-227-6446 ext. 4213, pohr.org

July 25: Sand Volleyball for Epilepsy
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Flannagan’s Pub, 6835 Caine Rd., Dublin
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $100 per team
Play sand volleyball and support people living with epilepsy. Food, drinks and music combine to make this a great tournament for a great cause. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

AUGUST

Aug. 3: Give 18 Charity Pro-Am
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Rd., Westerville
Time: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship and golf opportunities range from $350 to $10,000.
Give 18 supports and funds research targeting all types of cancers, including melanoma, lung, colorectal, sarcoma, ovarian, prostate and breast cancer. 800-295-4572, give18.org

Aug. 7–9: Pelotonia
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Throughout Central Ohio
Time: N/A
Tickets: Varies
Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established to fund life-saving cancer research. Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. 614-221-6100, pelotonia.org

Aug. 8: The Ohio Eggfest
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Grandview Yard: Giant Eagle Market District, 840 W. Third Ave.
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
A fundraising event and celebration of family, food and fun, the Ohio Eggfest is a grilling, smoking, barbecue and cooking competition that features the Big Green Egg. 614-261-0824, theohioeggfest.com

Aug. 11: Taste the Future
Benefiting: Columbus State Community College Foundation
Location: Columbus State Community College Courtyard, 550 E. Spring St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: 100
This culinary showcase of Central Ohio’s best chefs and restaurants supports student success at Columbus State. Enjoy hundreds of incredible dishes, live music and the company of more than 1,500 people gathered in support of education and opportunity. 614-287-2436, tastethefuture.com

Aug. 13–15: Kleibacker Film Festival
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14, 2 p.m. Aug. 15
Tickets: Free
The annual Charles Kleibacker Film Festival, now in its ninth year, celebrates the legacy of a style icon with a weekend of free films honoring all things fashion. Please note that all films are recommended for adult audiences, and limited seating is available. 614-629-0306, columbusmuseum.org

Aug. 28: Field to Table
Benefiting: The conservatory’s community garden outreach programs
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $350
Presented by the conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature event welcomes 700-plus guests for an evening of garden-inspired appetizers, herb-infused cocktails and a magical dinner under the stars, set in the beauty of the conservatory’s gardens. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org

Aug. 21–22: C2C Relay Run
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
Location: Run from Columbus to Cincinnati (starts at Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St.)
Time: 3 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Relay teams of eight run from Columbus to Cincinnati to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. 888-227-6446, ext. 8602 c2crelayrun.org

SEPTEMBER

Date TBD: Be the Good with Besa
Benefiting: Besa
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Join Besa for good food, good drinks and good people at this annual celebration to help fund the organization’s service projects communitywide. 614-363-2315, givebesa.org

Date TBD: Big Hearts 2020
Benefiting: Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
The Furniture Bank’s signature fundraising event features live entertainment, food, beverages and a variety of opportunities to support the Furniture Bank’s work helping families in need furnish their homes. 614-272-9544, furniturebankcoh.org 

Date TBD: Toss for Techs
Benefiting: Per Scholas
Location: TBD
Time: 4–7 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Toss for Techs is an annual, competitive cornhole event that celebrates Per Scholas and reinforces the growth of the tech workforce in Columbus. 614-824-4777, perscholas.org/Columbus

Date TBD: Sixth Annual Clays for a Cause
Benefiting: Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio
Location: Cardinal Shooting Event Center and Campground, 616 State Route 61, Marengo
Time: All-day event
Tickets: Starting at $300
Unlike trap and skeet, sporting clays are thrown in a variety of trajectories, angles and distances, which is why the sport is sometimes described as “golf with a shotgun.” Take aim and make that shot for Easterseals by registering today. 614-228-5523, easterseals.com/centralohio

Sept. 4: Breakfast with the Bishop
Benefiting: Catholic Social Services
Location: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St.
Time: 7–9 a.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship opportunities available
This served breakfast event engages in topics that are relevant to vulnerable people in our community through a keynote speaker, networking, and support opportunities. Proceeds support CSS’ poverty-reducing programs. 614-857-1236, colscss.org

Sept. 11: 19th Annual A&F Challenge
Benefiting: SeriousFun Children’s Network
Location: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Global Home Office, 6301 Fitch Patch, New Albany
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
The A&F Challenge is an annual camp-inspired music festival-meets-fundraiser for all ages. In addition to live music, guests can enjoy unlimited food and drink, a Camp Fitch kids area and more – all to help give children with serious illnesses and their families the magical experience of camp. anfchallenge.org.

Sept. 11: Chix with Stix
Benefiting: Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Raymond Memorial Golf Course, 3860 Trabue Rd.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
This is an annual “fun-raising” golf outing for the Columbus architectural and design community. 614-561-1807, search “Chix with Stix” on Facebook

Sept. 11: Paint the Town Center Red
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center
Time: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $250
At this extravagant event, regain some balance with a salon visit, fashion consultation and makeup tips. Enjoy wine tastings and sample local gourmet delicacies. Continental breakfast, lunch and happy hour included. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

Sept. 12: Yoga on the Green
Benefiting: Ohio Cancer Research
Location: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln.
Time: 8 a.m.–noon
Tickets: $30
Enjoy a morning of yoga for all levels in the ballpark. Three peaceful yet uplifting classes will be led by professional studio instructors on the soft, level outfield, overlooking magnificent views of the Downtown Columbus skyline. Your ticket includes a swag bag and T-shirt giveaway; vendors and food available. 614-224-1127, ohiocancer.org

Sept. 13: New Albany Walking Classic
Benefiting: Healthy New Albany
Location: Market Square, 240 Market St., New Albany
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
It’s the 16th year for the New Albany Walking Classic, North America’s largest walking-only race. All proceeds benefit Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit organization focused on health promotion and disease prevention. 614-685-6344, newalbanywalkingclassic.com

Sept. 19: Wigs Off for Cancer
Benefiting: Columbus Cancer Clinic
Location: 670 Harmon Ave.
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $60
This annual event raises funds for Columbus Cancer Clinic with a dinner, silent auction and gala drag show. 614-859-4135, wigsoff.org

Sept. 19: CF Cycle for Life
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: TBD
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: Registration fee (TBD) plus $150 fundraising commitment
CF Cycle for Life is a fully supported ride with route options of 20, 40 and 65 miles. There will be fully stocked rest stops, bike mechanics, ride marshals and plenty of support along the way. 614-890-6565, cff.org/centralohio

Sept. 20: Night of Chocolate
Benefiting: Cancer Support Community Central Ohio
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $225–$3,500
Enjoy exquisite cuisine from award-winning chefs, fine wine, specialty spirits and over 50,000 pieces of decadent chocolate created by local, regional and international chocolatiers. This one-of-a-kind event raises funds to support and offer services to people fighting cancer. 614-884-4673, cancersupportohio.org

Sept. 24: 10th Annual Runway to Awearness Fashion Show
Benefiting: Patricia A. DiNunzio Ovarian Cancer Fund
Location: Ivory Room, 2 Miranova Pl.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $125
This fashion show raises funds to support ovarian cancer survivors at The James and OhioHealth’s Kobacker House. 614-208-5736, patdinunzio.org

Sept. 24: 97th Annual Clambake & Lobster Feast
Benefiting: Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Time: 5–9 p.m.
Tickets: Member and non-member rates available
For nearly a century, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce has brought together community and business leaders for an evening of food, fun and networking. The evening includes two hours of dedicated networking time—then enjoy a seafood extravaganza with wine, beer and live music by local talent. 614-225-6950, columbus.org/clambake-lobster-feast

Sept. 25: Harvest Ball
Benefiting: Local Matters
Location: The Fives, 550 Reach Blvd.
Time: Evening
Tickets: $125–$250
Join Local Matters for a celebration of food, health and growth. Harvest Ball 2020 brings together community leaders and philanthropists to support food education, access and advocacy. 614-263-5662, local-matters.org

Sept. 25: RMHC Sporting Clays Tournament
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Mad River Sportman’s Club, 1055 County Highway 25 S., Bellefontaine
Time: 7–11 a.m. and 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $500
Open to all skill levels, each participant gets to shoot targets. Master shooters are present for safety as well as to teach and help improve performance. Targets, ammunition, breakfast or lunch and a special gift are included. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

Sept. 25: Urban Campout
Benefiting: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland
Location: Camp Ken-Jockety, 1295 Hubbard Rd., Galloway
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Kick back, relax and enjoy a s’more at Urban Campout, an adults-only casual-chic evening in the outdoors. You’ll enjoy food and refreshments under the stars at Camp Ken-Jockety! 614-487-8101, gsoh.org/urbancampout

OCTOBER

Date TBD: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
Location: Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St.
Time: TBD
Tickets: Free
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a walk to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to save lives. 888-227-6446 ext. 3007, MakingStridesWalk.org/Columbus

Date TBD: 14th Annual Need Knows No Season Luncheon
Benefiting: The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Need Knows No Season is an annual luncheon that shares how the Salvation Army is meeting the needs of those in Central Ohio by feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and educating children. 614-437-2146, salvationarmycentralohio.org 

Oct. 3: Art for Life
Benefiting: Equitas Health
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $150–$300
Since 1989, the annal Art for Life art auction has raised awareness and critical funds for the AIDS/HIV crisis. The event features works by approximately 90 artists and raised over $1 million in 2018. 614-340-6715, artforlifecolumbus.com

Oct. 3: Rwandan Fête
Benefiting: Partners in Conservation
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $95
The Rwandan Fête aids Partners in Conservation’s core mission: to protect animals—particularly critically endangered gorillas, whose populations are threatened by the bushmeat trade and deforestation—while simultaneously improving the lives of people in central Africa. 614-724-3485, columbuszoo.org 

Oct. 5: Swing for Charity Golf Classic
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: The Ohio State University Golf Club, 3605 Tremont Rd.
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $900 per foursome
Take a swing at our golf outing benefiting the CF Foundation. Golfers will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by 18 holes of scramble-style golf. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. 614-890-6565, cff.org/centralohio

Oct. 7: Netcare Foundation Community Awards and Recognition Dinner
Benefiting: Netcare Access
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $95
This annual dinner celebrates Netcare Access’ supporters, advocates, first responders, community leaders and staff, who have made an impact on the lives of the individuals we serve. Netcare is able to offer quality care and attention to those in crisis thanks to its many partners. 614-278-0109, netcareaccess.org

Oct. 8: Cocktails with Move to PROSPER
Benefiting: Move to PROSPER
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Cocktails with Move to PROSPER is a casual evening to raise funds and awareness for Move to PROSPER, fund at the Ohio State University that seeks to improve life outcomes for children by enabling families to move to high-opportunity neighborhoods. movetoprosper.org

Oct. 11: Spin for Camp Bridgeway
Benefiting: Bridgeway Academy
Location: LifeTime Fitness Upper Arlington, 1860 Henderson Rd.
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $30
Spin for Camp Bridgeway is a morning of fitness and fun in support of the kids. Guest instructors lead classes in spin, hip-hop fitness and yoga. All funds raised support Bridgeway Academy’s summer camp program. 614-262-7520, bridgewayohio.org

Oct.18: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon
Benefiting: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Location: North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St.
Tickets: TBD
For the past eight years, this 30-year-old full and half marathon event has partnered with Nationwide Children’s hospital, raising more than $8 million for the hospitals’ life-saving work.

Oct. 23: A Toast to the House
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Come dressed to impress and experience a night out on the town while sampling exquisite and creatively prepared cuisine. Enjoy signature dishes, a full open bar and a special nod to our 2020 honorees. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

Oct. 23-24: HighBall Halloween
Benefiting: Short North Arts District
Location: Short North Arts District
Time: Evening
Tickets: $10–$150
HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season mixes runway style with the eclectic culture of the Short North Arts District. 614-299-8050, highballcolumbus.org

NOVEMBER

Date TBD: Wine Women & Shoes
Benefiting: Community Shelter Board
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Wine Women & Shoes is a night of fashion and compassion, combining wine tasting, designer shopping and auctions with a meaningful cause—to make sure everyone in our community has a place to call home. 614-715-2534, winewomenandshoes.com/columbusoh

Nov. 5: Handbag HULLABALOO!
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Authentic designer handbags are the prizes in the night’s raffle, while a silent auction and prize drawings throughout the evening keep the excitement going. Guests also enjoy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org 

Nov. 6: Sips & Giggles
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: The Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Come to Sips and Giggles and sample wine and craft beers while savoring tastings from Eddie Merlot’s. Once you’ve had a few sips, the Comedy Club lounge will open for some giggles from stand-up comedians. 614-890-6565, cff.org/centralohio

Nov. 7: Opening the Door to Great Futures—An Evening of Gratitude
Benefiting: Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
Location: J. Ashburn Jr. Boys & Girls Club, 85 Clarendon Ave.
Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Tickets: Free to all Blue Door Society members
An evening to thank our 2018–2019 Blue Door Society Members (donors who have made a gift of $1,000 or more) and celebrate how their gift is changing lives for the kids who need us most. 614-221-8830, bgccolumbus.org 

Nov. 20: The Bake Sale at Ronald McDonald House
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Ronald McDonald House, 711 E. Livingston Ave.
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Come get the best cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, fudge, candy, brownies and other delicious goodies, as well as our famous pumpkin rolls. The bake sale also features craft vendors, book sales, holiday gift baskets and more. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org

Nov. 24: Fifth Annual Unlimited Love Unverferth House
Benefiting: Unverferth House
Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $150
This is a fun evening filled with stories of the OSU-Michigan rivalry told by players who have been a part of it for years. The evening raises money to support the more than 200 families who stay at Unverferth House each year. 614-294-2969, unverferthhouse.org

Nov. 26: The Original Chase Columbus Turkey Trot
Benefiting: Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio
Location: 1675 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Chase Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot participants can choose between the 5 Mile Run/Walk and the 2 Mile Run/Walk. There’s also a Tot Trot for kids. All participants will receive a race shirt, goodie bag, chip-timing and a handsome finisher medal. 614-228-5523, columbusturkeytrot.com

DECEMBER

Dec. 5: Charity Newsies Gala
Benefiting: Charity Newsies
Location: Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Rd.
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: $110
Join corporate and community supporters of Charity Newsies, a local nonprofit providing brand-new clothing to nearly 12,000 Central Ohio school children each year. Join us to celebrate more than 100 years of community giving. 614-263-4300, charitynewsies.org

Dec. 5: Holiday Tour of Homes 2020
Benefiting: Junior League of Columbus
Location: TBD, Upper Arlington
Time: Noon–5 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets starting at $25
The 16th annual Holiday Tour of Homes will take place in the prestigious suburb of Upper Arlington. Come tour holiday-inspired decorated homes while enjoying small bites by local restaurants and bakeries. 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org

Dec. 6–8: Andyman-a-Thon
Benefiting: CD102.5 for the Kids
Location: CD102.5 studios, 1036 S. Front St.
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 6th–7 p.m. Dec. 8th
Tickets: A donation of your choice
Listeners are encouraged to call the studio or visit the website to offer donations in return for song requests, and will also have the opportunity to bid on special online auction items to raise funds for children. 614-221-1025, cd1025forthekids.org

Dec. 12: Santa Speedo Dash for Diabetes
Benefiting: Central Ohio Diabetes Association, a Program of LifeCare Alliance
Location: Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St.
Time: 10 a.m.
Tickets: $35 and up
This eighth annual 5K/1-mile event benefits the diabetes camps and programs of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. Speedos are optional—get into the fun with your festive holiday wear. 614-437-2916, diabetesohio.org

Dec. 14: The Nutcracker Ball
Benefiting: BalletMet
Location: 1241 McKinley Ave.
Time: 7 p.m.–midnight
Tickets: Start at $600
The Nutcracker Ball is BalletMet’s largest fundraising event and proceeds directly benefit all areas of Columbus’ premier dance company. The evening filled with dining and dancing promises to be the highlight of your holiday season. 614-229-4960, balletmet.org

To share information about your 2021 charitable events, email sgoldsmith@columbusmonthly.com.