Jeff and Lisa Edwards




13th Annual Need Knows No Season Luncheon
October 30, 2019
Noon to 1pm


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Event Honoree

Columbia Gas of Ohio Logo



Special Guest
Michael Redd

Jenna Bush Hager



About the Special Guest
Michael Redd is a former Ohio State Buckeye, NBA All Star and member of the Olympic Basketball team. While at OSU, Redd spent three years leading the offensive attack garnering point averages of 21.9, 19.5, and 17.5, repectively. As a sophomore, Redd and Scoonie Penn led Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four. 

Michael was drafted 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000 NBA draft, where he played 11 of his 12 years in the NBA as their franchise player with his final year with the Phoenix Suns. Michael was an NBA All-Star in 2004, and he was also on the 2008 "Redeem Team" that won the gold medal at the Olympics in Beijing.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended West High School. Michael is currently the Managing Partner/Co-Founder at Wave Innovation Group and resides in New Albany with his wife, Achea, and their two children. 


2019 Premier Sponsors
as of 10.10.19

       Columbia Gas of Ohio Logo 


Leader Sponsors


Honoree Reception Sponsor

Fifth Third Logo        


Media Sponsors
The Columbus Dispatch
Dispatch Media Group


Matching Gift Opportunity
Sponsors are also invited to make a donation toward our day-of-event Matching Gift Challenge Fund. Luncheon attendees are asked to make a donation to The Salvation Army. Those donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to the total amount in the Matching Gift Challenge Fund.

For information on tickets and sponsorship information on the 2018 Need Knows No Season Luncheon, please contact Shelley Brown at 614-437-2145 or


2019 Steering Committee Members
Mark Swepston, Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling, Honorary Chair
Josh Riley, First Merchants Bank, Committee Chair
Natalina Fickell, Grange Insurance
Lisa Griffin, Griffin Communications 
Lt. Col. Guy Klemanski, Retired Salvation Army Officer
Craig Mohre, New Albany Community Foundation
Christy Prince, Tucker Ellis LLP
Robert and Kelly Shenton, Plante Moran
Tom Sigmund, Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter
Stephen Zonars, Dispatch Media Group