Benefit Concert Giving

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Columbus Symphony Cares About Kids: Virtual Benefit for the Children of Central Ohio on March 8-13 at!

The annual Benefit Concert has been transformed into a weeklong event of musician outreach and celebration of the music education programs that truly make a difference to the young people in our community. Each of our full-time musicians donated their time and talent to provide educational outreach opportunities to children throughout central Ohio such as coaching, mentoring, and presentations via Zoom for students in Columbus City Schools, KIPP Columbus, Urban Strings Columbus, Alvis House, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, and more!

Hosted by Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, “Columbus Symphony Cares About Kids: A Virtual Benefit for the Children of Central Ohio” is an uplifting and inspirational program to support our growing education programs. The virtual event featured performances by the Columbus Symphony and Cecilia Martin, the Concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, and inspiring messages from CSO musicians, educators, and community members whose lives have been affected by CSO education programs.

Because of your support, the Symphony will ensure that music inspires, sparks creativity, and nurtures intellectual development for over 40,000 children through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Columbus Symphony Cares About Kids:
Virtual Benefit for the Children of Central Ohio

March 8-13, 2021 

Hosted by Shannon Hardin
Columbus City Council President 

2021 Benefit Committee
Lois H. Allen
Robert and Susan Cochran
Tom W. Davis
David and Nanci Gobey
Varun Mahajan, MD, DABR
Tracy Peters
Gay Su Pinnell
Ramona Reyes



Presenting Sponsors:
Joseph A. and Linda J. Chlapaty

Platinum Sponsors:
Big Lots Foundation
Tom W. Davis
Friends of the Columbus Symphony
Gay Su Pinnell

Gold Sponsors:
Lisa and Chris Barton
Robert and Susan Cochran
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Cunningham
Bebe and John Finn
Nanci and David Gobey
Mr. Eric T. Johnson and Dr. Rachel G. Mauk
Kirk Williams Company
Park National Bank
State Auto Insurance Companies
Wayne and Cheri Rickert
Chris and Susan Timm
Craig and Connie Walley
The Robert Weiler Company

Silver Sponsors:
George and Vanessa Arnold
Jim and Margaret Boggs
Dominic J. Hanket
Christopher & Rebecca Hawk
Corna Kokosing
Dr. and Mrs. Rama and Anne Mallampalli
Anne Powell-Riley
The Schumacher Family
Value City Furniture
Drs. Grant Wallace and Stephanie Davis Wallace

Bronze Sponsors:
Lois H. Allen
Felicia Bernardini
Frank Birinyi & Chriss Mascaro
Mr. C. John Easton
Dr. Annie Marie Garraway
Michael Huggett
Linda and Frank Kass
Mary Lazarus
Margaret A. Malone
Steven and Maria Rosenthal
Amy and Alan Shore
Dr. Constance Bauer & Mr. James Vaughan
Susan Yost

Judith Ahlbeck
Steve and Lisa Aspery
Paul and Tere Beck
Jim and Susan Berry
Alfred H. Bivins
Carol Ann Bradley
Connie and Denny Cahill
Ruth Decker
Cornelia B. Ferguson
The Rev. Earl and Pauline Fritz
Brian and Karen Gardener
Marilyn Harris
Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer
Robert and Lori Morrison
Debbie Pickras
Lois Rosow
Lyn Savidge
Barbara and Michael Taxier
Jennifer Tiell and Mark Adelsperger

As of 3/18/21

2021 Benefit Concert Sponsorship