The Bacchanalian Society
, which gathers young professionals (YPs) together to integrate “social and professional networking with philanthropy,” hosted its first 2015 wine tasting last week to benefit the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
, which is the CSO’s volunteer committee of YPs raising awareness of and drawing young audience members to the symphony, partnered with The Bacchanalian Society for its Winter Gathering. Jordan Weidner, co-president of the Bacchanalian Society, says the Jan. 29 event had near record-breaking attendance, a testament to the power of Cincinnati’s YP community.
“Cincinnati is a very easy town to find opportunities to get involved or be a part of something bigger,” Weidner says. “I believe charitable giving and support is part of the backbone of what makes Cincinnati great, and we believe that The Bacchanalian Society’s biggest accomplishment is not only in the money that has been raised but the awareness it has created for the beneficiaries.”
YPs, according to Weidner, “are a dynamic group,” and for the past 10 years the Bacchanalian Society has been able to attract an audience that's philanthropic, active and engaged.
Weidner, a Cincinnati native, says he’s more excited than ever to live in the area, and many of the other YPs coming out to support community-rooted organizations like the CSO share similar sentiments.
“There is something big happening in Cincinnati, and there a lot of people and organizations to thank for that,” Weidner says. “The Bacchanalian Society is about introducing YPs to new things and supporting the institutions that make Cincinnati a great city, so it was a no-brainer to have CSO at Music Hall for our Winter Gathering.”
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