Lift Every Voice for Children 20222022-07-16T20:55:38-05:00


Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Fall Benefit 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
5:00 - 6:30 PM (Doors open at 4:45PM)

Lincoln Theater
769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Purchase Your Tickets Here!

For Sponsorship Information, Download our Sponsorship Packet
or contact Stacey Royer at

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The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio has served Ohio’s children and families for 40 years. By listening, using data and research, we advocate for policies that address the root causes of poverty and addresses the impacts of poverty. However, our success is only possible with your support.

Since our founding in 1981, the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio has relied on the partnership of individuals like you to make progress on issues that make a difference in people’s lives.

We invite you to join us for an evening of celebration and inspiration and to learn more about how Ohio’s children are faring during these difficult and unprecedented times. Hear moving and heartfelt stories from some of Ohio’s young adults and help us to “Lift Every Voice for Children”!

CDF-Ohio works tirelessly with youth and families in our communities, social service agencies, local, state, and federal policymakers, philanthropic community, and our business community – in partnership and advocating for resources and policy and program changes and improvements that help children thrive and flourish into adulthood. Our successes and ongoing work include:

  • Advocating to extend Medicaid coverage for eligible children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to keep our children healthy.
  • Supporting fair and equitable education funding throughout Ohio. A child’s opportunity and quality of their education experience should not be determined by their zip code.
  • Advocating for foster youth to benefit from a Youth Bill of Rights and the creation of a Foster Youth Ombuds Office to ensure that their rights are protected.
  • Making sure children have quality care so they have a head start in life and are prepared for kindergarten.
  • Focusing on race equity, best practices, and following the research, data, and centering community voice in our policy development, communications, and advocacy.

As CDF’s only fundraiser, this event will raise the funds necessary to sustain the organization’s ongoing advocacy efforts for children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. Invest in creating a better Ohio for our children today!

We are Grateful for the Partnership of Our Sponsors

Purchase Your Tickets Here!

For Sponsorship Information, Download our Sponsorship Packet
or contact Stacey Royer at

Interested in Making a direct donation? Visit our donation page to support our work on behalf of Ohio’s children. 

Child Hero ($15,000 Level)

Child Champion Sponsors ($10,000 Level)

Child Advocate Sponsor ($5,000 Level)

Child Ally Sponsors ($2,500 Level)

Child Mentor Sponsors ($1,000 Level)

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