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Young Professionals

ArtsWave Young Professionals connects donors between 21 and 40 years of age. Our members are committed to creating an engaged YP community and making a positive impact in the Queen City. To identify as an ArtsWave Young Professional, simply check the YP box when you make your pledge, or mention YP in the comments of your online pledge.

YP Events

On February 22, more than 300 young professionals from companies across Greater Cincinnati will gather at Memorial Hall to kick off the 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign. The celebration will include networking and feature a sampling of entertainment from ArtsWave-supported organizations, light bites, and a drink ticket will be provided.

Performances & Appearances by: Visionaries & Voices, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, concert:nova, and Cincinnati Ballet. After-party at Taft's Ale House. 

Ticket Pricing
Single tickets: $30 early bird (before February 3) / $35
Group tickets: $25 (8 or more tickets)
All proceeds will benefit the 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign.

Questions? Please contact Amanda McDonald 

This past year we created a brand-new Young Professional Grant Program, a new initiative from our YP Committee, funded by 10 percent of the contributions made by YPs to the 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign. Click the YP Events link above for upcoming events supported by this grant.


ArtsWave YPs connect through a variety of ArtsWave-hosted events throughout the year. Discover upcoming fun ways to meet others and find your new favorite thing to do.

ArtsWave Young Professional Giving Levels

Make your ArtsWave YP gift today!

$75 ARTSPASS WITH CINCYPERKS- the expanded ArtsPass for Young Professionals
Get all the benefits of ArtsPass, plus exclusive offers and invitations. Get out with your friends and make new ones! CincYPerks was a project of C-Change Class 8.

$500 YP LEADER
In addition to ArtsPass with CincYPerks, and the $150 and $250 level benefits, YP Leaders receive invitations to select ArtsWave Leadership Giving events and recognition in our annual community report.

Connect with us on Social Media

Find ArtsWave on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join the conversation with #ArtsWaveYP.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals and to receive the ArtsWave YP newsletter, e-mail Amanda McDonald at 
YP@theartswave.org

Young Professionals Committee

ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects young professionals to the arts community through engaging arts experiences.

Thad Driscoll, Frost Brown Todd, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Lou Nazir, Macy's, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair 

Punit Akkinepalli, EY
Ali Alurovic,Macy's
Michael Betz
, Enquirer Media
Andrea Buschmiller, Paycor, Inc.
Sarah Beth Carpenter, GE
Karen Chan, P&G
Tracey Lynn Conrad, Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati
Grant Cooper, EY
Anna Coutts
, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Larissa Cullen, Cincinnati Bell
Richard Crosby, Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP
Elizabeth Davis, Art Design Consultants
Jill Dickert, The E.W. Scripps Company
Jonathon Dierks, vantiv
Alexandra Eichler, Raymond James Financial Services
Revae Embs, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Natalie Gerano, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Dirk Glahn, Paycor, Inc.
Teddy Gumbleton, Cincinnati Opera
Patrick Hayes, Western & Southern Financial Group
Chris Hathaway, GE
Greg Harrell, FC Cincinnati
Ginger Johnson, Cincinnati Ballet
Gwen Kirles, PatientPoint
Allison Kendall, Lewis & Clark Co.
Aaron Mackris, PNC Bank
Sarah Maguire, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Miller, Duke Energy
Kelly O'Brien, Fifth Third Bank
Rachael Palermo, Kroger
Christopher Rueve, Fifth Third Bank
Jules Shumate, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Scott Spice, Ohio National Financial Services
Christen Steimle, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Joel Stone, Fifth Third Bank
Sarah Topy, P&G
Kelley Tracy, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Brittany Wade, Nielsen
Clare Whitaker, U.S. Bank
Joe Wiles, Cincinnati Bell
Dan Zibton, GE