Friends Of The Drexel Inc.
Friends of the drexel

Our Mission

Friends of the Drexel, Inc. exists to secure and sustain the future of the historic Drexel Theatre as a distinctive cultural asset to Bexley and the greater Columbus community.

Our Vision

We see the Drexel of the future as a sustainable provider of unique arts content and a vibrant community meeting place, preserving the charm and eclectic, neighborhood film-going experience of the theatre, in a warm and inviting yet technologically-advanced facility. We hope you share that vision with us!

The Board


Judy Fisher, Chairwoman
Don Casto, Vice Chairman
Lucinda Kirk, Secretary
Thomas Mack, Treasurer


Jennifer Nelson Carney
June Frankel
Georgia Ruch Gocken
Babette Gorman
Artie Isaac
Robert (Trip) Lazarus, III
Bonnie Milenthal
Julie Robbins
Jonathan Sherman
Ronald Ungvarsky
Kimberly Rice Wilson

Ex-Officio Directors:

David Crane
Richard Stoff, Chairman Emeritus
Carol Zelizer Stoff, Vice Chairman Emeritus

Press Rooms

Ides of March Special Event: October 19 (pdf)
Drexel Gala 2011 Press Release (pdf)
March 18, 2011 Press Release (pdf)
August 19, 2010 Press Release (pdf)
June 22, 2010 Press Release (pdf)
December 11, 2009 Press Release (pdf)

News Coverage

News & Media Clips (pdf)