Green Gala 2019

Our 2019 Green Gala was a spectacular evening celebrating five decades of environmental progress!

Together, we honored generations of trailblazers who have fought to protect Ohio’s air, land, water, and democracy. We also joined the next generation of trailblazers in calling for bold climate action.

We proudly presented the Community Collaboration Award to the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition in honor of the historic lead poisoning prevention legislation they helped pass. Kim Foreman, Executive Director of Environmental Health Watch and a trailblazer in this work, accepted this award on behalf of the many coalition partners.

Thanks to all who attended, sponsored, and celebrated our groovy golden anniversary with us! We appreciate your generous support.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Special thanks to the following sponsors. All 2019 Green Gala sponsorship gifts will support the OEC’s 50th Anniversary Fund, to ensure that Ohio’s most pressing environmental needs are addressed year round.


Ebright Video Productions, LLC



Babette T. Gorman & Jack Buckingham

William Katzin, MD, PhD & Katherine Solender Rich & Kathy Shank

Jamie & Liz Taylor



Beth Crane & Richard McKee

Peter & Joanne Griesinger

Andrea Jones

Calvin & Ilene Kunin

Alan & Susan Lapp

Pete Precario & Cheri Brown

Gina & Mike Shelton



Alvin & Mary Compaan

Tony & Carol DiNovo

DNO Inc.

EarthShare Ohio

Jane & Art Ellison

The Gittes Law Group

Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Pat Hartman and Associates



Paul & Jane King

King Business Interiors

Margaret & John Krieger

Leppla Associates

Tony Logan & Mary Duffey

Graham & Sharon Mitchell

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Lori & Don Overmyer

Nick & Roxanne Popovich

George Richards & Debbie P Bower

Kara Rising & Jonathan Ransom-Flint

Andrew & Randy Watterson

Carmen & Denny Wojtanowski



The American Academy of Pediatrics

Bobbi Bishop, Bishop Educational Gardens

Jason Cervenec &  Mary Gruber

Columbus Metropolitan Club

Hank Doll

Janis Dugle


Susan Studer King & Jeremy King

George & Sue Klein

Roger & Barbara Kussow

LEEDCo – Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation

MAD Scientist Associates LLC

Bill & Aggie Martin

Judi Moseley & Steve Harper

Irene & Jack Probasco

Anne Powell Riley

Richard & Jan Segal

Jack Shaner

Eileen & Ronald Shanbrom

Western Reserve Land Conservancy