Celebrating Our Cultural Kaleidoscope Annual Gala

Annual Enlightened Kaleidoscope Awards

Each year, MACC hosts a cultural awards reception to celebrate the diversity of our members and partners. The nation and our state represent a "salad bowl" of cultures. We are all Americans yet it is critically important that cultural identity and traditions are maintained. Interactive cultural entertainment and local ethnic foods are presented. The celebration is highlighted by presentation of the prestigious Enlightened Kaleidoscope Award. The award recognizes an organization or individual for their dedication to promoting health equity, providing culturally appropriate care and/or appreciating the richness of Ohio’s diverse populations. We encourage you to represent your heritage by dressing in cultural attire!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Boat House at Confluence Park


2017 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Awards Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Awards? Visit the sponsorship page for more information. 

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2017 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Award Finalists

2015 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Recipient Dr. Arthur James

2015 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Recipient
Dr. Arthur James

The Enlightened Kaleidoscope Award was established by Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) to celebrate innovation, leadership, and commitment to cultural competence, behavioral health parity and the diversity of Ohio's  population. 

Jeffrey Allen Dennis

Founder and CEO

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Brent Walter

Statewide Director of Marketing

Julia Applegate

Director, Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity

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Hodan Mohammed

Founder and Executive Director


Cultural Welcome Reception to the 2016 MACC Conference