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17th Annual Global Gourmet

thank you!

Thank you to all guests, volunteers, and event sponsors who helped the community celebrate KRM and our mission at the 17th Annual Global Gourmet fundraiser on Friday, September 16, 2016! Global Gourmet is an annual event designed to support the programs of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

The night included a silent auction; music by Harry Pickens, Osmany Chauvin Elias, Zim Marim, and Abraham Mwinda; drinks from Brown-Forman; food from Wiltshire Pantry and local international restaurants.

Global Gourmet sponsors

Full list of event sponsors:

Achievement Level

Jane & Wayne Parker
Anthem Medicaid
Joe & Edie Norris
VIA Studio

Freedom Level

Yum! Brands Foundation

Opportunity Level

Aetna Better Health of KY
Bowden & Wood, PLLC
Passport Health Plan
Portland Investment Initiative

Table Sponsors

Bob Gilewski & Nancy Kuppersmith
Carol & Bill Young
Deming Malone Livesay & Ovstroff
Family Health Centers
Flood Family & Friends
Integrity Staffing Solutions

table sponsors, continued

Jennifer Recktenwald
Jill & Mike Puckett
John Stevens
Mary Ellen & Rick Harned
Norton Healthcare
Scott Koloms
Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC
UofL Global Health (Ruth Carrico)
Vanessa Parker

Co-Sponsor Tables

Christ Church United Methodist
Crescent Hill Presbyterian & First Presbyterian Church Shelbyville
Highland Baptist Church
Highland Presbyterian Church
Mama’s Hip
Middletown Christian Church
Springdale Presbyterian Church
St. Agnes Church

Dinner and Desserts Provided By

Al Farat
Caffe Classico
Cellar Door Chocolates
Cielina Wallen
Clay Oven
Feast on Market
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Ginette Angonda
The Grape Leaf
Havana Rumba
Heather’s Cakery

Highland Coffee Co.
Jad Shunnarah
Kameela Saifi
Kizito Cookies
Lorenzo Gregory
Najiha Mohammed
Odette Nyirahuku
Plehn’s Bakery

Ramsi’s Café on the World
Simply Thai
Sweet Stuff Bakery
The Café
Whole Foods
Wiltshire Pantry

Refugee Elder Bakers Kameela Saifi & Najiha Mohammed


Donna Craig Volunteer Service Award

Established to recognize outstanding volunteerism to KRM, its mission and its clients.

Dr. Ellen Joyce

Refugee Community Leadership Award

Established to honor a refugee leader who has exemplified integrity and selfless service within their community.

Khadar Mohamed Abdullahi

Sophie Maier, Immigrant Services Librarian, Louisville Free Public Library, Iroquois Branch

Betty Anne Rutledge Scholarship

Established to assist refugee college students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to educational and career achievement.

Najma Noor

Aisha Yusuf

Yosmany Machado Lopez