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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 Grant Program

In 2016 we created a Young Professional Grant Program, an initiative from our YP Committee, funded by 10 percent of the contributions made by YPs to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

2017-2018 recipients: Behringer-Crawford Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Melodic Connections.  

2016-2017 recipients: Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and concert:nova.

Connect with us!

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

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 by signing up to receive our bi-monthly e-newsletter and checking out the Young Professionals section of CincyArtsGuide.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals e-mail Amanda McDonald at

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Miller, Duke Energy, 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
Karen Chan, P&G
Grant Cooper, EY
Anna Coutts
, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Larissa Cullen, Cincinnati Bell
Elizabeth Davis, Art Design Consultants
Jill Dickert, The E.W. Scripps Company
Jonathon Dierks, vantiv
Alexandra Eichler, Raymond James Financial Services
Revae Embs
Dirk Glahn, Paycor, Inc.
Teddy Gumbleton, Cincinnati Opera
Patrick Hayes, Graydon Head & Ritchey
Greg Harrell, FC Cincinnati
Gwen Kirles, PatientPoint
Katie Lutes, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Aaron Mackris, PNC Bank
Sarah Maguire, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Kelly O'Brien, Fifth Third Bank
Rachael Palermo, Kroger
Phillip Ridley, U.S. Bank
Christopher Rueve, Fifth Third Bank
Jules Shumate, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
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