Columbus' 2020 Charitable Events

Suzanne Goldsmith
sgoldsmith@columbusmonthly.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast

Editor's note: This list of charitable events originally was published inGiving, a special annual publication that was distributed with the December issues of Columbus Monthly and Columbus CEO. Many of these listings have since been converted to virtual events or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Be sure to verify current details with event organizers. 

JANUARY 

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

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.org614-253-5525 ext. 204, columbusearlylearning.org

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

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 

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

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

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

Adopt-a-Backpack

FEBRUARY

 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

 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

 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. 

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

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. 

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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 

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Year

Strongwater Columbus, 401 W. Town St.

6 p.m.

$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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

Bed Race

MAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

Taste the Future

AUGUST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

: 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.

: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Matters

The Fives, 550 Reach Blvd.

Evening

$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

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

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

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

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 

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

 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

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

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 

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

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 

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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.

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