Today, on so called "giving Tuesday" I'm compelled to write a short note about ReachingU. I've been lucky enough to have been part of this wonderful team of volunteers for a few years. They openly give of their time and work tirelessly to open doors and provide opportunities for children and those in need of a hand.
This year's event marked their 15th anniversary of what grew from an idea to give back and make the world a better place - starting out as a simple garage sale - to what is now a well run major influencer supporting a broad swath of causes and contributing to several organizations which are approved after passing strict due diligence measures. The mission is to promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that help Uruguayans living in poverty.We promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that offer educational opportunities so that all Uruguayans living in poverty can develop their full potential.
With a number of member branches that have sprouted over the years, fundraising events held every year worldwide have become increasingly successful over time. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the NY Gala which this year honored famed Uruguayan born architect Rafael Vinoly. His foundation also generously contributed to the evening's fundraising efforts.
As usual, the hours of work behind the scenes from the host chairs, committees and volunteers showed. There were several donors who contributed to the auction, including several other artists. I had an amazing time fun time made all the better from the chance to attend with friend and colleague Angel Naula, president of Naula Workshops, meet the warm and engaging Vinoly and a chance to chat with the very cool (and gracious) Sebastian Arcelus from House of Cards and Madam Secretary.
But more important than all the fun and glitter, I'm anxious to hear the stories of how the results from the night will make a genuine difference in the lives of so many. Feel lucky and honored...
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