Every day ORT helps 100,000 students in more than 60 countries attain independence, build successful careers, become community leaders and maintain their Jewish identities.

It is a profound responsibility for the leadership of ORT in Northeast Ohio, the United States and fundraising countries around the world. So many are depending on ORT and our generous donors to help make their dreams come true.

As we begin a new year, we take a moment to look back. I would like to thank Eric Rubin, immediate past president for his outstanding leadership. His dedication has helped lay a foundation for a successful future.

I am humbled by the responsibility of leadership, energized by the challenge and grateful for the cadre of leaders who, collectively, will help ORT flourish in Northeast Ohio. And I am especially appreciative of your support.

Thank you!

Gary Desberg