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Join us for our Intercultural Gala where you can experience the richness of a culture and diversity of our city, Toledo. We believe this type of event will provide cross-cultural education and interaction, which will leads to global understanding, innovation and, ultimately, a better, more inclusion community. In addition, this Gala will benefit our general fund and continue to support the organization’s two major programs -Educational Initiatives and Women’s Connection. Learn more about two of our program and services here - Educational Initiatives and Women's Connection.

In Fall, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at The Pinnacle in Maumee, Ohio we hosted our 3rd Intercultural Gala Fashion Show. Our Gala featured local women modeling cultural attire along with International selection of foods provided by local restaurants. Joined by 200 community members, we explore different cuisine and explore your world with fashion.  


  • Open to everyone

  • Food Features from Around the World

  • Silent Auction

  • Restaurant Tree Gift Card

  • Raffle Prize Baskets

  • Multicultural Display & Cultural Group Performances

  • Invited to wear your own ethnic or traditional attire

We hope to see you, our Partners, Supporters, Circle of Friends, Volunteers and 419Toledo Community as we continue our efforts at advocating for diversity and economic empowerment here in Greater Toledo. Please know that your present truly offers hope to all women, young women and girls that our organization will continue to serve by acknowledging, celebrating and honoring their presence and value in our community.

2018 Intercultural Circle of Supporters & Partners 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

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Circle of Partner

Chris & Lonnie Jacquillard | N.E.D Properties and William Li | Kobe Bay

Mark & Liz Thees | The Pinnacle – In honor of 2018 ‘Power of 100’ 


Circle of Leaders

Christie McKenzie | Supplemental Staffing

Rita Mansour | Mansour Wealth Management | McDonalds Partners LLC

Sara Best | In2Great

Sena Mourad-Friedman    

The Secor Building

The University of Toledo, Center for International Studies and Programs


Circle of Friends

Alicia Wagner | Fowl & Fodder

Cool Media Pro

Denise Martin | Martin & Martin Agency, Inc.

Ernie Lewis | E.A. Lewis Consulting

Jade Yu | Picture This Picture Booth

Julie Woods | JWoods Digital Marketing

Megan Coyle-Stamos | Coyle Funeral Home

Natalie Colon & Latasha Jones | JDOG Junk Removal & Hauling


Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery

Wero Ariola

Circle of Venture

Ambrea Mikolajczyk | ARK Restorations

Angela Wingerd | Skylight Financial

Barbara Wilson | SM3

David Erickson | Stacy Insurance

Jeff Lacrouse | Affinity Advisory

Laura  Marek | Brady, Coyle & Schmidt, Ltd.

Lisa LeFevre | T&L Environmental

Michelle Sandwisch | My Total Body

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 Ways to Support our Gala!

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Why join our Circle of Sponsors?

In 2017, we served more than 750 women and youth and 93% of our participants have access to our programs and services for FREE! We successfully recruited 21 Partners & Collaborators allowing our MISSION to reach more people than ever before and 48 of our marginalized Young Women that participated in our Intergenerational Program found courage and used their voices for transformational change. We are MAKING a DIFFERENCE in the lives of others with 32 Coaching & Mentoring sessions connecting over 52 Mentors with 64 Mentees.

Video of Testimonial from our Mentees or Read Feedbacks from our Mentors and Mentees !



Potential Features Restaurant & Cuisine

WOT's goal is to offer our guests the opportunity to sample food from local international restaurants as part of the intercultural experience. Are you a restaurant owners or manager looking to feature your special cuisine at this Gala? We welcome your consideration to become one of our Featured Food Hosts this fall! More info please contact our Food & Beverages Chair, Michelle Ansara at

Gift Time


Donate Silent Auctions & Gift Baskets Raffles

This is a traditional favorite at our Gala. We would truly appreciate if your organization would consider donating a product, service, or a gift basket raise more fund and support to our organizations. As a sponsor, you will be featured in our program and your logo will be displayed at the Gala. More info please contact our Silent Auction Chair, Deb Cash at

For more info about this Intercultural Gala please contact our Chairperson Stephanie Villegas at OR call our office at 567.970.7172 on Monday between 5:30pm to 7:30pm to speak to one of Intercultural Gala Planning Committee Team Members.