Sustainer Soiree honoring Sonya Thesing

Friday, March 6, 2020

Join us in honoring Sonya Thesing at our Sustainer Soiree

Join us for an evening honoring Junior League of Columbus’s Sustainer Honoree, Sonya Thesing. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live jazz, raffle baskets, and a live auction.

  • Date: Friday, March 6th, 2020
  • Location: Station 67 | 379 West Broad Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Time: 6:30-9:00pm (Main Event) | 9:00-10:30pm (After Party with VIP Tickets)
  • Attire: Casual Chic

Sonya Lin Thesing was a provisional member of the Junior League of Washington, DC when she and her husband moved to Columbus in 1997. She then decided to join the provisional class in Columbus that very next year. During her JLC career, Sonya served as a provisional (new member) advisor and chair, held placements with the Village to Child program and the Center for Child and Family Advocacy Committee, and developed a league project that trained JLC members to teach The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP) to court-ordered participants in TAPP classes. Too, Sonya served as member-at-large and recording secretary on the board of directors. One of her greatest accomplishments was having a photo of every league member for the 2006-2007 Blue Book! Always eager to learn more, Sonya attended ODI training in Houston, TX and CODE Days in Ohio.

Sonya Thesing was a President’s Award recipient in 2007. This was the same year she first visited Huckleberry House, while serving on the board for the Junior League. And today she works as the development director at Huck House, central Ohio’s primary provider of support services and housing for youth experiencing crises, including homelessness. Sonya is thrilled to be on the Huck House team, after years as a business owner and consultant. She has over a decade of non-profit development experience as a board member and development committee chair for several central Ohio organizations. Her favorite part of development work is connecting people with causes that matter to them. Sonya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Dickinson College and her Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University. Sonya and her husband of twenty-two years, David, and their two teenage sons Max and Garrett, enjoy time on soccer fields, golf courses, and beaches.