Taste the Future

Host Committee

Host Committee members are champions of Taste the Future, who, in addition to making their own generous gift, also support this event by inviting others to join them in support of student success and other strategic investments that make Columbus State a great place to prepare for life. For more information on becoming a Host Committee member, contact Diane Sharp at 


Host Committee Members and Super-Hosts are making an investment in the Columbus State Foundation’s efforts to advance student success and close equity gaps by:

  • removing non-academic barriers by addressing issues of access to food, housing, transportation, technology, and emergency needs during crisis
  • awarding scholarships for tuition, books, and supplies, and
  • preparing students for in-demand jobs while meeting employers’ evolving needs.

Thank You to our 2023 Host Committee

Ted and Irene Adams 


Donna Bates 

Pam and Curt Bishop 

Barbara and David Brandt

Rosetta Brown 

Scott and Scott Brown-Heimlich

Joe and Cassidy Chenelle 

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Kim and David Corey - Corey & Associates 

Jay and Meredith Crane

Dr. Kirk Dickerson 


Joyce and John Falk, Sr. 

James and Adrienne Fowler 

Dr. Mabel G. Freeman 

Dr. Jen Gilbride-Brown and Colin Brown 

Dr. David and Mrs. Tracy Harrison 

Josh Harrison and Jess Fleming 

Lana and Ed Hillebrand 

Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer 

Julie Holbein

Bill and Trisha Jordan

Anthony Joseph and Leslie Meyers-Joseph

Shane and Rachel Kirby 

Carol Kizer 

Konica Minolta 

Anne Lopez-Walton

Terri Meldrum

Dr. Valeriana Moeller 

Jon Norstrom 

Dr. Desiree Polk-Bland

Dr. Richard and Mrs. Karen Rosen 

Diane Sharp and Jack Storey 

Curt Steiner 

Greg Tacchetti

Bob and Marlo Tannous 

Ron Templin and Bill LaFayette, Ph.D. 

Poe Timmons and David Adler

Katy and Matt Trombitas 

Solly and Karen Yassenoff

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