Garden Party Celebration!

More than 70 ADAPAO members, partners, and supporters gathered for ADAPAO's signature fundraising event, the ADAPAO Garden Party, on Sunday, October 8 at Goodale Park Shelterhouse in the picturesque Short North neighborhood in Columbus.

The Garden Party featured presentation of the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards, recognizing Ohio youth who have made significant contributions to prevention in their schools and communities, as well as music from Kai Binford, a prevention professional and member of Columbus-based band, Blue Avenue. Guests also enjoyed an array of food provided by Roschelle Richardson of Key Realty, Stefanitsis Group.

The Garden Party is supported by Supporting Sponsors and the event Host Committee (below).

"The Garden Party exemplifies a key foundation of prevention: The value of individuals and organizations working together," said Aimee Wade, ADAPAO President. "The event succeeds because of the support of our sponsors, Host Committee, and guests, all who understand the importance of championing prevention in Ohio."

Though the Garden Party is over, individuals can still support the event by purchasing a ticket to the event. Return to this page early in 2018 for information about the 2018 Garden Party.

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Host Donations & Tickets

2017 ADAPAO Garden Party Host Committee

The following are members of the Host Committee for the 2017 ADAPAO Garden Party. 

Barbara Adams Marin
Philip Atkins & Roger Gill
Lee Balser
Doug & Bobbie Boyer
Cynthia Brown-Chery
Stephanie Christie & Eric
Tammy Collins
Craig & Danieli Comedy
John & Angela Dawson
GeorgiAnn Diniaco
Diane Dockrill
Nettie Ferguson
Vici Geer
Frances & Don Gerbig
Jonathan & Jessica Greer
Mary Haag & Steve Schultz
Patricia Harmon & Geoffrey

Robin S. & Bob Hicks
Andrea & John Hoff
Gregory Jefferson
Tommy & Candace Koopman
Katie Lemke & Scott Whitney
Roni & Denver Leport
Lorrie & Rich Lewandowski
Maggie Livisay
William & Carol Livisay
Derek Longmeier & Meris
Randi & Jeff Love
Holley & Rob Martens
Mary Marvel
Traci Mason
Dee Mason & Doug Cosner
Janice N. McLean
Linda & Lee Miller
Monica Mlinac

Tia Moretti
Bobby Persinger
Karen & Jim Pierce
Holly Raffle & Craig McCarthy
Roselin Runnels & Judy Nablo
Jim Ryan
Stellie Ryan
Ellen & Paul Schoonover
Marcie Seidel
Ty & Cheryl Sells
Allison Sharer
Hope & Bob Taft
Zachary Thomas & Craig
Aimee & Ryan Wade
Jean & Jack Wesseler
Brad & Maryanne Wise
Katrina Wyche
Holly & Andy Zweizig

ADAPAO Garden Party Supporting Sponsors

Our sponsors are the foundation of the ADAPAO Garden Party. We appreciate their leadership and support of ADAPAO's work to champion prevention in Ohio. To learn about becoming a sponsor for the 2018 ADAPAO Garden Party, contact ADAPAO at

ADAPAO Garden Party Donors

Much appreciation to Roschelle Richardson of Key Realty, Stefanitsis Group for providing the food for the Garden Party, as well as the many ADAPAO members and others who donated silent auction items to the event.