Jewish Family & Career Services is seeking nominations now to honor new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who excel in the fields of medicine/health care, education, technology, business/commerce, entrepreneurship, government, sports and the arts, who are also making a significant contribution in our community. Honorees will receive the MOSAIC Award, an artistic interpretation of Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community (MOSAIC).
This is Jewish Family & Career Services’ sixth year presenting the MOSAIC Awards, a dinner event to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Henry Clay. The event is an evening devoted to celebrating New Americans, their achievements and diversity in our community.
“JFCS has assisted newcomers to our community throughout its 102-year history,” comments Judy Freundlich Tiell, executive director. “The MOSAIC Awards are a meaningful way to recognize how our community benefits from multiculturalism, and making Louisville a more interesting place, while creating a mosaic of many colors and perspectives.”
Nominations, which can be made by individuals or organizations, must be submitted by December 1, 2010. A review committee of community leaders will select the honorees. Nomination forms are available by calling Beverly Bromley at 452-6341 or going to the JFCS web site, www.jfcslouisville.org and clicking on MOSAIC nominations.
Past Honorees include: Omar Ayyash; Timir Banerjee, M.D.; Roberto Bolli, M.D.; Gabrele Weber Bosley; Yaya Diallo; Sundeep Dronawat, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Gabriele; Arun Gadre, M.D.; Raja Kara, M.D.; Khalid Kahloon; Elizabeth Kizito Bartlett; Mirzada Kurbasic, M.D.; Helen Lang; Irene Litvan, M.D.; Mark McCallum; Edgardo Mansilla, MSW; Yung Nguyen; Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D.; Djenita Pasic, Esq.; Claudia Peralta-Mudd, MSSW; Mariusz Ratajczak, M.D.; Adolfo (Ben) Ruiz III; Luis Scheker, M.D.; Lior Yaron; Leonid Yelin; and Wei-Bin Zeng, Ph.D.