Welcome to the Trellus 45th Anniversary Gala,
“A Celebration of Voices.”
Whether you’ve been a steadfast advocate of Trellus for many years or are just beginning your journey with us, we are thrilled to have you join us.
Forty-five years ago, a remarkable group of individuals from Cambodia responded to a crisis faced by their community, the plight of escaping internment camps in Vietnam. Their commitment established a bond of trust and rooted us firmly in the refugee community, eventually extending to other communities in need. It is because of their enduring commitment that we stand here today, devoted to welcoming newcomers to our city.
Tonight, our focus is on amplifying the voices of those who often go unheard and acknowledging individuals who embody our values: Embrace Community, Advance Opportunity, Bolster Learning and Growth, Honor Diversity, Foster Collaboration, and Champion People.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for your support. We extend our appreciation to our exceptional staff and dedicated teachers, whose unwavering commitment to our clients and scholars forms the very essence of our organization. And to our Board of Directors, we thank you for your leadership, guidance, and expertise. Together, we can continue to remove barriers and provide supports that create opportunities for life.
Chris and Rebecca