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2021 Building Bridges Stay-At-Home Gala

Savor a night at home while supporting Friendship Bridge at our 6th annual Stay-At-Home Building Bridges Gala on Friday, May 7 from 6:00-8:00pm MST. This year’s theme is “Her Business, Her Way” in celebration of the variety of businesses our clients operate as a result of participating in our Microcredit Plus programs. From agriculture to artisanry, the women served by Friendship Bridge have continued to be innovative, flexible, and tenacious in their efforts – even in the face of a global pandemic.

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 a week of entertaining and informative virtual videos, an online auction, and a handmade artisan item – all from the comfort of your home. We’ll send you a special video every day in early May, highlighting each of our Microcredit Plus programs and a client story from Guatemala. All guests get exclusive access to our online auction and receive a handmade artisan item. On Friday, May 7, our volunteers will be hosting virtual parties all around the U.S. and sharing in on the fun!

Buy Tickets – $75

Inspiring Videos

We’ll send you a special video every day in early May, featuring the women who participate in our Microcredit Plus programs, including Health for LifeWomen’s Agriculture Credit & Training, and Handmade by Friendship Bridge.

A Gift from Magdalena

A collection of three beautiful huipil notecards, handmade by Friendship Bridge artisan entrepreneur client, Magdalena.

Inspiration from Our Team

Video premiere with messages from Karen Larson, President & CEO, and Marta Julia Ixtuc, Communications and Public Relations Specialist.

Access to our Online Auction

Find something you love in our online auction, featuring unique items and experiences like a Fly Fishing Day on a pristine Colorado trout stream with a gourmet lunch for 4 people. The auction will open Friday, April 23 at 8am MST and closes Friday, May 7 at 8pm MST.

We have hosts all over the United States volunteering their time to gather with their friends online to support our gala for a fun night on Friday, May 7. Hosts are asked to talk about Friendship Bridge and share our gala videos – a key component to the success of our fundraising efforts for women in Guatemala. All hosts will be mailed a Host Kit prior to the gala, with talking points and instructions.

Interested? Read through our flyer to learn how to become a party host or to ask for further details.

Learn More

Friendship Bridge is an established nonprofit with local and national reach. Our gala sponsors benefit from gaining exposure to both an international and national audience of over 3,000 individuals. Sponsorships will be promoted via print, email, social media, and online communications. For promotional purposes, we ask that all sponsor logos be submitted by March 18, 2021 to ensure acknowledgment in marketing materials.

View Sponsorship Packet Purchase Sponsorship

 Diamante Sponsors – $5,000 

 Oro Sponsors – $1,000 

 Amiga Sponsors – $500