A Salute to International Americans

The MOSAIC Awards is a signature event to benefit Jewish Family & Career Services. Honorees receive the MOSAIC Award, which is an artistic representation of Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community.

Providing programs and services for International Americans has been a part of the JFCS mission since its founding in 1908. By recognizing outstanding individuals who have succeeded in various fields, JFCS underscores the importance of the contributions that International Americans have made in our community and recognizes and spotlights the crucial role that newcomers play in creating a vibrant community.

Event Details

May 17, 2018

Omni Louisville Hotel


5:30 pm – Reception & Micro Business Showcase

6:30 pm – Dinner and Program


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Past Honorees

  • Omar Ayyash, Jordan
    Muhammad Babar, M.D., Pakistan
    Timir Banerjee, M.D., India
    Barry Barker, Great Britain
    Elizabeth Kizito Bartlett, Uganda
    Israel Benitos, Bolivia
    Dr. Emma Birks
    Roberto Bolli, M.D., Italy
    Johanna van Wijk Bos, Ph.D., M.Div., The Netherlands
    Gabriele Weber Bosley, Germany
    Vik Chada, India
    Yaya Diallo, Republic of Mali, West Africa
    Paul Diaz, Cuba
    Sundeep Dronawat, Ph.D., India
    Anna Faul, South Africa
    Cedric Francois, M.D., Ph.D., Belgium
    Vincenzo Gabriele, Italy
    Arun Gadre, M.D., India
    Paul Gerrard, Great Britain
    Dr. Manuel Grimaldi
    Riffat Hassan, Ph.D., Pakistan
    Mohammed Hussain, M.D., Pakistan
    Rajanathan Kara, M.D., Sri Lanka
    Khalid A. Kahloon, Pakistan
    Suhas Kulkarni, India
    Mirzada Kurbasic, M.D., Bosnia & Herzegovinia
    John La Barbera, Sicilian Descent
    Miguel Lagunas, Mexico
    Helen Lang, Chinese Descendant
    Irene Litvan, M.D., Uruguay

  • Edgardo Mansilla, MSW, Argentina
    Oksana Masters
    Mark McCallum, Australia
    Rishabh Mehrotra, India
    Marta Miranda, LCSW, Cuba
    Yung Nguyen, Vietnam
    Dennis Ogbe, Nigeria
    Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D., Bosnia
    Djenita Pasic, Esq., Bosnia
    Claudia Peralta-Mudd, MSSW, Argentina
    Dr. Thangam “Sam” Rangaswamy
    Mariusz Z. Ratajczak, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sci., Poland
    Vidya Ravichandran, India
    Adolfo (Ben) Ruiz III, Mexico
    Shlomit Schaal, M.D., Ph.D., Israel
    Dr. Riaan van Zyl, Ph. D. South Africa
    Luis Roman Scheker, M.D., Dominican Republic
    Dr. Saleem Seyal, Pakistan
    Bruce Simpson, Scotland
    Thomson Smillie, Scotland
    CoCo Tran, Vietnam
    Joseph Twagilimana, Ph.D., Rwanda
    Leon Wahba, Egypt
    Lior Yaron, Israel
    Leonid Yelin, Tashkent, USSR
    Dr. George Digenis, Greece
    Luis David Fuentes, Cuba
    John Rosenberg, Germany
    Lalit Sarin, India
    Van Tran, Vietnam
    Lopa Mehrotra, India
    Wei-Bin Zeng, Ph.D. China

Past Sponsors

  • Aegon
    Jerry & Madeline Abramson
    Abramson/Miles Family
    Almost Family
    Billy & Jan Altman
    Americana Community Center
    Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    Appriss Inc
    APTIS Medical
    Dr. Timir Banerjee
    Sonny & Gladys Bass
    Steve & Terri Bass
    Bellarmine University
    Bonnie Bizer
    Blue Philanthopic Foundation
    Ronald & Judy Borinstein
    Dr. Johanna van Wijk Bos
    Christina Brown
    Laura Lee Brown & Steve Wilson
    Business First
    Byerly Ford-Nissan
    Center for Women and Familes
    Dr. Naveed Chowhan
    Clark Memorial Hospital
    The Clifton Foundation
    Digenis Family
    Doe Anderson
    Edwards-Kuhn Family
    Bert & Jane Emke
    E.ON US
    Ernst & Young
    Fifth Third Bank
    Fox 41 WDRB
    Debbie & Alan Friedman
    Sandi & Barry Friedson
    Frost Brown Todd
    Vincenzo & Patricia Gabriele
    GlowTouch Technologies
    Goldberg & Simpson
    Doug & Karen Gordon
    Greater Louisville, Inc.
    Craig & Rachel Greenberg
    Heart & Soy/ The Roots
    Heaven Hill Distilleries
    Heuser Hearing Institute
    Dr. Jonathan & Janet Hodes
    Holt Printing
    IVS, LLC
    Raymond James
    Jewish Community of Louisville
    Jewish Community Relations Council
    Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence
    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation
    John-Kenyon American Eye Institute
    David A. Jones, Jr. & Mary Gwen Wheeler
    Dr. & Mrs. Rajah Kara
    Yum! Brands Foundation
    Dr. Nathan & Ann Zimmerman
  • Kent School of Social Work
    Kentucky Center for the Arts
    Kentucky One Health
    Kindred Healthcare
    Drs. Jon & Laura Klein
    Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center
    Jay & Karen Klempner
    David & Nancy Laird
    Carol Levitch
    LG&E – KU Energy
    Louisville Marriott Downtown
    Louisville Metro Mayor’s Contingency Fund
    Todd Lowe
    LSY Companies
    Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, PLLC
    Maker’s Mark
    Judge William McAnulty
    Measure Consumer Perspectives
    Mercer Ryan Rowland Financial Group
    Multi Packaging Solutions
    Ian & Stephanie Mutchnick
    Northwestern Mutual
    Yung Nguyen
    Norton Healthcare
    Old National Bank
    Thomas & Melissa Olges
    Kent & Kathy Oyler
    Papa John’s International
    Papercone Corporation
    Passport Health Plan
    PNC Bank
    Pohn/Roemer Family
    POS On Cloud
    Publisher’s Printing
    Roth Family Foundation
    RPMG Group – Merrill Lynch
    Samitech, LLC
    John H. Schnatter Family Foundation Inc
    Dr. Michael & Beth Salamon
    Dr. Saleem Seyal
    Shelby Industries
    Karen & Keith Sherman
    Bruce Simpson
    Sister Cities of Louisville, Inc.
    Socrates Cafe Louisville
    Spalding University
    Stephen & Robin Stratton
    Stites & Harbison
    Stock Yards Bank
    Donna Stone / Discoveries
    William & Lindy Street
    Temple Shalom
    Bob & Judy Freundlich Tiell
    Dr. Diane Tobin & Chuck Friedman
    University of Louisville
    U of L Department of Pediatrics
    U of L Office of the Executive VP, Health Affairs & the School of Medicine
    U of L Optimal Aging Institute
    US Bank
    US World Meds
    Leon & Helen Wahba
    Waterfront Park Place Development Team
    Wilson Muir Bank
    Jonathan & Stephi Wolff
    Lior Yaron