About 250 people turned out for the second Harambee Gala on Sept. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mayfield Village. The event, sponsored by St. Agnes /Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Cleveland raises funds for the St. Agnes /Our Lady of Fatima Parish Education Assistance Fund, which helps provide money to educate students within the parish boundaries.
Vanessa Griffin Campbell, who retired last December after more than 30 years in ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland, also was honored at the gala for her faith in action. Most recently, she served as director of the Office of African American Ministry.
Harambee is a Swahili word that means coming together for cooperation and success.