The Drexel Theatre Gala
On Sunday, December 5, the 2021 Drexel Theatre Gala was held at the Jeffrey Mansion Carriage Court. Co-chaired by Kim Rice Wilson and Jim Wilson, the event was record-breaking in terms of funds raised as well as attendance. Proceeds from the gala provide essential operating support for Friends of the Drexel, and programming for youth and families at the Drexel Theatre. The Friends of the Drexel presented the Drexel Hero Award to the Crane Family, acknowledging their exceptional contributions in support of the Drexel Theatre and independent film in central Ohio. The Cranes are a multi-generational, philanthropic force who have supported the Friends of the Drexel, Inc. since its founding in 2009. Blockbuster sponsors for the gala were the Crane Family, Crane Group, Tad & Nancy Jeffrey Fund, and the Shackelford Family Fund. For more information, visit Drexel.net. Photos by Terry Gilliam.