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Investing in Women and Girls for a Better Future

Join the leaders of Friendship Bridge and Girl Rising, two international nonprofits working to unleash the power of girls and women to build a more peaceful and prosperous world. Karen Larson, President and CEO of Friendship Bridge, and Christina Lowery, CEO of Girl Rising, will share stories from the field of how girls and women are leading transformative change in their communities even in the midst of a confluence of crises that threaten to set back decades of progress in gender equity.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Options to attend in-person or virtually
  • In-Person Location: Levin Hall, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

Join us for a lively and vital discussion of what is at stake in the wake of the pandemic and in the midst of global conflict and environmental threats, and how investing in girls and women is absolutely critical if we are to build a better world for future generations.


Cello Concert, hosted by the Foothills Circle

Enjoy six centuries of cello duets and trios in beautiful Golden, Colorado, all benefiting Friendship Bridge and our work to create opportunities that empower Guatemalan women to build a better life. Tickets are $30, which includes dessert, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks. Note: Limit of 50 people.  First come, first serve.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00pm Mountain Time
  • Location: The Arbor House, 14600 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO
  • Price: $30

Musical programming includes songs from the Renaissance and classical selections, to 20th Century composers, contemporary jazz, and pop. Special performance of Brazilian ‘choro’ on flute by Christen Stephens.

Cellists: Molly Niven, Christen Stephens, and Susan Crisfield

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Llama Lunch

Join the Evergreen Circle for a Llama Lunch and Hike! The Evergreen Circle will be hosting a wildflower hike high in the mountains at a beautiful location called Mayflower Gulch. Llamas will carry our gourmet meal while we hike a total of 3.2 miles. We will have lunch at the rustic Boston Mine Ghost Town with stunning views in every direction. You will not want to miss this one!

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations to this event will further Friendship Bridge’s mission of empowering women in Guatemala to build a better life through microcredit, education, and health services.

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Building Bridges Gala

Friendship Bridge was pleased to host the 2022 Building Bridges Gala on Thursday evening, April 28, 2022, an exciting, hybrid event, with options for guests to attend either in person in Lakewood, Colorado or virtually from home.

Our theme in 2022 was Impact “Squared”  in celebration of our five-year strategic plan, which will have a multiplier effect, exponentially impacting an even greater number of Guatemalan women, families, and communities. By attending our gala, you supported Friendship Bridge and our mission to create opportunities that empower Guatemalan women to build a better life through microcredit, health services, and education.

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