Taste the Future 2021 had all the ingredients for success
Campus News | Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Above, Katy Trombitas, vice president of Advancement, and Josh Wickham, senior director of the School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, react after announcing the winner of the Grand Prize drawing at the end of Taste the Future in Mitchell Hall on August 10. Charles Boltwood, an instructor in Business and Industry, and his wife Ruth were the lucky winners.
This year’s Taste the Future exceeded expectations. The annual event sponsored by the Columbus State Foundation raised just over $200,000, at least $30,000 more than the original goal. In addition to standard tickets, there were 56 sponsorships and 61 Host Committee/VIP tickets sold.
The Foundation staff credits some of the event’s success to the “highly collaborative and creative problem-solving superpowers of various departments at Columbus State.” They were blown away by the way our supporters and community rallied behind this event and our students in such a turbulent year for nonprofits. Katy Trombitas, vice president of Advancement, said, “Central Ohio needs us more than ever, and these funds will help us answer the immediate needs of our students and the College.”
Next year’s annual Taste the Future will be held – fingers crossed – in person on the Columbus Campus on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.