2017 Global Gala
It's hard to believe we've reached our 20th anniversary!! To celebrate, this year's Gala had an Irish theme, honoring one of the largest groups of immigrants/refugees of the 19th and 20th centuries. The event attendees enjoyed traditional music by Ciana, fine food and drink, our Global Quiz.
We would like to thank everyone for attending our Global Gala and for making it another successful fundraiser for the Northern Nevada International Center. Special thank you to our keynote speaker Lavinia Limon.
Stay tuned for more details about next year's Gala in Spring 2018!
2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
PRESIDENT AND CEO, U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
Lavinia has more than 30 years of experience working on behalf of refugees and immigrants. Prior to joining USCRI in August of 2001, Ms. Limón was Director of the Center for the New American Community, a project of the National Immigration Forum. During the Clinton Administration, Ms. Limón served as the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services, designing and implementing programs to assist newly arriving refugees in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency. She served simultaneously as the Director of the Office of Family Assistance for four years, helping to devise policies and strategies for implementing national welfare reform.