2020 Symphony Gala

The Columbus Symphony is reimagining a creative and inspiring event. You can experience the transformative power of music on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in your home or in the home of a fellow Symphony supporter. This highly personalized Gala event can be customized as a candlelit dinner for two or backyard bash for ten. Whether you are social distancing at home with your family or plan to join one of the intimate hosted Gala dinner parties, guests will partake in a shared experience through a virtual program in real-time.

Please know that our plans to honor Bill and Marci Ingram and celebrate Illuminating the Future will now take place in 2021 at The Fives Columbus in the new home of White Castle Headquarters.

The Symphony Gala Reimagined will include many of the same event features and special touches that you would expect at our traditional, signature celebration, including catering packages, special performances from beloved guest artists and a live and mission-based auction to help fund our mission of Inspiring and Building a Strong Community Through Music.


Lisa Barton & Cindy Hilsheimer


Nick & Donna Akins
Lois H. Allen
George Barrett
Lisa & Chris Barton
Kurt & Jennifer Bendeck
Alfred H. Bivins
Lauren & Jeff Bowers
Ross & Pat Bridgman
John & Patty Callahan
Bill Calvert & Autumn Lemons
Joe & Linda Chlapaty
Robert & Susan Cochran
T.J. & Jill Conger
Pam Conrad
Paige & Mike Crane
Cornelia Ferguson & Devon Crumay
Alex Fischer & Lori Barreras
Mike & Kris Foley
Jane & Ben Frankel
Victoria & Ken Freedman
Eydie & Don Garlikov
Mike & Joy Gonsiorowski
Lori & Joe Hamrock
Marilyn Harris
Lee Hess & Irene Levine
Cindy & Larry Hilsheimer
Terry & Michelle Hoppmann
Christopher & Tonia Irion
Mr. Eric T. Johnson & Dr. Rachel G. Mauk
Mary & Tom Katzenmeyer
Mike & Linda Kaufmann
Michelle Kerr & Eric Linsley
Phil La Susa & Dr. Jesse Sheldon
Ginny & Alan Litzelfelner
Talvis Love
Nancy & Tom Lurie
Drs. Varun & Monica Mahajan
Miriam Matteson & Hector Garcia
Katherine & Lawrence Mead
Bonnie & David Milenthal
Craig and Lori Mohre
Lori & Robert Morrison
Christine & Neil Mortine
Jim Negron
Deborah Neimeth
Alicia & Greg Overmyer
Gay Su Pinnell
Ron & Ann Pizzuti
Skip & Anita Prichard
Denise Rehg
Charles & Betsy Schumacher
Team K Paul
David R. Schooler
Amy & Alan Shore
George L. & Patricia G. Smith
Lindsey & Steve Snethkamp
Christina & Joseph Sofia
Susan & Zuheir Sofia
Carrie & John Stieg
Sheldon & Rebecca Taft
Rich & Roberta Terapak
Kara Trott & Bob Philips
Lou Von Thaer & Jennifer Massanova
Drs. Grant Wallace & Stephanie Davis Wallace
Gifford Weary & David J. Angelo
Thomas & Gwen Weihe
Michael & Arlene Weiss
Melinda & Chad Whittington
Betsy & Nelson Yoder
Gregory P. Zunkiewicz



Chlapaty Investments LLC
Crawford Hoying
Edwards Jones
First Financial Bank
L Brands Foundation
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ron & Ann Pizzuti
TRC Companies, Inc.


Corna Kokosing Construction
John Gerlach & Company LLP
Greif, Inc
Overmyer Hall Associates
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

*updated 6/25/20