As the number of music, theater, ballet and other performance arts groups grew in New Albany, so did the need for a community amphitheater. The Foundation is leading the effort to make the amphitheater a reality. The project moved closer to that day when the Hinson family generously donated $600,000 toward the project. In recognition, the venue will be called the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater. It’s envisioned to host resident arts groups, such as the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Community Choir, Community Band, community and youth theater groups, dance and ballet groups, as well as many student/school groups. Additionally, it is anticipated that the amphitheater will feature central Ohio organizations such as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Ballet Met, CATCO and more.

In addition to hundreds of Foundation donors who have made gifts to date, we acknowledge those who have pledged their support to the amphitheater. And we invite you to join them.

Abercrombie & Fitch Fund
Barnes & Thornburg
Big Lots
City of New Albany
The Columbus Foundation
Corna Kokosing Construction
Georgia & John DallePezze
Hinson Family
The Huntington Fund
The Ralph Johnson Fund
Jackie & Ken Krebs Family Fund
Marie Louise & Michael Marx Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Plain Township
The Raines Family
Ruscilli Construction
Ellen & David Ryan Fund
Everett Gallagher & Becky Slayman
State of Ohio
Scott & Linda Taylor
Andy Walther