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2020 Building Bridges Stay-At-Home Gala


We invite you to join us for the 2020 Stay-At-Home Building Bridges Gala on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm (Mountain Standard Time), celebrating the resiliency and entrepreneurial spirit of the women served by Friendship Bridge in Guatemala.

By attending our gala, you support the tools of empowerment that allow our clients to remain resilient. All ticket purchase donations will be used to directly fund the work we do in Guatemala. Plus, you will enjoy informative virtual videos, games, entertainment, an online auction, and handmade artisan items – all from the comfort of your home.

Our clients have faced unimaginable hardship in Guatemala this year due to the global pandemic, yet they remain strong-willed and purposeful and have responded with grace, hope, and humor. To celebrate their resilience and inspiring entrepreneurial spirit, we invite you to savor a night at home while joining us remotely. The impact of our work and the strong bonds Friendship Bridge has cultivated with our clients over the years are now more evident than ever. Your support is critical to their success and we thank you for standing by our side!


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Night-Of Activities

Inspiring Videos

Watch a video premiere featuring Friendship Bridge clients and a special message from Karen Larson, President & CEO




Enjoy exclusive entertainment from leading Broadway Touring Stars like Sarah Hinrichsen, lead in Escape to Margaritaville. Photo by Matthew Murphy.



Online Auction

Bid in our exciting online auction, full of unique items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Auction runs from Sept. 20 – Oct. 8 at 8:00pm MST.

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Scavenger Hunt

Optional: Participate in an interactive Scavenger Hunt Game while learning about Guatemalan and Mayan culture. The first 5 participants to correctly solve the riddles within the book Guatemalan Woven Wealth win a special artisan item from Handmade by Friendship Bridge!



Week-Of Event Activities

All guests get access to exclusive materials and activities the week of the gala: 

  • Purchase tickets by Sept. 24 and get a virtual weaving demo video featuring our clients.
  • Build and design your own Guatemalan kite from home! We’ll mail you a Kite-Kit and feature a photo of your colorful creation in our virtual showcase.
  • Learn mixology! Get the signature 2020 Gala Cocktail recipe and an instructional video.
  • Cook a popular Guatemalan dish with us by following along with our online video.
  • Bid in our exciting online auction, opening Sept. 20.
  • Attend our virtual artisan sale and shop for handmade items made by our clients.


Gifts for Ticket Purchasers


VIP Tickets $125

Includes Kite-Kit, Beaded Kite Dream Catcher, and Embroidered Kite Coin Purse. * $110 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

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Individual Ticket $75

Includes Kite-Kit and Beaded Kite Dream Catcher. * $70 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

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Cada Mes Tickets $30

Includes Kite-Kit and Beaded Kite Dream Catcher. Exclusive to monthly donors only. Limit 1 ticket per Cada Mes member. * $25 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

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Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors

special thank you to Egan Printing for their in-kind support with a portion of costs on invitation printing.

 Oro Sponsors – $1,000 

 Amiga Sponsors – $500