It was an absolute pleasure sharing our 2nd Annual Gala with our wonderful friends at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt, Savoy Ballroom, on Saturday, 27th August 2016.
The event was hosted by Guy Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Wesfarmers Department Stores Division (Kmart and Target) and brought together partners, supporters and entertainers to fundraise and celebrate the important work of Half the Sky Australia in China.
We are moved by the commitment of those who purchased tickets and sponsorships, made pledges and donations, donated prizes, volunteered their time and bid in our spectacular live and silent auctions. Because of their generosity, our 2016 Gala Campaign raised over $ 848,000 giving vulnerable children the opportunity to experience love and improve their lives.
A very heartfelt thanks to our incredible sponsors – we could not achieve what we have nor dream more big dreams without their steadfast support and involvement.
Our love and gratitude also goes out to our very special guests, Maya Bowen (Half the Sky’s exquisite ‘inspiration’) and Zhang Zhirong (the ‘heart and soul’ of Half the Sky) for sharing their real and captivating stories and bringing awareness to the Half the Sky’s past, present and future.
The Half the Sky Team looks forward to sharing stories with you direct from the precious children enrolled in our programs. If you would like to discuss ideas for partnering with us, please contact our Chief Development Officer, Lauren O’Hara (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With sincere thanks from Deanne, Lauren, Veronica, Sheida and us all at Half the Sky Australia!
*To see how incredible the night was, please click here.
Written by Veronica Reich