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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
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!
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
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
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
2018 Intercultural Fashion
2016 Intercultural Dance
2015 Intercultural Fashion
Describe your image
Ways to Support our Gala!
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.
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
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.