[Press] Joe Cimperman to Keynote ASIA's Spring Friendraiser, April 28

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For Immediate Release
April 18, 2016
Joe Cimperman to Make His Global Cleveland Debut with an Address to the Asian American Community
Longtime Cleveland councilman will deliver keynote address at the spring friendraiser of Asian Services In Action

Cleveland, Ohio – Joe Cimperman, the former and longtime member of Cleveland City Council, will make one of his first public appearances as president of Global Cleveland at the spring fundraiser of Asian Services In Action.Cimperman will deliver the keynote address at the group’s luncheon on April 28 at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland, where a large crowd is expected.

ASIA is a 20-year-old non-profit agency that assists needy families in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, with a special emphasis on low-income, limited English proficient immigrants and refugee families.

Cimperman, the son of an immigrant mother who spoke Slovenian, has distinguished himself on city council as a champion of immigrants and refugees. In April, he assumed the leadership of Global Cleveland, an economic development agency aiming to boost the local economy by attracting and welcoming international talent to the region.

Michael Byun, the cheif executive officer of ASIA, said Cimperman is truly a guest of honor. “The story of Joe’s family is the story of the American dream,” Byun said. “It’s what so many of our people hope to accomplish. We know Joe will be a great leader for Global Cleveland. He is a true believer in a multicultural Cleveland.”

This is ASIA’s first spring fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the charitable work of the organization and programs designed to ensure individuals, families and communities achieve optimal health and well-being through quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate information.

Tickets to the luncheon are $60 per person. Table tickets of eight (8) are $420. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For reservations, visit asiaohio.org/news/2016sf, or call (216) 881-0330Ext. 8811.

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with the keynote address at noon, followed by a Q&A. There is ample free parking at Ariel International Center, 1163 E. 40th Street, Cleveland.

For media or more information, please contact Kimlee Sur at kimlee.sur@asiaohio.org or 216-881-0330 Ext. 8811.

Founded in 1995, and serving the community for 20 years, ASIA is the largest organization providing culturally and linguistically relevant health and human services to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and others who face cultural barriers. Our mission is to provide AAPIs access to quality culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services. For more information about ASIA, visit www.asiaohio.org or at @asiaohio.