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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.

Young Professionals also have special leadership benefits at the $500 YP Leadership level. All new and increased YP Leadership gifts will be matched by Duke Energy (up to $50,000).

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

ArtsWave Young Professional Giving Levels

 Make your ArtsWave YP gift today!

$75 ArtsWave Pass with YP Extras - the expanded ArtsPass for Young Professionals
 Under 40? Opt in as a Young Professional.  Receive all the benefits of ArtsPass, plus exclusive offers and invitations to some of Cincinnati’s hottest events.

$500 YP Leader
In addition to ArtsPass with YP Extras, 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
Melissa Bailey, Nielsen
Andrea Buschmiller, Paycor, Inc.
Sarah Beth Carpenter, The Waddington Group
Tessa Castner, Frost Brown Todd
Grant Cooper, EY
Anna Coutts
, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Elizabeth Davis, Art Design Consultants
Alex DelGiorno, Patheon Pharmaceuticals
Jill Dickert, The E.W. Scripps Company
Jonathon Dierks, VANTIV
Annette DiTommaso, Cincinnati Bell
Katie Doll, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Hannah Dube, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Revae Embs, GBBN
Adam Fath, Fifth Third Bank
Andrew Fouras, Huntington Bank
Dirk Glahn, Paycor, Inc.
Teddy Gumbleton, Cincinnati Opera
Greg Harrell, FC Cincinnati
Patrick Hayes, Graydon Head & Ritchey
Madeline Hedges, First Financial Bank
Gwen Kirles, PatientPoint
Michele Kise, Turner Construction Company
Spencer Lee, Macy's
Katie Lutes, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Aiden Mai, P&G
Joe Maurits, Western & Southern Financial Group
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig
Rachael Palermo, Kroger
Alexandra Rice, Raymond James Financial Services
Phillip Ridley, U.S. Bank
Emily Rotella, Dinsmore & Shohl
Andrea Rueve, TiER1 Performance Solutions
Christopher Rueve, Fifth Third Bank
Ellen Stedtefeld, Taft Museum of Art
Joel Stone, Fifth Third Bank
Lee Strasser, Cincinnati Art Museum
Kelley Tracy, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Lauren Trondle, Ohio National Financial Services
Brittany Wade, Crossroads
Joe Wiles, Cincinnati Bell