2016 Building Bridges Gala: Stay-at-Home
We invite you to stay home for the 2016 Building Bridges Gala. We hope you will appreciate that this year we have decided to concentrate our efforts on growing our Microcredit Plus program in Guatemala, rather than divert energy and funds toward hosting a formal gala. While this year’s Stay-At-Home event is not a “real” gala in the traditional sense, the need to expand services to empower thousands of Guatemalan women is real. 100% of your ticket purchase and any additional donations will be used to directly fund the work we do to empower women to eliminate poverty in Guatemala.
Although we won’t all be gathering in one place to celebrate, we encourage you to plan your own get-togethers with friends and families and share with them why you support Friendship Bridge. You can all enjoy the Friendship Bridge video premiere at 7 p.m. MDT and even bid in the online auction!
Tickets for this virtual event cost $75, and 100% of your ticket purchase is tax deductible. Each ticket purchase entitles you to a Friendship Bridge t-shirt or baseball hat (pictured below), along with access to an exciting online auction ending at 9 p.m. MDT on April 9th. As a ticketholder, you will also have exclusive access to a Friendship Bridge video premiere at 7 p.m. MDT on April 9th!
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One Week Stay at French Estate
Enjoy a splendid one week stay for 12 in a luxurious French Farmhouse located in St. Remy de Provence nearby the Cote d’Azur. Included with the lodging is a chef available for dinners and use of a Lexus and mopeds to explore the area.
Blackout dates may apply. Accepting booking after May 2016.
Estimated value: $8,400
From Kakaw Designs, this practical backpack is great for all-day outings in the city or mountains. Made with genuine local Guatemalan leather and upcycled corte textile with colorful hand embroidery accents. Two leather pockets keep your small necessities easy to reach. Two little inside pockets are also great for keeping valuables in place, like credit cards, cash, or phone.
Comes with adjustable straps, and a magnet to keep the top flap in place. Go out and explore the world in style!
Estimated value: $120
New York City Getaway
Enjoy a two night stay in a king room at the new high-end boutique hotel, Archer Hotel New York, along with two tickets to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This hotel is located in the heart of the New York City on 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The Midtown West luxury hotel has impressive views and is just blocks from favorite New York attractions – the Theatre District, the Empire State Building, Bryant Park and Times Square.
Visit the Archer Hotel website- http://archerhotel.com/new-york/gallery
Visit the MOMA website- http://moma.org/
Estimated value: $650
$200 gift card to The Capital Grille
Enjoy an exceptional evening of steaks, seafood, and wine with a $200 gift card to The Capital Grille. With locations around the country, The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant offering dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list. Their expertly prepared steaks are custom-aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by the restaurant’s on-premise butcher.
Estimated value: $200
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