About Us

In response to community need, Stonewall routinely adds programs to our growing roster, facilitates ever-increasing numbers visiting the Center, increases visibility for other agencies, and brings new and innovative perspectives to our service delivery. It is our intent to continually expand programming so that community members seeking a variety of services and activities – in addition to the base services and ongoing support groups we offer – can find ways to connect with others in a safe, comfortable and culturally enriching environment. As the leading organization on LGBTQ issues in the Central Ohio area, we have made countless strides in educating the larger community, increasing social awareness, and collaborating on political advocacy by providing stronger programs, services, and alternative social activities. As we move towards an exciting milestone of celebrating 35 years in the community, we are building on past accomplishments, developing sustainable systems and growth processes and focusing on strengthening not only our agency, but the Central Ohio LGBTQ and allied community by enhancing our Community Center.

Our Mission

Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBTQ community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration. Each program or service presented at the Center on High aligns with at least one of the organization’s core values: Health, Diversity, Faith or Art. Stonewall Columbus supports good health in body, mind and spirit. Stonewall Columbus recognizes that the LGBTQ community is diverse and it is important to embrace that diversity making sure that all feel welcome at the center. Stonewall Columbus acknowledges the need for some LGBTQ people to maintain their faith and the organization strives to help people reconcile their true selves with their faith. The Center on High is located in the Short North Arts District and participates in the arts community by presenting and encouraging artists of all mediums.

2013 Annual Report

Download the 2013 Annual Report (PDF)

2013 Financial Information

Total Income:

Programs $633,586
Fundraising $45,263
Administration $34,400

Total ending net assets:


2013 Stonewall Columbus, Inc. IRS 990 Form (PDF Format)

Center Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Stonewall Columbus
1160 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201-2411

Center on High
1160 North High Street (Corner of 4th Ave. and High Street)
Parking available behind building accessed from 4th Ave.

Regular Business Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
(Various groups use the center outside of these hours)

Phone voice (614) 299-7764
Fax (614) 299-4408


Karla Rothan, Executive Director (614) 930-2261

Michele Fregonas, Office Manager (614) 930-2262

Riana Brewer, Administrative Assistant (614) 299-7764

Lori Gum, Program & Pride Coordinator (614) 930-2265

Kathy Crowe, Marketing and Public Relations Manager (614) 930-2264

Shane McClelland, Development Associate (614) 930-2263

Suzie Simpson, Center Coordinator (614) 930-2260

Liam Gallagher, Volunteer Coordinator (614) 930-2269

Board of Trustees