2022 Celebrate

Slavic Village

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Join us for the annual benefit that supports the work of Slavic Village Development, and this year WE ARE BACK IN PERSON!

The 2022 Annual Celebrate Slavic Village

This year, we are delighted to honor Chris Smetana, Mary Ellen Gardner, and Marlane Weslian, three strong women who have made SVD a leader in the community development field while continuing to be responsive to our neighborhood.

About The Event

This year, we are delighted to honor Chris Smetana, Mary Ellen Gardner, and Marlane Weslian, three strong women who have made SVD a leader in the community development field while continuing to be responsive to our neighborhood. 

On Friday, September 23rd, 2022 from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m., we will Celebrate Slavic Village and our honorees at the Polish American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue. Guests will enjoy beer, wine, appetizers, live music, and games.

CSV 2019
Chris Smetana

Chris Smetana

Chris has served Slavic Village Development in many roles, including; treasurer, board president, and eight different committee positions. Her tenure at SVD spans from 1987-2017. Chris grew up on E 55th and Fleet and founded the Ministry Center Hot Meal Program in 1985, which served up to 150 residents weekly.

Mary Ellen Gardner Profile

Mary Ellen Gardner

Mary Ellen was an employee of Slavic Village Development from 2000-2011, served on the board for several terms, and has held a variety of leadership positions. She has worked in the affordable housing industry since 1990. She and her husband are animal lovers who have cared for 201 dogs and 16 cats over the course of their marriage.

Marlane Profile

Marlane Weslian

Marlane’s life work consists of serving the community for 40 years. In 1978 she was a volunteer and board member of Citizens to Bring Broadway Back. Later she became the director of Broadway Development Corporation which became Slavic Village Development in 1998. Marlane has been proud to call herself a true “Villager” for over 48 years.

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TICKETS:

Tickets are $65 each. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased via check made out to Slavic Village Development. Send your check or drop it off at our office at 5620 Broadway Ave. Cleveland, OH, 44127 ATTN. Marilyn Mosinski

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We want to see how you and your crew Celebrate Slavic Village in your own style! Post pictures on Facebook and Instagram, use #celebrateslavicvillage and #slavicvillagecleveland to celebrate our Village together!

REGISTER FOR SPONSORSHIP TODAY:

For more information about Celebrate Slavic Village or sponsorship, contact Erica Tinnirello at (216) 429-1182 x143 or ericat@slavicvillage.org

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