About Us

From your heart to theirs, the Mirth Project is dedicated to lifting spirits and changing lives.

Gifting Opportunity since 2017

The Mirth Project is a non-profit organization working to inspire and support low income teens in pursuit of realizing their goals, dreams and passions.

Since 2017, our community, thanks to generous donations, has impacted hundreds of teenagers in need. From your heart to theirs, the Mirth Project is dedicated to lifting spirits and changing lives.

Our Team

Robin McAllister-Zaas | Founder and CEO

Some girls dream of being doctors or fashion designers, but Robin dreamed of being Santa Claus, and now, as the Founder of the Mirth Project, she actually is!

Robin is also the CEO and Head Life Coach at RMZ Coaching, where she coaches women who are ready to ditch stress and overwhelm, gain confidence and go after their goals like their life depends on it, because their happiness does. Read more…

Alexandra Zaas | Vice President

Aly is the Vice President and head elf of The Mirth Project. She graduated from Lake Forest College with a major in Politics and is now climbing the corporate ladder at Starbucks .

Aly has also been involved with Relay For Life as well as The Worthington Resource Pantry. Read more…

Catherine Cawthon | Board Member

Catherine Cawthon is President and CEO of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, joining OCCH in December 2020.

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Tina Fisher| Board Member

Tina is currently the Co-founder & CEO at Givevia! Givevia’s mission is to amplify philanthropy by growing, empowering and connecting its participants.

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Erin Glowacki | Board Member

Being a full time realtor for the past 24 years has allowed Erin to meet and serve people from all walks of life in all demographics and circumstances.

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Nicolette Grohovsky

Nicolette Grohovsky is a kindergarten teacher in the Worthington City School District.

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Buneka Lucas BSN, RNHWNC-BC | Board Member

Buneka is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse and a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

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Donna Musilli | Board Member

Donna Musilli is a passionate nurturer of others as a wife and mother of two amazing humans and two adorable cats.

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Change a life.

When you donate to The Mirth Project, you’ll be matched with a teenager in need who is living within your own community. Your impact will lift their spirits or equip them with the tools they need to succeed.