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A UNIQUE (AND DELICIOUS!) VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Flourish 2020 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual fundraising event. Please stay tuned for an announcement about Flourish 2021. 


about flourish 202o 

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Flourish 2020 was held on Friday, September 25 from 7:00 — 8:00 PM. The event included a virtual cooking demonstration by Chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit and an online Silent Auction featuring unique experiences and items. Proceeds from Flourish helped support youth literacy programs at Cuyahoga County Public Library. 
 
Chef Whalen designed Flourish Food Kits that contained all the ingredients our Flourish guests needed to prepare a delicious recipe of Pan Fried Chicken Thigh with Roasted Asparagus and Stir-fry Corn in their homes.
 
Flourish ticket options gave guests the flexibility to enjoy the evening in their homes with a Flourish Food Kit (which included all the ingredients they needed to prepare 4 entrĂ©es). Flourish Host Kits were also available to share with gatherings of friends. Each Host Kit included ingredients to prepare 12 entrĂ©es. A wine that paired perfectly with the dish was included with each kit. 
 
Guests picked up their Flourish Food Kits and Host Kits from two Cuyahoga County Public Library branch locations prior to the online event.  
 
 TICKETS sales are closed 
 

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ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Highlights of our Flourish Silent Auction included: 

•A Dominican get-away!
•Apollo’s Fire
•Cleveland Indians 
•Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos
•Cleveland Metroparks 
•Michael Angelo's Winery
•Edwins Restaurant 
•Chef Eric Wells
•Goodyear tires 
•HEDGE Gallery
•Local artists
•Reset Lounge
•Shoreby Club 
•Spice Acres
•Vitamix
•Walden Spa
•and much more!

 BIDDING IS CLOSED 

 
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Proceeds from Flourish supportS these and other youth literacy programs at Cuyahoga County Public Library.

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Cuyahoga County Public Library Homework Centers support after-school homework assistance for elementary and middle school students. 88% of students who participate in Homework Centers last year improved their grades.

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Our 1-2-3 READ program supports struggling readers at risk of failing the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. 98% of students who participate in 1-2-3 READ improved or achieved grade level reading, preventing them from being held back a year.


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FLOURISH 2020 EVENT HOST COMMITTEE 

Patty & Bill Babcox • Kia & Ryan Berglund • Wendy Berry & Rick Doody • Theresa & Mike Bidwell • Caroline & Mitch Borrow • Sandy Humphrey Brinn • Helen & J.C. Butler • Debbie & Matt Crawford • M. Lily Datta & Alan Peyrat • Allyn & John Davies • Susan & Brian Donlan • Cynthia & Stephen Galbincea • Pam Haag • Jennifer & Robert Hartford • Whitney & Clarke Jones • Carolyn & Todd Kennedy • Catherine & Robby Levy • Sara & Bassem Mansour • Lisa & Joshua Mayers • Lisa & Craig McConnell • Laura & Chris McKenna • Emily McLaughlin • Amy Miller & Nikhil Rao • Petra & Michael Moran • Lisa Mortimer & Walter Cha • Meg Mueller • Beth Anne & Don Nettis • Chrys & Gordon Newell • Katie & Ken Outcalt • Amy & Andrew Paine • Susan & William Paul • Anne-Marie & Sam Petros • Debbie & John Rathbun • Debi & Anthony Romano • Caroline & David Selman • Christine & Chris Semejerian • Beth & Tim Sheeler • Catherine & J.D. Sullivan • Karen & Andrew Vollmer • Marilyn Wesel • Christy & Gary Young 


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EVENT SPONSORS 

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QUESTIONS? 
Contact Bridget Hawes at bhawes@cuyahogalibrary.org