THE BACCHANALIAN SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI
The Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that
is led by a dedicated team of officers and a passionate, diverse group of hosts.
President: Neil White
Vice President, Operations: Zach Becks
Vice President, Host Relations: Josh Smithermann
Vice President, Special Projects: Megan Jackson
Vice President, Charity Relations: Andrea Newman
Vice President, Marketing: Kristen Gasperetti
Vice President, Special Projects: Aly Fernandez
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To learn about the benefits of sponsorship, send an email to
To begin a chapter of the Bacchanalian Society in your own town, send an email to
To have your charity considered by the Bacchanalian Society, send an email to
To learn more about volunteering for the Bacchanalian Society
or its many charitable beneficiaries, send an email to
To contact our officers with other questions or requests, send an email to
Bacchanalian Ventures LLC.
C/O W. Ashley Hess
312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4074
2015-2016 HOSTS AND HOSTESSES
Steve Van Dyke
The Bacchanalian Society was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2002 by Todd Fisher, Kevin Ghassomian and Ashley Hess, three late-twenty-something friends who were new to town and eager to expand their social and professional networks. Using an innovative model of wine tasting, their small circle of friends soon grew and their gatherings quickly became standing-room-only events. In time, the three friends brought conviction to the revelry by using their growing numbers to help charities organize and conduct their own wine tastings. Thus began a wildly successful venture in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy that continues to expand today. If you would like to start a chapter of the Bacchanalian Society in your own town, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.