2024 Symphony Gala

A Symphonic Journey recognizes the lifelong blend of experiences unique to every individual, as well as how those experiences keep us engaged in the presence and growth of the arts in our community.  

Save the date and join us for an exceptional evening of music that will celebrate all the ways the Columbus Symphony serves our city and region. 

We will honor Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras for their instrumental support in advancing the Columbus Symphony’s mission and outreach to make symphonic music accessible to communities across central Ohio.

This year’s Gala will be hosted by our Presenting Sponsor OhioHealth at the David P. Blom Administrative Campus headquarters, 3430 OhioHealth Parkway, on Saturday, May 11, 2024. 

6pm • Cocktail Reception 
Kick off the Gala with our symphonic journey of musical experiences.  

7pm • Dinner & Program 
Enjoy specially-curated performances by Columbus Symphony musicians in the atrium. 

9:30pm • Wine Down Afterparty 
Raise a glass to a memorable evening as our musical journey continues.  

Black tie or dazzling cocktail attire • Complimentary valet parking available. 


2024 Honorees 
Alex Fischer & Lori Barreras  

2024 Gala Co-Chairs 
Amy Shore & Betsy Schumacher  

2024 Gala Committee Members 
Rosa M. Ailabouni, Kamal Boulos, Kris Foley, Phil La Susa, Cameron Leach, Kathy Mead, Jessica Pasternack 



Thank you to our

Honorary Committee


Rosa Ailabouni & Dr. Scott A. Smitson
Giordano Albertazzi
Lois H. Allen
Aaron Alt & Jennifer Konz-Alt
George Barrett
Dr. Constance Bauer
Frank Birinyi & Catherine L. Wood †
Melody Birmingham
Alfred H. Bivins
Nadine Block
Sarah & Michael Bongiorno
G. Ross & Patricia Bridgman
Joe & Linda Chlapaty
Derrick & Sydnee Clay
Vinita & Larry Clements
Robert & Susan Cochran
Pam Conrad
Jeff & Lisa Edwards
Nancy Edwards
Pete & Christine Edwards
Jane & Mike Endres
Arthur Flesch
Alex Fischer & Lori Barreras
Kris & Mike Foley
Victoria & Ken Freedman
Mrs. Pauline M. Fritz
Drs. Annie Marie Garraway & Ira W. Deep
Miriam Matteson & Hector Garcia-Santana
Zach & Cathleen Graves
Joe & Lori Hamrock
Silvana Hildebrandt
Richard Hillis
Cindy & Larry Hilsheimer
Russell & Jacqueline Hodge
Christopher & Tonia Irion
Dan Jensen
Mr. Eric T. Johnson & Dr. Rachel G. Mauk
Tom & Mary Katzenmeyer
Andrew H. King
Phil La Susa & Dr. Jesse Sheldon
Vicki & Ron Linville
Nancy & Tom Lurie
Angela & Michael Mahaffey
Drs. Monica & Varun Mahajan
Kathy & Steve Markovich
Traci Martinez
Kenny & Jennifer McDonald
Lawrence & Katherine Mead
Karen & Gregory Morrison
Lori & Robert Morrison
Jim Negron
Drs. Deborah Parris & David Bisaro
Gay Su Pinnell & Jeff Forster
Skip & Anita Prichard
Doug Preisse
Anil & Subha Raman
Martyn & Lynne Redgrave
Ram & Amy Rajadhyaksha
Denise Rehg
Erica Rozanczyk
Betsy & Charles Schumacher
Scott Shaw
Amy & Alan ShoreGeorge L. † & Patricia G. Smith
Lindsey & Steve Snethkamp
Christina & Joseph Sofia
Sheldon & Rebecca Taft
Kirt & Cindy Walker
Drs. Grant M. Wallace & Stephanie R. Davis Wallace
Daniel Walshaw
Rodney Wasserstrom
Dr. Gifford Weary & Mr. David Angelo
Gwen Weihe
Arlene & Michael Weiss
Chad & Melinda Whittington
Nelson & Betsy Yoder
Richard & Karen Zunkiewicz
Gregory P. Zunkiewicz


For more information on supporting the 2024 Symphony Gala, please contact

David Hoyt, director of development at   614.221.5249 or [email protected]



Symphony 2024 Gala Sponsorship Brochure