To commemorate World Water Day, FACE Africa hosted its 10th Annual WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Gala on Saturday, March 23, at Guastavino’s New York. This landmark 10th-anniversary event drew attention to the clean water epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and raised funds for clean water initiatives.
To date, FACE Africa has impacted over 150,000 people in Liberia and Nigeria, with plans to expand to Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique.
The event drew nearly 500 guests, honoring soccer legend Didier Drogba, Actress Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bozoma Saint John, CMO at Endeavor.
Delivering the 2019 keynote address was Target Corp’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Caroline Wanga. Honorees were presented with New York State Proclamations and VIP guests included President of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri, CEO of Red Media Group Adebola Williams and Nelson Muffuh from the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. The event concluded with an afterparty, hosted by Tanzanian Pop Star Vanessa Mdee and performances by South African artist Moonchild Sennelly.
The 2019 Gala grossed $230,000 from sponsorships, gala ticket sales, donations and pledges and funds will go towards FACE Africa’s clean water advocacy and infrastructure initiatives.
“As always, we were so touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support from our sponsors, donors and the hundreds of guests who came out in support of our work and mission,” said Saran Kaba Jones, Founder, and CEO of FACE Africa. “It was truly a magical evening of celebration and inspiration and we’re so grateful to every single person who joined us on Saturday night .”
See the photos below.
Guests & Ambiance
Red Carpet Photos
Speeches & Awards