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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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

Adam Fath, PNC Bank, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Emily Rotella, Fifth Third Bank, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair

Katherine Anderson, Merrill Lynch & Co.
Melissa Bailey, 84.51°
Ryan Boggs, Fort Washington Capital Partners
Tessa Castner, Frost Brown Todd
Bobbi Crary, Duke Energy
Toni DiPietro, Worldpay
Patrick Douglas, Ohio National Financial Services
Kaitlyn Driesen, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Erin Eastwood, Worldpay
Andre Elkins, Cincinnati Reds
Samantha Godskind, P&G
Dylan Grafe, EY
Madeline Hedges, Dinsmore Compliance Services
Elle Hull, Nielsen
Pramila Kamath, Kroger
Jen Loechle, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Melissa Matthews, Keating Muething & Klekamp
Emma McAvoy, Taft Museum of Art
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig
Aaron Motley, ICE Robotics
Josh Staley, FC Cincinnati