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2021 Alumni Reunion & Best Class, Ever! Campaign

Join Leadership Columbus for the 2021 Alumni Reunion
LEAD: Legacy, Engagement, Authenticity, Drive!

Join Leadership Columbus Signature Program alums, stakeholders, and friends to connect, network, celebrate, and learn about what’s in store for the future of Leadership Columbus! Plus, hear from keynote speaker LC Johnson, Founder & CEO of Zora’s House, on leading with authenticity!

Date and Time: Thursday, December 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Attire: Cocktail attire. Attendees are encouraged to wear or accessorize with Leadership Columbus blue!

Feel free to bring a guest– maybe someone who would like to learn more about Leadership Columbus! Select the “LEADer & A Friend” ticket to buy one regular priced ticket and get the second ticket for $40.
Hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets will be provided with a ticket purchase. Free parking is available. Whether you’re a Signature Program alum, Leadership Columbus stakeholder, or community trustee, we hope to see you there!

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 1st.


5:30 p.m. – Doors open, networking, connection, & celebration!

6:30 p.m. – Program

  • Welcome
  • LEGACY & ENGAGEMENT: Leadership Columbus Updates
    Shannon Lee, Executive Director, Leadership Columbus
  • AUTHENTICITY: Keynote Address
    LC Johnson, Founder & CEO, Zora’s House
  • DRIVE: Announcement of the Best Class, Ever! Award Winners

7:00 p.m. – Resume networking, connection, & celebration

8:30 p.m. – Event ends

Alumni Reunion Ticket Types

LEADer – $60.00
Includes one admission ticket and two drink tickets.

LEADer & A Friend – $100.00
Includes two admission tickets and four drink tickets.
Special offer – Buy one regular priced “LEADer” ticket and receive a second for $40.

LEADership Champion – $160.00
Includes one admission ticket, two drink tickets, individual acknowledgment in the event program, and $100 credit to the Best Class, Ever! Campaign (if applicable).

LEADership Champion & A Friend – $200.00
Includes two admission tickets, four drink tickets, individual acknowledgment in the event program, and $100 credit to the Best Class, Ever! Campaign (if applicable).

Purchase Your Tickets

Keynote Speaker

LC Johnson
Founder & CEO, Zora’s House

LC Johnson is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist with a passion for empowering women, especially women of color. A dynamic, creative, and committed social justice professional with a well-established entrepreneurial spirit, LC has 10+ years of experience with curriculum development and facilitation, program design, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and community building. LC is the founder and CEO of Zora’s House – a coworking space and leadership incubator created by and for women of color. She is a recognized subject matter expert whose work and writings on the topic of race and gender have appeared in outlets such as Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, and Black Enterprise.

Every year, Leadership Columbus’s alumni, stakeholders, and friends come together to give to the Best Class, Ever! Campaign. For our stakeholders, it’s an opportunity to support the development of our community’s current and future leaders. For our alums, there’s an added bonus: the Signature Program class that raises the most by the campaign’s end at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 will win the coveted Best Class, Ever! Award! The Class of 2020 has taken the title two years in a row; will they make it three? Or will another class take the trophy? Give now at the link below. Thank you for your support!



The Best Class, Ever! Campaign promotes a fun, competitive rivalry between Signature Program classes, but it’s also an important annual fundraiser for Leadership Columbus, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, fueled by alumni. Donations to the campaign enable us to continue our mission to develop, connect and inspire diverse leaders who serve as catalysts in building a strong and vibrant community. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

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