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The annual Hat Day luncheon is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions of the year, and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event. More than 600 guests gather under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, adorned in their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends.

Proceeds benefit the Conservatory’s pre-K and K-12 education and outreach programs, which each year provide more than 14,000 students, of all ages and backgrounds, with opportunities for learning, discovery, and hands-on exploration.

Please join Franklin Park Conservatory and 2018 Hat Day Chair, Nancy Cardenas, to celebrate the 18th annual Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin on Friday, May 4.

Interested in attending Hat Day? To inquire about tickets, please contact Jessica Fagan at 614.715.8044 or

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2018 Hat Day Sponsors


Columbia Gas of Ohio  ●  DeeDee Glimcher  ●   Alexis A. Jacobs  ●  JPMorgan Chase
Cathy M. Lyttle  ●  PENZONE Salons + Spas  ●  Katie Wolfe Lloyd & Sara Wolfe Perrini
PNC  ●  Cindy Rasmussen  ●  The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company
White Castle System, Inc.  ●  Ann Isaly Wolfe


Battelle  ●  Liz Bundy  ●  C. C. Kirk Interior Design  ●  Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Columbus Partnership  ●  Darci Congrove  ●  Mary Wolfe Crall  ●  DGD Group, Inc.
The Diamond Cellar  ●  Fifth Third Bank  ●  Karen & Michael Fiorile  ●  Fisher, Hutchinson & Kass
Grange Insurance  ●  Sheryl & Phil Heit  ●  Charleen Hinson/Hinson Family  ●  HONDA
King Business Interiors  ●  Cassie Lucks & Whitney Lucks  ●  Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mount Carmel Foundation  ●  Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Colleen Nissl & Jordan Sugarman  ●  The Scout Guide Columbus