After dinner, CCGF President Dr. Wael Khoury gave his opening remarks at the Gala. He gave an update on the progress of the Gardens including the many heritages that are working to get their own Cultural Garden.
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Dr. Wael Khoury
Dr. Khoury introduced CCGF Executive Director Lori Ashyk.
Then Dr. Khoury introduced Cleveland Foundation President and CEO Ronn Richard who gave this keynote address.
Then CCGF President Dr. Wael Khoury made a surprise announcement. The CCGF Board wanted to thank and honor Tom Turkaly, VP of the CCGF and super volunteer, for all of his efforts. Tom was genuinely surprised. Then the CCGF Board of Directors joined Tom on stage for a picture.
Wael Khoury and Tom Turkaly
CCGF Executive Board
Then the Stellar Acrobatic Dance Academy performed in very colorful costumes.
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