"I had to take a second and recognize your team and your admiring supporters for an amazing program last night. Not only am I sure it was successful for WEA, but I hope that you realize you inspired us all and showed us what's possible in our own endeavors...Thank you for demonstrating what it looks like to connect vision to action, and to tell an important story as well as it deserves to be told." -- WEA SupporterOn May 26th, a group of 250 Women’s Earth Alliance friends and supporters gathered in San Francisco for the 2010 Women's Earth Alliance Gala. Because we gathered, WEA was able to meet the $100,000 match pledged that evening by a generous donor. This meant $200,000 for Women’s Earth Alliance and our allies around the world. We offer our heartfelt thanks to all those who attended, celebrated, and powerfully launched WEA into its next level of effectiveness. See photos here.Our Giving Circle, the group of multi-year donors who cover 100% of WEA’s operational costs, expanded its membership by 6 generous individuals. Learn more about how you, too, can join our Giving Circle.
From the delicious organic meal by Back to Earth Organic Catering, music by globally recognized Hamsa Lila and special words by Paul Hawken and Julia Butterfly Hill, it was a night to remember. Paul Hawken closed the evening with these words: “I want to acknowledge each and every one of you tonight for being here, for having the kindness and generosity to support these extraordinary women….We are all so fortunate to be a part of something that is so grand….This is one of the most special NGOs in the world…. I want to acknowledge the true leadership that is in our midst.”
Thanks goes to so many for making this event possible. Truly, we are together!
Our Sponsors: The Wallace Global Fund, Unseen Pictures, Andrew Weeks Photography, Artisana, Back to Earth Organic Catering, Big Basin Vineyards, Benziger Winery, Earthlust, Everything AV, Farmer Jane, Greenhome.com, Guayaki, Iron Horse Vineyards, Numi Tea, Nutiva, Square One organic vodka, Peridot Events, Tcho Chocolates, Thanksgiving Coffee Company, To-Go Ware
Our Host Committee: Aimee & Eloise Christensen, Ari Derfel, Ben Schick, Carlos Magana, Catriona Glazebrook, Erica Priggen, Janet MacGillivray Wallace & Randall Wallace, Jennifer Wood, Joel Makower, Julia Butterfly Hill, Laura Belzer, Marcy Taylor, Nicholas Heldfond & Simmone LaCorte, Nick & Sloane Morgan, Paul Hawken, Roselyne C. Swig, Sandra Hay, Stacey Frost.
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