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The 19th annual “Evening Gala at Mozart’s” was the biggest one yet, featuring the three-part harmony of The Local Girls out of Athens, OH.

The talented trio brought their brand of energy and fun to this yearly fundraiser, closing out the event with some wonderful music.DSCN7547

The fundraiser hosted by Anand & Doris Saha, raised more than $15,000 for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center. It was held May 2 at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St.

For more photos from the festive affair, click here.

One big reason for the event’s marvelous success was the support of special patrons, who made additional commitments to the CRC through the event.

This group of special supporters included: State Rep. David Leland & PK Hunt, Thomas & Karen Scheid, Donald and Joyce Owen, Sophie Dryer & Jen Leymaster, Lea Anne & Tom Kangas, Rev. Carl & Janelle Adler, Bob & Linda Bauer, Barbara & Michael Folmar, Barbara Poppe & Bill Faith, Thomas & Carolann Gregoire, Allen & Diane Hunter, Joe & Karen Jackson, Wayne & Sharon West, Jeff & Lucy Caswell, Craig & Martha Preston, Carol & Dick Igo, Lori & Bradley Henning, Richard & Janet Pfeiffer, Joe & Sue Foley, Michelle Crandall, Katherine & Daniel Struve, one anonymous sponsor, and Kristopher Keller.

On behalf of the thousands of neighbors served through the CRC, we thank you!lg outside






The ninth annual Holiday Fundraiser to benefit the CRC, hosted by Mozart’s & Friends, was a huge success Dec. 7.

This year’s gala was held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the beautiful Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St.

Each year, a dozen or more restaurants provide samples of some signature items for patrons.DSCN7108

Participating businesses this year included Mozart’s, Weiland’s Market, Lavash, Nancy’s Home Cooking, Colonial Candy Shoppe, Crimson Cup, Whole World Natural Restaurant, The Crest, Lineage Brewing, Iron Grill, Barley’s Brewing Co., Portia’s Café, Patrick J’s, Hot Chicken Takeover and pattycake bakery.

More than $28,000 was raised this year, surpassing expectations and previous year’s results. All net proceeds will be used to support the CRC’s Choice Food Pantry, Kids Club, Senior Supportive Services, Kinship Care and other programs.

For additional photos, please click here.

One of the evening’s highlights was a Silent Auction, featuring 70+ items donated by local businesses, board members and community members wishing to support the CRC in this way.

For more information or to be involved in next year’s fundraiser, please contact Katie Palmer or Cliff Wiltshire, at the CRC at 614-268-3539, or send an email to info@ClintonvilleCRC.org.



The 18th annual Spring Mozart’s Fundraiser generated nearly $12,000 for CRC programs May 4, 2015.

The wonderful evening was hosted by Anand and Doris Saha, owners of Mozart’s and supporters of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center for nearly 20 years.

Their fine food and delicious desserts, along with great music from Arnett Howard and Mark Werling, made the night a special one. New this year, the CRC organized a “Wine Wall” in which patrons could pay $15 for a chance to select a mystery bottle of wine.

CRC leaders, on behalf of the thousands of people they serve annually, offered special thanks to the Sahas and to the sponsoring patrons of the evening including Steve & Debbie Ryan, Brad & Lorena Henning and Michael & Sarah Eckholt.

The event was held at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St.

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Spring truly has not arrived in Ohio until Mozart’s hosts its annual fundraiser to benefit the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.

For the 18th straight year, business owners Anand & Doris Saha will open their doors for a wonderful evening of fine food, drink and music.

This year’s event is set for Monday, May 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St.2015 spring mozarts logo Our colors

Tickets are $55 per person, $100 per couple. The CRC also welcomes supporters to purchase sponsorships for the event — a $250 will include two reservations and special recognition, while $500 includes four tickets.

To purchase reservations, click here.

New this year, the event will include a “Wine Wall” in which patrons, for $20, can select a mystery bottle of wine which may be worth $15 or could be valued at more than $100. This is a fun way to enhance your personal wine selection while raising money for your favorite local settlement house.

All money raised will support the CRC’s Choice Food Pantry, afterschool and summer-camp experiences for youth, and its Kinship Care and Senior Services programs.

For more information, call 614-268-3539.


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This year’s Holiday Fundraiser to Benefit the CRC, hosted by Mozart’s, is shaping up to be a fun and tasteful seasonal affair.

The 8th annual event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St. The restaurant is closed that day to accommodate the annual celebration.

Restaurants which have committed to provide food for the evening are: Mozart’s, Barley’s Brewing Co., Colonial Candy Shoppe, The Crest, Crimson Cup, Lavash Cafe, Nancy’s Home Cooking, Patrick J’s, pattycake bakery, Portia’s Cafe, Weiland’s Market and Whole World Natural Restaurant.

Several sponsorship levels are available, which give patrons the chance to increase their support of the CRC and its programs while enjoying a great evening of excellent food, fine drink and live music. Supporters can be Neighborhood Champions for $500, which includes four seats, while the Community Supporter level is $250 and provides two seats.

Reservations made online ahead of time cost $50 per person, $90 per couple, while at the door they are $55 per person, $100 per couple.

To purchase reservations online, click here.



Tickets for the 2014 Cinco de Mozart’s fundraiser now can be purchased online, by clicking here.

The May 5 event will feature fine food, drinks and music — with all proceeds benefiting the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.

Mozart’s owners Anand and Doris Saha have been strong supporters of the CRC since arriving in Clintonville. During those 17 years since they first hosted a benefit for the agency, they have helped raised more than $272,000 for the CRC and the thousands of neighbors it serves.

Check back for more details on this year’s event.



Mozart’s annual holiday gala is promising to be bigger and better than ever, with the popular restaurant’s new historic location set to be a memorable site for the fundraiser that’s benefited the CRC for the past six years.

The event will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St.

This seasonal gala will feature fine food from a dozen local restaurants and businesses, a Silent Auction, live entertainment and more. All proceeds benefit the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.

Participating businesses are Barley’s Brewing Co., Colonial Candy Shoppe, Crimson Cup, Lavash, McCarthy’s Wildflower Café, Mozart’s, Nancy’s Home Cooking, Patrick J’s, pattycake bakery, Portia’s Café, Talita’s and Weiland’s Market.

To purchase tickets, stop by the CRC at 3222 N. High St. or click here. The cost is $50 per individual or $90 per couple.

A couple of sponsorship levels also are available which include a pair of tickets as well as special recognition throughout the next couple of months and during the event — $250 makes you a “Community Investor” and $500 will earn you the title of “Neighborhood Champion.”




This year’s Mozart’s spring fundraiser for the CRC, “An Austrian Affair,” brought in nearly $14,000 thanks to generous supporters and patrons.

The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center benefited from 34 sponsors, who paid either $250 or $500, as well as more than 60 local residents who purchased tickets for the event.

The annual affair has been hosted for 16 years by Anand & Doris Saha, who donate the wonderful food, drink and location. Mozart’s staff and CRC board members and staff work the event to make the evening a special affair for visitors.

This year’s sponsors included:

Neighborhood Champions: Jeff & Lucy Caswell, Lori & Brad Henning, Michael & Sarah Hale Eckholt, Joe & Sue Foley, John & Megan DeFourny, Litech Lighting and Joe & Kristen Marek, and Derek Hansford & Ann Knott.

Community Investors: Bob & Linda Bauer, Dave Ungar & Kate Gaylord, Richard & Gloria Brehm, James and Hallie Loomis, Kristopher Keller, Michael & Barbara Folmar, Donald and Joyce Owens, Paul & Carol Brody, Carl & Janelle Adler, Dick & Carol Igo, Carla & Cliff Wiltshire, Jane Pletcher and Jack Cooley, Katherine & Daniel Struve, John & Jennifer Carney, John & Ann Kangas, Meta von Rabenau,
Bill and Julie Owens, Marilyn Shimp Pramschufer, Ed Dunlap, Sue Frost, Phil Moots, Judy Skinner, Dennis Antle, Christopher Gecik & Leslie Scott, Mike Eberle & Liz Hartoff, Robert Perry, Sharon & Wayne West, Randy Ketcham and anonymous.





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The 2012 Mozart’s Spring Fundraiser was a huge success!

UPDATE  Tickets for the Spring Fundraiser at Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe are now on sale.

The 16th annual event, “An Austrian Affair,” will be held the evening of Monday, May 6.

Last year’s festive gathering, at 2885 N. High St., generated more than $12,000 in donations for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.

The event offers “an evening of fine cuisine, full-bodied wines, famous Mozart’s Austrian desserts and gourmet coffees,” along with live music, according to Mozart’s website.

Sponsors are needed to make this annual event even more successful than ever. The CRC is seeking Neighborhood Champions, for a $500 commitment, and Community Investors, at $250. Both sponsorship levels include two tickets to the event.

Tickets — $45 per person and $80 per couple — can be purchased by clicking here and including “Mozart’s Spring Fundraiser” in the notes field..



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Mozart’s 2012 Holiday Fund-raiser Benefits the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for making this the biggest and best holiday fundraiser ever for the CRC, with more than $23,000 raised to support our neighbors in need!

To get a better view of the photos below, click on a picture to see a larger version of it!























 Thursday, December 13th
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Marian Hall
Immaculate Conception Church
414 East North Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43214

 $45 per person / $85 per couple
$250 Community Investor / $500 Neighborhood Champion

 If you are interested in donating to our silent auction or purchasing a sponsorship for the event,
please contact Development Director Nikki Brown Pyzik.

Food & Beverage Hosts

Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Cafe
Brothers Drake Meadery and Bar
Crimson Cup
Lavash Café
McCarthy’s Wildflower Café
Nancy’s Home Cooking
O’Reilly’s Pub
Patty Cake Bakery
Taj Mahal
Vienna Ice Café
Weiland’s Gourmet Market

2011 Sponsors

Douglas Argue and Russell Miller | Bob and Linda Bauer
Sandra E. Booth, Attorney at Law | Richard and Gloria Brehm
Jeff and Lucy Caswell | Pete Coccia and Nena Couch | Jack Cooley
Julie Davis and Mark Wayda |Sophie Dryer and Jennifer Leymaster
Anna Florentine-Knott and Derek Hansford | Susan Frost
Christopher Gecik |Bruce Harkey | Lorena and Bradley Henning
Richard and Carol Igo |Victor Ketcham |Jennifer Lange and Alexander Thompson
David and Sue McColley |Philip Moots | Bill and Julie Owens

Silent Auction Item Preview

 Autographed football from the only two time Heisman, OSU great Archie Griffin

Clintonville Outfitters Merchandise & Gift Card

2 books and a pendant from Cokesbury

Statehouse Tour & Flag flown over Statehouse

Tote Bag from SoBo Style

Cabin rental in Hocking Hills

Archie Griffin Football


Dinner party for 6, gift basket from CRC Staff

Basketball tickets & gift card for dinner

Zipline gift certificate

Wholly Craft Merchandise, Gift Card

Spa gift set

1 year business membership to Clintonville Chamber of Commerce

$50 gift card, merchandise from Rag-o-Rama

Amish country wine tasting for 12

Flamenco Dancing Lessons

Pilates Lesson

Orthodontist Gift Basket & Consultation Session

CME Coffee & chocolate gift basket

Deluxe portrait package and in-studio portrait session

Wine basket

Crimson Cup coffee basket

Kids photo session

VIP Package at Cheryl’s Cookies- Tour and test kitchen



Community Relations Committee Silent Auction Procurement Form


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Mozart’s Seasonal Fundraisers

Anand & Doris Saha, owners and operators of Mozart’s Café in Clintonville for 20 years, have been extremely generous in working with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center during the past two decades. Underscoring their commitment to help their neighbors, Mozart’s has hosted a pair of fundraisers for the CRC — typically in May and in …

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