36th Annual History Makers Gala
On November 5, MOHAI was thrilled to welcome back more than 230 guests who attended the 36th annual History Makers event. As we gathered to connect and celebrate our Everyday Heroes and Educator of the Year, more than $490,000 critical funds were raised, benefitting MOHAI’s engaging and innovative educational programming.
MOHAI celebrated and honored Everyday Heroes that have demonstrated all acts of kindness, heroism, and change–big and small. The 2021 honorees included: Katherine Kehrli and Community Loaves, a thriving organization that supports home based bread bakers who bake loaves for their local food banks; and Rita Zawaideh and Caravan~Serai, a unique, award-winning tour company, specializing in the Middle and Near East, and North Africa.
MOHAI also recognized and celebrated our 2021 Educator of the Year Delbert Richardson an educator, curator, storyteller, and truth teller. His award-winning museum, The Unspoken Truths, has enriched classrooms across the region and has impacted learners of all ages.
Chair Katie D’Amato, and all of us at MOHAI, offer our deepest gratitude for the dedication of donors, trustees, volunteers, staff, and History Makers committee members who made this event possible. Their enthusiastic, in-person presence and participation in the evening’s auctions and paddle-raise, ensures that MOHAI will continue making content-rich, interactive exhibits and programs that are accessible to all.
Thank you for your support – being together is an occasion to celebrate!
Thank you 2021 History Makers Gala Sponsors
Gold Sponsor: Careage Home Health
Thank you to our History Makers Gala Planning Committee:
Chair, Katie D’Amato, Mark Ando*, John Hogan, Maria Denny, Maren Higbee, Rebecca MacLeod, Rachel Shrewsbury, Kathy Stanley, Ben Straley and Jeffrey Wolford
* In Memoriam
Everyday Hero Nominees
Manuel Abrego, Brian Canlis, Mark Canlis, Harry Chan, Jill Gallagher, Wyking Garrett, Emilie Given, Gary Hammon, Jeff Kaas, Katherine Kehrli, Marie Kidhe, Michael Verchot, and Rita Zawaideh