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OCOG’s 25th anniversary fundraiser featuring bestselling author J.D. Vance

December 6, 2017
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 4:30 pm)

To purchase admission tickets, go here.

Bestselling author J.D. Vance, whose book Hillbilly Elegy became a must-read across the country after last year’s election, will headline the 25th anniversary fundraiser for the Ohio Coalition for Open Government.  The “Evening with J.D. Vance” will be held on December 6, 2017, in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse.

The fundraiser will feature both a discussion with Vance, whose Hillbilly Elegy points to many of the challenges Ohio is currently facing, and an opportunity to meet the author one-on-one. For more on Vance, go to www.jdvance.com.


  1. Friend of OCOG ticket: $100 (Friend of OCOG ticket includes event admission, an author-signed book, program recognition and a one-year OCOG membership)
  2. Event admission ticket with an author-signed copy of ‘Hillbilly Elegy:’ $65
  3. Event admission only ticket: $40
  • To purchase friend or event admission tickets, go here.


A limited number of patron tickets are also available for $250. Includes ticket to invitation-only reception with Vance, event admission, author-signed book, program and post-event recognition, 1-year OCOG membership. To purchase patron tickets to the event, contact Sue Bazzoli with the Ohio News Media Association at sbazzoli@ohionews.org or 614-486-667, ext 1018.


The Ohio Coalition for Open Government (OCOG) is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit which serves as a clearinghouse for media and citizen grievances that involve open meetings and open records. The activities of the Coalition include monitoring government officials for open government compliance, filing “amicus” briefs in lawsuits, litigation and public education.






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