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.

Thank You to our 2021 Host Committee

Jeffrey and Lauren Akers

Donna Bates

Pamela and Curt Bishop

Barbara and David Brandt

Rosetta Brown

Nancy and Larry Case

Scott and Scott Brown-Heimlich

Charlotte & Olivia's Sublime Ice Creams

Carmen Daniels

Kirk Dickerson

Kelly Fannin

Dr. Mabel G. Freeman

David and Terri Gehr

Stephanie Green

David and Tracy Harrison

Lana and Ed Hillebrand

Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer

Dr. Kelly A. Hogan

William and Trisha Jordan

Anthony and Leslie Joseph

Carol Kizer

Anne Lopez-Walton

Cathy and Jeff Lyttle

Greg and Maurie Maurer

Joanne McHugh

Jennifer McNally

Dr. Valeriana Moeller

Dr. Desiree Polk-Bland

Dr. Regina L. Randall

Craig and Kathy Stone

Diane Larusso Sharp and Jack Storey

Aletha M. Shipley

Debbie Steidle

Curt Steiner

Greg and Patricia Tacchetti

Dr. Allysen Todd

Katy and Matt Trombitas

Join the Host Committee now!

Please note: the deadline for receiving recognition in print and video credits has now passed. The deadline to submit information for kit delivery is July 30th at 12:00 p.m.

Your Host Committee Membership is 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.


Recognition and benefits include:

  • on-screen, website and print acknowledgment
  • unlimited access to the virtual streaming event for friends and associates
  • a “host your household” catering kit
  • entry into the Grand Prize drawing
  • and more!


View the full menu of individual participation options, or reserve your spot now.


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