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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.

ArtsWave Young Professional Giving Levels

 Make your ArtsWave YP gift today!

$75 - Invitation to ArtsWave YP Events
Under 40? Opt in as a Young Professional when making your pledge by checking the YP box.  Receive all of our general donor benefits as well as invitation to ArtsWave YP's event series!

$500 YP Leader
In addition to ArtsWave Pass and the $150 and $250 level benefits, YP Leaders receive invitations to select ArtsWave Leadership Giving events and recognition in our annual community report.

YP Grant Program

In 2016 we created a Young Professional Grant Program, an initiative from our YP Committee, funded by a portion of the contributions made by YPs to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. This specialized grant is awarded to arts organizations who create programming specifically geared towards young professionals.

2020-2021 recipients: Action Tank, Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, ish Festival, Revolution Dance Theatre, Young Professionals Choral Collective

2019-2020 recipients:
 Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, Over-the-Rhine Museum, Taft Museum of Art, and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2018-2019 recipients: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Taft Museum of Art, and Young Professionals Choral Collective.  

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 monthly e-newsletter and checking out the Young Professionals section of the ArtsWave Guide.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals, e-mail

Young Professionals Committee

The ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects young professionals to the arts through engaging arts experiences.

Emily Rotella, Fifth Third Bank, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair

Katherine Anderson, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Toni DiPietro, FIS Global
Patrick Douglas, Ohio National Financial Services
Adam Fath, PNC Bank
Samantha Godskind, P&G
Madeline Hedges, Dinsmore Compliance Services
Pramila Kamath, Kroger
Melissa Matthews, Keating Muething & Klekamp
Emma McAvoy, Taft Museum of Art
Aaron Motley, ICE Robotics
Amber Ostaszewski, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Trevor Phillips, FC Cincinnati
Erica Yang, 84.51°