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2023 Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala

Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala: Growth & Stability. April 17-20, 2023. Friendship Bridge.

Savor a night at home while supporting Friendship Bridge’s mission at our Stay-At-Home Building Bridges Gala!

At this special annual event, you’ll get access to new video content about our programs, a front seat to our online auction, and exclusive handmade artisan items. Come together with supporters all over the world to celebrate the empowerment of women in Guatemala!

By attending our gala, you’re supporting Friendship Bridge and our mission to create opportunities that empower Guatemalan women to build a better life through microcredit, health services, and education.

A Message from Tracie

  • DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm MT
  • PLACE: at Your Home

Each year, we invite you to savor a night in the comfort of your home for our annual Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala. Our theme in 2023 is “Growth & Stability” in celebration of both our stable foundation and continued growth as outlined in our Strategic Plan. Through Friendship Bridge’s own organizational growth via new offices, technologies, and programs, we are in turn able to accomplish what truly matters–fostering the growth of our clients by empowering them with microcredit. With access to microcredit, education, and health services, our clients create strong roots and stable foundations, and they provide fruit, shade, and beauty to their communities. Their impact spans decades, and over time they can spark the growth of entire forests.

This year’s Gala takes place on Thursday, April 20 from 6-8pm MT, and it will feature brand new, entertaining, and informative videos, unique artisan products handmade by Friendship Bridge clients, and an exciting online auction (open to the public).

As a growing international community, Friendship Bridge offers this online Gala as a way to bring together local groups while simultaneously connecting people around the world; Despite physical distance, we are united in our desire to see women uplifted, empowered, and thriving. Your support empowers our clients with the tools to create healthy, sustainable growth and stability for themselves, their families, and their communities – we hope you will join us in celebrating their incredible accomplishments, along with the continued, steady growth of Friendship Bridge as a whole, by joining us for this unique event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Tracie Cordeiro, President & CEO

What You'll Get

VIP Ticket: $125
  • Includes one set of 2 pine needle coasters and an exclusive pine needle trivet, handmade by Manuela
  • $115 of each ticket is tax deductible
Gala Ticket: $75
  • Includes one set of 2 pine needle coasters, handmade by Manuela
  • $70 of each ticket is tax deductible

In addition, you’ll gain access to…

Inspiring Videos of Our Programs

We’ll send you an all-new video each day starting April 17, featuring the women who participate in our Microcredit Plus programs, including Bridge to Success and Handmade by Friendship Bridge®


Inspiring Videos of Our Clients

Be there for the online video premiere of our Friendship Bridge’s Impact video, showing just how much a woman can grow when empowered with microcredit, and how she can change her life and the lives of those around her


A Gift from Manuela

A collection of exclusive pine needle coasters and trivet, handwoven by Handmade by Friendship Bridge® artisan client, Manuela, pictured here


Access to our Online Auction

Find something you love in our online auction, featuring unique items and experiences like resort stays, gourmet baskets, sports tickets, and more! The auction opens Friday, April 7 at 8am MT and closes Thursday, April 20 at 8pm MT


Fireside Chat with Tracie Cordeiro

Settle in and get to know our new President & CEO, Tracie Cordeiro, as we share an insightful conversation between Tracie and Karen Barker of the Genesee, CO Friendship Circle in this new video



Double Your Impact

A generous donor recently pledged a donation match up to $20k for every donation received during gala week! This match means that every dollar you donate between now and April 21 will DOUBLE in value, allowing us to empower even more women in rural Guatemala.

All gifts matched!

  • $100 pays for six Advanced Training classes for clients seeking additional income-generating work
  • $500 connects a woman entrepreneur with business mentoring services for five months
  • $1,000 provides preventive health services to 17 clients for one month
  • $2,500 funds training for 72 agriculture clients with a professional agronomist for one month
  • $5,000 helps support our Health for Life program to reach women in rural areas of Guatemala
Our goal is to raise a total of $105k during the Gala through ticket sales, auction purchases, and donations—will you consider making a donation today?

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Friendship Bridge is so grateful to the following supporters for sponsoring this year’s Building Bridges Gala.

 Platino Sponsor 


 Oro Sponsors 


 Plata Sponsors 


 Amiga Sponsors