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: 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!
- Includes an exclusive set of 2 heart notecards, handmade by Magdalena in Sololá
- $42 of each ticket is tax deductible
In addition, you will gain 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.
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 opens Friday, February 23 at 8am MT and closes Saturday, March 9 at 8pm MT.
In addition to the wonderful news above, the online auction for our 2023 Stay-at-Home Building Bridges Gala is now LIVE! We’ve collected an exciting variety of items in our online auction on Bidding for Good.
In order to bid, you must first create an account and follow the prompts to get started. Check out BiddingForGood's FAQ page for instructions.
- The auction will close at 8:00pm MT on Saturday, March 9.
- Please note that extended bidding is enabled–bidding will continue in 5-minute increments past the auction close if your bid is placed within 5 minutes of closing, increasing your chances of snagging your dream item!
There are a myriad of ways you can support our Gala's silent auction! We welcome all in-kind donation ideas to help us provide the tools to empower women in Guatemala. Donations of property stays, experiences and classes, tickets and gift cards, and more are accepted.
For more information, contact Nancy Hiester at email@example.com before March 1.
Gather a group of your friends, family, or coworkers to talk about Friendship Bridge and share our new gala content! Hosts are an important part of the success of Friendship Bridge's fundraising efforts each year.
As a volunteer host, you will help raise awareness and funds for our Microcredit Plus programs by sharing the impact of our work with your friends and family. All hosts will be given the information and materials needed to speak passionately about our work, share our engaging gala content, and support guests with bidding in our exciting online auction.
All hosts will receive an exclusive heart banner bunting, handmade in Sololá, Guatemala by Handmade by Friendship Bridge® client Micaela.
For more information, contact Megan Juba at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 28.
Friendship Bridge is so grateful to the following supporters for sponsoring this year's Building Bridges Gala.