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2020 Building Bridges Stay-At-Home Gala


Thank you for joining us for the 5th annual Stay-At-Home Building Bridges Gala on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, 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

All ticket purchasers will be getting one special email every day the week of the event. Each email will include a special video, which guests may watch at any time. On Thursday, Oct. 8, guests will receive multiple email updates throughout the day. There is no ‘live’ element to this gala, so all ticket purchasers can savor a night at home and watch the videos at any time.

Inspiring Videos

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

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Together We Will Fly is an original song written and performed specifically for Friendship Bridge by touring Broadway stars like Sarah Hinrichsen, lead actress in Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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Online Auction

Guests had the chance to bid in our exciting online auction, full of unique items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Please note: the 2020 auction is now closed.

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Week-Of Event Activities

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

  • A Virtual Insight Trip + Weaving Demo featuring our artisan clients in Guatemala.
  • A Kite-Kit so they could build and design their own Guatemalan kite from home!
  • Mixology: Guests received the signature 2020 Gala Cocktail recipe and an instructional video.
  • Cooking: Guests received the recipe to a popular Guatemalan dish and followed along with our online video

Gifts for Ticket Purchasers


VIP Tickets $125

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



Individual Ticket $75

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



Cada Mes Tickets $30

Included 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.



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