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2024 Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala

Thank you for attending! 2024 Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala. March 9, 2024. 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, attendees enjoyed access to new video content about our programs, a front seat to our online auction, and exclusive handmade artisan items!

A Message from Tracie

  • DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • 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. This year’s gala is themed Pathways of Her Heart for the 2024 International Women’s Day focus on inspiring inclusion. With this theme, we celebrate Friendship Bridge’s clients, whose role as empowered women make them powerful torchbearers by paving inclusive paths for women and future generations.

This year, our virtual Gala will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 6–8pm MT. The evening will showcase brand new videos, a selection of exclusive artisan products from Handmade by Friendship Bridge® clients, and an exciting online auction that’s open to everyone.

We invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating the distinct, heart-led journeys of Friendship Bridge’s clients—these women are the pioneers of empowerment in their communities, embodying the spirit that inspires those around them to create a more inclusive and equitable world.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Tracie Cordeiro, President & CEO

Attendees gained access to…

Inspiring Videos of Our Clients

Our clients recount the heart-led aspects of their journeys, reading letters of gratitude to the women who have inspired them and recounting their personal stories of resilience and transformation.

Inspiring videos of the voices of Friendship Bridge

Listen to a diverse tapestry of experiences from our staff, supporters, and clients, each contributing to the rich narrative of building an inclusive and empowered community.

Gifts from Magdalena and Angelina

An exclusive set of note cards and a beaded pen were handmade for 2024’s gala by Handmade by Friendship Bridge® artisan clients Magdalena and Angelina.

Access to our Exciting 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 opened Friday, February 23 at 8am MT and closed Saturday, March 9 at 8pm MT.


NOW CLOSED. Thank you for participating!

At 8:00pm MT on Saturday, March 9, the online auction for our 2024 Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala closed! Thank you for placing your bids and supporting women in Guatemala!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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

Platino Sponsors


Oro Sponsors

Colorado Capital Management: Enriching Lives

Kelly & Steve Reynoldson

Betty Chambers Toguchi & Roger Toguchi

Susan Zimmermann & Paul Phillips


Plata Sponsors


grf CPAs & Advisors

Susie & John Miller


Amiga Sponsors


Meryle Melnicoff and Joseph Busler