Ethiopian Cultural Garden

Donations before June of over $50 will result in a free meal at Cleveland's Empress Taytu Ethiopian restaurant!

The Ethiopians have been granted one of two remaining plots in the historic Cleveland Cultural Gardens and the design has been APPROVED!  The only thing left to do is raise the money.

When the garden is completed, it will be the first African cultural garden.  The symbolic design commemorating the obelisks of Axum and the windows of Lalibela will give the city of Cleveland a stunning introduction to Ethiopia and will be a point of pride for all Ethiopians. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The total project will cost close to $250,000.   We hope to break ground by late summer.  We have an opportunity to leave a historic legacy while building a centerpiece of pride that is the sole tribute to the Ethiopian community in the United States! 

Will you be a part of history?    Please support the Ethiopian Cultural Garden.  With a donation of at least $100, your name will be placed on a bronze plaque within the garden!

$10 Supporter                     $25 Friend

$50 Partner                           $100 Benefactor

$500 Inner Circle                $1,000 Founder


Ethiopian Cultural Garden Committee
Daniel Atnafu
Carl Robson, Ph.D.
Aklilu Demessie
Samson Aklog
Mesfin Tsige, Ph.D.
Brook Hailu Beshah, Ph.D.

The Menelik Hall Foundation, sponsoring the Ethiopian Cultural Garden, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Code.

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