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ArtsWave 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. 

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 the ArtsWave Guide.

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


$500 YP Leader

In addition to ArtsWave Pass 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
Rebecca Bryson, PNC Bank
Andrea Buschmiller, Paycor, Inc.
Sarah Beth Carpenter, The Waddington Group
Tessa Castner, Frost Brown Todd
Grant Cooper, EY
Alex DelGiorno, Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jill Dickert, The E.W. Scripps Company
Jonathon Dierks, VANTIV, now WORLDPAY
Revae Embs, GBBN, Incoming Co-Chair
Adam Fath, Fifth Third Bank
Dirk Glahn, Paycor, Inc.
Teddy Gumbleton, Cincinnati Opera
Madeline Hedges, First Financial Bank
Gwen Kirles, PatientPoint
Katie Lutes, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Aiden Mai, P&G
Joe Maurits, Western & Southern Financial Group
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig
Elizabeth Meyer, Art Design Consultants
Rachael Palermo, Kroger
Alexandra Rice, Raymond James Financial Services
Emily Rotella, Dinsmore & Shohl
Andrea Rueve, TiER1 Performance Solutions
Christopher Rueve, Fifth Third Bank
Josh Staley, FC Cincinnati
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
Lauren Wells, PNC Bank
Joe Wiles, Cincinnati Bell