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65th MCA Annual Awards Dinner

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Fort Worth Club


Marvin Blum and Arnie Gachman 

Marvin Blum makes significant contributions to his community. We are honored that he has a longstanding relationship with the Multicultural Alliance where he has served in numerous leadership roles. A native Fort Worthian, we attended Paschal High School and the University of Texas earning both an undergraduate and law degree. Upon returning to Fort Worth, he has been a key leader in many sectors. On April 19, we celebrated the wonderful contributions of Marvin and thanked him for his dedication and valuable leadership. 

The involvement and service in our community by Arnie Gachman is apparent by his desire to positively impact and benefit others more remote than his family and friends. Arnie has been involved with the Multicultural Alliance in multiple capacities for almost 50 years. Past President and recent retiree of Gamtex Industries, Arnie commits an enormous amount of time and energy to organizations he holds dear. 

The funds raised through this dinner support valuable programming which provide opportunities for people to discuss and share experiences of diverse cultural, racial, religious, and economic concern.  We work to address inequity and the negative consequences of prejudice and discrimination throughout our region by providing educational programming and bringing people together for shared experiences. We strive to create harmonious relationships and build sustainable, inclusive communities.

Marvin Blum and Arnie Gachman joined a stellar group of past honorees who live our mission. 

The community contributions of Marica Pozez Kurtz are wide and varied. She is a fundraiser, gourmet chef, organizer and philanthropist. Her family foundation, the Gates of Chai, has sponsored lecture series and visiting scholars at both TCU and Brite Divnity School. For many years, the Gates of Chai foundation has made it possible for multiple voices to participate in the Multicultural Alliance Interfaith Seminarian Retreat. Marcia's care and concern are legendary. All who know her are in agreement that she quietly lives the mission of the Multicultural Alliance. On April 19, Marcia Pozez Kurtz received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment of building bridges in the interfaith community through establishing the Gates of Chai foundation.

Dinner Chairs
Jonathan Suder and Joan T. Trew

2016 Dinner Pictures     

Thank you to our 2016 Dinner Sponsors.



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